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Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1


Linklaters¬†recently advised several private equity houses, including BC Partners and CVC, on the (debt) financing of acquisitions. Other work included assisting a consortium of institutional investors with¬†the financing of the acquisition of Naturgas Energ√≠a Distribuci√≥n¬†from EDP. The client portfolio also includes banks such as Banco Santander, Soci√©t√© G√©n√©rale and Deutsche Bank.¬†Alejandro Ortiz,¬†Pedro De Rojas¬†and¬†Juan Barona¬†are partners to note.¬†Patricia √Ālvarez¬†was promoted to counsel in May 2018 and is recommended along with managing associates¬†Bego√Īa Mart√≠nez¬†and Francisco S√°inz-Tr√°paga.

Leading individuals

Ben Crosse - Linklaters

Juan Barona - Linklaters

Pedro de Rojas - Linklaters

Next generation lawyers

Bego√Īa Mart√≠nez - Linklaters

Francisco S√°inz-Tr√°paga - Linklaters

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2


Linklaters‚Äô practice ‚Äėcombines legal expertise with a commercial approach‚Äô and runs the gamut of litigation work, particularly specialising in banking and investment funds. Borja Fernandez de Troconiz, who focuses on acting for corporates and financial institutions in a wide range of litigation matters, leads the team with the ‚Äėextremely bright‚Äô Francisco M√°laga, an expert in litigation and insolvency. The practice is representing Loewe in ongoing litigation against real estate company Peromoinver, concerning the lease of Loewe‚Äôs flagship store in Barcelona. In another highlight, the department is acting for Mango in the insolvency proceedings of Espacio 50, a former contractor of the client‚Äôs which has been involved in the construction and remodelling of stores throughout the Spanish territory and abroad. Other key clients include Desigual, FCC, Morgan Stanley and Altadis.

Leading individuals

Francisco M√°laga - Linklaters

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 3


Specialising in merger control and cartel-related litigation work, Linklaters¬†stands out for its ‚Äėtechnical knowledge and wide experience in antitrust matters, as well as its dedication to clients‚Äô. Jaime P√©rez-Bustamante¬†leads the team and has experience in the competition aspects of M&A transactions. Also notable is counsel Fredrik L√∂whagen,¬†who has particular expertise in EU state aid law, and senior associate Juan Pass√°s, who is ‚Äėa pleasure to work with, knowledgeable on antitrust and always there when you need him‚Äô. The team is advising Rh√īneon on the public merger of its affiliate Zodiac, a global manufacturer of residential pool equipment, with Fluidra. In another highlight, the practice is representing Banco Santander in relation to the antitrust investigation by the Spanish competition authority into interest-rate derivatives attached to syndicated loans.

Leading individuals

Jaime Pérez-Bustamante - Linklaters

Next generation lawyers

Fredrik Löwhagen - Linklaters

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 1


Linklaters focuses on regulatory, project finance and M&A in the energy sector. Litigation is another key area of experience for the multi-disciplinary team. Public law and regulatory expert José Giménez leads the practice with Juan Barona, Alejandro Ortiz, Pedro De Rojas, Ben Crosse and M&A specialist Lara Hemzaoui. The firm is advising CVC Capital Partners on the acquisition from Repsol of shares in Gas Natural. Other work includes representing Enagás in administrative claims and contentious administrative appeals before the High Court of Justice of Madrid and the Supreme Court, relating to energy regulations affecting the company’s transmission and re-gasification facilities.

Leading individuals

José Giménez - Linklaters

Lara Hemzaoui - Linklaters

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 2


Linklaters¬†advises on the spectrum of real estate work for domestic and global clients. It recently advised Tristan Capital Partners on the ‚ā¨146m sale of Altadena Invest. Managing associate Gabriel Cabello is noted.

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 1


Linklaters is particularly well known for its real estate restructuring practice. Refinancing work included acting for Altamira on the refinancing of its existing syndicated facilities agreement, and assisting Prisa with the refinancing of its syndicated debt. On the insolvency side, it advised Concesionaria Costa del Sol, which held a public contract for the construction of a new hospital, on its insolvency proceedings. Pedro de Rojas handles banking and finance matters and Francisco Málaga is the name to note for litigation and insolvency.

Leading individuals

Pedro de Rojas - Linklaters

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Tax - ranked: tier 2


The multi-disciplinary team at Linklaters¬†covers the full spectrum of tax matters, with a particular expertise in transactional work. The firm combines ‚Äėa knowledge of the market and tax authorities‚Äô with an ability ‚Äėto understand the problems, analyse the different alternatives and provide operational solutions‚Äô. Javier Garc√≠a-Pita¬†leads the practice and specialises in structuring complex financial products and corporate transactions. He can call on experienced counsel Alejandro Meca, whose areas of expertise include tax matters relating to cross-border M&A and litigation. The team is advising Cerberus, a US-based private equity firm, on the acquisition of Project Marina, and is assisting Ardian with its investment in two leading groups in the frozen bakery sector in Spain. Other key clients include Apollo, OHL and Qualitas.

Leading individuals

Javier García-Pita - Linklaters

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