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Hogan Lovells International LLP

PASEO DE LA CASTELLANA 36-38, 9TH FLOOR, 28046 MADRID, SPAIN
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Spain

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 4

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP’s team was strengthened by the arrival of Alfredo Barona and José Luis Pita, who joined from DLA Piper LLP. Barona and José Luis Vázquez jointly head the team; the latter led assistance to Oppidum Capital with novating and extending a €386m syndicated loan by JP Morgan and Credit Suisse. The team also advised Terberg Group on a debt refinancing following its merger with urban cleaning equipment corporation Ros Roca, which had an aggregate value of €355m. Banco Santander, BBVA, CaixaBank and Firmum Capital are also clients.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP’s corporate team handles high-end international mandates, particularly in the infrastructure, new technologies and life-science sectors, and has been involved in some of the largest transactions in the market. It advised Chinese corporation HNA Tourism Group on the acquisition of Carlson Hotels, which included a 51.3% stake in Rezidor Hotel Group listed on the Stockholm stock exchange, in a multibillion-dollar operation. Affidea, Europcar, and Loxam are also clients. José Balañá, Alex Dolmans, Graciela LLaneza and Lucas Osorio are the key names.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP’s team is ‘very good at working with international organisations and is knowledgeable in several areas’. José Luis Huerta heads the practice, which has a particular focus on engineering and construction disputes. Key work includes acting for Chinese conglomerate HNA Group in a high-profile shareholder dispute involving a nullity claim following the dismissal of the client’s CEO and several board members by Spanish-based NH Hotel Group’s shareholders.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP is ‘knowledgeable in many areas and has an international view of matters’. The firm is strong in the automotive, financial services and insurance sectors; it recently acted for Ford in an appeal challenging a fine imposed on several auto manufacturers regarding an alleged information sharing cartel. Competition law expert Casto González-Páramo is recommended.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP provides ongoing advice to well-known clients such as Amazon, eBay and Campofrío. It recently assisted Korean Air with employment matters, including collective bargaining agreements, regarding the establishment of a new centre in Barcelona. Group head Luis Enrique de la Villa and Silvia Bauzá, who is experienced in collective conflict negotiations, are the names to note.

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 1

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP’s team provides ‘an outstanding, knowledgeable and timely service’ and covers areas such as energy, natural resources and mining. Practice head and climate change expert Santiago Garrido is the name to note, acting on high-value work in the space such as assisting TMT International Observatory with all environmental issues relating to its $1.4bn construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope. Other clients include waste management company Alansu and Refinería Balboa (part of Alfonso Gallardo Group).

Leading individuals

Santiago Garrido - Hogan Lovells International LLP

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 1

Hogan Lovells International LLP

A powerhouse in the insurance arena’, Hogan Lovells International LLP fields a 16-strong team headed by Joaquín Ruiz-Echauri and Luis Alfonso Fernández and ‘excels’ at advising local and international clients on corporate, regulatory and contentious matters pertaining to the insurance industry. In one highlight, it acted for top Spanish insurer Santa Lucía on the acquisition of a 50% interest in Unicorp and Caja España Viva, as well as handling the purchase of a retail life insurance business from Aviva and other connected corporations; the aggregate value was €475m.

Leading individuals

Joaquín Ruiz Echauri - Hogan Lovells International LLP

Luis Alfonso Fernández - Hogan Lovells International LLP

Next generation lawyers

Felipe Vázquez - Hogan Lovells International LLP

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Private equity
Private equity - ranked: tier 4

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP’s team advised Affidea on its acquisition of Q Diagnóstica from Alantra. José Balañá is noted.

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Public law
Public law - ranked: tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP stands out for its ‘knowledge of the sector’, especially in environmental matters. The group advised TMT International Observatory on all public law matters associated with the construction of a €1.4bn telescope in the La Palma-Canary Islands. Santiago Garrido and Lucas Osorio lead the group.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP’s team recently assisted ING Real Estate with two credit schemes provided to Axiare Patrimonio SOCIMI, with an aggregate value of €120m, for the acquisition of five logistics warehouses and an office building in Madrid. Triuva, La Salle Investment Management and Leonardo Hotels are among its clients. Emilio Gómez is the name to note.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 4

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP’s team stands out for its skill in ‘solving needs as cost-efficiently as possible’. Miguel Ángel Sánchez is leading advice to Bankinter on tax lease structures for the €97m financing of the construction of vessels. The ‘practicalJavier Gazulla is recommended for M&A tax matters; he recently assisted Barings (formerly Cornerstone) Real Estate Advisers with the acquisition of a €21.6m retail unit.

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Spain: Capital markets

Debt
Capital markets: Debt - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP’s capital markets team, led by José Luis Vázquez, has vast expertise in debt matters.

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Spain: Industry focus

TMT
Industry focus: TMT - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP acts for well-known industry names, handling matters from data transfer and compliance advice to IT outsourcing, software rights and cloud computing issues. Gonzalo Gállego heads the team.

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Spain: Intellectual property

Copyright
Intellectual property: Copyright - ranked: tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP is defending CeramTec in proceedings initiated by Doceram for the alleged infringement of the copyright of its blue Cerazur ceramic pins for welding machines. Burkhart Goebel, Ana Castedo and Constanze Schulte are the key names.

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Patents
Intellectual property: Patents - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP is best known for handling patent disputes with a global element for pharmaceutical and telecoms clients. Ana Castedo is representing a major telecoms corporation in patent infringement proceedings; the claim is valued in excess of €500m. Practice heads Burkhart Goebel and Andreas Renck and associate Inmaculada Lorenzo are noted.

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Trade marks
Intellectual property: Trade marks - ranked: tier 1

Hogan Lovells International LLP

With a 45-strong team, Hogan Lovells International LLP houses one of the largest teams in the market and handles the full spectrum of work in the trade mark area including management of portfolios, designs, trade mark infringement, litigation, and enforcement actions, and operates from the firm’s Madrid and Alicante offices. A team led by Constanze Schulte and Burkhart Goebel act for AB InBev in its dispute with Czech brewer Budejovicky Budvar relating to the trade mark "Budweiser". Andreas Renck, Imogen Fowler and Ana Castedo are also noted.

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Spain: Transport

Shipping
Transport: Shipping - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP assists financial institutions and shipbuilders with shipping finance and regulatory matters. The group advised Bankinter on the structuring of a tax lease connected to the financing of the construction of the world’s second largest ferry. Miguel Àngel Sánchez is the key name.

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    After years of debate, on 14 June 2012 and in its last days of office, the Legislative Council finally enacted Hong Kong’s first cross- sector competition law.
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