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Jones Day


Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 4

Jones Day

Jones Day's banking and finance team 'always delivers': it is 'responsive, to the point and well coordinated'. Work highlights included assisting Finacity and ING Bank with a trade receivables securitisation facility for Ferroglobe, and advising Bankia, Banco Santander and CaixaBank on a term loan granted to Isolux Corsán. Javier López Antón has an 'acute business sense' and is 'highly dedicated', and Fernando Lillo 'goes out of his way to find a solution'. 'Hard-working' senior associate Sergio Cires shows 'excellent efficiency and commitment'. Andrés Lorrio and of counsel Vanessa Armas are also recommended.

Leading individuals

Javier López Antón - Jones Day

Next generation lawyers

Sergio Cires - Jones Day

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

Jones Day

Jones Day¬†covers the full range of corporate and M&A work. A recent joint venture example is advising¬†CBRE Global Investors on joining forces¬†with¬†Montepino Log√≠stica to develop a portfolio of assets. Miguel Berm√ļdez de Castro¬†led the advice on that matter and also assisted building material producer Mapei with acquiring¬†chemical company¬†Tecnopol Sistemas. Practice head¬†Federico Merino¬†and¬†Manuel Vara Varea¬†are also recommended.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

Jones Day

Mercedes Fernández leads the team at Jones Day and has particular experience in disputes in the construction and energy sectors. The group focuses on complex cross-border and multi-jurisdictional matters. In recent work, it defended Acciona Windpower and Acciona Windpower Brazil in a dispute concerning the potential damages caused by the clients’ intervention in the production of concrete towers by Inneo Torres et al. The firm is also acting for CCAE, a key name in the unmanned petrol stations market in Spain, in an appeal against regional regulations that require all petrol stations to be manned in order to protect consumers.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 5

Jones Day

Jones Day¬†specialises in multi-jurisdictional cartel and merger work for clients including IBM, Cintra and Energya. Specialist in competition and energy law Raimundo Ortega Bueno¬†leads the practice with Marta Delgado Echevarr√≠a, who is experienced in cartel cases and merger filings. In a recent highlight, the team is representing Cooperativas Agroalimentarias de Espa√Īa, a major player in the unmanned petrol stations market, in an appeal against various regional regulations that require all petrol stations to be manned.

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Intellectual property: Copyright
Intellectual property: Copyright - ranked: tier 4

Jones Day

Jones Day's Marta Delgado Echevarría is the key name. The group handles copyright matters for multinational clients.

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Intellectual property: Trade marks
Intellectual property: Trade marks - ranked: tier 4

Jones Day

Jones Day’s IP team handles a wide range of work for domestic and international corporations. Marta Delgado Echevarría is the key name.

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Private equity
Private equity - ranked: tier 3

Jones Day

Jones Day receives a steady flow of private equity instructions through its international network. Recent work includes assisting CVC Capital Partners with the acquisition of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries' women’s health assets. Federico Merino and of counsel Beatriz Píriz are particularly active.

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 2

Jones Day

Jones Day¬†has particular experience in finance-related matters in the sector, with a speciality in capital intensive infrastructure and energy projects, as well as in regulatory work. The multi-disciplinary team is led by Fernando Lillo, Javier L√≥pez Ant√≥n, Raimundo Ortega¬†and Mercedes Fern√°ndez. In recent highlights, the practice advised BBVA on the refinancing of the construction, start-up and operation of a solar plant in Toledo, and represented unmanned petrol stations company Cooperativas Agroalimentarias de Espa√Īa, in an appeal against various regional regulations requiring all petrol stations to be manned. Other key clients include Nuevo Hospital de Toledo, CaixaBank and Energya.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 4

Jones Day

Jones Day recently advised CBRE Global Investment Partners on its formation of a joint venture with Montepino to acquire and develop a portfolio of prime assets in Madrid, Zaragoza and Guadalajara. Victor Cosarrubios and Luis Jiménez-Diaz are noted.

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White-collar crime
White-collar crime - ranked: tier 3

Jones Day

Jones Day regularly represents companies and individuals in proceedings related to economic and financial crimes. For example, it defended three of the 65 accused individuals in the Caja Madrid Black Cards case, which concerned the alleged misuse of company credit cards. José Bonilla and associate Berta Viqueira Sierra are recommended.

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Latin America: International firms

Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 3

Jones Day

Jones Day‚Äôs substantial Latin America practice has developed an ever-increasing market share of projects and energy engagements throughout the region. Oil and gas, power, renewable energy and transport infrastructure all form part of a flourishing practice. It advised Grupo Aeroportuario de la Ciudad de Mexico on the Mexican law aspects of its $4bn green bond issuance, and also represented Autopistas del Sol on a Rule 144A/Reg S $300m senior notes issue (with a concurrent senior secured notes-offering to certain investors in Costa Rica) in what was one of the largest project bond issuances in Central America in recent years. Moreover, it provided US and Mexican law advice to JinkoSolar on the development and financing of three photovoltaic solar power facilities in Mexico. The team is ‚Äėamong the best‚Äô, ‚Äėdemonstrates considerable knowledge and is always responsive‚Äô, ‚Äėcovers multiple jurisdictions and has significant relevant experience‚Äô, according to clients. Miami-based head of the global projects and infrastructure practice, Richard Puttr√© has an outstanding record in renewable energy, infrastructure and mining projects in Mexico, Central America and other jurisdictions such as Peru and Chile. S√£o Paulo partner Marcello Hallake has a fine record in energy transactions, while Jos√© Estand√≠a and Alberto de la Parra are key names in Mexico City. Miami partner Fradyn Su√°rez is noted for Latin America project finance, including for MLAs and commercial banks. Former Houston partner Scott Schwind has joined Saudi Aramco.

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  • US rules regarding offshore accounts

    The Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act 2010, enacted on 18 March 2010, imposes a new US withholding tax and reporting regime, known as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). The FATCA regime applies generally to payments made after 31 December 2012, except on obligations (to be defined in future guidance) outstanding on 18 March 2012. Substantial effort is required by foreign entities to bring their worldwide operations and policies into compliance with the FATCA rules as of the effective date.‚Ä©
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