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Latham & Watkins LLP


Spain

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 4

Latham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP advised the lenders (including BBVA, BNP Paribas and CaixaBank) on financing provided to Parques Reunidos as part of the preliminary steps conducive to its IPO in a cross-border operation valued at €775m. Fernando Colomina and senior associate Joaquín Fabré are the key names. Other clients include Banco Santander, Goldman Sachs, Bankia and BBVA. Ignacio Gómez Sancha joined from DLA Piper LLP.

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

Latham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP made several key hires with the arrival of Ignacio Gómez-Sancha, José Sánchez-Dafos and Juan Picón from DLA Piper LLP. The trio join other key names in the team including José Luis Blanco, Ignacio Pallarés, Ignacio Balañá and Manuel Deó. The practice advised IFM Global Infrastructure Fund on the cash tender offer to acquire Mexico-based transport operator OHL Mexico. Other clients include Lovell Minnick Partners, Apical Group and TA Associates.

Leading individuals

José Luis Blanco - Latham & Watkins LLP

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 4

Latham & Watkins LLP

Deputy managing partner Antonio Morales heads the team at Latham & Watkins LLP, which regularly acts for banking clients and leading corporates. Highlights included representing Gas Natural Fenosa in a €250m ICC arbitration against another major European energy company regarding the termination of a supply contract.

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Private equity
Private equity - ranked: tier 2

Latham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP acts for private equity sponsors, sovereign wealth funds and investments banks. Highlights included advising Meridia Capital on the acquisition of an approximately 78.7% interest in Sosa Ingredients. Lovell Minnick Partners and PAI Partners are also clients. The ‘prestigious’ Juan Picón, Ignacio Gómez-Sancha and José Sánchez-Dafos joined from DLA Piper LLP. Ignacio Pallarés is also noted.

Leading individuals

Juan Picón - Latham & Watkins LLP

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 3

Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins’ projects team has a proven track record advising on regulatory matters connected to the energy market and represents clients in energy-related disputes. It represented Gas Natural Fenosa in high-profile administrative proceedings relating to CO2 rights in Spain. Antonio Morales leads the practice.

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Public law
Public law - ranked: tier 4

Latham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP’s team provides public law assistance to local and international clients. Antonio Morales is noted.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 3

Latham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP has expertise in complex tax planning and structuring, and the tax aspects of cross-border M&A and capital markets matters. Practice head Jordi Domínguez recently advised Global Infrastructure Partners on the tax aspects of its acquisition of Gas Natural.

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Spain: Capital markets

Debt
Capital markets: Debt - ranked: tier 2

Latham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP’s team was strengthened by the arrival of Ignacio Gómez-Sancha, who was formerly head of capital markets at DLA Piper LLP. Historically the team advised Campofrío Food Group on a €500m notes issuance. Ignacio Pallarés and Manuel Deó are also noted.

Leading individuals

Ignacio Gómez-Sancha - Latham & Watkins LLP

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Equity
Capital markets: Equity - ranked: tier 2

Latham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP’s ‘organised’ team has acted for JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Banco Santander, BBVA, CaixaBank and UBS, as the underwriters, on Telefónica’s rights issue to fund the purchase of Brazilian broadband company GVT. Ignacio Pallarés and Manuel Deó are noted for their expertise. Ignacio Gómez-Sancha, who was previously head of capital markets at DLA Piper LLP, joined the firm.

Leading individuals

Ignacio Gómez-Sancha - Latham & Watkins LLP

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