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Index of tables

  1. European firms in London: Spain
  2. Leading individuals
  3. Next generation lawyers

Leading individuals

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    • Ignacio Corbera Dale - Garrigues
    • Juan Carlos Machuca - Ur√≠a Men√©ndez

Next generation lawyers

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    • Blanca Arlab√°n Gabeiras¬† - Ur√≠a Men√©ndez

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Cuatrecasas’ Ignacio Buil took leadership of the London office in 2017, replacing Antonio Buena, who now manages the New York office. The London office is a bridge for Iberian offices referring business to Spain and Portugal and specialises in corporate law, finance, restructuring and insolvency, distressed transactions, and capital markets. Marco Sanz has been based in the London office since 2017 and advises on M&A deals, private equity investments, real estate transactions, corporate restructurings and joint ventures.

Garrigues' London office advises on M&A deals, private equity, finance and restructuring. London office head Ignacio Corbera Dale specialises in M&A, corporate law and commercial contracts, particularly regarding advising international investors with interests in Spain.

Fernando Quicios  is the partner in charge of Pérez-Llorca’s London office. The office advises on London-based entities’ investments into Spain, including assisting with financing and capital markets, M&A deals, restructuring, private equity matters, and energy and real estate-related investments. It acted for Castik Capital, a private equity firm, on the acquisition of WTS Group's Spanish subsidiary.

Scornik Gerstein LLP's Antonio Arenas Lopez has a particular interest in personal injury litigation and has extensive expertise in inheritance and probate law involving estates left by English nationals in Spain and estates left by Spanish nationals in England.

Uría Menéndez's London office provides legal advice on Spanish and Portuguese law. The team acted for Rolls-Royce Holdings in its acquisition of a majority shareholding in Industria de Turbo Propulsores. Juan Carlos Machuca's practice focuses on corporate law, banking, finance, regulatory, investment funds, private equity and capital markets. Blanca Arlabán Gabeiras  was made partner in 2018.

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