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Pérez-Llorca
AVENIDA DIAGONAL 640, 8ºA
08017 BARCELONA
Spain

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Known for its cross-border expertise, Pérez-Llorca has offices in Madrid, Barcelona, London and New York. Practice head Javier Carvajal is an expert in M&A, private equity, corporate restructurings, joint ventures and IPOs. He can call on the experience of senior partner Pedro Pérez-Llorca, who focuses on public and private M&A. The team's bench strength was further bolstered by the arrivals of Francisco Iso, who has particular expertise in multi-juristictional transactions with a US component, from PwC Tax & Legal Services in 2019; Alejandro Alberte, who joined from Herbert Smith Freehills LLP in 2018 and specialises in M&A corporate transactions related to energy and infrastructure; and Dídac Severino, who joined from Clifford Chance and is known for M&A, joint ventures and corporate restructuring. Also notable in the team are Juan Oñate, who joined from Linklaters in 2020; Álvaro Ramírez de Haro and Jordi Farrés, who were promoted to partner in 2019; and Rafael Díaz, who made partner in 2020.

Practice head(s):

Javier Carvajal

Key clients

CVC Capital Partners

Blackstone

Rhône Capital

Oaktree Capital Management

DS Smith

Banco Santander

I Squared Capital

APG

Letterone

Grupo Inversor Hesperia

Dispute resolution Tier 1

Pérez-Llorca is particularly strong in cross-border litigation and arbitration matters, specialising in advising clients before the European Court of Justice. The firm’s expertise covers construction and energy disputes, banking and insurance litigation, unfair competition and asset-recovery issues. Félix J. Montero leads the practice and advises on civil and commercial litigation and domestic and international arbitration. His team includes Juan Manuel Rodríguez Cárcamo, who specialises in the regulated sectors, notably energy, telecoms, media, banking and pharmaceuticals, and García Marrero, who was promoted to partner in 2020. The department was further strengthened in 2018 by the arrival of litigation, arbitration and insolvency expert Javier Izquierdo, who joined from Gómez-Acebo & Pombo.

Practice head(s):

Félix J. Montero

Key clients

Engie

Elecnor

Santander

Mercedes Benz

Fortress

Gas Natural (Naturgy)

Técnicas Reunidas

MAN SE

Gibraltar Residential Properties Limited

Public law Tier 1

Pérez-Llorca specialises in regulatory, litigation and public contracts work, particularly in relation to the infrastructure sector. José Ramón de Hoces advises on administrative and regulatory matters in public law, with expertise in public procurement, public sector restructuring and privatisation processes. He co-leads the practice with Juan Manuel Rodríguez Cárcamo, who is known for public procurement, litigation, infrastructure, transport and project finance. Also notable in the team are Elena Veleiro, who was promoted to partner in 2019 and has experience in public procurement, specifically in PPPs; counsel Ana Cremades, who joined from the Ministry of Energy, Tourism and Digital Agenda in 2019; and Alberto Ibort, who was promoted to partner in 2020 and has expertise in town planning and environment.

Practice head(s):

José Ramón de Hoces; Juan Manuel Rodríguez Cárcamo

Key clients

Banco Santander

Aena

Grupo ACS

OHL

Bankinter

Government of Spain

Government of Portugal

Government of Ecuador

Iberdrola

Real estate and construction Tier 1

Pérez-Llorca covers the spectrum of real estate matters, from development, construction and management to acquisitions, restructuring and repossession. The firm has particular expertise in real estate financing, NPLs, REOs and Spanish REITS (socimis). Luis Zurera co-leads the practice with Gerard Serra, who is an expert in real estate and corporate law, particularly M&A, and Vicente Estebaranz, who specialises in land planning. Also notable in the team is Fausto Romero-Miura, who focuses on real estate, projects, banking and M&A. Jordi Farrés and Javier Muñoz Méndez were promoted to partner in 2019.

Practice head(s):

Luis Zurera; Gerard Serra; Vicente Estebaranz

Key clients

The Blackstone Group

CBRE Global Investors

Banco Sabadell

RLH Properties

Megaworld Corporation

AXA Real Estate Investment Managers

LAR España Real Estate Socimi/Grupo LAR

Azora/Hispania Activos Inmobiliarios

Signal Capital/IGAL Mark Scheinberg

Madison International Realty

Capital markets: Debt Tier 2

Pérez-Llorca has particular experience in takeover bids, IPOs, public M&A and corporate governance of listed companies. The firm also assists listed companies subject to strict regulations on their M&A transactions, as well as advising on debt capital market transactions involving bond issuances and other type of debt products. Expert in capital markets and corporate law Julio Lujambio leads the team and advises national and international clients on public and private M&A transactions, private equity deals and corporate governance. The practice was strengthened by the 2019 arrival from Clifford Chance of Carlos Pérez Dávila, who advises financial institutions, funds, corporations and multinational companies, with a particular focus on debt capital markets transactions.

Practice head(s):

Julio Lujambio

Key clients

DS Smith

Grupo Inversor Hesperia

CCMP Capital

Blackstone

Deoleo (CVC Group)

Prosegur

Iberpapel Gestión

Volotea

Sacyr Group

Capital markets: Equity Tier 2

Pérez-Llorca advises on takeover bids, IPOs, public M&A and corporate governance of listed companies. Capital markets and corporate law expert Julio Lujambio leads the practice and has broad expertise in the field, notably in IPOs, public and private M&A transactions, private equity deals and corporate governance. His team is representing LetterOne in all aspects related to the share capital increase in DIA, including drafting a prospectus to be filed with the National Securities Market Commission (CNMV) and providing support and advice in the discussions with the CNMV.

Practice head(s):

Julio Lujambio

Key clients

DS Smith

Grupo Inversor Hesperia

CCMP Capital

Blackstone

Deoleo (CVC Group)

Prosegur

Iberpapel Gestión

Volotea

Sacyr Group

EU and competition Tier 2

Pérez-Llorca provides multi-jurisdictional and regulatory expertise, particularly in relation to cartel cases and merger control matters. In addition, the practice is active in follow-on damages claims. Juan Jiménez-Laiglesia, who joined from EY Abogados in 2018, co-heads the competition practice with Juan Manuel Rodríguez Cárcamo, who focuses on EU law. Recent highlights include assisting MAN in connection with follow-on damages competition claims being brought against it in the Spanish courts.

Practice head(s):

Juan Jiménez-Laiglesia; Juan Manuel Rodríguez Cárcamo

Key clients

Central Bank of Portugal and the Portuguese Resolution Fund

Banco Santander

Ibercaja Banco

Bankia

MAN SE

Cellnex

CVC

OHL

Domtar

Blackstone

Industry focus: TMT Tier 2

Pérez-Llorca advises public and private technology companies and telecoms and media providers on taxation, data protection, compliance, e-commerce and disputes. The practice has acted for clients in the e-commerce, software, payment services, technology and advertising sectors. New team head Andy Ramos Gil de la Haza joined from Bardají & Honrado and specialises in intellectual property, technology and matters relating to video games. The practice also includes José Ramón de Hoces, who focuses on administrative and regulatory matters, and Pedro Fernández, who leads the firm’s venture capital and start-up practice.

Practice head(s):

Andy Ramos Gil de la Haza

Key clients

Asociación Española de Videojuegos (AEVI)

Thinking Heads Group, S.L.

Comunidad Filmin, S.L.

FreeAudioLibrary, S.L.

eXeira – Netblue Solutions, S.L.

AMC Networks

Bimbo Donuts Iberia, S.A.U.

Eintegra Technology Consulting 2020, S.L.

Ziacom Medical, S.L.

Fundación Aline Griffith Condesa Viuda de Romanones

Private equity Tier 2

Specialising in private equity M&A transactions, Pérez-Llorca provides expertise in fund work, distressed acquisitions and venture capital. Practice head Pablo González Mosqueira advises national and international clients on corporate transactions, including M&A, the formation and dissolution of joint ventures, capital markets transactions and private equity deals. Notable in his team is Alejandro Alberte, who was promoted to partner in 2018 and has experience in advising on corporate transactions, particularly in the energy and infrastructure sectors.

Practice head(s):

Pablo González Mosqueira

Key clients

Blackstone

Rhône Capital

Golden Tree

LetterOne

Nazca Capital

CVC Capital Partners

Oaktree

Trilantic

APG

Cerberus

Projects and energy Tier 2

Pérez-Llorca specialises in the regulated sectors, particularly the energy sector, where the firm advises on transactional work, demergers and asset sales. As well as corporate energy transactions, the practice focuses on regulatory advice, project finance and litigation. The team is co-led by José Ramón de Hoces, who focuses on administrative and regulatory matters in the energy sector; former state advocate Elena Veleiro, who was promoted to partner in 2019; Javier Carvajal, whose expertise includes takeover bids, M&A, restructurings and IPOs; Pablo González Mosqueira, who advises national and international clients on corporate transactions; and banking and finance expert Ander Valverde. Also notable is Alejandro Alberte, who joined from Herbert Smith Freehills LLP in 2018 and brings experience in advising on M&A corporate transactions.

Practice head(s):

José Ramón de Hoces; Elena Veleiro; Javier Carvajal; Pablo González Mosqueira; Ander Valverde

Key clients

Red Eléctrica de España S.A.

Gas Natural

Viesgo Renovables S.L.

Hidroeléctrica del Arnoya

Met Energía España

Oaktree Capital Management

Marguerite Fund

I Squared Capital

COMSA

Solarpark Corporación Tecnológica

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

Advising on the creditor and the debtor side, Pérez-Llorca is particularly experienced in handling judicial proceedings, developing a debt refinancing process, company liquidations and asset sale transactions in the context of a crisis or insolvency. The firm also brings strong litigation expertise to its work in the area. Insolvency litigation specialist Félix J. Montero co-leads the practice with Fernando Quicios, who focuses on out-of-court restructuring and insolvency matters, and Javier Izquierdo, who joined in 2018 from Gómez-Acebo & Pombo and advises on litigation, arbitration and insolvency.

Practice head(s):

Félix J Montero; Fernando Quicios; Javier Izquierdo

Key clients

Lantania

Gecina

JP Morgan

Cellnex

Eurocontrol

Santander

Caja Rural de Almendralejo

Comsa

Letterone

Sacyr Concesiones

White-collar crime Tier 2

Known for handling multi-jurisdictional criminal cases, Pérez-Llorca also has experience in Spanish criminal litigation and providing advice on crisis management and internal investigations. Practice head Adriana De Buerba is an expert in criminal litigation and represents clients as defence and private prosecution. Notable in her team is Juan Palomino, who was promoted to partner in 2019 and has a particular focus on matters related to new technologies, including criminal IP infringements, cyber-fraud and offences related to cryptocurrencies.

Banking and finance Tier 3

Pérez-Llorca has experience in the spectrum of banking and finance matters, from acquisition and leveraged finance to private banking and restructurings. The firm also has notable expertise in corporate, real estate, asset and project finance. Ander Valverde leads the practice and has expertise in a range of finance issues. Marcel Enrich was a new arrival in 2020.

Practice head(s):

Ander Valverde

Key clients

BBVA

Banco Santander

Caixabank

Citibank

HIG Capital

ING

Tikehau

Ares Management

Blackstone

Bluebay Asset Management

Employment Tier 3

Pérez-Llorca has notable expertise in remuneration plans and collective agreements. Under the leadership of Luis Enrique Fernández Pallarés, the team also advises on employment issues relating to the gig economy and on the removal of senior executives and board members of blue-chip companies. The practice also supports the firm's M&A and capital markets teams in transactions. Laura Pérez, who has experience in labour litigation, was promoted to partner in July 2019.

Practice head(s):

Luis Enrique Fernández Pallarés

Key clients

Airbus (Crisa)

Avis

Banco Santander

Enel (Endesa)

Epson

Hispasat

Indra

Merck

Otis

XPO Logistics

Environment Tier 3

Pérez-Llorca specialises in advising on industrial waste management and water treatment. The team provides a strong offering in planning and regulatory issues concerning real estate development. Land planning expert Vicente Estebaranz is currently providing regulatory advice on acoustic contamination, coastal easements and soil and water contamination relating to the expansion of El Prat Airport in Barcelona. He heads the team with Alberto Ibort, who has significant experience advising on waste management and soil contamination matters.

Practice head(s):

Vicente Estebaranz; Alberto Ibort

Key clients

CVC

Suez

Aena

Domus VI

Ibercaja

Ekistics Property Advisors

Vela Energy

Cellnex

T-Solar

Eolia Renovables de Inversiones de Sociedad

Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences Tier 3

The healthcare and life sciences team at Pérez-Llorca acts for regulatory bodies such as the General Board of Official Pharmaceutical Colleges, research laboratories in the medical sector, biotechnology companies and specialist investment funds. Key areas of work include advising on regulatory, procedural, intellectual property and commercial issues. Juan Manuel Rodríguez Cárcamo, who has extensive experience in regulatory matters with a focus on the pharmaceutical sector, leads the team.

Practice head(s):

Juan Manuel Rodríguez Cárcamo

Key clients

Johnson & Johnson

Mercadona

Mylan

Farmaindustria

Cerner Iberia

Laboratorios Farmacéuticos Rovi

General Board of Official Pharmaceutical Colleges

Búfalo Werner & Mertz, S.A.

Pharma Mar

Servier

Tax Tier 3

Pérez-Llorca advises clients on both day-to-day tax issues and strategic tax planning, with capabilities in cross-border work for high-profile multinationals. Alongside Norma Peña i Bagés, Clara Jiménez heads the team, bringing extensive experience in tax litigation. Recent highlights include advising AC Hotels on the main tax aspects of the transfer of two joint venture entities and the client's intellectual property rights to Marriott. The team was given a significant boost by the arrival in 2019 of José Azqueta, who brings over 17 years of experience advising on M&A-related taxation matters, from PwC.

Practice head(s):

Clara Jiménez; Norma Peña i Bagés

Key clients

The Blackstone Group

Técnicas Reunidas

Telefónica

Atlantica Yield

AC Hotels

Airbnb

Philip Morris

Aliseda

Repsol

Banco Santander

Mutua Madrileña

Klepierre

Volotea

Banco Sabadell

Golden Tree

BBVA

Cellnex Telecom

Adigital

Aviva

Pérez-Llorca is a pre-eminent law firm in Spain. The firm provides high-end advice to international and domestic clients in connection with the largest and most complex transactions and disputes in Spain or matters with a Spanish component. Pérez-Llorca prides itself on offering unrivalled quality, service and commitment to clients. The majority of the firm’s work is cross-border and often involves several jurisdictions. As an independent law firm, Pérez-Llorca approaches multijurisdictional work by providing turnkey solutions together with other leading independent firms from Europe, the Americas or Asia. Pérez-Llorca offers full-service advice on Spanish law and operates from its offices in Madrid, Barcelona, London and New York.

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Number of lawyers at Pérez-Llorca : 260
Pérez-Llorca Barcelona : 25
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Madrid (Head office) : Paseo de la Castellana, 50 28046 Madrid
London : 17th floor, 110 Bishopsgate London EC2N 4AY
New York : 375 Park Avenue, 38th floor New York, NY 10152

A global environment and a society that aims at equality and cultural, gender, geographical and generational diversity only enriches the project we are creating.

Pérez-Llorca is made up of professionals from more than 15 different nationalities across three continents. 58% of our workforce are women, as are 24% of the firm’s partners, which is far above the average of 16% in the sector as a whole (According to 2017 data published by Iberian Lawyer).

These diverse working teams enable us to produce the best and most innovative results.


A Global Practice

Pérez-Llorca provides high-end advice to international and domestic clients in connection with the largest and most complex transactions and disputes in Spain or matters with a Spanish component. Pérez-Llorca accompanies clients wherever they are based, wherever they have operations or wherever they need the firm. The firm has close connections with the leading firms in every jurisdiction in order to offer clients the best and most specialised advice in each country. The firm’s mission to always find the best possible results for clients for every case, adapting its service to their needs and collaborating with the most distinguished local firms. The lawyers’ profound understanding of the legal market in each country offers clients complete solutions.

International Offices

From the London office, the firm advises on cross-border transactions with Spanish legal components and provides its expertise to UK-based clients investing in the Spanish market. From the New York office, the firm advises clients on Spanish law and adapts its multidisciplinary assessment to their needs in the US and Latin America.

International Desks

Pérez-Llorca’s international desks are made up of teams of Spanish lawyers from all of its offices who have in-depth knowledge of the European, LatAm, Asian, and African markets and valuable experience working on all types of transactions. Pérez-Llorca’s lawyers offer expert advice on matters within the regions that have a Spanish component. The firm advises clients and firms on investment opportunities and their internationalisation efforts. The litigation and arbitration team, also part of the firm’s desks, has extensive experience advising on all types of disputes and pre-litigious matters