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Capital markets: Equity Tier 2
Ramón y Cajal Abogados' capital markets team is made up of seven lawyers handling the full range of matters. Recent work includes advising Inmobiliaria Colonial on the public tender offer to acquire 100% of Axiare Patrimonio's share capital, and assisting the client with a €416m accelerated bookbuild offering. Francisco Palá Laguna and Andrés Más are recommended.
Industry focus: TMT Tier 2
Ramón y Cajal Abogados works across the sector, particularly in privacy and gaming matters. The firm is also increasingly active in information technology agreements and e-commerce. The practice is led by expert arbitrator Norman Heckh, who focuses on the information technology and communications industry, and Antonio de Mariano Sanchez Jauregui, who specialises in personal data protection, and IT agreements. The team is assisting the BMW Group with data protection issues, including the implementation of the GDPR in Spain. The department is also advising Suez on adapting to the GDPR.
Public law Tier 2
Ramón y Cajal Abogados offers 'speedy replies' and a 'tailored service'. Jose Ignacio Vega is representing Cementos Portland in a financial liablility claim against the Madrid regional government following the closure of a mining site. Federico Lara 'knows the client's needs and is dedicated'.
Banking and finance Tier 3
Clients appreciate Ramón y Cajal Abogados' 'personal treatment', 'efficiency' and 'accurate documentation'. Javier Menchén assisted BBVA with the sale of a €660m portfolio of credits and loans secured by real estate collaterals while Amado Giménez Bono advised Banco Sabadell on the financing granted to Iberia Explotaciones Solares for the acquisition of eight photovoltaic plants. The firm also has a strong financial regulation practice.
Capital markets: Debt Tier 3
Ramón y Cajal Abogados advised Abanca, as sponsor, on the securitisation and simultaneous issuance of securitisation bonds backed by €900m-worth of credit rights. Another highlight was assisting Liberbank with updating its €5bn 2017 debt programme base prospectus. Francisco Palá Laguna and Carlos Lao are the names to note.
Dispute resolution Tier 3
Ramón y Cajal Abogados is ‘always available for quick answers when needed’ on a range of civil and commercial disputes. Ramón Fernández-Aceytuno leads the practice from Madrid and is noted for his ‘negotiation strategy and ability to explain complicated matters’, while the experienced Luis Briones leads the team in Barcelona. Also notable is Fernando Manzanedo, who joined from an in-house position at Bankia, and Ana Fernández, who is a specialist in arbitration in the financial services sector and was recently promoted to partner. She is defending Bankia against the class action brought by the Asociación de Usuarios Financieros, related to the discontinuance of mortgage loan clauses.
Environment Tier 3
‘Extremely good experience with environmental issues’ allows Ramón y Cajal Abogados ‘to understand the problems, seek sensible solutions and give sound advice’. In addition, the firm provides ‘personal attention from partners’. Leading the practice is the ‘outstanding’ Joaquin Garcia Bernaldo de Quiros, who has ‘a unique experience of being an ex-Supreme Tribune Judge with expertise in understanding environmental-urban jurisprudence’; and litigation specialist Enrique Molina. The team represented Kronospan in a matter arising from the alleged air and water pollution of one of its factories in the industrial estate of Castañares, and acted for Capital Energy in challenging a judicial declaration of nullity of tender, relating to a wind farm in Galicia.
Ramón y Cajal Abogados has experience advising on regulatory, corporate and commercial issues arising from the life sciences and pharmaceutical industries. Science and technology expert Jose Ignacio Vega leads the practice, and can call on the expertise of Norman Heckh, who is particularly focused on cross-border work with healthcare companies. In the technology field, the department is advising Siemens Healthcare on data protection issues related to the processing of information coming from public administrations. Other work includes acting for neurobiology company Neuron in insolvency proceedings before the Commercial Court of Granada.
Real estate and construction Tier 3
Ramón y Cajal Abogados has expertise across acquisition, financing, and due diligence matters in the real estate space. The team advised e-shelter on the development of a data centre in Las Rozas. Roberto Tojo and Francisco Bengoetxea are the practice heads.
Ramón y Cajal Abogados assisted Inmobiliaria Colonial with the €1.4bn acquisition of Axiare Patrimonio. Other clients are El Corte Inglés, Hotusa Group and Lar España. Iñigo Dago, Guillermo Muñoz-Alonso and Alberto Alonso Ureba, who 'combines an excellent network, high-quality work and deep knowledge', are names to note.
Restructuring and insolvency Tier 4
Ramón y Cajal Abogados handles restructurings and debt refinancings. Other work included requesting Zuarti's liquidation, and assisting listed company Neuron Bio with insolvency proceedings. Ramón Fernández-Aceytuno is recommended for handling insolvencies.
Projects and energy Tier 5
Ramón y Cajal Abogados provides ‘availability and know-how’ combined with the ability ‘to support and resolve complex issues which require knowledge in different areas of expertise’. The firm works across the sector, with a particular expertise in project finance and regulatory advice, ‘providing reliable, quick solutions’. The practice is led by restructuring and refinancing specialist Javier Menchén and public law expert Jose Ignacio Vega. The department is acting for Capital Energy in proceedings concerning a challenge to the declaration of nullity of a major wind farm in Galicia, as well as representing Hidrolazán in an administrative appeal, relating to the concession for the hydroelectric exploitation of a river in the province of Salamanca.
Tax Tier 5
Ramón y Cajal Abogados has experience in advising businesses and individuals on a range of tax matters, including indirect tax and transactions. The team also works closely with the firm’s M&A and private equity departments in related tax issues. Luis Rodriguez-Ramos is a key name in the practice and specialises in tax relating to M&A, finance and real estate investments.
Ramón y Cajal Abogados > Firm Profile
Founded in 1986 and focused on the financial and business world, Ramón y Cajal has established itself as one of the top Spanish law firms on the basis of the solid legal background of its members, the full commitment to efficiency and quality and the personal involvement of the partners in the client dealings. Its size enables the firm to take advantage of multidisciplinary capacities and synergies and to successfully conclude matters of significant complexity and scope.
Ramón y Cajal has built a valuable clientele, comprising many of the largest listed Spanish companies in terms of capitalisation. As some of these companies have a noteworthy international presence and regularly handle cross-border transactions, the firm is involved in relevant capital markets and corporate transactions every year.
With more than 120 lawyers, Ramón y Cajal Abogados is well placed to advise on complex transactions across a full range of legal disciplines.
Areas of practice
Services provided include capital markets, corporate and M&A, commercial, competition, litigation and arbitration, banking, restructuring and insolvency, regulatory, construction, projects finance, planning and real estate, employment, IP/IT and tax advice.
|Banking and finance||Javier Menchén|
|Banking and finance||Amado Giménez|
|Capital markets||Francisco Palá|
|Capital markets||Andrés Más|
|Capital markets||Carlos Lao|
|Project finance||Javier Menchén|
|Project finance||Amado Giménez|
|Corporate and M&A||Alberto Alonso Ureba|
|Corporate and M&A||Guillermo Muñoz-Alonso|
|Corporate and M&A||Iñigo Dago|
|Corporate and M&A||Álvaro Bertrán|
|EU and competition||Pedro Suárez|
|Litigation and arbitration||Pedro Ramón y Cajal|
|Litigation and arbitration||Ramón Fernández-Aceytuno|
|Litigation and arbitration||Rafael Mateu|
|Litigation and arbitration||Luis Briones|
|Restructuring and insolvency||Ramón Fernández-Aceytuno|
|Restructuring and insolvency||Javier Menchén|
|Real estate and urban planning||Francisco Bengoetxea|
|Real estate and urban planning||Roberto Tojo|
|Government and regulated sectors||José Ignacio Vega|
|Government and regulated sectors||Pablo Silván|
|Government and regulated sectors||Joaquín García Bernaldo de Quirós|
|Information technology||Norman Heckh|
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|Mr Ramón Fernández-Aceytuno||View Profile|
|Mr Alfonso Fernández-Miranda||View Profile|
|Javier Gómez Bermúdez||View Profile|
|Mr Joaquín García Bernaldo de Quirós||View Profile|
|Damián Gaubeka||View Profile|
|Amado Giménez||View Profile|
|Mr Jaime Guerra||View Profile|
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|Mr Federico Lara||View Profile|
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|Fernando Manzanedo||View Profile|
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|Guillermo Muñoz-Alonso||View Profile|
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