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Simmons & Simmons

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Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 5

Simmons & Simmons

The 'approachable and proactive' team at Simmons & Simmons¬†has valuable international expertise. Together with the real estate department, the banking and finance group advised¬†Redevco Iberian Ventures on¬†the acquisition (‚ā¨160m) and financing (‚ā¨90m) of around 70% of the gross leasable area in the Parque Corredor shopping centre.¬†√Ālvaro Mu√Īoz¬†is recommended.

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Capital markets: Debt
Capital markets: Debt - ranked: tier 3

Simmons & Simmons

Simmons & Simmons advised BBVA on several matters, such as the issuance of a series of registered loan participation notes and the annual update of a structured medium-term note programme. Banco Santander is also a returning client. Alfredo de Lorenzo is 'committed to making deals happen' and 'very capable of turning negative situations around'.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 5

Simmons & Simmons

Simmons & Simmons¬†is 'very responsive' and works 'in close collaboration with the client'.¬†Carlos Jimenez de Laiglesia¬†handled some mid-market transactions and provides ongoing corporate advice to¬†Fresenius Medical Care, Norgine de Espa√Īa,¬†Polaris Industries and Valentino Spagna.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 4

Simmons & Simmons

With notable expertise acting for financial institutions, Simmons & Simmons¬†handles multi-disciplinary litigation and arbitration matters across a broad sweep of sectors. Civil and criminal litigation expert Fernando Aizp√ļn¬†and Andr√©s Mochales, who is experienced in financial litigation and bankruptcy proceedings, jointly head the practice. Also notable is counsel Ver√≥nica Ester Casas, who recently joined from the State Attorneys‚Äô office and brings with her expertise in litigation related to EU law.

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Employment - ranked: tier 4

Simmons & Simmons

Specialising in acting for financial institutions, Simmons & Simmons¬†is particularly active in multi-jurisdictional matters across the sector. Specialist in cross-border employment matters Eduardo Pe√Īacoba¬†leads a team that was strengthened by the recent arrival of experienced counsel Jes√ļs Gimeno, who joined from Jones Day. The practice advised the Swedish pharmaceutical group Recipharm on the employment aspects of its agreement with Roche, and acted for German multinational Fresenius Medical Care during a collective layoff affecting 54 employees.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 5

Simmons & Simmons

Simmons & Simmons‚Äôs team is led by¬†Alfonso Fern√°ndez-Puebla Mu√Īiz¬†. Supervising associate¬† David Gomez¬†is also noted. The team is advising Redevco Iberian Ventures, a joint venture between Redevco and real estate funds managed by Ares Management, valued at ‚ā¨250m, on acquiring an area of¬†the Parque Corredor Shopping Centre in Madrid.

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 3

Simmons & Simmons

Simmons & Simmons¬†focuses on advising financial institutions on¬†credit recovery. For example, it assisted Santander with Abengoa Bioenerg√≠a's¬†insolvency proceedings.¬†Andr√©s Mochales¬†and √Ālvaro Mu√Īoz¬†are the names to note.

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Tax - ranked: tier 5

Simmons & Simmons

Simmons & Simmons is active in cross-border transactions, particularly asset management and investment fund taxation. The firm’s tax team focuses on financial services sector clients, as well as real estate financing deals. Practice head Juan Sosa Pons-Sorolla is experienced in international tax planning, M&A and property taxation, for clients that include Henderson Global Investors, Morgan Stanley and BBVA.

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

Simmons & Simmons

Simmons & Simmons¬†defends companies, financial institutions and individuals in criminal proceedings, investigations and raids. Fernando Aizp√ļn¬†is the name to note.

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  • Failure to counter financial crime: Norwich Union Life

    In December 2007, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) imposed a fine of £1.26m on Norwich Union Life (part of the Aviva Group), one of the largest life insurance businesses in the UK with around seven million customers. The fine related to failures to take reasonable care to establish and maintain effective systems and controls for countering the risks of financial crime. The fine is the latest confirmation of the emphasis being placed on protecting clients and customers from the threat of financial crime.
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