Firm Profile > Simmons & Simmons > Madrid, Spain

Simmons & Simmons
28010 MADRID

Capital markets: Debt Tier 3

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'.

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 3

Simmons & Simmons focuses on advising financial institutions on credit recovery. For example, it assisted Santander with Abengoa Bioenergía's insolvency proceedings. Andrés Mochales and Álvaro Muñoz are the names to note.

White-collar crime Tier 3

Simmons & Simmons defends companies, financial institutions and individuals in criminal proceedings, investigations and raids. Fernando Aizpún is the name to note.

Dispute resolution Tier 4

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 Aizpún and Andrés Mochales, who is experienced in financial litigation and bankruptcy proceedings, jointly head the practice. Also notable is counsel Verónica Ester Casas, who recently joined from the State Attorneys’ office and brings with her expertise in litigation related to EU law.

Employment Tier 4

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 Peñacoba leads a team that was strengthened by the recent arrival of experienced counsel Jesús 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.

Banking and finance Tier 5

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 (€160m) and financing (€90m) of around 70% of the gross leasable area in the Parque Corredor shopping centre. Álvaro Muñoz is recommended.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 5

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 España, Polaris Industries and Valentino Spagna.

Real estate and construction Tier 5

Simmons & Simmons’s team is led by Alfonso Fernández-Puebla Muñiz . 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 €250m, on acquiring an area of the Parque Corredor Shopping Centre in Madrid.

Tax Tier 5

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.