Maria Pilar Garcia Guijarro > Watson Farley & Williams LLP > Madrid, Spain > Lawyer Profile

Watson Farley & Williams LLP
28006 MADRID
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María has more than 20 years of experience in the energy and infrastructure sectors in Europe, LATAM and the Middle East, with a special focus on wind and solar sectors.

María Pilar advises investment funds, industrial companies and financial institutions on the full spectrum of corporate transactions. She specialises in corporate, commercial advice including structuring, development, acquisition of projects, portfolios and platforms, M&A and private equity deals, project contracts (such as PPA, EPC, O&M) and joint ventures.

She also has extensive experience advising on structured financings, as well as restructurings and refinancings.

Lawyer Rankings

Spain > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Singled out for its ‘in-depth knowledge of the Spanish renewable energy market‘, Watson Farley & Williams LLP is routinely engaged by corporations, financial institutions, industrial clients and investment funds in a variety of M&A work in this space. Typical mandates for the group range from share and asset deals, including portfolio transactions, to disposals, joint ventures and corporate restructuring. María Pilar García Guijarro, who spearheads the corporate and M&A department, specialises in energy-related M&A and PE deals, with a special focus on the renewables segment. Ana Lorenzo is also part of the core team, advising energy and infrastructure clients on the entire spectrum of corporate and M&A mandates.

Spain > Private equity

Best known for its strong credentials in the energy sector, Watson Farley & Williams LLP advises large private equity, pension and infrastructure funds on a range of mid-market and high-cap transactions. Recent highlights have seen the firm handle numerous acquisitions of renewable assets portfolios on behalf of large PE clients. Typical mandates also include LBOs, disposal processes, financings and venture capital matters – often with an international component. María Pilar García Guijarro, who assists major international and Spanish funds with different risk profiles, chairs the practice. Ana Lorenzo is also proficient in PE investments in the energy and infrastructure segments.

Spain > Projects and energy

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María Pilar García GuijarroWatson Farley & Williams LLP

With deep expertise in the energy sector, Watson Farley & Williams LLP is a reference for clients seeking assistance with the financing and development of projects, M&A transactions and contentious matters. Managing partner María Pilar García Guijarro, who has over 25 years’ experience in the energy segment, supports investment funds, banks and industrial clients in a multitude of transactions. Singled out for his keen focus on renewable technologies, Rodrigo Berasategui is the name to note for project finance. Energy specialist David Diez often acts for domestic and international clients in M&A, project finance and development.