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Baker McKenzie


Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie houses a highly experienced international banking group that assists high-profile local and international clients on debt financing, project financing, regulatory issues and general related advice. Highlights included advising Deutsche Bank (acting on behalf of the bondholders) on matters valued in excess of €8bn pertaining to Abengoa’s insolvency proceedings. Other key clients include Cajamar, SARquavitae, Bankia and Axión. Francisco Bauzá, Marcel Enrich, Rossanna D’Onza and Ana García are noted.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Baker McKenzie

Praised for its ‘professionalism and personalised service’, Baker McKenzie’s corporate team works closely with the firm’s other departments to provide complete advice to its corporate clients. The practice advised FCC on the takeover bid launched by its largest shareholder Carlos Slim, via its holding company Inversora Carso, to acquire 100% of FCC’s shares, in a €5.8bn deal. Enrique Carretero and Jorge Adell lead the practice, and Javier Menor and Maite Diez are also noted.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie is particularly strong in civil and commercial disputes as well as sports-related litigation and arbitration in the financial services sector. The group recently acted for Pymar in judicial proceedings brought by RBS and a Norwegian insurance company. José María Alonso left the firm. Fernando de la Mata is now with Cortés, Abogados. José Ramón Casado and Víctor Mercedes jointly head the practice.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 3

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie offers advice on a range of competition and EU law issues. Madrid practice head Alberto Escudero is currently acting for FedEx and its subsidiary TNT Express in infringement proceedings before the Spanish competition authority relating to alleged non-aggression pacts. Antitrust and litigation expert Carles Prat is the contact in Barcelona.

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Employment - ranked: tier 1

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie provides ‘good quality advice along with excellent responsiveness and flexibility’. Practice head David Díaz recently acted for construction giant Ferrovial, co-ordinating advice on union and labour matters covering several jurisdictions from the firm’s Madrid office. Fermín Guardiola is experienced in negotiating collective bargaining agreements; Mireia Sabaté is the contact in Barcelona.

Leading individuals

David Díaz - Baker McKenzie

Fermín Guardiola - Baker McKenzie

Mireia Sabaté - Baker McKenzie

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Private equity
Private equity - ranked: tier 2

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie’s private equity group advised Palamon Capital Partners and the remaining shareholders of SARquavitae (a leading elderly care provider) on its sale to PAI Partners, in a complex transaction valued at €550m. Other clients include Apax Partners, Miura Private Equity and Goodgrower. Luis Casals and Javier Menor, who jointly head the practice, and Jorge Adell are the key names.

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 3

Baker McKenzie

Highlights for Baker McKenzie’s projects team included advising OHL Industrial and OHL Industrial Colombia on an EPC agreement with Colombian company Corona and Cementos Molins (Spain) for the construction of a cement plant in Colombia in a project valued at €238m. It also acted for Ellomay Capital on public law issues concerning the acquisition of a photovoltaic power generation facility. Pablo Dorronsoro, Luis Casals and Xavier Junquera are the names to note.

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Public law
Public law - ranked: tier 2

Baker McKenzie

At Baker McKenzie, co-head Pablo Dorronsoro acted for Ellomay Capital on all public law matters pertaining to the acquisition and development of a 300MW photovoltaic plant valued at €300m. Acciona, Colony Capital and OHL are clients. Fellow practice co-head Xavier Junquera is also noted.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 2

Baker McKenzie

Notable work for Baker McKenzie’s team included advising FC Barcelona on the reconstruction of the Camp Nou, and the construction of the new Palau Blaugrana basketball court and a mini-stadium for FC Barcelona’s second team. Jorge Adell, Guillermo Rodrigo and Xavier Junquera are recommended.

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 3

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie handles large sales of distressed assets and has particular experience acting for lenders, including leading Spanish banks Cajamar and Bankia. Highlights included assisting Deutsche Bank with its work for Abengoa’s bondholders on an €8bn restructuring. The firm has recently expanded its practice, and is involved in defending creditors and company directors in insolvency proceedings. Víctor Mercedes is the key contact. Fernando de la Mata is now with Cortés, Abogados.

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Tax - ranked: tier 1

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie has a strong transactional team recommended for its ‘depth of analyses. Rodrigo Ogea heads the Madrid practice and Esteban Raventós leads the Barcelona department. The firm has recently been involved in tax structuring and reorganisations for multinationals; Luis Briones advises on international tax planning and Rubén Lago handles tax restructuring. Clients include Inditex, Marriott International and Mercedes-Benz.

Leading individuals

Luis Briones - Baker McKenzie

Next generation lawyers

Rubén Lago - Baker McKenzie

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Spain: Capital markets

Capital markets: Debt - ranked: tier 3

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie has a very active practice which advises on bond issuances in the main and alternative markets. The team acted for Bankia on the registration of an EMTN programme before the Irish Stock Exchange valued at €10bn. FCC, CaixaBank and Cajamar are also clients. Enrique Carretero and associate Ignacio Corujo are noted.

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Capital markets: Equity - ranked: tier 3

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie advised FCC on a rights issue in the sum of €710m in one of the largest equity deals in Spain in 2016. Enrique Carretero and associate Ignacio Corujo are the names to note.

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Spain: Industry focus

Industry focus: Food - ranked: tier 2

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie acts for key industry names such as Unilever and Mondelēz through its multidisciplinary group; IP partner Cristina Duch and employment partner Mireia Sabaté have particular experience in the sector. A notable highlight included advising Miura Private Equity on the sale of its stake in Guzmán Gastronomía to Bidcorp.

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Healthcare and life sciences
Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences - ranked: tier 2

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie’s team stands out for its ‘flexible and practical approach and knowledge of the sector’, particularly with respect to regulatory and competition matters. Pharmaceutical industry experts Montserrat Llopart, managing partner of the Barcelona office, and Madrid-based Cecilia Pastor are the practice co-heads. The firm recently advised Chiesi on its acquisition of market-leading diet product Lipograsil from Zambon.

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Industry focus: Manufacturing - ranked: tier 1

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie is strong in transactional advice, acting for Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler on its €1.1bn acquisition of Athlon Car Lease and its subsidiaries. The firm is currently representing Honda in competition-related proceedings before Spain’s Supreme Court. Key names include corporate partner Jorge Adell and employment expert Mireia Sabaté.

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Industry focus: Retail - ranked: tier 1

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie provides commercial, IP and employment advice to foreign and Spanish multinationals in the sector. Tax partner Esteban Raventós, IP partner Cristina Duch, trade marks expert María Dolores Garayalde and Carles Prat, who specialises in commercial litigation, are frequently involved in key sector cases and deals. Clients include Esprit and El Corte Inglés.

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Industry focus: TMT - ranked: tier 1

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie stands out for its ‘high level of specialisation and performance, striving for excellence by seeking out the particulars of each case’. Raúl Rubio, praised by clients as ‘the best IT and IP lawyer in Iberia’, leads on IT and telecoms matters and José María Méndez is the contact for media work. The firm acts for major film and TV studios; it is also experienced in providing data protection advice.

Leading individuals

Raúl Rubio - Baker McKenzie

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Spain: Intellectual property

Intellectual property: Copyright - ranked: tier 1

Baker McKenzie

A leading firm in the area’, Baker McKenzie is well-known for handling complex copyright disputes and regulatory matters. It is advising a global corporation on copyright negotiations connected to the provision of services and applicable tariffs. José María Méndez, Carles Prat and Cristina Duch are recommended.

Leading individuals

Carles Prat - Baker McKenzie

José María Méndez - Baker McKenzie

Next generation lawyers

María Dolores Garayalde - Baker McKenzie

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Intellectual property: Patents - ranked: tier 4

Baker McKenzie

At Baker McKenzie, Carles Prat is the key name for patent-related matters.

Leading individuals

José María Méndez - Baker McKenzie

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Trade marks
Intellectual property: Trade marks - ranked: tier 2

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie is adept at handling trade mark disputes for major local and international corporations. Cristina Duch advises PortAventura resort on all matters pertaining to the trade mark protection of attractions created by Italian giant Ferrari located in the client’s theme park. Carles Prat is ‘prestigious’ and José María Méndez is an experienced practitioner.

Leading individuals

Carles Prat - Baker McKenzie

José María Méndez - Baker McKenzie

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Legal Developments by:
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  • The New Turkish Code of Obligations: Important Changes for Leases of Residential & Business Premises

    For decades, the primary Turkish laws governing leases of residential and business premises have been the Law on Leasing Real Property dated May 27, 1955 (the “Lease Law”) and the Turkish Code of Obligations No. 818 dated April 22, 1926 (the “Obligations Code”). Both of these laws, however, will be repealed and replaced with the new Turkish Code of Obligations No. 6098 dated January 11, 2011 (the “New Obligations Code”), which will enter into force on July 7, 2012.
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