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Jones Day


Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 4

Jones Day

Jones Day has vast expertise assisting local and international clients with conventional, complex and innovative financing structures. Javier López Antón, Andrés Lorrio, Fernando Lillo and counsel Vanessa Armas are the key names. Banco Santander and a group of syndicated lenders engaged the firm’s services to advise on a €2bn credit facility to Grupo Isolux Corsán for the restructuring of an existing debt.

Leading individuals

Javier López Antón - Jones Day

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

Jones Day

Jones Day acts for ‘an impressive list of clients’ across a range of sectors, including construction, industrial products, energy, media and telecoms. Highlights included assisting Total with the $3.2bn sale of its affiliate company Atotech, a global manufacturer of high technology plating solutions, to the Carlyle Group and advising International Automotive Components on a joint venture with Shanghai Shenda to supply soft trim and acoustic products to automotive original equipment manufacturers. Federico Merino, Miguel Bermúdez de Castro and Manuel Vara are noted.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

Jones Day

Jones Day is particularly strong in construction conflicts and commercial disputes. Highlights included representing Electron Investment (part of Genera Avante) and its majority shareholder in an ICC arbitration with Constructora Seli Panama concerning a tunnel construction agreement. Mercedes Fernández heads the four-lawyer team.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 4

Jones Day

Jones Day has a good reputation for cartel work. Notable highlights include acting for Aberdeen Infrastructure on Spanish and EU merger proceedings and antitrust matters. Raimundo Ortega and of counsel Marta Delgado are well-known experts in the field.

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Private equity
Private equity - ranked: tier 4

Jones Day

Jones Day advised Total on the €3.2bn sale of Atotech to The Carlyle Group. Federico Merino heads the practice.

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 2

Jones Day

Jones Day handles regulatory issues and litigation for multinational oil and gas and electricity corporations. The team is representing Gas Natural and Gecalsa in disputes with the state challenging the current legislative framework, which is before the Supreme Court. Grupo Enhol, CaixaBank and Grupo Aldesa are among its clients. Raimundo Ortega and Mercedes Fernández are noted.

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

Jones Day

Jones Day handles a variety of multimillion-euro real estate matters from inception to post-completion. Victor Cosarrubios and Luis Jiménez-Diaz are noted.

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Spain: Intellectual property

Intellectual property: Copyright - ranked: tier 5

Jones Day

At Jones Day, Marta Delgado’s team acts for multinational clients on complex copyright matters.

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Trade marks
Intellectual property: Trade marks - ranked: tier 4

Jones Day

Recently promoted partner Marta Delgado leads Jones Day’s IP department and advises local and international corporations on the full spectrum of work across the trade marks arena. The team has expertise advising clients in the luxury and consumer goods sectors. Clients include Cardinal Health, PWN Global and L Capital (LVMH)-El Ganso.

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Latin America: International firms

Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 3

Jones Day

Jones Day’s substantial Latin America practice has developed an ever-increasing market share of projects and energy engagements throughout the region. Oil and gas, power, renewable energy and transport infrastructure all form part of a flourishing practice. It advised Grupo Aeroportuario de la Ciudad de Mexico on the Mexican law aspects of its $4bn green bond issuance, and also represented Autopistas del Sol on a Rule 144A/Reg S $300m senior notes issue (with a concurrent senior secured notes-offering to certain investors in Costa Rica) in what was one of the largest project bond issuances in Central America in recent years. Moreover, it provided US and Mexican law advice to JinkoSolar on the development and financing of three photovoltaic solar power facilities in Mexico. The team is ‘among the best’, ‘demonstrates considerable knowledge and is always responsive’, ‘covers multiple jurisdictions and has significant relevant experience’, according to clients. Miami-based head of the global projects and infrastructure practice, Richard Puttré has an outstanding record in renewable energy, infrastructure and mining projects in Mexico, Central America and other jurisdictions such as Peru and Chile. São Paulo partner Marcello Hallake has a fine record in energy transactions, while José Estandía and Alberto de la Parra are key names in Mexico City. Miami partner Fradyn Suárez is noted for Latin America project finance, including for MLAs and commercial banks. Former Houston partner Scott Schwind has joined Saudi Aramco.

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  • US rules regarding offshore accounts

    The Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act 2010, enacted on 18 March 2010, imposes a new US withholding tax and reporting regime, known as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). The FATCA regime applies generally to payments made after 31 December 2012, except on obligations (to be defined in future guidance) outstanding on 18 March 2012. Substantial effort is required by foreign entities to bring their worldwide operations and policies into compliance with the FATCA rules as of the effective date.

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