Firm Profile > Jones Day > Madrid, Spain

Jones Day
28004 MADRID

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Specialising in cross-border matters, Jones Day is known for advising on outbound and inbound investments. The firm has experience in a range of advice, from distressed M&A and business restructuring to compliance and corporate governance. Practice head Federico Merino focuses on assisting industrial and venture capital companies in takeovers, buyouts and private equity transactions, across various key sectors. Recently, the team represented Portobello Capital Gestión in the sale to Mutua Madrileña of 80% of its share capital in Centauro.

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‘Jones Day has exceeded our expectations as a legal adviser both locally and internationally and has added value in all transactions’

‘Availability, knowledge of our business, speed in providing advice, knowledge of the needs, requirements and red lines of our internal legal department’

Key clients

CBRE Group, Inc.

Portobello Capital Gestión SA SGEIC




Orange, S. A.

Dispute resolution Tier 3

Known for its global reach and expertise, Jones Day’s disputes practice works closely with the firm’s antitrust, government regulation, M&A, energy, environment, banking and finance teams. The department has a strong international commercial arbitration practice, as well as particular experience in the construction, infrastructure, real estate and energy sectors. Mercedes Fernández, a specialist in civil law procedure, leads the group and focuses on disputes relating to construction and energy projects, as well as large-scale distribution, investment arbitration and M&A transactions.

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Key clients

Cooperativas Agroalimentarias de España (CAE)

Projects and energy Tier 3

The global energy, projects and infrastructure team of Jones Day is known for its finance capabilities, particularly in relation to projects in oil and gas, renewables, biomass, hospitals, water treatment and distribution. The firm also brings multi-disciplinary strength to energy matters. The practice is co-led by Fernando Lillo, who advises on acquisition, lending and structured finance, specialising in the infrastructure and renewable energy markets; banking, projects and acquisition finance expert Javier López Antón; Mercedes Fernández, who focuses on civil and commercial matters; and Raimundo Ortega, who combines knowledge of EU and competition law with experience advising on energy regulatory issues.


‘The projects team is great’

‘The team perfectly combines mastery of the subject, good treatment and disposition towards the client, and the creativity to reach a satisfactory outcome for the parties’

‘Sergio Cires has a lot of experience in project financing and knows how to co-ordinate a multi-disciplinary team in a very satisfactory way’

‘The team stands out from other offices in terms of its experience and ability to work in English’

‘Working with them gives me security and peace of mind’

Key clients


Athos Solar GmbH

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A.

Banco de Sabadell, S.A.

Banco Santander, S.A.

BNP Paribas Fortis, S.A./N.V.

Bow Power

CaixaBank, S.A.


Enèrgya VM (Grupo Villar Mir)



Real estate and construction Tier 3

Jones Day specialises in transactional and planning work, as well as providing experience in the full life cycle of real estate matters, including due diligence, acquisition, financing, asset management and disposition. Víctor Casarrubios advises funds, socimis and investors from Spain and overseas. He co-leads the team with Luis Jiménez-Díaz Egoscozábal, who focuses on real estate, planning, construction and administrative procedures.

Key clients

CBRE Global Investors

CBRE Global Investment Partners

Greystar Real Estate Partners

LaSalle Investment Management

Amundi AssetManagement


Acciona Inmobiliaria


IBA Capital

Merlin Properties

White-collar crime Tier 3

Jones Day advises companies and individuals on preventive measures and defends clients in a range of financial crime cases, including in relation to corruption, securities fraud, market offences, money laundering and environmental offences. The firm also has experience in internal investigations and regulatory proceedings. Practice head José Bonilla represents individuals and companies in white-collar criminal proceedings, with a particular focus on financial and securities matters, notably tax fraud and money laundering matters.

Private equity Tier 4

Jones Day is active in a range of private equity matters, particularly those with a cross-border element. Federico Merino leads the firm's M&A and private equity practices. 

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Restructuring and insolvency Tier 4

Jones Day is involved in international workout transactions and multi-jurisdictional reorganisation and bankruptcy proceedings, advising Spanish and international clients. The firm is experienced in advising creditors and debtors, as well as in distressed litigation. The team also has particular expertise in the real estate, construction and infrastructure sectors. Practice head Juan Ferré focuses on insolvency law, representing distressed investors, banks and corporations.

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Key clients

Banco Santander, S.A.

CaixaBank S.A.



Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Banking and finance Tier 5

Jones Day’s experienced banking and finance team covers the spectrum of work in the area. Notable team members are project and acquisition finance expert Javier López Antón and Fernando Lillo, who is known for advising on lending and structured finance, as well as public-private partnerships, private finance initiatives and project finance.


‘Jones Day is a firm I instruct when I need to close a transaction in a very short timeframe’

‘They are always available and always deliver’

‘Javier Lopez Anton is a highly dedicated and knowledgeable individual with an acute business sense who does not waste time with non-productive negotiations’

‘Sergio Cires is a very hardworking individual and very mature for his professional experience’

Firm overview:
Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 43 offices across five continents. The firm is distinguished by: a singular tradition of client service; the mutual commitment to, and the seamless collaboration of, a true partnership; formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions; and shared professional values that focus on client needs.

Jones Day is an institutional partner for clients who seek counsel that seeks to understand them and their needs; that communicates with clients about their needs and the different tactics available for addressing those needs; that works seamlessly and impressively across offices and practices and with the client; that provides talent and expertise across subject areas and geographies; and that brings commitment and courage to the relationship and its engagements. We are formidable because every partner and every client has the entire global institution at their command and is a high priority of the Firm as a whole. We are true partners, with each other and, even more importantly, with our clients.

Regions of Practice
Europe and Middle East:
Jones Day provides a significant presence in Europe that offers clients more than 500 lawyers from its ten European offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Munich, and Paris. The firm’s lawyers counsel clients in administrative and public law, banking and finance, capital markets, competition law and regulatory, derivatives, market infrastructures, dispute resolution, and investigations.

In the Middle East, more than 20 lawyers are based in the firm’s offices in Dubai and Saudi Arabia. They have accumulated significant experience in most of the region’s key industries and jurisdictions, advising on mergers and acquisitions and corporate transactions, projects and infrastructure, commercial transactions, real estate and construction matters, regulatory compliance, and dispute resolution.

United States: Surveys repeatedly list Jones Day as one of the most frequently engaged law firms by U.S. corporations for both transactional and disputes matters, and among the leaders in client service. Jones Day’s more than 1,600 lawyers across its 18 U.S. offices collaborate to serve clients across practices and geographies on all major matters that span time-honored practices (antitrust, mergers and acquisitions, litigation, and government regulation) to more recently established and expanded areas (cybersecurity, life sciences, energy, and technology) that specifically address the contemporary challenges of an increasingly complex global business and legal environment.

Asia-Pacific: Jones Day has committed substantial resources and capacity to serve each of Asia’s distinct markets, including China, Japan, Singapore and Southeast Asia, as well as Australia. Spread throughout ten offices in the region, the firm’s 250+ lawyers represent clients in practice areas including antitrust, banking and finance, capital markets, corporate and commercial, energy, global disputes, intellectual property, labor and employment, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, real estate, and several others.

The majority of Jones Day’s Asia-based lawyers are admitted to practice local law in their home jurisdictions. Most have practiced in more than one country, enabling Jones Day’s Asia team to render multijurisdictional legal services. Jones Day has been granted a Qualifying Foreign Law Practice license (QFLP) in Singapore.

Latin America: Jones Day is one of the leading global law firms serving the Latin American region through its offices in Mexico City and São Paulo, along with attorneys based in key business and legal centers such as New York, Houston, Dallas, Miami, and Madrid. Jones Day’s Latin American experience extends to mergers and acquisitions, investigations and anti-corruption, projects and infrastructure, banking and finance, energy, dispute resolution, business restructuring, private equity and capital markets.

Managing Partner: Stephen J Brogan
Europe and Middle East Offices: Amsterdam, Brussels, Dubai, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Paris, Saudi Arabia
US Offices: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Irvine, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Pittsburgh,
San Diego, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Washington
Asia-Pacific Offices: Beijing, Brisbane, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Perth, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei, Tokyo
Latin America Offices: Mexico City, São Paulo

Main areas of practice:

  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Business & Tort Litigation
  • Business Restructuring & Reorganization
  • Cybersecurity, Privacy & Data Protection
  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Energy
  • Financial Markets
  • Global Disputes
  • Government Regulation
  • Health Care & Life Sciences
  • Insurance Recovery
  • Intellectual Property
  • Investigations & White Collar Defense
  • Issues & Appeals
  • Labor & Employment
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Litigation & SEC Enforcement
  • Tax
  • Technology
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Managing Partner Stephen J Brogan