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Latham & Watkins LLP
Plaza de la Independencia, 6
Madrid 28001


Ignacio Gómez-Sancha, Managing Partner of the Madrid office of Latham & Watkins, advises Spanish and multinational clients on their most complex cross-border transactions.

Mr. Gómez-Sancha leverages extensive experience advising on Spain’s largest corporate transactions, both in private practice and as in-house counsel, to help institutional investors, investment banks, private equity funds, and public companies navigate:

    • Equity capital markets, including private placements and initial public offerings (IPOs)
    • Public and private M&A
    • Private equity and takeover transactions

He served as the General Counsel of Bolsas y Mercados Españoles (BME), the Spanish stock exchange operator, and as a member of the Consultative Committee of the Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores, the Spanish Securities and Exchange Commission. He also represented Spain before the European Commission and Unidroit in several international conventions and drafting committees.

Mr. Gómez-Sancha now serves as Secretary of the Board of CFA Society Spain.

Lawyer Rankings

Spain > Capital markets: Equity

(Hall of Fame)

Ignacio Gómez-SanchaLatham & Watkins LLP

Spain > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Latham & Watkins LLP, which has recently made waves in the Spanish M&A market with the hiring of dealmaker Alejandro Ortiz from Linklaters in September 2022, is prepared to handle high-end M&A on behalf of household name clients from the worlds of telecoms, energy, healthcare, private equity and infrastructure, among other sectors. The team possesses a ‘practical and complete transactional vision‘ which is ‘complemented by a strong legal knowledge of commercial, corporate and M&A matters‘. The group is jointly led by María José Descalzo, a key contact for energy and infrastructure-related deals, and Ignacio Pallarés, who excels in cross-border divestitures and acquisitions involving public and private entities. Ignacio Gómez-Sancha is adept at assisting with M&A, capital markets, takeovers and restructuring matters, while Jose Antonio Sánchez Dafos stands out for his strong track record in PE and venture capital investments in Iberia.

Spain > Restructuring and insolvency

Latham & Watkins LLP‘s restructuring and special situations practice excels in handling cases involving complex financing structures and capital market instruments. The team provides regulatory advice on business restructurings, debt refinancings, distressed M&A, and insolvency litigation; it offers guidance under Spanish, UK, and New York law, frequently collaborating with its global offices. Pedro de Rojas leads the practice, and serves as a key contact for debtors, creditors, and investors with a focus on cross-border restructurings. Other key figures include Ignacio Gómez-Sancha, who specialises in high-value restructurings and special situations, Óscar Franco, an expert in insolvency disputes, and Fernando Colomina, whose wide-ranging practice spans banking, finance, and restructuring transactions.