Ignacio Pallarés > Latham & Watkins LLP > Madrid, Spain > Lawyer Profile

Latham & Watkins LLP
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Madrid 28001

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Ignacio Pallarés, a partner in the Corporate Department, advises private equity funds and special opportunity funds, as well as leading Spanish companies, in all aspects of commercial law, with a particular emphasis on mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Pallarés focuses his practice on helping major global funds execute private equity transactions involving Spanish entities, and on advising Spanish energy and media companies in complex, cross-border M&A deals. He also represents special opportunity funds in restructuring matters in Spain.

Lawyer Rankings

Spain > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Ignacio PallarésLatham & Watkins LLP

US firm Latham & Watkins LLP is praised for its ‘experience in significant energy-related transactions’, and it is equally formidable in the telecoms, real estate, hospitality and healthcare sectors. Practice head Ignacio Pallarés calls upon the firm’s extensive international footprint to support on matters throughout Europe, Asia, Latin America and North America; he is supported by M&A and joint venture expert José Antonio Sánchez-Dafos, as well as managing partner Ignacio Gómez-Sancha, whose track record includes takeover transactions, restructurings and special situations.

Spain > Private equity

Latham & Watkins LLP, an international firm headquartered in the US, guides investment funds and private equity houses through their activities in a variety of sectors, including real estate, technology, financial services and industrial manufacturing. Ignacio Pallarés is often instructed by global funds in respect of their inward investments into Spanish entities; his team includes José Antonio Sánchez-Dafos, a lawyer with strong ties to the Portuguese market, as well as Ignacio Gómez-Sancha, whose key strengths include restructurings and special situations.

Latin America: International firms > Corporate and M&A

Latham & Watkins LLP has outstanding M&A and private equity credentials in Latin America, particularly in the energy and infrastructure sectors. It represents a number of big-name multinationals, such as Telefonica, and Latin American businesses that are frequently involved in transactions in the region. The Latin America team also supports a growing group of private equity players -such as Carlyle Group, Platinum Equity and Global Infrastructure Partners- that are making significant investments and divestments in the region; this includes advising the latter on its acquisition of Saavi Energia and its acquisition of a solar energy portfolio in Chile. The Latin America practice group continues to be especially active in key markets such as Mexico and Chile. Antonio Del Pino is a prolific adviser on corporate, M&A and private equity transactions throughout the region, including many deals valued in excess of $1bn. Madrid partner Ignacio Pallarés is also active in Latin America deals, while associate Alan Rozen impresses on both M&A and private equity matters. The practice was boosted in the energy and infrastructure segments with the November-2020 return of David Penna after a little over a year at the US International Finance Development Corporation.