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Ignacio Pallarés

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Ignacio Pallarés is a partner and the local Chair of the Corporate Department of the Spanish offices of Latham & Watkins.

He advises a wide range of clients on all aspects of Spanish corporate law. He acts across a number of industrial and financial sectors and has particular expertise in advising on mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, restructurings, real estate transactions, project financings and placements of venture capital.


Capital markets: Debt

Within: Capital markets: Debt

Latham & Watkins LLP¬†was busy handling note and bond issuances in 2017 and 2018. For example, it assisted¬†Morgan Stanley with the issuance of floating-rate senior secured notes and, in a separate matter, advised the initial purchasers, including Bankia and Banco Santander, in connection with Haya Real Estate‚Äôs issuance of ‚ā¨475m of senior secured notes.¬†Ignacio G√≥mez-Sancha¬†leads the group, which also includes¬†Ignacio Pallar√©s.

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Capital markets: Equity

Within: Capital markets: Equity

Latham & Watkins LLP's track record includes advising JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Banco Santander, BBVA, CaixaBank and UBS, as underwriters, on a rights issue. Practice head Ignacio Gómez-Sancha is a well-known practitioner in the capital market sphere. Within his team, Ignacio Pallarés is also recommended.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Latham & Watkins LLP¬†is 'very well coordinated internally', and provides 'extremely good client care, attention and responsiveness across its international offices'. In addition to numerous private equity deals, it handled¬†the ‚ā¨2.8bn¬†acquisition¬†of OHL Concesiones on behalf of the buyer,¬†IFM Investors. The lead partner on the matter was¬†Manuel De√≥, who¬†is 'an extremely bright lawyer, understands the business issues at stake and is resourceful'.¬†Jos√© S√°nchez-Dafos¬†and¬†Ignacio Pallar√©s¬†are also recommended.¬†Ignacio Bala√Ī√°¬†left to join Deloitte Legal¬†in September 2017 and former office managing partner¬†Jos√© Luis Blanco retired at the end of 2017. The position was taken over by Juan Pic√≥n.

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Private equity

Within: Private equity

Latham & Watkins LLP¬†is frequently involved in cross-border private equity deals. For example, it assisted CVC Capital Partners and some members of the management board of¬†Quir√≥nsalud with the latter's sale to Helios Kliniken. Another highlight was advising The Carlyle Group on the ‚ā¨390m acquisition of wine and cava producer Codorn√≠u.¬†Juan Pic√≥n,¬†Jos√© S√°nchez-Dafos¬†and¬†Ignacio Pallar√©s¬†are recommended.

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