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Ignacio Pallarés

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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.


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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