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White & Case LLP
Pº de la Castellana, 7
28046 Madrid

Capital markets: Debt Tier 2

Praised for its ‘efficiency, attention to detail and exceptional work', White & Case LLP is known for its international and cross-border expertise. The firm adds strength in banking and M&A to its broad capital markets experience, which includes a range of bonds and securitisation matters. Juan Manuel de Remedios leads the team and specialises in the financial services, telecoms, energy and natural resources sectors. Also in the team is 'commercial and technical partnerYoko Takagi, who advises corporate entities, leading financial institutions and private equity houses on a range of issues.

Practice head(s):

Juan Manuel de Remedios

Other key lawyers:

Yoko Takagi


‘Absolute dedication and exceptional attention.’

‘Work and effort.’

‘They solve matters in a practical way and they are always there.’

‘Yoko Takagi is undoubtedly a commercial and technical partner.’

Efficiency, attention to detail and exceptional work.

Key clients

The Bank of New York Mellon

European Investment Fund

J.P. Morgan

Morgan Stanley

Capital markets: Equity Tier 2

Combining an ‘ability to solve problems in an efficient way’ with ‘clarity in its answers’, White & Case LLP is well versed in a range of capital markets matters. The firm is known for its cross-border capabilities, and is also noted for its particular expertise in energy and infrastructure-related work. Dual qualified in Spain and New York, Juan Manuel de Remedios leads the team and advises leading financial institutions and corporate entities domestically and internationally. Also active in the area is Yoko Takagi, who focuses on capital markets, with notable strength in high yield offerings.

Practice head(s):

Juan Manuel de Remedios

Other key lawyers:

Yoko Takagi


‘Know-how of which are the important aspects of a capital market transaction that could result in bottlenecks. Ability to solve problems in an efficient way. Availability of the team.’

‘Availability of partners. Clarity in their answers. Ability to solve problems efficiently. Quickness / commitment to work with very tight deadlines or timelines. ’

Key clients

Findentiis Equities

Jefferies International Limited

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

The 'high performing, focused and dedicated' corporate and M&A team at White & Case LLP specialises in high-end deals. It has recently added a number of new clients to its roster, including private equity firms and food, internet, chemical-sector companies. Practice head Juan Manuel de Remedios is dual qualified in Spain and New York. Yoko Takagi is 'quite simply, an incredibly practical, responsive, thoughtful and smart lawyer'; Carlos Daroca also receives strong praise.

Practice head(s):

Juan Manuel de Remedios

Other key lawyers:

Yoko Takagi; Carlos Daroca; Julio Peralta


I regularly work with them in high-profile deals with an antitrust component and have witnessed first-hand how their partners approach issues not only from a legal perspective, but also from a business and strategic viewpoint. I strongly believe they work hard in keeping the right balance between legal advice and recommended courses of action. Practical and to the point, they are good listeners who understand what their clients are trying to accomplish.’

‘Their M&A team is high performing, focused and dedicated, with unsurpassed experience in deals with an international link.’

Key strengths include a lean structure which includes team members at all levels who regularly work together and know each other very well. This way, they can move quicker than comparable firms active in the Spanish legal market.’

Yoko Takagi is, quite simply, an incredibly practical, responsive, thoughtful and smart lawyer. She is always available, extremely efficient, great at legal negotiations and has an uncanny ability to anticipate client needs. She always strikes me as getting the right balance between legal and business insight and is extremely good at finding quick solutions.’

Carlos Daroca is an outstanding deal lawyer who always holds the best commercial interests of his clients at heart. Smart and results-oriented, he’s one of the leading transactional lawyers in Spain, not only because he’s exceptionally good at what he does, but also, and perhaps more importantly, because he is a real business partner for his clients.’

Julio Peralta (Associate) is a rising star in the Spanish M&A legal market with a blossoming career and a great professional future ahead of him. He is a solid and smart young lawyer who works very hard and is always very responsive, detail-oriented and hands-on.

Key clients

Nestle S.A.


IMA Dairy & Food Holding GmbH

Espiga Capital


Wren House

Sunny Resorts

Outbrain Inc.

DIC Corporation

Altor Fund V

Strawberry Group

TDR Capital

FCC Aqualia

I Squared Capital

Banking and finance Tier 4

Known for its UK, US and Spanish banking and finance capabilities, White & Case LLP acts on lender, borrower and sponsor-side transactions. The practice is assisted by the firm’s global innovation, knowledge and technology committee (iKTC), which focuses on developing legal tech applications and digital strategy. Fernando Navarro leads the team and handles a range of financing transactions through syndicated and bilateral loans, acting for lenders and borrowers. Derivatives, structured products, securitisation and DCM matters also feature in the team's workload.

Practice head(s):

Fernando Navarro

Other key lawyers:

Juan Manuel de Remedios; Yoko Takagi

Key clients

Banco Santander

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Deutsche Bank

LCM Partners Limited

BBAM Aircraft Management LP

SG Equipment Finance Iberia, E.F.C., S.A.

Vauxhall Lending S.L.

Legris Industries

Verallia SA

Erste Group Bank AG

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