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Jaime Velázquez

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Jaime Velázquez specialises in M&A and corporate finance, mainly focused in regulated sectors such as financial, infrastructure, telecoms or energy sectors. Jaime has been the Legal Counsel for the Spanish Inland Revenue in Cataluña, Secretary of the Board of Directors and Legal Counsel for the State-owned Bank (ICO), Secretary of the Board of Directors of a private equity house (Axis S.G.E.C.R., S.A.) and General Secretary and Secretary of the Board of the Telecommunications Market Commission. Jaime leads the Clifford Chance Industrial and Financial Institutions groups in Spain.


Universidad de Extremadura (Law) 1992


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Jaime Velázquez - Clifford Chance

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Clifford Chance's clients 'can rely on the team to design the right strategy for the deal' and its peers acknowledge it 'feels like a local team thanks to its maturity in the market'. As such, it advises many Ibex 35 companies such as construction group ACS; the client retained the team to advise on its joint venture with Atlantia and Hochtief - which had both launched competing initial takeover bids - for a joint investment in Abertis. Another highlight was assisting IFM Investors with acquiring a 49% stake in water management company FCC Aqualia from construction company FCC for a purchase price of over €1bn. In this instruction, Samir Azzouzi and Javier Amantegui cooperated with UK and US partners. Luis Alonso has 'very strong negotiation skills' and is recommended along with Jaime Velázquez, José María Fernández-Daza and Javier García de Enterría.  is the name to note in Barcelona.

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Industry focus: TMT

Within: Industry focus: TMT

Clifford Chance's multi-disciplinary team works across the sector, with notable expertise in litigation, data protection and cybersecurity. The firm was strengthened by the arrival of public law and regulatory specialist Jaime Almenar, who joined from CMS Albiñana y Suárez de Lezo in 2018 and is particularly experienced in telecoms. He jointly leads the practice with financial and M&A expert Jaime Velázquez and Miguel Odriozola, who focuses on antitrust matters in the telecoms and technology sectors. The department is advising Cellnex Telecom on regulatory issues arising from the company’s television signal carrying activities. In another highlight, the group is representing Vodafone-Ono in several judicial contentious administrative appeals relating to the award of telecoms contracts by public sector entities.

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