Firm Profile > Dentons > Madrid, Spain

Dentons
Paseo de la Castellana, 53 8ª
28046 Madrid
Spain

Banking and finance Tier 3

Dentons provides 'solid expertise' and 'excellent availability'. Recently, it assisted Global Bankers Capital with a €65m financing to media group Grupo Secuoya. It also handled a €42.5m leveraged buyout financing when advising Banco Santander and Bankia, as lenders, on the acquisition of Unión Martín. Jesús Mardomingo and Jabier Badiola lead the banking and finance team and Jesús Varela advises on real estate financing. Senior associate Luis Máiz is 'very diligent' and 'good at putting the client in contact with relevant stakeholders across Europe'.

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Next Generation Partners

Environment Tier 3

Daniel Vázquez leads the team at Dentons, which is best known for handling environment liability and solar pollution and waste matters. The firm advised Aten-Oil on the acquisition of a large portfolio of petrol stations in Spain, and assisted Lidl with packaging and waste packaging regulations in Spain, particularly in relation to collective waste management schemes. Other key clients include Auria Soluitons, Ramboll Environ and Engie.

Real estate and construction Tier 3

Dentons’ team advised Barings on the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Berceo Retail Complex, a company managed by CBRE Global Investors, valued at €105m. Property financing expert Jesús Varela is the key name. Itxaso López was promoted to counsel in March 2018.

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Transport: Other transport Tier 3

Under the leadership of Jabier Badiola, Dentons is highly recommended for aviation finance. Recent work includes assisting Avolon and Apollo Aviation Group with the acquisition and subsequent lease of aircraft. Another highlight was advising Wamos Air on entering into an operating lease agreement for three aircraft with AerSale.

Projects and energy Tier 4

Dentons is known for its cross-border capability, as well as its expertise in industrial gas infrastructure and renewable energy. Energy sector specialist Javier Lasa leads the practice and is experienced in contract drafting in the oil and gas markets. Associate Baldomero Casado joined from Union Fenosa Gas and has notable strength in the natural gas space.

Public law Tier 4

Dentons advises clients such as BYD Auto, Engie and Fresenius Medical Care on public procurement. Daniel Vázquez heads the environmental and public policy and regulated sectors practices.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 5

Dentons was particularly busy handling energy, real estate and tourism sector transactions. It assisted industrial company Barloworld with the sale of its Iberian holding company to Tesa. José María Buxeda and Nieves Briz are standout practitioners. Alejandro Alonso joined Ventura Garcés & López-Ibor in June 2019.

Private equity Tier 5

Dentons' private equity group is headed by Jesús Durán. He led the advice to TPG Sixth Street Partners on the sale of a 51% stake in Servihabitat to CaixaBank.

Tax Tier 5

The ‘very accessible team’ at Dentons has ‘a keen eye for detail and the capacity to work under pressure’. The practice is particularly active in advising insurance companies on warranty and indemnity policies and various related tax issues. ‘Fantastic’ corporate and M&A tax specialist José Ramón Vizcaino leads the team and focuses on direct and indirect taxation.