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DLA Piper LLP

PASEO DE LA CASTELLANA, 35-2 28046, MADRID, SPAIN
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Spain

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

DLA Piper LLP

DLA Piper LLP's client portfolio includes numerous banks, such as BBVA, CaixaBank and¬†Soci√©t√© G√©n√©rale. It advised a syndicate of banks led by Banco Santander on the financing of¬†T√©cnicas Reunidas'¬†new working capital. On the borrower side, it assisted¬†Neinor Homes with a bridge facility agreement granted by JP Morgan; as it is governed by English law, Madrid-based Spain and UK qualified lawyers cooperated on this matter. Practice head¬†Jes√ļs Zapata,¬†Ricardo Plasencia¬†and¬†C√©sar Herrero¬†are recommended.

Leading individuals

César Herrero - DLA Piper LLP

Jes√ļs Zapata - DLA Piper LLP

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Capital markets: Debt
Capital markets: Debt - ranked: tier 3

DLA Piper LLP

DLA Piper LLP's¬†international network enables the group to handle multi-jurisdictional transactions. Atlantia has been keeping the group busy: it retained the team to advise on the takeover bid launched for all shares of Abertis and to assist with the issuance of notes under its EMTN programme.¬†I√Īigo G√≥mez-Jordana¬†is a renowned professional in the capital markets arena.

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Capital markets: Equity
Capital markets: Equity - ranked: tier 3

DLA Piper LLP

DLA Piper LLP¬†handled an IPO on the MAB and advised¬†Abengoa on¬†five share capital increases for an effective amount of up to ‚ā¨7.5m in the context of its financial restructuring.¬†I√Īigo G√≥mez-Jordana¬†is recommended.

Leading individuals

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

DLA Piper LLP

Led by¬†I√Īigo G√≥mez-Jordana, DLA Piper LLP¬†was busy handling private equity deals. Other work highlights included advising Atlantia¬†on the takeover bid launched for 100% of the shares of¬†Abertis and assisting EDP Renov√°veis with the acquisition of 22% of EDP's¬†shares.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

DLA Piper LLP

DLA Piper LLP¬†has experience in the area of unfair competition conflicts, as well as share and purchase agreements. The team has also increasingly focused on commercial arbitration and litigation, where it acts for national and international funds. Complex and cross-border disputes specialist √ďscar Franco¬†leads the practice along with Alvaro Lobato, who has experience in commercial litigation and bankruptcy issues, and Javier Santos, who is an expert in international arbitration in the energy sector.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 5

DLA Piper LLP

The practice at DLA Piper LLP focuses on transactions, cartels, compliance, enforcement and litigation. The team is particularly active in infringement procedures. Legal director Joaquin Hervada leads the department and his expertise is in M&A and infringement procedures. The firm is representing Dentsu Aegis Network in relation to a dawn raid and subsequent investigation by the Spanish competition authority into media agencies, as well as acting for Urbaser in its appeal before the Spanish National Court against the fine imposed on several companies active in the municipal waste industry. Former practice head José María Jiménez-Laiglesia left to join Latham & Watkins LLP in September 2018.

Next generation lawyers

Joaquin Hervada - DLA Piper LLP

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

DLA Piper LLP

DLA Piper LLP¬†specialises in employment and labour matters across a range of areas that include technology, the financial services sector and the hospitality industry. The firm is also experienced in issues arising from the emerging gig economy. The expertise of team leader Pilar Menor¬†focuses on collective labour negotiations and employment litigation, particularly in restructurings and collective layoffs. Her team recently advised Bolton Medical Espa√Īa on its workforce restructuring process. Other work includes assisting Ornua Ingredientes Espa√Īa with employee negotiations related to temporarily suspensions, due to a fire that destroyed the workplace. Other key clients include Vodafone, Stuart Delivery and Grupo Alfonso Gallardo.

Leading individuals

Pilar Menor - DLA Piper LLP

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Industry focus: Food
Industry focus: Food - ranked: tier 2

DLA Piper LLP

DLA Piper LLP's practice, which brings together practitioners from several departments in the firm, is led by copyright expert Diego Ramos. The team counts key manufacturers and food retailers among its clients, and is advising Redevco on the acquisition of the gourmet retail market Mercado de San Miguel in Madrid. In another highlight, the practice is handling Olam International's purchase of a nuts business from Grupo Guzman.

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Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences
Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences - ranked: tier 3

DLA Piper LLP

DLA Piper LLP's multi-disciplinary team focuses on the life sciences and the pharmaceutical industries, specialising in work with a cross-border element. Diego Ramos, who has particular expertise in scientific research and the medical field, leads the practice with experienced counsel Paula González de Castejón, who is a key name for intellectual property and technology. The department is advising West Pharma on the privacy implications relating to its research activities in Spain, and is also assisting Insud Pharma with developing its internal protocols to comply with pharmaceutical regulations. Other key clients for the firm include Abbott, GE Healthcare and Pfizer.

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Industry focus: Manufacturing
Industry focus: Manufacturing - ranked: tier 1

DLA Piper LLP

DLA Piper LLP provides global expertise to manufacturers across sectors including corporate, intellectual property and public law. The key names in the team are copyright expert Diego Ramos, who is particularly active in the videogames and fashion industries, and legal director Paula González de Castejón, who focuses on the areas of pharmaceutical and intellectual property law. The practice advised KKR Asset Management on the sale of Ursa Insulation, a Spain-based manufacturer of insulation materials. In another highlight, the department assisted Sun Capital with the divestment of 100% of the shares in toy manufacturer Famosa group.

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Industry focus: Retail
Industry focus: Retail - ranked: tier 1

DLA Piper LLP

DLA Piper LLP is experienced in working for retail clients across sectors including corporate, real estate and public law. Practice head Orson Alcocer is a specialist in copyright law, in particular for the videogames and fashion industries, and is also active in data protection litigation. The firm is advising fashion brand OVS on its re-deployment in Spain, as well as assisting Helly Hansen with its acquisition of sailing and country apparel brand Musto.

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Industry focus: TMT
Industry focus: TMT - ranked: tier 2

DLA Piper LLP

DLA Piper LLP¬†works across the spectrum of telecoms and media work, with a particular expertise in data protection, ‚Äėan area in which the firm has clearly focused and invested‚Äô. The ‚Äėexceptional‚Äô technology and privacy law specialist Diego Ramos¬†leads the practice and is ‚Äėresponsive, rigorous and pragmatic‚Äô in his approach. The team is advising Aon on issues arising from EU regulations related to data protection. In another highlight, the department is assisting D1 implement a plan to share investments information worldwide.

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Intellectual property: Copyright
Intellectual property: Copyright - ranked: tier 4

DLA Piper LLP

At DLA Piper LLP,¬†Diego Ramos¬†is the key name. A key client is Ty, a toy company, which the firm advised on anti-counterfeiting matters.¬†Of counsel¬†Paula Gonz√°lez de Castej√≥n¬†is also noted.¬†Bartolom√© Mart√≠n, formerly¬†a senior associate with the firm, is now with¬†CMS Albi√Īana y Su√°rez de Lezo.

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Intellectual property: Trade marks
Intellectual property: Trade marks - ranked: tier 4

DLA Piper LLP

DLA Piper LLP advised e-commerce giant Rakuten on the trade mark elements of a major football sponsorship deal. Diego Ramos heads the practice.

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Private equity
Private equity - ranked: tier 3

DLA Piper LLP

DLA Piper LLP assisted KKR with the sale of Ursa Insulation to Xella International, and advised Springwater Capital on the acquisition of Mapatours. Joaquín Echánove and Teresa Zueco are the names to note.

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 2

DLA Piper LLP

Cross-border specialist DLA Piper LLP¬†focuses on regulatory advice and energy transactions. The multi-disciplinary team is led by financial and banking expert Jes√ļs Zapata,¬†and Javier Santos, who is particularly experienced in litigation and regulatory matters. The firm advised the Department of Energy of the government of South Africa on the implementation of its gas-to-power programme, as well as assisting Everwood Capital with the acquisition of 25 solar photovoltaic plants in Murcia. Other key clients include Gas Natural Fenosa, Sampol Energ√≠a and EDP Renovav√©is.

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Public law
Public law - ranked: tier 3

DLA Piper LLP

DLA Piper LLP assisted St Jude Medical with public procurement and advised Red Eléctrica on power network connection matters. José Ignacio Monedero and José Manuel Sala, both of counsel, are the key names.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 3

DLA Piper LLP

In recent work, the team at¬†DLA Piper LLP¬†handled the sale of the hypermarket premises of Valle Real Shopping Centre, a ‚ā¨15m sale by ING Sucursal en Espa√Īa. Other clients include Cerberus and Aermont. Orson Alcocer leads the team and¬†Jos√© Mar√≠a Oliva is another key name.

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 3

DLA Piper LLP

DLA Piper LLP¬†is frequently instructed by funds and recently advised Abengoa on its restructuring plan.¬†√ďscar Franco¬†is the key name for insolvency, while¬†Juan Gelabert¬†handles restructuring matters.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 4

DLA Piper LLP

DLA Piper LLP specialises in advising multinational companies on tax restructurings and reorganisations, as well as providing M&A tax advice. Tax investigation and litigation expert Carlos Rodríguez leads the practice and his areas of focus include transactions, project finance and international securities. The firm is advising Atlantia on tax issues relating to its takeover bid launched for 100% of the shares of Abertis Infraestructuras. In another highlight, the team is assisting Nextera with its request for a corporate income tax refund. Other key clients include Abbott, Grupo Jorge and Laureate International Universities.

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  • Sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter

    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.‚Ä©
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