Caretaker government situation hasn't slowed M&A activity, as volume and value of deals in Q2 and Q3 exceeds 2015 total.
Our Spain lawyers advise clients on some of the most significant transactions in the European market, such as representing Fund for Orderly Bank Restructuring (FROB) and Catalunya Banc in the sale of its mortgage loan portfolio to Blackstone for €7 billion, the largest ever such transaction in Europe. We also advised Sareb, Spain's "bad bank," on structuring and executing its first sale of distressed assets to HIG Capital, and leading Spanish department store group El Corte Inglés on the €1 billion sale of 10% of its treasury stock to a company owned by Qatar's former prime minister.
Ranked a leading firm in 19 practice areas by Chambers Europe 2016, our more than 250 lawyers help clients protect their inbound and outbound investments on all legal fronts, with particular expertise in M&A, Banking and Finance, Tax and Wealth Management, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Intellectual Property, Compliance and Media,. The Financial Times named us "one of the most innovative law firms in the market" in 2015 and Iberian Lawyer named us a "favorite foreign choice among Spanish clients."
The quality of our work is reflected not only in the recognition we receive within the legal market, but by the number of foreign and Spanish multinationals, medium-sized companies and financial institutions that seek our counsel on a range of legal and business issues. We draw on our Firm's international strength to serve as a bridge between Spain and Latin America, where we first established offices more than 60 years ago. No matter the challenge, we work with colleagues across our offices to deliver the insight and solutions clients need to achieve their greatest ambitions.
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