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Global Guide

Banking & Finance: Financial Services Regulation — Spain

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Emilio Díaz Ruiz

Uría Menéndez

From the Chambers Global guide

The "fantastic" Emilio Díaz Ruiz is renowned for his standing in the regulatory sector and highlighted for his academic prowess. He has proven expertise in the establishment of new bank branches, fintech issues and contentious claims against public entities. One client comments: "He handles the issues with the same accuracy as someone involved in the daily business of my company."

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Gloria Hernández Aler

finReg360

From the Chambers Global guide

Commentators enthuse that Gloria Hernández Aler of finReg360 is "really up to date with the regulatory changes and always gives a really quick response." She is highly regarded for her work on banking regulations and financial compliance. She also has a strong reputation for her advice on securities law. Clients are impressed by her calm handling of high-pressure situations along with her "analytical skills and ability to find practical solutions."

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Jesús Mardomingo

Dentons

From the Chambers Global guide

Jesús Mardomingo is a long-standing leader in the field of financial services regulation. Mardomingo also acts for financial services clients on corporate finance transactions.

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Salvador Ruiz Bachs

Allen & Overy LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Salvador Ruiz Bachs enjoys a solid reputation for his experience advising key financial institutions on regulatory issues. "He is very experienced so nothing fazes him," reports one interviewee, while another says: "He is a complete lawyer who knows a lot about a lot of different topics."

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KPMG Abogados

From the Chambers Global guide

Francisco Uría of KPMG Abogados rises in the rankings on the basis of excellent feedback for his regulatory expertise. "He is among the best in financial regulation," states one source, while another notes: "He doesn't just apply the rules but understands the reasons behind them." Other clients laud his "high level of empathy" and his "excellent work ethic and contacts, which means that he has a good strategic vision of what is going on in the sector." He has advised a number of Spanish banks, including CaixaBank and Bankia, on compliance with the MiFID II requirements.

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Cuatrecasas

From the Chambers Global guide

Head of the financial regulation side of the practice, Jorge Canta typically acts for fintech, wealth management or venture capital clients on corporate, regulatory and tax matters relating to their activities in Spain.

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Garrigues

From the Chambers Global guide

Sources say that Luis de la Peña has "an extremely high level of legal know-how." Interviewees further single him out for being "generous with his time, effective in suggesting solutions and an excellent client manager," adding: "He is an excellent co-ordinator of resources." He assists clients with the structuring of investment companies and with advisory mandates relating to the rollout of new payment systems.

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Miguel Linares Polaino

Linares Abogados

From the Chambers Global guide

Miguel Linares Polaino heads the banking department of Linares Abogados and advises clients on banking regulatory and contentious matters. Clients say that he is "very knowledgeable on the law and the practicalities of dealing with the Spanish regulator." He advised Dinosaur Merchant Bank on the regulatory requirements for the establishment of its branch in Spain, including the application for European passporting rights.

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María Gracia Rubio

RdC Abogados

From the Chambers Global guide

María Gracia Rubio of RdC Abogados is widely recognised for her specialisation and vast experience in the field of fintech matters. Market sources describe her as "a top regulatory lawyer" and "someone you like to call and have a technical discussion with."

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finReg360

From the Chambers Global guide

Jorge Ferrer of finReg360 has a strong reputation in the field of financial regulations. He often advises investment services companies on regulations concerning the use of new technologies. Clients report that he "gives really practical advice on how the regulations are applied to the sector." Another interviewee highlights Ferrer's "technical expertise and ability to tailor his advice to his clients."

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Linklaters

From the Chambers Global guide

Paloma Fierro assists banks and investment funds with diverse financial services regulation matters relating to their lending activities in Spain. One client describes her as "a go-to lawyer for us" and others highlight "her in-depth knowledge of regulatory matters."

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Juan Ignacio González

Garrigues

From the Chambers Global guide

Juan Ignacio González plays a key supporting role in many of the firm's financial regulatory mandates. He attracts attention for his former experience working within the Spanish regulator.

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Cuatrecasas

From the Chambers Global guide

Madrid-based Rafael Mínguez divides his practice between transactional and regulatory advice. He offers assistance to companies undergoing major financial restructurings as well as to important banks who are financing share acquisitions.

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Fernando Zunzunegui

Zunzunegui Abogados

From the Chambers Global guide

Fernando Zunzunegui of Zunzunegui Abogados has a particular focus on banking regulation and financial litigation matters. Clients appreciate his practical advice, saying: "He clearly understands what we need and what is relevant for us."

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