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Europe Guide

Banking & Finance: Financial Services Regulation — Spain

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Emilio Díaz Ruiz

Uría Menéndez

From the Chambers Europe guide

Emilio Díaz Ruiz receives strong praise for his work on both the academic and advisory aspects of Spanish financial sector regulation. Peers note his long-standing reputation as a key member of the firm's regulatory offering and highlight his particular knowledge of the Spanish derivatives market. One client describes him as "one of the best lawyers in Spain for the most complex matters."

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Gloria Hernández Aler

finReg360

From the Chambers Europe guide

Gloria Hernández Aler is a member of finReg360's new financial regulatory team. "If I have a situation here she is always available or answers as soon as possible," says one impressed client. At her previous firm, she advised Santander and other banks on their compliance with MiFID II in Spain and elsewhere in Europe.

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Jesús Mardomingo

Dentons

From the Chambers Europe guide

The "incredibly commercial" Jesús Mardomingo possesses considerable experience acting for investment banks, retail banks and other financial entities. Clients note his "extensive industry knowledge, his dedication to the different issues and his diligence in responding." He advises on both regulatory and commercial matters.

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Salvador Ruiz Bachs

Allen & Overy LLP

From the Chambers Europe guide

Financial regulatory expert Salvador Ruiz Bachs assists banks and investment funds with diverse mandates. He has proven experience advising on EU-level and domestic compliance topics. Clients value that "he's very responsive and the advice is always expressed in simple terms."

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Cuatrecasas

From the Chambers Europe guide

Jorge Canta plays an increasingly prominent role in the firm's financial regulatory practice and is well respected among peers for his knowledge of EU and Spanish legislation pertaining to collective investment schemes and other funds. "He is really one of the trusted references in this area," says one interviewee.

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Miguel Linares Polaino

Linares Abogados

From the Chambers Europe guide

Miguel Linares Polaino is widely respected among peers for his experience both in banking litigation and in payment services regulatory matters for financial services companies. He also advises on anti-money laundering regulations from his Madrid boutique Linares Abogados. Sources say: "He takes a level of personal interest in matters that sets him apart from the rest," adding: "He has been in many transactions and operations, so brings a broader point of view."

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María Gracia Rubio

RdC Abogados

From the Chambers Europe guide

Peers know María Gracia Rubio as an experienced financial regulatory practitioner with an excellent track record in fintech, crowdlending and capital markets regulatory mandates. Clients describe her as "approachable and reachable," adding: "She is able to bring people together who are facing similar problems and establish a proper dialogue." She is the founding partner of RdC Abogados.

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KPMG Abogados

From the Chambers Europe guide

KPMG Abogados' Spanish practice is led by financial services practice head Francisco Uría, who receives significant praise for his advice predominantly to Spanish banks on EU and domestic banking legislation. Peers highlight his "clear analysis, smart approach and quick capture of key issues," while clients report that he "always provides accurate and pragmatic advice."

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Fernando Zunzunegui

Zunzunegui Abogados

From the Chambers Europe guide

Fernando Zunzunegui runs his own Madrid firm Zunzunegui Abogados and is best known for his handling of class actions and other civil proceedings relating to the mis-selling of financial products by domestic banks. He also increasingly advises on fintech and crowdfunding mandates. Interviewees note his academic contributions to the sector along with his "great work ethic and negotiation skills."

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Garrigues

From the Chambers Europe guide

Luis de la Peña focuses on banking and investment services regulatory mandates. Interviewees praise his communication skills and his pragmatism along with the fact that "he knows how to delegate to his team but if any problems arise that he should attend to as partner he has no problem in resolving the issues."

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finReg360

From the Chambers Europe guide

Jorge Ferrer has a particular focus on regulatory topics relating to investment vehicles owned by either funds or banks. He also has experience in crowdfunding and e-payment mandates. Interviewees appreciate his "availability and closeness to the needs of the client." Ferrer is a key member of the new team at finReg360.

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Linklaters

From the Chambers Europe guide

The "very thorough, hard-working and calm" Paloma Fierro is a key member of the firm's financial regulatory offering. She has experience in a range of topics including the establishment of financial entities in Spain and matters pertaining to derivatives trading.

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Juan Ignacio González

Garrigues

From the Chambers Europe guide

Clients appreciate Juan Ignacio González's "legal judgement and global vision of the issues," adding: "I also appreciate his availability and dedication." He handles financial sector regulation mandates relating to corporate transactions and regulatory compliance.

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Cuatrecasas

From the Chambers Europe guide

Department head Rafael Mínguez has experience in a broad range of finance, capital markets and banking regulatory mandates. Peers note his long-standing presence and excellent contacts in the market, which help him to attract major debt restructuring and project finance mandates to the firm. "I have a very direct relation with him and he is always available for any matter," says one client.

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