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Allen & Overy opened the Madrid office in 1991, at a time when the sophistication of the Spanish market, which reflected a simultaneous growth in the country's economy, required a quality focus, with national excellence and international reach.

Over the last 25 years, Allen & Overy has become one of Spain’s leading legal practices, providing high quality and innovative advice to steer complex transactions to a successful conclusion.

Based in Madrid and Barcelona, our lawyers have both international experience and an in-depth knowledge of the local market. We can leverage the resources and skills of a highly integrated worldwide network. Our office is led by 16 top-tier partners, each of whom has an exceptional track record of success and achievement across a range of industry sectors, supported by a dedicated team of experienced lawyers.

Our clients are our top priority and they include financial institutions, public entities, high profile Spanish companies and international corporations with interests in Spain and beyond.

As a global elite practice, Allen & Overy is at the cutting edge of international legal and commercial insights. Our teams are able to offer our clients the support and advice needed to succeed in the changing national and global markets.

Our experience

Antitrust and European Law

Antitrust and European Law

Telefónica on its appeal before the General Court of the European Union against an European Commission decision by which a EUR66.8m fine was imposed for an alleged non-compete arrangement with Portugal Telecom.

Banking/Finance and Capital Markets

Banking/Finance and Capital Markets

Bank of America Merrill Lynch as arranger in respect of EUR600m facility to fund a convertible loan from Primefin S.A. to El Corte Inglés S.A.

Corporate

Corporate

Banc Sabadell on the public takeover offer for TSB Banking Group, the British-based bank.

Employment

Employment

One of the main international players in the aluminium sector on the collective dismissal processes linked to the closure of two factories and on a temporary collective suspension of employment process in another manufacturing plant. Our advice has included, among others, enquiries, preparation of the required documentation, assisting on the negotiation with the works councils and trade unions, communication with the public authorities and judicial proceedings before courts.

Litigation and Arbitration

Litigation and Arbitration

Numerous international investors in solar, thermal, wind and hydro projects worth several billion Euros in ICSID and UNCITRAL claims under the Energy Charter Treaty arising from changes in Spain’s regulation of renewable energy.

Public Law

Public Law

One of the largest operators of telecommunications on all regulatory matters including access and connection conflicts, radio-electrical public domain, media, and other areas. Our advice includes consultations, administrative proceedings before the CNMC and the Ministry and contentious administrative proceedings before the courts.

Tax

Tax

UBS/SNB on the tax aspects related to the competitive process under which this company sold a portfolio of instruments of the mortgage market, real estate and other assets to the international fund Centerbridge.

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News & insights

Publications: 24 MARCH 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: impact on Spanish commercial lease agreements

Royal Decree 463/2020 (Covid-19 Spanish RD), came into force on Saturday 14 March 2020 and will initially be in force until 28 March 2020 (subject to extensions, which are very likely to take place). The Covid-19 Spanish RD declares an emergency situation due to the existence of the coronavirus epidemic in Spain and implements several actions to address it.

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Publications: 20 MARCH 2020

Labour and social security measures addressing the crisis provoked by Covid-19

Royal Decree 463/2020 of 14 March, by which the state of alarm in Spain is declared, includes a number of measures, among them the limitation of freedom of movement, which limits the freedom of movement of people, though it allows them to go to their workplace as workers or businesspersons.

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Publications: 19 MARCH 2020

Economic measures in Spain against Covid-19 coronavirus: moratorium on mortgage payment and on duty to file for insolvency

Today it has been published in the Spanish Official Gazette (Boletín Oficial del Estado) Royal decree-law 8/2020, dated 17 March, on urgent and extraordinary measures to fight social and economic impact of Covid-19 coronavirus (RDL). 

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Publications: 19 MARCH 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: what tax measures have been adopted under the state of alarm in Spain?

The publication of Royal Decree 463/2020, of 14 March (RD 463/2020), which declares the state of alarm throughout the national territory for an initial period of 15 days, has brought with it the establishment of a set of urgent tax measures.

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Patricia Razquin

Head of Marketing, BD and Comms

Madrid

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