Chambers Europe 2015
MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE
Corporate & M&A
The Corporate and M&A Department comprises a group of professionals who provide specialised and comprehensive advice on all of the corporate and M&A practice areas. The firm has played a leading role in the evolution of Spanish corporate and commercial law over recent decades and has been involved in the most important, most complex and largest transactions in the Iberian market.
Capital Markets, Banking & Finance
In banking and finance, Garrigues advises on capital markets, project finance, acquisition finance processes, asset finance and distressed debt trading.
Garrigues has been involved in many of the most relevant capital market transactions (IPOs, flotations, debt issues, hybrid securities, securitisations)
Garrigues has a strong expertise on regulated sectors and has participated in many deals in the energy, IT and telecommunication and media sectors
EU & Antitrust
Garrigues EU & Antitrust Department is one of the most prestigious not only in Spain but also at European level, with a strong team in Brussels which allows the firm to advise on enforcement proceedings started by the antitrust authorities, merger control proceedings, state aid procedures, antitrust law compliance programs.
In addition the firm advises and represents clients at domestic courts and at the EU General Court and Court of Justice.
Garrigues is the reference firm for all tax matters, both on-going and transactional, to Ibex35 index companies, comprised of the largest quoted companies in Spain. The size of its department allows the firm’s professionals to be truly specialised in practice areas (tax litigation, transfer pricing, M&A transactions, international taxation, indirect taxes, corporate income taxes, etc.) and industries with a client-oriented focus, taking an independent approach rather than offering supplementary support service.
Litigation & Arbitration
Garrigues has the oldest and largest Litigation and Arbitration Department in Spain and the firm is highly regarded on the Spanish legal market for its in-depth industry knowledge, the quality and efficiency of its services and for its ethical commitment, but what it is important to underline is that the firm seeks pragmatic solutions to disputes based on the knowledge of its clients’ business.
The Litigation and Arbitration covers three areas of practice:
(i) civil and commercial litigation and domestic arbitration (institutional and ad hoc);
(ii) international arbitration (institutional and ad hoc); and
(iii) white collar crime
Restructuring & Insolvency
Garrigues is highly skilled and has a longstanding tradition in designing and implementing optimal strategies to ensure that business restructuring processes, either operational or financial or a combination of both, achieve their goals; the practice ranges from out of Court refinancing agreements to the most complex in Court insolvency proceedings with employment and labour law measures. Garrigues also delivers comprehensive advice to lenders and other stakeholders.
Advice on the full spectrum of companies’ employment issues, such as collective negotiations, restructurings arising from financial entities in distress, reduction of work force and cease of activities due to poor economic and market conditions, advising in the introduction of new businesses including the transfer of employees and major litigations in extremely complex environments with a huge economic impact.
Covers the full spectrum of services (advice, prosecution and litigation) related to all sectors of intellectual property law, from trademark and copyright law, to patent law