Banking & Finance
Our Finance and Banking Department provides legal advice in a great variety of industrial sectors, both to financial entities and private capital and investment institutions as well as to borrowing companies.
We have a highly specialized team with a solid reputation within the market and with recommendations in various rankings and legal directories.
Our specialization covers corporate financing, structured finance, acquisition finance, project finance, real estate finance of other assets, design and legal structuring of syndicated financing, debt restructuring, project and structured finance, leasing, factoring, confirming, off balance sheet operations, financial and banking guarantees, derivative operations, custody and liquidation of securities, private banking, etc.
Contact Partners: Clifford Hendel; Guillermo Yuste
Recommendations in legal directories:
"Recommended firm" in Banking and Finance in Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500 EMEA, IFLR 1000 and PLC Which Lawyer in all editions since 2000 up to the latest in 2012.
"Recommended firm" in Banking and Finance. Expert Clifford Hendel brings his vast global expertise. He is a well-known adviser on international finance deals and joint-ventures. - CHAMBERS GLOBAL GUIDE 2012 EDITION -
"Recommended firm" in Banking and Finance. "Top-level service in a boutique fashion", Araoz & Rueda is a "very good challenger to the larger firms". Guillermo Yuste made partner in 2011; both he and Clifford Hendel "are very knowledgeable of the Spanish legal framework" and "willing to put in extra effort to close a transaction".
- THE EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA LEGAL 500 2012 EDITION -
"Recommended firm" in Banking and Finance. "The team has a strong reputation in this area and has more recently been involved with restructurings".
- CHAMBERS GLOBAL GUIDE 2011 EDITION -
The "outstanding" Araoz & Rueda is highly regarded for banking and project finance and restructuring work. Clifford Hendel and Alejandro Fernández de Araoz demonstrate a "high level of commitment and clear understanding of their clients´ needs."
- THE EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA LEGAL 500 2010 EDITION -
The firm´s compact size and flexible business model, with emphasis placed on partner-time and a generalist approach, have enabled the banking & finance department to successfully adapt and handle restructuring and project finance commissions. Sources say: "Exceptional technical knowledge coupled with a pragmatic focus on problems, as well as superb commercial relationships and client care". Clifford Hendel is recommended as a key individual.
- CHAMBERS EUROPE GUIDE 2010 EDITION -
The firm has established a good profile in financing. "Araoz & Rueda is active in the market. It is very strong in project financing and they have an acquisition financing practice advising the buyers in banking deals".
- IFLR 1000 2010 EDITION -
Sources agree that Araoz & Rueda’s banking and finance team is a name to watch, as it is increasing its presence in local and cross-border transactions, acting for companies as well as international law firms without representation in Spain. Clients applaud the group’s high levels of service and the steady involvement of the partners in transactions. As one commentator elaborates: “The lawyers are incredibly responsive and diligent and they always go the extra mile”. “Clifford Hendel stays on top of all the twists and turns of a transactions and is always able to deliver”.
- CHAMBERS EUROPE GUIDE 2009 EDITION -
Generally regarded as “one of the best corporate boutiques in Spain”, Araoz & Rueda has also built up an impressive banking and finance track record. Clifford Hendel receives praise for being “one of the most resourceful lawyers in the market”. - THE EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA LEGAL 500 2009 EDITION -
Araoz & Rueda remains solid in this sector. Partner Clifford Hendel is highly recommended.
- THE EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA LEGAL 500 2008 EDITION -
Observers comment on the firm’s improved visibility on the Spanish finance scene, with an increasing presence in international financing transactions. The Lawyers: The “professional and remarkably active” Clifford Hendel is a “multidisciplinary lawyer regularly involved in finance work in the country”. - CHAMBERS EUROPE GUIDE 2008 EDITION -
Araoz & Rueda has always maintained a strong banking practice and it maintains an impressive client list. - IFLR 1000 2008 EDITION -
The firm enters the rankings on the back of the numerous recommendations of its peers and on the strength of the deals it has recently closed. This year it retains its place among the premier Spanish firm. - IFLR 1000 2007 EDITION -
"…the firm´s finance practice continues to attract plaudits in the market”. "…Araoz & Rueda has a well-regarded finance practice”. - THE EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA LEGAL 500 2005 AND 2006 EDITIONS -
"The firm has a growing finance practice and is attracting world-class clients”.
- THE EUROPEAN LEGAL 500 2004 EDITION -