The firm

“Alarde is a new law firm with over 70 years of combined practice in corporate finance, corporate governance, capital markets and derivatives.
We service our clients on advisory and transactional work at the highest level to solve their business strategic legal and corporate governance problems/issues. Having handled some of the most complex transactions and advisory work in Spain and, by extension, in Europe, our track record is one of innovation, talent, entrepreneurial thinking but also traditional excellence.”

Iñigo Gomez-JordanaManaging Partner & Founder

Why Alarde

We can provide and resource, as required, the legal expertise and manpower needed by our clients. Our deep knowledge and own track record/experience means we know what will be required for any particular assignment.

This enables us to offer a high-quality cost-efficient advice:

  • Our track record demonstrates that the quality of the service is, at least, equal to the highest possible.
  • We carefully follow the instructions we receive and allocate the required experience to the matter. This avoids the expense associated with the implied cost of  learning.
  • Our fixed costs are not significant which enables us to be flexible but also, when needed, we can add external resources to the team.

These distinctive factors mean that we efficiently apply our vast experience and knowledge to the advice we provide and the documentation we draft. This means that our clients save time and get a better service.

We can provide and resource, as required, the legal expertise and manpower needed by our clients. Our deep knowledge and own track record/experience means we know what will be required for any particular assignment.

This enables us to offer a high-quality cost-efficient advice:

  • Our track record demonstrates that the quality of the service is, at least, equal to the highest possible.
  • We carefully follow the instructions we receive and allocate the required experience to the matter. This avoids the expense associated with the implied cost of  learning.
  • Our fixed costs are not significant which enables us to be flexible but also, when needed, we can add external resources to the team.

These distinctive factors mean that we efficiently apply our vast experience and knowledge to the advice we provide and the documentation we draft. This means that our clients save time and get a better service.

Services and
Practice Areas

Corporate M&A and Corporate Governance


  • Private and Public Mergers & Acquisitions
    (including specifically Take Overs)
  • Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Corporate Advice
  • Corporate Governance
  • Private Equity
  • Corporate Governance
  • Company secretarial

Capital Markets


  • Capital Markets advisory: legal opinions and structuring
  • Securitizations
  • EMTNs, GMTNs, ECPs, Equity Link products and retail bonds
  • Convertible Bonds
  • High Yield Bonds
  • IPOs
  • Liability Management
  • Covered Bonds
  • Structured Finance
  • Financial Regulatory

Derivatives


  • Derivatives advisory: legal opinions and structuring
  • OTCs
  • Clearing
  • Repackaging’s
  • Equity derivatives
  • Commodity title transfer financings

Banking and finance


  • Leverage Finance
  • Acquisition Finance
  • Trade Finance
  • Global Loans including bridge to bond, equity take-outs

Legal Project Management


We provide Legal Project Management in relation to multidisciplinary advisory work and also multi-jurisdictional transactions (M&A, corporate finance). This area of expertise includes:

  • Transaction and advisory planning
  • Legal milestones follow up
  • Meeting timescales, resource requirements and budgets
  • Monitoring, and keeping client team informed of progress
  • Dealing effectively with regulatory approvals processes and third party consents
  • Risks analysis

Governmental Authorizations – Golden Power Clearance


Team members have ample experience and track record in facilitating governmental clearance in respect of foreign investment in Spain. This area of expertise is directly linked to the sectors in which such clearance is required and shows a deep understanding of the different levels of the Spanish general and local administration.

We have represented
the following clients
over the last 30 years:

  • Acciona
  • ABN
  • AMRO/RBS
  • ACS
  • ADIF Alta Velocidad
  • Atlético de Madrid
  • Alsea
  • Amadeus
  • Arcelor
  • Atlantia
  • Autoestrade
  • Avangrid Renewables
  • Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria
  • Banco Itau
  • Banco Sabadell
  • Banco Santander
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch International Limited
  • Bank of Montreal
  • Bankia
  • Bankinter
  • Barclays Bank
  • BNP Paribas
  • BEI/IEB
  • Bridgepoint
  • Bridgepoint
  • Bundersverband Deutscher Banken e.V.
  • Caixabank
  • CALYON-Credit Agricole,
  • The Republic of Colombia
  • CINTRA Concesiones de Infraestructuras de Transporte
  • Citibank N.A.
  • Coöperative Rabobank U.A.
  • Corpfin Capital
  • Credit Suisse International
  • CVC
  • CQS Asset Management London
  • Deoleo
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Dorna Sports
  • EIG Global Energy
  • Edizzione
  • Enagas
  • Endesa
  • ENGIE
  • Ferrovial
  • Financial Security Assurance
  • FCC
  • Fondo de Garantia de Depósitos
  • Fortress
  • Fosun
  • Franklin Advisers
  • Gamesa Siemens
  • Gas Natural (Naturgy)
  • Goldman Sachs International
  • Iberdrola
  • Iberia
  • Instituto de Credito Oficial (ICO),
  • Republic of Honduras
  • Imperial Tobacco
  • Inbisa
  • ING
  • Ilionstudios
  • ISDA – International Swaps and Derivatives Association
  • Kingdom of Spain
  • Kuwiat Investment Office
  • Liberbank (formerly Caja de Ahorros de Asturias)
  • Logista
  • JP Morgan Chase Bank N.A
  • Lone Star Investments
  • Morgan Stanley & Co. International
  • Macquire Capital
  • Mizuho International
  • Morabanc
  • Mubadala
  • Natixis
  • Natwest Markets Plc
  • Nazca Capital
  • Neinor Homes
  • NH Hoteles
  • Nomura Inernational
  • OHL
  • Polygon Investment Partners
  • RBS
  • Real Madrid Club de Fútbol
  • Repsol
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • RBC
  • Sacyr
  • Santander Consumer Finance
  • Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
  • Sotogrande
  • Societe Generale
  • Standard & Poor´s
  • Técnicas Reunidas
  • Telefónica
  • The Bank of New York
  • UBS International
  • Vanessa Research Inc
  • Verra Mobility Corporation

We have represented
the following clients
over the last 30 years:

  • Acciona
  • ABN
  • AMRO/RBS
  • ACS
  • ADIF Alta Velocidad
  • Atlético de Madrid
  • Alsea
  • Amadeus
  • Arcelor
  • Atlantia SpA
  • Autoestrade SpA
  • Avangrid Renewables
  • Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria
  • Banco Itau
  • Banco Sabadell
  • Banco Santander
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch International Limited
  • Bank of Montreal
  • Bankia
  • Bankinter
  • BoAML
  • Barclays Bank
  • BNP Paribas
  • BEI/IEB
  • Bridgepoint
  • Bundersverband Deutscher Banken e.V.
  • Caixabank
  • CALYON-Credit Agricole,
  • The Republic of Colombia
  • CINTRA Concesiones de Infraestructuras de Transporte
  • Citibank N.A.
  • Coöperative Rabobank U.A.
  • Corpfin Capital
  • Credit Suisse International
  • CVC
  • CQS Asset Manager London
  • Deoleo
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Dorna Sports
  • EIG Global Energy
  • Edizzione
  • Enagas
  • Endesa
  • ENGIE
  • Ferrovial
  • Financial Security Assurance
  • FCC
  • Fondo de Garantia de Depósitos
  • Fortress
  • Fosun
  • Franklin Advisers, Inc.
  • GamesaSiemens
  • Gas Natural (Naturgy)
  • Goldman Sachs International
  • Iberdrola
  • Iberia
  • Instituto de Credito Oficial (ICO),
  • Republic of Honduras
  • Imperial Tobacco
  • Inbisa
  • ING
  • Ilionstudios, S.A.
  • ISDA – International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc,
  • Kingdom of Spain
  • Kuwiat Investment Office
  • Liberbank (formerly Caja de Ahorros de Asturias)
  • Logista
  • JP Morgan Chase Bank N.A, Lone Star Investments Limited
  • Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc.
  • Macquire Capital
  • Mizuho International
  • Morabanc
  • Mubadala
  • Natixis
  • Natwest Markets Plc
  • Nazca Capital
  • Neinor Homes
  • NH Hoteles
  • Nomura Inernational
  • OHL
  • Polygon Investment Partners
  • RBS
  • Real Madrid Club de Fútbol
  • Repsol
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • RBC
  • Sacyr
  • Santander Consumer Finance
  • Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
  • Societe Generale
  • Sotogrande
  • Standard & Poor´s, Técnicas Reunidas,
  • Telefónica
  • The Bank of New York
  • UBS International
  • Vanessa Research Inc
  • Verra Mobility Corporation

Relevant transactions & advisory work

Alarde team members have lead some of the largest corporate finance/equity&debt/structured finance (including derivatives) transactions  in Spain and by extension, in Europe. We have also been at the forefront of complex advisory work and industry advice in the area of financial regulation and derivatives. A detail experience list demonstrative of the experience and market leading position of the team members is available upon reference.

For reference, transactions/advisory in different practice areas include:

  • Infigen Energy Limited and Infigen Energy Trust (Takeover bid) Aus$893m (“deal of the year” 2020)
  • Abertis Infraestructuras, S.A. (Takeover bid) $39.621,95 (transaction awarder “deal of the year”)
  • Dorna Sports € 805.772.744 Senior Secured Credit Facilities
  • Altadis S.A. (Takeover bid) $20.823,88m (transaction awarded “deal of the year”)
  • Bridgepoint Advisers Limited acquired Bora Wind Energy Management, S.L. acquired from ACS, S.A. for $906,66m
  • Scottish Power Ltd (Takeover bid) $27.025,64m (transaction awarded “deal of the year”)
  • ICO’s € 50,000,000,000 Euro Medium Term Note Programme
  • Santander International Debt, S.A. Unipersonal/Santander Issuances, S.A. Unipersonal’s € 32.000.000.000 guaranteed Euro Medium Term Note Programme
  • Iberia fleet renewal Iberbond 2004 PLC $ 900.000.000 issue (transaction awarded “deal of the year”)
  • Memorandums of law issued to leading industry associations in relation to derivatives and capital markets/financial regulation

The Team

Team members have been the leading individual advisors for some of the largest corporate finance transactions in Spain (and by extension, Europe). For reference lawyers in the firm have been ranked by all major legal directories including; Legal 500, Best Lawyers, Chambers.

Team members have held at some point in their careers an academic position in leading universities and have authored legal and general publications.

Iñigo Gomez-Jordana

Managing Partner — Founder

“I have served clients and colleagues on advisory and transactional work for over 30 years. In those years I have seen the market in which I operate develop and, as a result, been instrumental to some of such developments. I stay at the forefront with a broad-based background”

The Team

Team members have lead some of the largest corporate/finance transactions in Spain (and by extension, Europe). For reference we rank in all major legal directories and in diferent practice areas. These include Legal 500, Best Lawyers, Chambers, IFLR etc.

Team members have held at some point in their careers an academic position in leading universities and have authored legal and general publications.

Iñigo Gomez-Jordana

Managing Partner — Founder

“I have served clients and colleagues on advisory and transactional work for over 30 years. In those years I have seen the market in which I operate develop and been instrumental to some of such developments. I stay at the forefront with a broad-based background”

Principal team Members

Fernanda Matoses
García-Valdés

Attorney (Abogada)

Marta Batalla
Eguidazu

Attorney (Abogada)

Principal team Members

Fernanda Matoses
García-Valdés

Attorney (Abogada)

Marta Batalla
Eguidazu

Attorney (Abogada)

International

Team members are all internationally focused. Throughout their careers they have dealt primarily with cross border practices and clients. Each of them has the required and more appropriate resource to connect, where required, with colleagues from other jurisdictions.

The Firm has entered into a cooperation agreement with Juridicum-avvocati in Rome and is connected to leading London, Paris and Frankfurt firms.

International

Team members are all internationally focus. Throughout their careers they have dealt primarily with cross border practices and clients. Each of them has the required and more appropriate resource to connect, where required, with colleagues from other jurisdictions.

The Firm has entered into a cooperation agreement with Juridicum-avvocatti in Rome and is conected to leading London, Paris and Frankfurt firms.