Spanish Opportunities Forum

Part of Markets Day - 11 OCTOBER 2017, THE WALDORF HILTON, LONDON

Lead Strategic Partners:


Gomez-Acebo & Pombo

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo is an independent Iberian law firm that provides comprehensive legal advice in all areas related to business law and which ranks as a leader across the Iberian legal market in terms of quality, clientele, size and turnover. Our clients, experience and organisational structure have made us a benchmark firm for international transactions.

We have offices in five countries (Spain, United States of America, United Kingdom, Portugal and Belgium) which offer legal advice on Spanish, Portuguese and European Union Law.

We are widely recognised, nationally and internationally, for the quality of our legal services in the restructuring and distressed practice and have received over the past years awards for customer service, innovation and technical excellence within this specialisation. We understand the particularities of the Spanish market, the transactions that take place in it and its dealing culture. We have been operating in this market since the 70’s and have strong knowledge of the local market and its players. Such knowledge is fundamental to get a deal done.

Our restructuring and distressed team has strong expertise on borrower and creditor mandates and has developed a leading practice on representing non-bank creditors on Spanish situations, such advice going from the initial review of capital structures to the in-court or out of court restructuring of the asset. We have also developed a leading expertise on debt portfolio acquisitions of all types and on M&A transactions in a distressed environment.

Strategic Partners:


FTI Consulting

FTI Consulting is a global business advisory firm that provides multi-disciplinary solutions to complex challenges. With over 4,600 employees based in 29 countries, and with offices in every major financial centre and every corner of the globe, we successfully serve our clients wherever challenges and opportunities arise.

The European Corporate Finance & Restructuring practice comprises over 100 professional staff based in offices in London, Frankfurt and Madrid. Our clients include all of the major European and US banks, private equity houses, city law firms and many corporates.

Our team works with clients to maximise business value and minimise risk. We focus on improving operational effectiveness, increasing revenue and growth through specific refinancing or transaction events, as well as providing ongoing support and financial advice to clients as they navigate through operational changes or financial difficulties. We support firms through financial restructurings, due diligence activities, valuation needs, a myriad of transaction types, tax challenges and opportunities, contingency planning and insolvency actions.

Our restructuring team has vast expertise in complex multi-stakeholder and multijurisdictional restructurings across many industries with a track record of implementing viable and sustainable restructuring solutions on behalf of our clients. Our team has taken a lead role in many of the major restructurings in recent years.

Our transaction services team has market leading credentials in the mid to large private equity transaction space and has advised on some of the largest European transactions (€1 billion+) over the past 15 years. Our operational transformation team advises financial sponsors and corporates
on transactions with a strong focus on delivering maximum value at all stages of the deal lifecycle .Entails in the mid to large private equity transaction space and has advised on some of the largest European transactions (€1 billion+) over the past 15 years. Our operational transformation team advises financial sponsors and corporates on transactions with a strong focus on delivering maximum value at all stages of the deal lifecycle.


Shearman & Sterling

Shearman & Sterling has been advising many of the world's leading corporations and financial institutions, governments and governmental organisations for more than 140 years. We are committed to providing legal advice that is insightful and valuable to our clients. This has resulted in ground-breaking transactions in all major regions of the world. Our Capital Markets and Leveraged Finance lawyers have participated in some of the largest, most high-profile, innovative and complex cross border offerings and financings in Europe for over 40 years. Considered product and industry specialists, we place great emphasis in helping our client's achieve their business goals – this is at the forefront of everything we do. Globally integrated with local law support, we operate in all of the key financial centres around the world and are particularly known for advising on all financing streams, from bank and bond financings, to private equity exits, to restructurings. Our Capital Markets and Leveraged Finance practices are supported by key complimentary high quality practice groups, Private Equity, M&A, Regulatory, Antitrust and Competition, Tax, Litigation and Restructuring and Bankruptcy, ensuring we offer a full-service offering to match your every need. With highly ranked practices in all the major legal directories and league tables for debt, equity, high yield, and banking and finance, we advise issuers, underwriters and sponsors on inaugural and repeat high yield issuances, English and New York law governed leveraged bank and bond financings, initial public offerings, investment grade offerings, Yankee bonds, capital increases, privatisations and restructurings. Our team has a diverse client base that includes investment banks, corporates and private equity groups ranging across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the US.

Sponsorship Opportunities

We help firms prosper in corporate debt markets and can adapt our packages to ensure you stand out from the crowd and see real ROI.

How you can benefit:

  • Develop your reputation as a thought leader - ally your business with the latest developments and thinking in the credit markets by speaking on our agenda, designed in conjunction with Debtwire desks across EMEA.
  • Align your brand with pre-eminent speakers including financial sponsors, corporate borrowers, hedge funds, asset managers, leveraged finance and workout bankers.
  • All sponsorship packages include guest places. Invite your most important clients and strengthen relationships.
  • Host a lunch, sponsor a drinks reception, take exclusivity. We can adapt our packages to ensure they meet your requirements.
  • Benefit from an extensive marketing campaign to attract your clients and prospects. Debtwire Week marketing will reach our 30,000 subscribers across EMEA.