Alfonso López-Ibor is the Managing Partner of the Madrid office. Before
joining the firm and for ten years, he was the Managing Partner of the
Madrid office of Allen & Overy.
His practice covers virtually all aspects of corporate law, finance and
banking. He is also widely known for his expertise in litigation and for
his extensive experience in the air transport industry.
In his corporate practice, he regularly advises clients on the
acquisition and sale of Spanish and foreign companies, on private equity
transactions, management buy-outs and transfers of business divisions
and assets. He has extensive experience advising multinationals setting
up in Spain, whether through subsidiaries, branches or the acquisition
of existing companies.
In his banking and finance practices, he has developed extensive
experience in national and multi-jurisdictional issues, syndicated loan
operations, guarantees and asset finance and on the Spanish Stock
Exchange regulations, including reporting obligations to the public at
large and to the Spanish stock market regulatory agency (CNMV).
He is widely recognized for his expertise on the air transport industry,
including domestic and international commercial agreements, handling
agreements, all aspects of related financing such as financing
structures, leasing agreements, guarantees, acquisition finance; and
regulatory matters, including licenses and the procedures involved in
dealing with the Spanish Government agencies responsible for air
transport. He is one of Spain’s foremost experts on aviation.
His litigation practice involves primarily international litigation and
arbitration, with a particular focus on complex, high-stake disputes.