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Jaime Velázquez

Jaime Velázquez

Office Managing Partner, Spain

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Managing Partner

Jaime Velázquez specialises in M&A and corporate finance, mainly focused in regulated sectors such as financial, infrastructure, telecoms or energy sectors.

Jaime has been the Legal Counsel for the Spanish Inland Revenue in Cataluña, Secretary of the Board of Directors and Legal Counsel for the State-owned Bank (ICO), Secretary of the Board of Directors of a private equity house (Axis S.G.E.C.R., S.A.) and General Secretary and Secretary of the Board of the Telecommunications Market Commission.

Jaime leads the Clifford Chance Industrial and Financial Institutions groups in Spain.

  • Advising Masmóvil on the acquisition of Yoigo, the fourth largest mobile operator in Spain.
  • Advising Banco Inversis on the acquisition of the Spanish business of Royal Bank of Canada (RBC).
  • Advising Plastic Omnium on the EUR 665 million  acquisition of  Faurecia Automotive Exteriors
  • Advising Carrefour on the acquisition of 36 hypermarkets, 8 shopping centres and 22 petrol stations from the Eroski group

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Career and qualifications

  • Universidad de Extremadura (Law) 1992
  • State Lawyer since 1997
  • Joined Clifford Chance as a Partner 2005
  • Managing Partner of the Barcelona office 2007-2011
  • Managing Partner, Spain since 2013
  • Speaks Spanish and English

Professional bodies

  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the Financial Studies Foundation, since July 2013
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation for the Royal Academy of Jurisprudence and Legislation, since October 2014
  • Member of the Advisory Committee of the Center for Insurance Research (CIR) in collaboration with the Instituto de Empresa business school (IE)

Awards and citations

"Best Spanish Lawyer of the year" by Expansion Awards 2017 for Business Law Practitioners
Corporate /M&A- Chambers Global 2017

Managing partner Jaime Velazquez has notable expertise in corporate and transactional matters relating to the TMT, financial services and infrastructure sectors. Clients say that he is "an excellent professional with deep legal knowledge and a business perspective."