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Luis Alonso

Luis Alonso


Luis Alonso

Luis Alonso is the Head of the Corporate / M&A Practice of Clifford Chance Spain

Luis specialises in all aspects of public and private M&A and acts for corporates and financial investors across a wide range of industry sectors including infrastructure, energy, financial institutions, telecoms, retail, sport, media & entertainment. His practice has particular emphasis on M&A transactions, takeovers, joint ventures and corporate finance.

  • Advising ACS on the sale of its global industrial services business to Vinci for a consideration of EUR 5bn
  • Advising The Super League on all legal aspects related to the creation of the European football competition, including the foundational agreements between the 12 founding clubs, the EUR 4bn facility obtained from an international bank and the legal actions initiated vis-à-vis UEFA and FIFA before the European Court of Justice 
  • Advising Masmovil on (i) the EUR 2bn takeover bid for Euskaltel and (ii) the previous EUR 5bn takeover bid made by KKR, Cinven and Providence for Masmovil
  • Advising ACS on its joint venture with Atlantia and Hochtief and their joint EUR 18bn takeover bid for Abertis
  • Advising Hochtief on the EUR 940m takeover bid for CIMIC
  • Advising DIA on (i) the takeover bid made by LetterOne and (ii) the sale of its French business to Carrefour for a consideration of EUR 600m
  • Advising Real Madrid on its EUR 570m financing in respect of Santiago Bernabeu stadium
  • Advising Värde Partners on (i) the acquisition of Bancopopular-E (currently Wizink Bank) and (ii) the acquisition by Wizink Bank of the Barclaycard business in Spain and Portugal
  • Advising Airbus on the sale of (i) CESA to the Canadian group Heroux-Devtek and (ii) tier-1 supplier Alestis to the Aciturri group
  • Advising Cobra on the sale of a 3.2 GW photovoltaic power business in Spain to Portuguese group Galp for an estimated EV of EUR 2.2 bn
  • Advising Abanca on the acquisition of (i) the Spanish retail business of Novobanco and (ii) the Portuguese retail business of Deutsche Bank
  • Advising Banesco on the acquisition of Spanish bank Novagalicia Banco (currently Abanca) from FROB for a consideration of EUR 1bn
  • Advising Enel Green Power on the acquisition from Elawan and Inveravante of Parques Eólicos Gestinver
  • Advising Finerge (First Sentier) on the acquisition of the Murillo renewable portfolio from EDP
  • Advising Total on the acquisition from Ignis of a portfolio of PV Projects with a total capacity of 3.3 GW
  • Advising Inversis on the acquistion of the Spanish depositary and custody business of the Royal Bank of Canada

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Career and qualifications

  • Law Degree - University of Seville 2002
  • Diploma in International Arbitration - University College of Dublin 2003
  • Admitted as a lawyer (abogado) in Spain 2004
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2004
  • Admitted as a Solicitor in England & Wales 2008
  • Partner at Clifford Chance since 2016

Professional bodies

  • Member of the Madrid Bar Association
  • Solicitor of England & Wales

Awards and citations

  • Luis Alonso is, in my opinion, the lawyer who makes the difference between Clifford Chance and competitors, and has become our reference lawyer for M&A operations. I would highlight the clarity and practicality of his advice and, above all, his negotiation skills, with which he manages to bring operations to fruition by looking for options that fit all parties.’
    Legal 500 – 2021 
  • He receives praise for his ‘handling of complex M&A processes and aligning the interests of all parties to get the deal done.’
    Chambers Europe – 2021
  • ‘Luis Alonso, always “hands on” and available. His experience shows immediately when answering questions about very difficult situations. He has already lived them and has several alternatives. If not, the matter is studied thoroughly and very quickly. It transmits a lot of security and guarantee in making decisions on complex issues.
    Legal 500 – 2021
  • Selected among the 10 best lawyers in Spain, for all practice areas, by leading financial newspaper "Expansion" at its 2021 Legal Awards
  • Winner of the Client Choice award as best lawyer in Spain for M&A for four years (2017, 2018, 2019 and 2021)
  • Selected among the 3 best lawyers in Spain under 40 by Forbes Legal, 2018
  • Winner of the Iberian Lawyer "Forty under 40" award, 2017
  • Ranked as leading individual for Corporate / M&A by leading directories including Legal 500, Chambers, IFLR and Acritas Star