Friday, September 22, 2023

CC lures Funds Structuring partner from KWM

Clifford Chance strengthens its Fund Structuring team with the incorporation of Ildefonso Alier as a partner


After more than 14 years, Ildefonso Alier joins Clifford Chance from King & Wood Mallesons, where he has been a partner in the Funds team since 2019.

Clifford Chance has announced the appointment of Ildefonso Alier effective June 1st as a partner in the Fund Structuring team in its Madrid office. He joins Clifford Chance’s 32 partners in Spain, Luxembourg, the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, and the Netherlands, specialising in advising leading global and local fund managers on the raising and structuring of private equity funds.

With more than 18 years of experience, Ildefonso Alier specialises in structuring domestic and international private equity funds, including private equity, venture capital, infrastructure, real estate, fund of funds, and debt funds, as well as incorporating and advising private equity fund management companies. He also has extensive experience in advising managers on secondary transactions, co-investment funds restructuring, as well as advising and negotiating the entry of investors into such vehicles.

He has worked with the main national and international private fund managers, having participated in the most complex and relevant fundraising operations and secondary structures that have taken place in the Spanish market in the last 10 years.

He is a Law graduate with a specialisation in Finance from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Commenting on his hiring, Jaime Velázquez, managing partner of Clifford Chance in Spain said: “Ildefonso’s impeccable reputation, track record, and international profile in fund structuring are a perfect fit with Clifford Chance’s international practice. Our warmest welcome to the partnership and to the firm.”

Javier Amantegui, partner and head of Clifford Chance’s Private Equity practice in Spain, added: “Clifford Chance has a strong multi-disciplinary team focused on advising domestic and international financial investors, including specialised fundraising and structuring practice. Ildefonso will contribute to maintaining the firm’s leading position in the sector both in Spain and Europe.”

Ildefonso Alier, commented: “It is with great enthusiasm that I take on this new professional challenge at Clifford Chance, one of the best Fund Structuring teams in Europe, present in the key jurisdictions for the main investment managers and funds and involved in transactions of great importance and notoriety.”

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