Saturday, September 30, 2023

Giménez-Salinas adds B&F head partner

Giménez-Salinas Abogados has incorporated Jacobo Baltar as partner and head of the firm´s Banking and Finance practice in its Madrid office


Jacono (Yago) has consolidated national and international experience with more than 20 years in the practice of law.

The law firm, founded in Barcelona in 1941, specialised in the management and resolution of commercial disputes, thus reinforces its Banking and Finance department.

From the Madrid office, Yago will work as a specialist in Banking and Finance, with a special focus on Regulatory matters, Corporate and asset finance, sustainability, Fintech and Web3.

Baltar has been general counsel, secretary-general and secretary to the Board of Barclays Bank; director of International Corporate Legal Advisory at CaixaBank in London; secretary-general and secretary to the Board of the Andbank Group in Andorra and Luxembourg; and secretary-general and secretary to the Board of the Banco Caminos Group. He has also practised as a lawyer in firms such as Baker McKenzie, Garrigues, Uría Menéndez and Linares Abogados, in the latter as a partner. Baltar has also been a member of the Board of Directors of several financial institutions in Spain and Luxembourg.

Baltar is also a lecturer on the Master’s Degree in Financial Markets Law at the Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles (IEB) and has been an associate lecturer in Financial Markets Law at the Universidad Carlos III.

Juan Carlos Giménez-Salinas, Giménez-Salinas Abogados managing partner, highlights that “the arrival of Yago Baltar to the firm is of great value due to his high level of international expertise in the banking and financial sector. The whole team is very excited about his incorporation, he will be key to the growth of the firm in this area.”

Yago begins this new professional stage “looking forward to contributing my experience to a consolidated firm such as Gimenez-Salinas and its international network GBL Alliance, in the face of the new challenges posed by the banking and financial sector.”

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