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Latham hires Linklaters´ M&A top partner

Latham & Watkins has hired Alejandro Ortiz as its new partner

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Latham & Watkins has announced that Alejandro Ortiz will join the Madrid office as a partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Practices. Ortiz advises domestic and international companies, private equity firms, and financial institutions on a variety of complex transactional matters, with a particular focus on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, takeover bids, joint ventures, divestments, and refinancings. He has earned a reputation as one of Spain’s most experienced and knowledgeable public company M&A lawyers.

“We are delighted to welcome Alejandro to the firm,” said Ignacio Gómez-Sancha, Office Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins in Madrid. “He has a stellar reputation advising on some of the most significant deals in the Spanish market and brings a wealth of experience to our existing capabilities. His arrival underscores our preeminent company M&A and private equity practice in Spain, and he will be a significant contributor to our growth plans in Spain and across Europe.”

Highly regarded in his field, Ortiz has more than two decades of experience advising on big-ticket transactions across a range of high-growth industries, and he regularly advises boards and companies on corporate governance and regulatory matters. He also has deep experience counselling clients on a variety of complex leveraged finance, capital markets, and restructuring matters.

“Alejandro’s extensive experience advising on complex M&A deals and cross-border strategic alliances will be a major asset to our clients,” added Oliver Felsenstein, Global Chair of Latham’s Private Equity Practice. “His broad practice and client connections are highly complementary to the firm’s, and his in-depth knowledge of the business landscape and stature in the market will add significant additional firepower to our already strong transactional practice.”

“Alejandro is a great fit for our practice. He is a talented partner and strong business generator and is widely regarded as one of Spain’s top M&A advisors,” said Charles Ruck, Global Chair of the firm’s Corporate Department. “He brings a unique combination of private equity and public company M&A experience that has a lot of synergy with our high-end corporate practice and will also benefit our strong antitrust, capital markets, finance, regulatory, and litigation practices.”

Ortiz will join the firm from Linklaters. He received an LLB in Business and Law from the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas ICADE and a Master’s degree in Tax and Finance law through CETE at the Madrid Chamber of Commerce. He has also served as a lecturer on Commercial Law at the Universidad Complutense and on Mergers and Acquisitions at ICADE and IE Universities.

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