Azanza is one of the most recognised and prestigious lawyers in this practice in Spain. With 27 years of experience working in the Madrid office of a reputable international law firm, she is a specialist in all aspects of capital markets and represents issuers and placement banks in cross-border transactions, including convertible bonds, bond issuance programmes, regulatory capital, covered bonds, hybrid instruments, IPOs, secondary offerings, and block trades.
Azanza’s in-depth knowledge of the market, coupled with its technical strength, has enabled it to build long-lasting relationships of trust with its clients, which include financial institutions as well as multinationals and large Spanish companies. Azanza has a high international profile and has been recurrently involved in multi-jurisdictional transactions.
Leading international legal directories endorse her experience and expertise. Chambers & Partners places her in Band 1 in ‘Capital Markets: Debt’, and Legal 500 places her in the Hall of Fame band in the same practice. Likewise, Euromoney-IFLR 1000 recognises her as Highly Regarded in ‘Capital Markets: Debt and Equity’, and Best Lawyers ranks her as one of the best lawyers in ‘Banking and Finance Law’ and ‘Capital Markets Law’ in Spain.
“Yolanda’s incorporation responds to the Firm’s strategy of recruiting the best professionals. Her experience strengthens the team dedicated to capital markets with the aim of continuing to offer the best service to our clients,” said Ander Valverde, Finance partner at Pérez-Llorca.
“Pérez-Llorca has a strong multidisciplinary Capital Markets practice. The incorporation of a person with Yolanda’s professional prestige responds to our strategy of leadership in this area,” said Carlos Pérez Dávila, partner of Capital Markets at Pérez-Llorca.
The appointment of Yolanda Azanza is part of Pérez-Llorca’s ‘Women in Corporate’ programme, through which the Firm promotes equality between men and women and fosters female talent in the Corporate area.