José will lead the firm’s financial services capabilities in Madrid, working alongside the firm’s multinational financial services teams. His appointment comes a few months after Pinsent Masons opened its new office in Luxembourg, with an initial focus on the Financial Services sector which will reinforce the firm’s international capabilities for clients in that sector.
An established financial services lawyer in Madrid, José’s practice incorporates a broad range of expertise including experience in acquisition financing, corporate finance, structured and project finance, margin loans, debt refinancing and restructuring and asset finance.
José joins from Penningtons Manches Cooper where he was a partner and headed the Banking & Finance team in Madrid.
Madrid office co-head at Pinsent Masons, Fernando Gutiérrez, said: “This year marks our fifth anniversary in Spain and we’re proud of the progress we’ve made supporting clients across a broad range of sectors and disciplines. José’s appointment will open new opportunities for us, enable us to widen our relationships with key clients and strengthen the team’s core capabilities. We are delighted to welcome him to our team.”
Commenting on his appointment, José said: “I am excited and proud to join Pinsent Masons’ highly regarded Financial Services sector, and to be leading its growing finance offering in the Spanish market. As a purpose-led professional services business with law at the core, Pinsent Masons provides an outstanding platform well-equipped to collaborate with businesses on both domestic Spanish and cross border matters.”