Eversheds Sutherland adds Finance partner from Ashurst

Eversheds Sutherland has hired Manuel López as a partner to bolster Financial, Banking and Securities Markets

Eversheds Sutherland has hired Manuel López (pictured left), until now a partner at the international law firm Ashurst, as a new partner in Spain. His incorporation responds to a clear commitment of the Spanish office of the firm to promote a strategic area for the firm and to offer its clients the highest level of specialisation in all matters related to the Financial, Banking and Securities markets.

Manuel López is an expert in Financing transactions and Financial Regulation, in areas such as authorisation of new entities and provision of financial services, adaptation to regulatory changes, investment funds and crypto-assets. Throughout his professional career, he has specialised in advising credit institutions, listed companies, investment services companies and funds on all matters related to the regulation of financial services and financing operations.
He has extensive experience in inspection and sanctioning procedures with financial supervisory authorities such as the Bank of Spain, the CNMV, and SEPBLAC, as well as in acting in judicial and extrajudicial banking and financial proceedings.

Throughout his career, he has also advised on a large number of infrastructure and energy project financings (Project Finance). In the field of Capital Markets, he has accumulated extensive experience in listing processes on BME Growth and Euronext; bond issues and other capital operations (accelerated book building, buybacks, etc.).

Manuel López holds a PhD in Law and has been a Commercial Law full professor, currently teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses at CUNEF. His extensive and renowned career has earned him distinction in the most reputable legal directories.

Jacobo Martínez (pictured right), managing partner of Eversheds Sutherland in Spain, said: “Manuel’s proven experience and in-depth knowledge of financial regulation and financing transactions is a great asset for our firm and our clients in an area as demanding and constantly changing as the financial sector.”

For his part, the new firm´s partner highlighted the innovative project and the great reputation of a firm such as Eversheds Sutherland: “I start this new stage with great enthusiasm and the conviction that it will be tremendously enriching to work with an excellent team of professionals and a fundamental step in my professional career.”

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