Ildefonso Alier joins Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance announces the appointment of Ildefonso Alier effective 1 June as a partner in its Madrid office’s fund structuring team.

He joins the 32 partners at Clifford Chance specialising in advising leading global and local fund managers in the development and structuring of private equity funds.

With more than 18 years of experience, he primarily advises on the structuring and establishment of domestic and international investment funds (private equity, venture capital, infrastructure, real estate and mezzanine funds, funds of funds), the creation of investment management companies, secondary transactions, the interest arrangements and co-investment plans and other related transactions such as restructuring of funds or creation of special purpose vehicles for investment into private equity.

Ildefonso Alier joins Clifford Chance from King Wood Mallesons, where he has been a partner in the Funds team since 2019.

Commenting on this incorporation, Jaime Velázquez, Managing Partner of Clifford Chance in Spain says: “Ildefonso’s outstanding reputation, track record and international profile in fund structuring are a perfect fit with Clifford Chance’s international practice. Our warmest welcome to the partnership and to the firm.”

Javier Amantegui, the partner who leads Clifford Chance’s private equity practice in Spain, adds: “Clifford Chance has a strong multidisciplinary team focused on advising domestic and international financial investors, including an area specialising in fund raising and structuring. Ildefonso will contribute to maintaining our leading position in the sector in Spain and Europe”.

Ildefonso Alier, comments: “It is with great enthusiasm that I take on this new professional challenge at Clifford Chance, which has one of the best fund structuring teams in Europe, operating in the key jurisdictions and involved in major transactions”.