Linklaters appoints two Iberian lawyers for its Global and European leadership

Linklaters has appointed Madrid partner Ben Crosse and London partner Philip Spittal as Global co-heads of Banking. Lisbon-based Nuno Ferreira Lousa will be its new European managing partner

Based in Madrid, Ben Crosse (pictured left) has worked in Paris and in London and participated in multiple large-scale cross-border transactions. He has extensive experience advising both financial institutions and corporate clients on a wide range of Banking transactions, including complex Financial and Corporate Restructurings, Private Equity Leveraged Financing, investment grade and structured lending.

Philip Spittal is a senior banking partner based in London who previously led the Corporate and Structured Lending team. Phil has wide-ranging experience in syndicated lending, event driven, Acquisition and Leveraged Finance transactions across the credit spectrum acting for both lenders and borrowers internationally and domestically.

The firm’s Banking teams advise across the full range and life cycle of financial transactions and are ranked tier 1 in all the major legal directories globally. Teams incorporate our new money Leveraged Finance, Corporate and Structured Lending practices and our Restructuring and Insolvency practices. The team advises banks and other financial institutions, companies and governments on domestic and international bank financing transactions across every industry, commercial, financial and governmental sector.

Meanwhile, Lisbon-based Nuno Ferreira Lousa (pictured right), according to several international media, will succeed Milan-based Capital Markets specialist Claudia Parzani as Western Europe regional managing partner. He currently heads the firm’s Dispute Resolution and Restructuring teams in Lisbon and chaired ICC Portugal’s Corporate Responsibility and Anti-Corruption Commission from 2014-2019.

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