Squire Patton Boggs strengthens B&F with José Luis Iriarte Ruiz

Squire Patton Boggs has incorporated José Luis Iriarte Ruiz as legal director of the banking and finance area of Squire Patton Boggs in Madrid.

The lawyer joins from Clifford Chance and has more than ten years of experience, advising both foreign and local companies on corporate finance, acquisition finance, projects and real estate financing, and specialised in the areas of acquisition: export and trade finance.

Manuel Mingot, partner in the banking and finance practice of Squire Patton Boggs Spain said, “the hiring of José Luis Iriarte is another step in the firm’s effort to continue growing and offer a comprehensive service to our clients. With José Luis and his renowned experience, we strengthened a crucial department of the firm, especially due to José Luis’ experience in financing acquisitions, real estate financing, project and export finance.”

José Luis Iriarte’s experience in law firms includes more than nine years at Clifford Chance, and he previously practiced at Cuatrecasas in Brussels and at Eversheds-Lupicinio.

José Luis Iriarte said: “I feel very grateful that Manuel and Pablo have wanted me to join their team and I am convinced that I will be able to contribute a lot to the firm and expand their practice.”

The banking and finance team of Squire Patton Boggs, led by partners Manuel Mingot, Pablo Rodríguez Abelenda, and Tom Cerdán, partner in charge of the English Desk in Madrid, strengthens with this hiring and with the recent incorporation of José María Pérez-Prat Recarte as an associate with experience from law firms such as Evergreen and Simmons & Simmons.

Michael Heron