Ignacio Gómez-Sancha

Partner
Madrid
  • Plaza de la Independencia 6
  • 28001 Madrid
  • Spain
Profile Experience

Ignacio Gómez-Sancha, Managing Partner of the Madrid office, advises and represents institutional investors, investment banks, and public companies on capital markets, M&A, private equity and takeover transactions, as well as restructurings and special situations.

Mr. Gómez-Sancha combines extensive experience advising on major corporate transactions, including many of the largest in Spain, both in private practice and as in-house counsel, to offer clients sophisticated, commercial advice and representation. He served as the General Counsel of Bolsas y Mercados Españoles (BME), the Spanish stock exchange operator, and as a member of the Consultative Committee of the Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores, the Spanish Securities and Exchange Commission. Currently, Mr. Gómez-Sancha serves as Secretary of the Board of CFA Society Spain.

Recognitions

Ignacio Gómez-Sancha is recognized as a Leading Individual by Legal 500 EMEA 2020 in Capital Markets Debt & Equity

He is also recognized as one of the market’s leading capital markets practitioners and amongst the Best 50 Lawyers in Spain by Iberian Lawyer 2019.

He was praised for his exceptional market knowledge, intellect, and “innovative approach to legal practice.” Iberian Lawyer 2019 

Clients are quick to single Ignacio Gómez-Sancha out for praise: “He has excellent technical knowledge and skills, full availability and total commitment to his clients.” Another source adds: “He is the kind of lawyer you want on your side.”
Chambers Global 2018

Mr. Gómez-Sancha earns significant praises for his work on both the underwriter and issuer sides of complex equity transactions. Sources report that he “is always prepared and defends his clients’ interest in a constructive way.” “He is super-commercial, very sharp and the fact that he has been in-house before gives him an edge.”
Chambers Global 2017

Mr. Gómez-Sancha’s recent CM signature activity includes advising:

Private Equity and M&A
  • KKR in the takeover and taking private of Telepizza, S.A.
  • Hyatt Hotels Corporation in the prospective takeover bid for NH Hoteles 
  • Aernnova’s shareholders in the sale of Aernnova to Towerkbrook (€1.2 billion)*.
  • CVC Capital Partners in the:
    • Takeover bid over Deoleo, S.A. (€500 million)*
    • Merger of R (owned by CVC) and the listed company Euskatel*
  • Corporación Financiera Alba, S.A., et al., as majority selling shareholders, in the takeover bid over Clínica Baviera, S.A. (€200 million) launched by Ayer Eye*
  • Oaktree, as majority selling shareholder, on the 100% takeover bid for Campofrío launched by Sigma (€650 million)*
  • Abengoa on the sale of its 40% stake in Telvent to Schneider Electric (US$1.36 billion)*  
Restructuring and Special situations
  • KKR in the:
    • Restructuring and “exit financing” of Uralita/URSA*
    • Restructuring and “exit financing” of Grupo Gallardo*
    • Restructuring of NH Hoteles (€300 million)*
    • Restructuring of Cementos Balboa (€320 million)*
    • Acquisition from insolvency of Grupo Ceminter (€100 million)*
  • King Street in the:
    • Divestment of its share in the Renewable Power International Group*
    • Restructuring and liability management of RPI Minicentrales Bonds (€170 million)*
    • Restructuring of Realia*
    • Restructuring of Isolux*
  • Eurona on the restructuring of its debt using judicial approval (homologación)
  • Blackstone in the restructuring of the Urvasco Group*
  • Goldman Sachs in continued advice in their trading of distressed debt in the secondary market*
  • Newberger Newman in its investment in a distressed real estate asset (€350 million)*
  • Cerberus in its prospective investment in a Spanish Premier League football club (€300 million)*
Capital Markets
  • Solarpark in its IPO 
  • Morgan Stanley in the:
    • Prospective IPO of Haya Real Estate 
    • Rights issue of Colonial (€1 billion)*
  • Société Generale in the IPO of Naturhouse, S.A.*
  • Dominion in the IPO of Dominion Global Access, S.A.*
  • Abengoa on a €1.3 billion class B shares issuance in the context of the conversion of its share capital structure from A shares to a dual class of full and low voting shares (class A and class B)*
  • KKR in the IPO of Telepizza*
  • Entrecampos in the IPO of Entrecampos SOCIMI*
  • Repsol in the:
    • €10 billion Guaranteed EMTN Programme*
    • Tthree investment grade bond offerings of between €500 million and €900 million*
  • For Goldman Sachs, as joint bookrunner and lead manager, in the issue by Telefónica Emisiones, S.A.U. of US$1.25 billion fixed rate senior notes and US$750 million fixed rate senior notes*
  • Citibank as underwriter and lead manager, five notes offerings of Abengoa (two convertible notes and three high yield offerings) totaling more than €1 billion*
  • Banco Santander in six different international securitizations of loans “blue chips” worth US$3 billion* 

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

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