Hogan Lovells Hires Finance Partner in Madrid

MADRID, 7 June 2011 - International legal practice Hogan Lovells has expanded its global Finance practice with the recruitment of José Luis Vázquez. José Luis joins Hogan Lovells International LLP in June 2011, based in the Madrid office.

José Luis joins Hogan Lovells from Uria Menéndez, where he specialised in project finance, infrastructure finance, acquisition finance, structured finance and debt restructuring. José Luis has advised on several high profile financings and restructurings.

Finance co-leader David Hudd said:

"The hire of José Luis is part of our ongoing strategy to strengthen our finance practice in the key financial centres around the world and comes shortly after the arrival of finance partners, Matthew Williams, John Deacon, Robert Fugard and Simon Gwynne in London."

José Luis Huerta, Hogan Lovells' Madrid Office Managing Partner, said:

"José Luis has great experience and client contacts. I am delighted he joins our Madrid office to develop our banking and finance practice. We are clearly committed to expand our presence in this area at all levels"

José Luis Vázquez commented:

"Hogan Lovells is a highly regarded global firm and I am looking forward to building on that platform as well as on the strengths of the Madrid office to grow the banking and finance practice there"


About Hogan Lovells' Finance practice

Located in the world’s financial hubs, Hogan Lovells’ Finance practice is consistently rated as a market leader by respected legal directories, including Chambers Global and Legal 500, and by trade publications such as International Financial Law Review and Trade Finance Magazine. Our team of more than 300 lawyers enjoys extensive experience in advising clients on all types of financing transactions.

The practice comprises:

  • International Banking - including leveraged and acquisition finance, asset finance, banking, structured finance, trade and export finance, and real estate finance.
  • Business Restructuring and Insolvency - including debtor and creditor representations, refinancings, restructurings, workouts, and acquisitions of distressed assets.
  • International Debt Capital Markets - including debt and high-yield capital markets offerings, private placements, securitizations and repackagings, and derivatives.
  • Infrastructure, Public and Project Finance - including global infrastructure projects, privatization, public-private partnerships (PPP), engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contracts, private finance initiatives (PFI), concession agreements, government finance and mergers and acquisitions.

We provide an integrated service and capability to our clients, which include the world's leading financial institutions and corporations.

About Hogan Lovells


Hogan Lovells combines the breadth of business-oriented legal advice and high-quality service that clients have come to expect through working with its two founding firms – Hogan & Hartson and Lovells.

"Hogan Lovells" or the "firm" refers to the international legal practice comprising Hogan Lovells International LLP, Hogan Lovells US LLP, Hogan Lovells Worldwide Group (a Swiss Verein), and their affiliated businesses, each of which is a separate legal entity. Hogan Lovells International LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC323639. Registered office and principal place of business: Atlantic House, Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2FG. Hogan Lovells US LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in the District of Columbia.

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