Linklaters re-hires Sebastián Albella to boost its corporate practice

Linklaters re-hires Sebastián Albella to boost its corporate practice

He worked for over a year at Latham & Watkins

Linklaters has re-hired veteran M&A partner Sebastián Albella, after six years of absence, to strengthen its corporate practice in Madrid, Spain.

Albella has a rich experience in the Spanish M&A market, advising large companies and private equity firms on a range of deals and corporate matters. He also has a deep knowledge of financial regulation and capital markets transactions.

Víctor Manchado, the head of M&A practice at Linklaters, remarked, “The addition of Albella puts our practice in an unrivalled position to advise listed and public companies on the biggest M&A transactions in the market.”

Albella had a one-year stint at Latham & Watkins as a counsel. Prior to that, he served at the Spanish Securities and Exchange Commission where, in 2016, he was appointed chairman by the Spanish government. He had earlier spent over a decade at Linklaters in Madrid and 11 years at Ramón y Cajal Abogados. In the late 80s and early 90s, he worked with CNMV.

His re-hiring comes after a recent spate of lateral hires in the US as the Magic Circle firm seeks to grow its North American presence. In July, it added two structured finance partners in New York, which followed the arrival of an employment partner and a regulatory partner.

Linklaters’ Madrid office houses 130 lawyers and 22 partners. The office covers most aspects of business laws. It has core capabilities in corporate and finance laws and dispute resolution. The firm recently advised IFM Investors on the €5bn public takeover offer for a stake in Naturgy and Société Générale on the IPO of Ecoener.

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