Growth of real estate in Spain

04 Sep 2017

Appointment of new partner in Spanish practice

International law firm Simmons & Simmons has today announced the appointment of partner* Alfonso Fernández-Puebla Muñiz, who joins the firm’s practice in Spain specialising in real estate.

Previously Alfonso headed up the real estate practice at Gómez-Acebo & Pombo and his practice focused mainly on acquisitions and disposals, sale and lease-backs, leases, real estate development and, eventually financing, with clients to include Standard Life Investments and Invesco.

Andrés Mochales, country head in Spain commented: Alfonso brings a real specialism to the team in Spain within a lucrative sector that is continuing to grow and develop in the local market. His expertise will complement our existing real estate finance specialism and add further breadth to our client offering.”

Mark Curtis, head of the firm’s international corporate and commercial group added: “We are looking forward to welcoming Alfonso to our international corporate team on the ground in Spain; he has a lot to offer our clients who will benefit from his broad experience in the developing real estate sector.”

On his move, Alfonso said: “The team and I are eager to start at Simmons & Simmons in Madrid. The change will enhance our practice by being able to offer our clients a global service and will also broaden the firm’s current presence in a sector that will continue boosting”.

Alfonso will also be bringing with him a senior associate, David Gomez Cubillo and junior associate Sara Moreno.

*Subject to standard regulatory approvals.

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