José Guardo

José Guardo’s main areas of practice are Projects, Asset Finance and Export and Trade Finance. José advises all the main financial Spanish and international institutions active in Spain.

José also is very active advising corporations and multilaterals abroad, and in particular in Latin America. He enjoys vast expertise in infrastructures and energy related transactions

Firm Overview:

We are one of the world’s pre-eminent law firms, with significant depth and range of resources across five continents. As a single, fully integrated, global partnership, we pride ourselves on our approachable, collegial and team-based way of working. We always strive to exceed the expectations of our clients, which include corporates from all the commercial and industrial sectors, governments, regulators, trade bodies and not-for-profit organisations. We provide them with the highest-quality advice and legal insight, which combines the Firm’s global standards with in-depth local expertise.

Many of the world’s leading organisations look to Clifford Chance not just for legal expertise but for advice on business critical issues.

Given our market-leading position, we also believe we owe it to our clients and our people to be a responsible business. We take a comprehensive approach to managing risk, and our Corporate Responsibility programme is among the most comprehensive in the industry – and a fundamental aspect of the firm’s life.

Last, but not least, we aim to be easy to work with, down to earth and approachable.

José Armando Albarrán

José Armando Albarrán keeps very busy. His regular client list includes corporates (such as Gas Natural and Amadeus), investment banks (such as Morgan Stanley and UBS) and private equity houses (such as RREEF, BC Partners and Cinven) on a wide range of corporate finance matters.

Since being elected to partnership in 2004, Armando hasn’t wasted a minute. His prolific record and strong work ethic have led to an impressive list of achievements in a very short space of time.

His recent IPO work includes Criteria, Solaria, Vueling, Riofisa and Renta Corporación. His recent public M&A work includes the takeover bids for Amadeus, Colonial, Urbis, Riofisa, Fadesa and Endesa. And his recent private M&A work includes the sale of online travel agency Opodo and the acquisition of Acciona Aparacamientos.

Armando is ranked in Band 1 for ECM and Corporate/M&A in the current edition of Chambers Global, and is recommended for private equity and restructuring work. He is listed in Legal 500 (Corporate/M&A), PLC Which Lawyer?, IFLR and Best Lawyers.

Practice Overview:

Our Corporate practice provides advice on many of the world’s largest and most complex transactions, embracing:

  • public and private M&A
  • joint ventures
  • securities offerings
  • private equity

We service international corporate and investment banking clients across our network of offices and practice.

Our Corporate lawyers work within our industry groups where they combine their legal skills with detailed sector knowledge. Sectors include technology, media and telecommunications, financial institutions, energy, chemicals, retail and transport.

Javier Marzo Cosculluela

Javier Marzo Cosculluela is a partner of the Corporate Department since 2004 and co-responsible of the Telecommunications & Media Industry.

His area of expertise is corporate law. He has participated in a number of M&A, reorganizations and private equity transactions particularly in technology, telecoms and media companies, energy and infrastructure, as well as privatizations and cross-border transactions in the some of the mentioned sectors. He also advises clients on general corporate matters on a regular basis.

In the telecoms and media sector, Javier Marzo has been involved in many of the most relevant and complex transactions that took place in the last years in Spain, including IPOs. He has also wide experience in regulatory and contractual matters where he is recognized in the market as an expert. Javier Marzo advises telecom operators and other clients in start-ups, public tenders, special projects (such as fiber deployment or MVNOs), state aids and other proceedings before the telecommunications and media authorities.

He was international associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York. He is co-responsible of the US Desk in Garrigues.

Javier Marzo is included in several directories such as PLC Which Lawyer, Best Lawyers or Chambers&Partners, in the practice area of Telecommunications, Media and Technology (TMT), both in Chambers Global and in Chambers Europe´s editions. Also, Mr. Marzo was awarded with the ILO Client Choice Award 2010 in M&A, Spain.

He lectures Communications Law at Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE E-1 and E-3) since 2006. He also collaborates with the Centro de Estudios Garrigues within the International Business Law Program and he has lectured Telecommunications and Media Law in different postgraduate programs (Instituto de Empresa, ICADE, Carlos III, CEU, Universidad Europea de Madrid). He has been speaker at seminars and conferences in different institutions.

Mr. Marzo is a member of the Madrid Bar Association.

Firm Overview:

Garrigues is the Iberian Peninsula’s leading tax and legal services firm in terms of professional headcount and billings. We know the industry inside out and provide value added to each and every one of our clients.

Our history dates back to 1941, when brothers Joaquín and Antonio Garrigues Díaz-Cañabate founded the law firm J&A Garrigues, which went on to amass enormous prestige in the second half of the 20th century. Following the merger with Arthur Andersen, Asesores Legales y Tributarios (ALT) in 1997, the Firm took its place among Europe’s largest and most influential practices. In 2002, in the wake of the disappearance of the Andersen Worldwide network, Garrigues opted to continue as an independent concern and embarked on a new phase, marked by the business-first approach and global vision that have made the Firm the market leader.