Alfonso López-Ibor is the managing partner of the firm's Madrid office. Previously, he was managing partner of Allen & Overy, Madrid, for ten years. He specialises in commercial, financial and banking law. Alfonso is also recognised for his experience in litigation, arbitration and air transport law. In commercial law, he regularly advises clients on the acquisition and sale of Spanish or foreign companies, in venture capital/private equity transactions, MBOs and corporate restructuring, also advising multinationals that wish to settle in Spain, either through branches or through the acquisition of already established companies. In banking and financial law, he has experience in syndicated loans, guarantees and financing of assets, as well as in the relationship with the CNMV. Alfonso heads up the department specialised in providing legal advice to companies in the airline sector, including national and international contracting, handling contracts, financial structures, including operating lease transactions, guarantees, financing of acquisitions, permits, authorisations and registrations. He is one of the best-known Spanish lawyers in the aviation sector, providing advice on litigation and international arbitrations in matters of great complexity.