Alfredo is a Partner and Head of the Financial Markets practice in Spain at Simmons & Simmons. Alfredo joined the financial markets team, in London in January 1997 and moved to the Madrid office in February 1999. Alfredo is a dually qualified Spanish and UK specialist lawyer, admitted as a lawyer in Spain in 1997 and as a solicitor to the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 1998, which differentiates him, and gives him a competitive strength in the market through his rare capability to offer to the firm’s clients, with interests in Spain and the UK, international advice. Alfredo’s core areas of specialisation are capital markets, derivatives, corporate and banking. He provides continuous advice to some of the most prestigious national and international investment banks, funds (including private equity and hedge funds) operating in the Spanish market and, has been involved in a variety of international transactions such as acquisition of debt and REO portfolios, debt issues (including, MTN and ECP Programmes, high yield bonds, private placements), repackaging, securitisations and other complex structure finance transactions.