RaimundoOrtega

Partner

Madrid + 34.91.520.3947

Raimundo Ortega handles complex antitrust and regulatory matters, with extensive experience in infrastructure and energy. He is the only lawyer in Spain ranked simultaneously in competition and energy by Chambers, Legal 500, and Best Lawyers for five consecutive years. Raimundo was recently appointed by the Spanish Competition Authority (CNMC) as a Non-Governmental Advisor to the International Competition Network.

Raimundo is advising on COVID-19 (coronavirus) implications as they relate to antitrust and regulatory measures being taken by the Spanish government in wake of the crisis, including agreements between competitors, foreign direct investment (FDI) screenings for the energy sector, and compliance with industrial measures as a result of the lockdown.

For more than 20 years, Raimundo has represented foreign and domestic funds, financial institutions, and infrastructure and energy companies such as Aberdeen, Axpo, Bombardier, CaixaBank, Cintra, EDF, Endesa, Engie, IBM, Macquarie, Marubeni, Naturgy, Orange, Prysmian, KPN, SES, and Total.

He is currently advising on several cartel investigations, including leniency applications and damage claims, before the CNMC and the Supreme Court. He also has extensive experience in merger regulation, including phase 2 transactions with remedies. He is also active in an energy regulatory matter in the retail petrol sector before the CNMC, the Supreme Court, and the European Commission, where he is securing victories for his client. In a recent representation of an electricity company, Raimundo obtained a favorable decision from the Spanish Energy Regulator that resulted in the amendment of regulation. In addition, he has experience in FDI limitations in the electricity market.

Raimundo teaches competition law and energy at a variety of academic institutions.

Experience

  • PolyOne acquires Clariant color and additive masterbatch business for $1.5 billionJones Day advised PolyOne Corporation in the $1.5 billion purchase of Clariant’s global color and additive masterbatch business.
  • Portobello Capital acquires BT España Compañía de Servicios Globales de Telecomunicaciones, S.A.U.Jones Day advised Portobello Capital Gestion SA SGEIC in the acquisition and related financing of the Spanish company BT España Compañía de Servicios Globales de Telecomunicaciones, S.A.U., whose primary activity is the provision of telecommunication services.
  • Guardian Europe S.à r.l. sold Guardian Automotive glass business to PARTER Capital Group AGJones Day advised Guardian Europe S.à r.l., a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., in the sale of its Guardian Automotive aftermarket glass fabrication and distribution business to PARTER Capital Group AG.
  • Aberdeen Infrastructure acquires 47.5% of Autopista del Guadalmedina, Concesionaria Española, S.A.U.Jones Day advised Aberdeen Infrastructure (HoldCo) B.V. in the acquisition of 47.5% of the share capital and related financing of the Spanish company Autopista del Guadalmedina, Concesionaria Española, S.A.U., the concessionaire that manages the Guadalmedina highway (AP-46 Málaga – Las Pedrizas).
  • MM Capital Partners to acquire 25% stake in two shadow toll road concessions in Madrid, SpainJones Day is advising MM Capital Partners Co., Ltd. in its acquisition of a 25% stake in two shadow toll road concessions in Madrid, Spain (Concesiones de Madrid, S.A.U. and Ruta de los Pantanos, S.A.U.) from Globalvia Inversiones, S.A.U., belonging to Globalvia Group.
  • Ferro Corporation to sell its global Tile Coatings Business to Lone Star FundsJones Day is advising Ferro Corporation, a leading global supplier of technology-based functional coatings and color solutions, in the sale of its global Tile Coatings Business to Pigments Spain, S.L., a portfolio company of Lone Star Funds, for $460 million in cash, with potential earnout payments of up to $32 million in cash based on the performance of the business pre-closing, subject to customary adjustments.
  • UPL acquires Arysta LifeScience from Platform Specialty Products Corporation for $4.2 billionJones Day advised UPL Limited ("UPL"), a leading global generic agrochemical company based in India, in connection with its subsidiary, UPL Corporation Limited’s, US$4.2 billion acquisition and related $3 billion term financing of Arysta Lifescience Inc. (“Arysta”), a global provider of crop protection solutions, including bio-solutions and seed treatment, from NYSE listed Platform Specialty Products Corporation (“Platform”).
  • BANCALE, the Spanish Family Office divests 100 percent stake in distributor K-TuinJones Day provided legal advice to Bancale in the divestment of 100 percent stake in the distributor K-Tuin.
  • Reno De Medici acquires Barcelona Cartonboard S.A.U.Jones Day advised Reno De Medici S.p.A., an Italian-listed subsidiary of Cascades, Inc., in connection with the acquisition of 100 percent of Barcelona Cartonboard SAU, a Spanish company that is ranked seventh in Europe in the coated cartonboard sector, from the German private equity fund Quantum Capital Partners.
  • Ferro acquires Quimicer SAJones Day advised Ferro Corporation in its acquisition of Quimicer S.A.
  • CBRE Global Investment Partners acquires 6,458-unit portfolio of Spanish residential properties for €870 millionJones Day advised CBRE Global Investment Partners in connection with its acquisition of a 6,458-unit portfolio of Spanish residential properties valued at €870 million.
  • Mapei acquires TecnopolJones Day advised Mapei S.p.A. in its acquisition of Tecnopol Sistemas, S.L.U., a Spanish chemical company leader in the production and distribution of waterproofing and insulation systems for the construction industry.
  • Alantra Private Equity acquires majority stake in Unión MartínJones Day represented Alantra Private Equity in connection with its acquisition of a majority stake of the Spanish company Unión Martín, S.L., whose primary activity is the production and distribution of sea products.
  • CBRE Global Investors and Montepino form joint venture to develop portfolio of prime assets in core locations in SpainJones Day advised CBRE Global Investors in its formation of a joint venture with Montepino to develop a portfolio of prime assets in core locations in Spain.
  • Ferro acquires Endeka CeramicsJones Day represented Ferro Corporation, a leading global supplier of technology-based performance materials, in connection with its acquisition of Endeka Group, a global producer of high-value coatings and key raw materials for the ceramic tile market.
  • Investcorp sells Esmalglass to Lone Star for €605 million (US$695 million)Jones Day advised Investcorp, a leading provider and manager of alternative investment products, in the €605 million (US$695 million) sale of Esmalglass, a leading producer of ceramic colors and glazes, to Lone Star.
  • Portobello Capital acquires Centauro Rent a Car and Nordic BusJones Day represented Portobello Capital Gestion SA SGEIC in connection with its acquisition of 100% of the Spanish companies Centauro Rent a Car, S.L. Unipersonal and Nordic Bus, S.L. Unipersonal, car hire and bus hire companies, respectively.
  • Comienzos Siglo XXI sells minority investment in Grupo Paraguas to Dream International B.VJones Day advised Comienzos Siglo XXI, S.L. in connection with the sale of a minority investment in Grupo Paraguas, a well-known group of restaurants in Madrid, as well as the project to expand their business in Spain and in different countries and cities, to Dream International B.V (Dogus Group).
  • Investcorp International acquires Agromillora CatalanaJones Day advised Investcorp International Ltd. in its acquisition of a majority stake in Agromillora Catalana, S.A., parent holding company of an international group engaged in the production, propagation, and genetic development of woody trees species and rootstocks for agricultural use, from Nazca.
  • CaixaBank refinances Rotasol photovoltaic solar plant project in Rota, Cádiz, SpainJones Day advised CaixaBank, S.A. in connection with the sale and purchase agreement and refinancing of the "Rotasol" photovoltaic solar plant project located in Rota, Cádiz, Spain.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • September 24, 2018
      Blockchain Banking Seminar
    • September 24, 2018
      Blockchain Banking Seminar
    • 21 noviembre, 2017
      El futuro de los PPAs en España
    • May 11, 2017
      Investment Opportunities in Mexican electricity market
    • 11 de mayo, 2017
      Oportunidades de inversión en el sector eléctrico en México.
    • 24 de marzo, 2017
      Competencia, contratos públicos y la Administración
    • 8 de junio, 2016
      México: retos y oportunidades tras la entrada en operación del Mercado Eléctrico Mayorista
    • 25 de mayo, 2016
      Las multas a los directivos por infracción de la normativa de Competencia y la Responsabilidad Penal
    • 29 de marzo, 2016
      Desayuno con el Presidente de la Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia (CNMC)
    • 23 de abril, 2013
      Implicaciones de Derecho de la Competencia en operaciones de adquisición de empresas en dificultades
    • March 9, 2012
      From Law Firm to Classroom
    • 9 de marzo 2012
      Cuando el Bufete se Tansforma en Aula
    • January 24, 2012
      Opportunities in Renewable Energy in 2012 - Legal and Regulatory Framework for Renewable Energy Investments in Europe.
    • February 3, 2011
      Lecture on client relationship at the LLM International Law, ISDE
    • January 27, 2011
      Interview with tv news channel "Intereconomia" regarding leniency applications ("Entrevista en el telediario de Intereconomia TV sobre las solicitudes de clemencia")
    • January 25, 2011
      Lecture on the new EU vertical restraint in a competition course, IEB
    • November 13, 2010
      Panel on the activity of the CNC in the field the promotion of competition, moderator, FIDE
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