Premium Sponsor

As financial institutions around the world continue to focus on deleveraging their balance sheets, Allen & Overy has been at the forefront of the market, advising both governments, buyers and sellers of NPLs and we are well placed to setup and manage the legal aspects of SPVs for this purpose.

We are considered to be the premier firm across a range of banking and capital markets products and are able to bring together teams from across our leading practices in complementary areas such as funds, regulatory, debt capital markets, derivatives and securitisation to cover every aspect of a proposed transaction.

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Smart Financial Investor Partner

The EOS Group is one of the leading technology-driven financial investors and an expert in the processing of outstanding receivables. The company's core business is the purchase of unsecured and secured debt portfolios.

With over 45 years of experience, EOS offers some 20,000 customers in 26 countries around the world smart services for all their receivables management needs. Its focus is on banks and companies from the real estate, telecommunications, energy supply and e-commerce sectors. EOS employs more than 6,800 people and is part of the Otto Group.

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Specialist Partner

Aliseda Inmobiliaria is a joint venture between the investment fund Blackstone (51% of the share capital) and Banco Santander (49%) for the management of Real Estate with a value of 10.3 billion euros in property and real estate loans from Banco Popular. It manages a total of 80,000 properties and 40,000 collateral assets. And now, it offers NPL third- party servicing for strategic companies, investment funds and banks.

Aliseda is specialist in insolvency negotiations with a focus on the value of Real Estate value collateral. It also has extensive expertise in early default detection models.

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Portuguese Legal Partner

Abreu Advogados is the law firm set to provide legal advice in this changing society, working daily to ensure that new ideas are created for new industries, and new solutions are presented for new challenges. It’s this openness to embrace change that has sustained Abreu Advogados’ growth for more than 25 years.

As the world changes and new challenges unexpectedly arise, people’s mindsets and the way business is conducted call for innovative, fast-adapting lawyers. Being able to adjust one’s perspective is as valuable as all the legal expertise one might have.

As a full-service law firm with offices in Lisbon, Porto and Funchal, Abreu Advogados is amongst the largest law firms in Portugal. Its team is composed of more than 200 lawyers together with over 300 professionals.

Every year the firm is recognised in international legal rankings, having been recently distinguished as a highly commended firm and also as the law firm of the year 2020 for its partnership in Mozambique.

Every single professional at Abreu Advogados, from lawyers to management teams, is committed to taking a client-oriented approach to the solutions they offer, working in highly responsive teams, presenting business-oriented advice and cost-effective solutions. Abreu Advogados was the first law firm in Portugal to certify its quality management system under the European ISO 9001 standards.

Abreu Advogados continuously invests in multidisciplinary, borderless teams in order to tackle increasingly complex transactions, breaking down barriers and established models. It’s this ability to open discussions involving different legal practices and skillsets that allows Abreu Advogados to deliver a complete, efficient and comprehensive legal solution to each one of its clients.

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Spanish Market Partner

Sareb was founded in November 2012 to help clean up the Spanish financial sector and, in particular, the banks that became financially distressed as a result of their excessive exposure to the real estate sector.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by the Spanish Government in July 2012 with its European partners established the creation of Sareb as one of the conditions for receiving financial aid. The agreement stipulated that a company had to be created to manage the real estate assets transferred from the distressed banks, in order to reduce their risk levels and carry out an orderly divestment of the distressed assets.

We received some 200,000 assets valued at €50,781 million, of which 80% were developer loans and 20% real estate assets. The majority of our share capital is privately owned (55%), while 45% is in the hands of the FROB - Fondo de Reestructuración Ordenada Bancaria (Fund for Orderly Bank Restructuring).

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Debt Purchaser and Servicing Partner


We lead the way to prosperous business. Our credit management services give advantages to companies of all sizes. Strong cash flow contributes to continuous growth.

By taking good care of our clients and their customers we contribute to sustained healthy relationships. Every year we support 80.000 companies. And every day we are in contact with 250.000 people in debt.

With this great influence, comes great responsibilities and opportunities. We are in a unique position to make a difference. Step by step, we make things better for our clients, for their customers, for our industry and for society.

We lead the way to a sound economy.

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Block Sponsors

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. Our vision is to reimagine the world of real estate, creating rewarding opportunities and amazing spaces where people can achieve their ambitions. In doing so, we will build a better tomorrow for our clients, our people and our communities.

JLL is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $16.3 billion, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of over 90,000 as of December 31, 2018. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated.

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Servihabitat is the leading servicer on the Spanish market with more than 30 years of experience. The Company provides advanced portfolio management services on corporate, mortgage and developer credit, as well as on real estate assets along its entire value chain or in a modular way based on the needs of the client or each project. The servicer works as a one-stop shop, in search of excellence whilst being result-oriented. The expert and multi-disciplinary teams focus on offering valuable solutions in a fast and effective way.

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Cuatrecasas is a law firm present in 13 countries. We have 1000 lawyers, organized by business and industry-specific practice areas, who provide the knowledge and experience of the business law specialties applicable in each case, with a sectoral approach.

The Finance Group is highly regarded for handling distressed debt transactions: acquisition of corporate debt, loan portfolios and restructuring debt processes in Spain. Cuatrecasas’ Finance team advises distressed/special situation funds (as purchaser) and financial institutions (as seller) in many significant deals. Year after year, international directories rank the Finance specialties in 1st tier.

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Standard Sponsors
Equifax is a global data, analytics, and technology company. We believe knowledge drives progress. We blend unique data, analytics, and technology with a passion for serving customers globally, to create insights that power decisions to move people forward. Headquartered in Atlanta, Equifax operates or has investments in 24 countries in North America, Central and South America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. It is a member of Standard & Poor's (S&P) 500® Index, and its common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol EFX. Equifax employs approximately 11,000 employees worldwide.

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Copernicus is a global independent Loan & REO Asset Management platform that currently operates in Spain, Italy and Portugal.

Copernicus specializes in Corporate and SME secured loans, residential mortgages and REO portfolios.

By January 2019, Copernicus had over 200 employees and has managed more than €9.3bn of distressed assets.

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AHORA Asset Management is an independent real estate boutique servicing company specialized in problematic residential scattered assets (NPLs and REOs). Founded in 2015, AAM has a proven track record managing over 15 portfolios and more than 6,000 scatterd residential units. Key to success is the methodology focused on internal mediation with debtors and tenants, preserving and enhancing client´s reputation and CSR principles.

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SERVDEBT is a leading and independent asset management company in the Iberian NPL market, with a unique experience in providing integrated solutions on acquisition and management of distressed loan portfolios and real estate assets.

Since its inception, in 2007, SERVDEBT has experienced a significant growth having today approximately €5.2 billion of assets under management.

The company employs approximately 400 people, between Lisbon, Porto and Madrid.

Servdebt offers to its client’s multidisciplinary teams composed by lawyers, asset managers, financial analysts and real estate specialists.

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Intralinks® Holdings, Inc. is a leading global technology provider of secure content collaboration solutions supporting NPL transactions.

For 20 years Intralinks has been serving the debt capital markets community with one of the most widely used loan platforms for deal and document management.
Intralinks provides government agencies, advisors and brokers with the tools they need to streamline the debt divestiture process from pitch to sale. With Intralinks, NPL teams can maximize their proceeds by executing deals faster.

Intralinks is the most trusted Virtual Data Room provider, with a track record of enabling high-stakes transactions valued at $28.1+ trillion.

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My Credit S.p.A. is a company specialized in the investment and management of NPL and UTP secured portfolios, with the aim and task of creating a connection between the financial and real estate sectors.

The background of its team and the qualified know-how in the legal, finance and real estate areas allow an efficient management of credit and a maximization of returns. Thanks to My Credit method, the real economy becomes an added value which contributes to the achievement of the objectives of the business plan.

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Scope Group and the leading EU-based provider of independent ratings, research and risk analysis solutions across all asset classes. The Scope Group is based in Berlin and has offices in Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan, Oslo and Paris. The core brand Scope Ratings offers clients opinion-driven, forward-looking and non-mechanistic credit risk analysis and contributes to a greater diversity of opinions for institutional investors.

Scope Ratings is a credit rating agency registered in accordance with the EU rating regulation and operating in the European Union with External Credit Assessment Institution (ECAI) status.

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Deloitte is the leading professional services firm in Spain, particularly in the real estate sector through specialised services including transaction advisory (advisory and integral due diligence), IPOs advisory, debt advisory, consulting, market research and the valuation of assets, loans and real estate groups.

Deloitte´s multidisciplinary team comprises more than 80 dedicated professionals with experience in real estate. In recent years, the firm has advised REITs, Private Equity real estate consultants, financial businesses, and real estate funds and developers in both the Buy-side and Sell-side processes.

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We are a technology company specialized in credit risk management, fraud, marketing solutions and BPO. We help to make optimal decisions thanks to the analysis of large amounts of data that we convert into intelligent information, relying on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. We offer advanced services and solutions to streamline asset valuation in the NPL market. Our services for asset portfolios are based on automation of management and customisation of the deliverable.

For more information, see: Gestión de Carteras NPL | Experian España

Cabot Financial Spain is the Spanish credit management services agency of the Cabot Credit Management Group.

Cabot Credit Management is one of the largest credit management service providers in Europe and the market leader in the UK and Ireland, based on estimated future gross receipts from recovery. Cabot offers a range of credit management services to a wide customer base that includes some of the largest credit providers in Europe.

Customer care and compliance are at the core of Cabot's business, which seeks to treat its customers fairly and offer affordable payment solutions, often through long-term payment plans. Cabot has higher customer satisfaction ratings than the leading banks in the industry. Cabot has won numerous industry accolades, including the UK Customer Service Institute's Customer Satisfaction Award in 2017, the CCR Credit Excellence Awards in 2016 for Compliance, and the Credit Today Award in 2016 for treating customers. clients fairly.

Since July 2018, Cabot Credit Management has been a wholly owned subsidiary of Encore Capital Group. Encore Capital Group is an international finance company that provides debt recovery solutions for consumers on a wide range of assets. Through its subsidiaries around the world, Encore purchases debt portfolios from major banks, credit unions and utilities. Encore's operations in Spain also include Grove Capital Management and Lucania Gestión, wholly owned subsidiaries of Encore Capital Group.

Headquartered in San Diego, Encore is a publicly traded NASDAQ Global Select company (ticker symbol: ECPG) and a component of the stock of Russell 2000, S&P Small Cap 600 and Wilshire 4500.

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idealista/data Focused on data driven analysis of the Real Estate Market in Spain, Italy & Portugal

Our goal is to place structured real estate information, organised at a certain uniform level and in real time, within reach of any professional in the sector.

We have a group of technological and analytical tools to process, standardise and structure useful data sources and convert them into easily accessible information.

Our supply of services encompasses various data solutions to support decisions in the real estate market, mainly centered around different real estate market analysis solutions and appraisal of active properties: Property appraisal, Market studies, Real estate investment analysis, Developments.

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EY’s European Loan Portfolio Solutions network provides unrivalled access to jurisdictional knowledge and skills across pan-European markets, comprised of commercial and regulatory market leaders in the field.

Our network provides an offering to meet client’s needs, intensely focused on bringing stability and confidence to the European loan sale market.

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Uría Menéndez is one of the most prestigious and innovative international law firms offering professional services of the highest quality.

Their capacity for innovation, profound analysis of the law and unwavering respect for deontological ethics have made them one of the leading firms across the Iberian and Latin American markets.

With almost 600 lawyers working in 16 different offices located in the most important financial centres of Europe, the Americas and Asia, they‘re able to fully represent clients across the globe.

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Associate Sponsors

Pérez-Llorca is a pre-eminent law firm in Spain.

We provide high-end advice to international and domestic clients in connection with the largest and most complex transactions and disputes in Spain-related matters.

With more than 35 years’ experience in the Spanish market, our highly motivated lawyers and staff work towards a common goal: to contribute to the business success of our clients, offering first-rate legal services whilst always adhering to ethical and profesional codes of practice. Our full-service approach enables us to consider our clients’ needs from multiple perspectives and deliver results.

At Pérez-Llorca we accompany our clients wherever they are based, wherever they have operations or wherever they need us. We have close connections with the leading firms in every jurisdiction in order to offer our clients the best and most specialised advice in each country. The majority of our work is cross-border and often involves several jurisdictions. As an independent law firm, we approach multijurisdictional work by providing turnkey solutions together with other leading independent firms from Europe, the Americas and Asia.

We make it our mission to always seek out and find the best possible results for our clients for every case, adapting our service to their needs and collaborating with the most distinguished local firms. Our profound understanding of the legal market in each country allows us to offer our clients complete solutions.

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With more than 25 years of experience, offices in 7 countries and over 300 corporate customers in 34 countries, Relational’s strategy strongly supports its expansion to international markets.

Relational develops IT solutions in the areas of Loan Origination, Debt Management, Business Process Management, Data Integration, Data Management, Data Warehouse, Business Intelligence, and Business Service Management.

Relational focuses on software novelty, enabling customers to only focus on digital customer-centric activities.

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Accuracy, 100% held by its partners, is the sole totally independent international player in its field of expertise providing advice to company management and shareholders. Our status as an independent company means that we do not perform any regulated professional activities, ensuring that all work produced is objective, of the highest quality and in the best interests of our clients.

Our strength is to connect strategy, facts and figures. We provide our in-depth knowledge and expertise to our clients to help them face different situations: acquisitions, disposals, litigation, disputes, companies in difficulty, restructuring.  In order to provide bespoke solutions to these situations, we place a great amount of importance on constantly inventing and reinventing our services, understanding that no one solution is the same for each client.

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Media Partners

Savvy Investor is a professional resource hub for institutional investors and their service providers, curating the best investment research and news from around the globe. The Savvy Investor library is made up of 50 topics, including a section enabling members to instantly access the latest Debt and Credit Outlook articles and white papers and a directory of investment conferences.

Having launched in 2015, Savvy Investor now has over 36,000 members who download over 30,000 white papers per month. Upon signing up, each member selects which of the 50 topics they are interested in. This allows us to personalise their home page and weekly newsletter, ensuring a unique experience for all.

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CEE Legal Matters is a print and online publication for and about lawyers interested and working in Europe's emerging legal markets. CEE Legal Matters features news, interviews, analysis, opinion, and more. We also host conferences and round-tables and produce special reports on fees, salaries, and other subjects of interest to lawyers in the region. Our mission is, simply, to be the go-to source of information about lawyers and legal markets in Central and Eastern Europe. Because CEE Legal Matters.

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SeeNews is an independent one-stop-shop provider for business information and market intelligence for Southeast Europe. For over 15 years we have given a 360-degree perspective on 11 promising economies, so businesses can make informed decisions.

The integrated portfolio of services comprises, industry analyses, reports, company profiles, business and economic news monitoring and analysis of traditional and social media and annual rankings (TOP 100 SEE). Above all, SeeNews offers expert research on-demand  based on the client’s criteria. The company’s clients include IBM, Uniqa, HypoNoe Group, Lexis Nexis, and Buraeu van Dijk, among others.

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Confidencial Imobiliário (Ci) is the only source in Portugal regarding statistics on residential transaction prices. It’s an independent magazine, specialized in producing and publishing residential statistics. It owns a database named SIR that gathers the individual transactions from almost all main RE agents and developers.

Its data is quoted by the ECB, Bank of Portugal and the Bank for International Settlements, and is used by all major banks, both to address supervision rules and to manage NPL portfolios.

Ci also publishes the only statistics about residential rents, allowing investors to estimate implicit yields and support portfolio valuations.

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TRADERS’ media is a boutique publishing house which specialises in education on investments and trading. It was founded in May 2002 and since then there have been produced four monthly editions in German, Greek, Italian and Spanish.

The most up to date information on technical analysis, but also on mathematical and psychological aspects of trading, are presented every month through articles and interviews. TRADERS’ has been repeatedly voted “the best magazine for investors” in the UK. Topics cover a vast array, from intraday and swing trading to position management, in many asset classes. Besides its monthly publication, the company also produces customised editions for big banks and brokers worldwide.

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The CAIA Association is a global professional credentialing body dedicated to creating greater alignment, transparency, and knowledge for all investors, with a specific emphasis on alternative investments. A Member-driven organization representing professionals in more than 95 countries, CAIA Association advocates for the highest ethical standards. The organization provides unbiased insight on a broad range of investment strategies and industry issues, key among them being efforts to bring greater diversification to portfolio construction decisions to achieve better long-term investor outcomes.

To learn more about the CAIA Association and how to become part of the organization’s mission, please visit:

LC Publishing Group, with its majority share in Iberian Legal Group, owns Iberian Lawyer, the digital monthly magazine and in-depth source of information for lawyers who advise international business interests in Spain and Portugal as well as the increasingly global interests of Iberian businesses in Latin America and Africa.

It is aimed at business and in house lawyers, tax consultants and accountants. On the top of the digital magazine, every day the website reports current and in-depth news from major companies and from the business lawyers’ point of view.

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