Blanca Vázquez de Castro is an associate in the Tax Department of Latham & Watkins’ Madrid office. She represents large Spanish corporates and global private equity firms in strategic cross-border tax matters related to M&A, finance, and restructuring deals. She has particular experience advising on complex transactions in the real estate, telecoms, and financial services industries.

Ms. Vázquez de Castro’s experience includes advising:

  • Platinum Equity in the €3.5 billion acquisition of Spanish waste management company Urbaser from China Tianying  
  • The Ad Hoc Group of bondholders in the context of the restructuring of Spanish shipping company Naviera Armas
  • Ecoener, a wind, hydro, and photovoltaic energy operator, on its IPO for €100 million 
  • Applus+, the global testing, inspection, and certification company, in the acquisition of SAFCO Group, the largest testing company in Saudi Arabia 
  • CVC in Guala Closure S.p.A’s offering of €500 million aggregate principal amount of senior secured notes due 2028
  • Partners Group in the acquisition of a 75% stake in EOLO, an Italy-based fixed wireless access broadband provider
  • The global coordinator and joint bookrunners in MásMóvil´s issuance of €720 million of senior guaranteed bonds due 2027
  • Telefónica in a major carve out of all its telecom assets in Central America (Panama, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Costa Rica) for €2 billion
  • Triton Partners in the acquisition of Fertiberia, manufacturer of fertilizers and agricultural chemicals, from Grupo Villar Mir
  • Värde Partners in the €1.1 billion acquisition of an additional 49% stake of WiZink
  • Cerberus Capital Management in the acquisition of a portfolio of non-performing secured and unsecured loans from Kutxabank and CajaSur
  • Sun European Partners in the sale of Famosa, the leading Spanish toy manufacturer, to Italian competitor Giochi Preziosi
  • Teladoc in the €352 million acquisition of Advanced Medical, a provider of telehealth services
  • BC Partners in the acquisition of Pronovias Group, world's leading bridal brand
  • Portobello in the €225 million sale of Multiasistencia to Allianz

Bar Qualification

  • Spain (Abogado)


  • BA in Law & Business Administration, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 2011

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English
  • French