Issue 10 2023

Issue 10 2023, Acquisition International | 29 Create and Grow eading provider of corporate services in Spain, Capstone Corporate Services provides compliance consulting and legal advice to major international companies and financial institutions in their establishment in Spain and thereafter in complying with the Spanish legal framework. Capstone’s dedicated teams include experts in anti-money laundering, financial regulation, and corporate and commercial law. With several years of experience in the most reputable consulting and law firms in the world, having worked with large multinational and financial institutions (credit, payment and e-money institutions, investment firms, and fund managers, among others), Capstone advises multinationals and international financial institutions with the same level of excellence and specialisation as the major firms. However, its structure allows it to do so more efficiently and quickly. “Due to the speed at which regulations and our clients’ businesses evolve, these values are what our clients appreciate most,” explains Ibai Puente González, Managing Partner of the firm. “It is this which differentiates our way of understanding consultancy from our competitors.” In his capacity as Managing Partner at Capstone, Ibai focuses on client relationships and on resolving the most relevant issues in all matters. The main things that he looks for in young recruits is the ambition to learn, an outstanding academic record, an international vocation, and a solid background in financial services. For Ibai, it is the combination of all these factors from the off which is really what makes Capstone unique within the marketplace. As financial regulation is a constantly evolving area of law, new services, linked to blockchain technology and crypto assets, are the most recent developments right now and Ibai and the team at Capstone are noticing a growing interest from many of the firm’s clients in this area, including large financial institutions. In addition, everything related to customer protection in these areas is increasing regulatory pressure from supervisory authorities at European and national level. Furthermore, there is an emerging and steadily growing interest in sustainability issues in banking and asset management. The firm strives to stay ahead of the game and remains head and shoulders above its competitors by staying aware of such trends and remaining proactive. Over the last year, Capstone has firmly established itself as one of the leading firms in the Spanish market in advising on financial regulatory and compliance matters. Having worked with national and international companies, and entities of unparalleled prestige in matters of unique relevance, the firm has faced many challenges and complex issues in recent months. For example, it advised a number of institutions that are subject to inspection procedures by supervisory authorities. These processes require a great deal of dedication, a high degree of expertise and availability, the ability to manage pressure, and to foster understanding between the various parties involved. This is just one example of the obstacles faced on a daily basis by Capstone and, in overcoming such challenges, Ibai is understandably proud of his team. In recognition of recent challenges defeated and a determination to succeed, Capstone Corporate Services gained notable recognition in the AI Global Excellence Awards 2023 and was named Leading Corporate & Finance Lawyer of the Year 2023 – Spain. Now, Ibai is looking forward to a bright future and plans ahead, which include consolidation of the financial regulatory and compliance practice and, at the same time, extending services to areas that are developing strongly in the regulated sectors, such as sustainability and ESG criteria. Contact Details Contact: Ibai Puente González Company: Capstone Corporate Services Web Address: As a corporate business services provider based in Madrid, Spain, Capstone Corporate Services (Capstone) offers advice and guidance for companies aiming to establish themselves in the country. We find out more from the firm’s Managing Partner as it celebrates a well-deserved win as Leading Corporate & Finance Lawyer of the Year 2023 – Spain. L Aug23373