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Haya Real Estate's legal team, recognized by The Legal 500 as one of the best legal departments in Spain and Portugal

  • The GC Powerlist Iberia 2019 directory identifies the 100 best In-house legal departments in Spain and Portugal.
  • The legal teams included on the list stand-out due to their capacity, excellence and innovation.

Madrid, 17 June 2019. The Legal 500 has delivered the awards to the best legal teams of the companies in Spain and Portugal, which includes this year the Legal Department of Haya Real Estate. In total 100 companies have been included on this list that recognizes and awards the best company lawyers. This list, known as GC Powerlist Iberia, is prepared by the prestigious legal publication The Legal 500 and provides the most complete global cover and prepares classifications on the most influential law firms, lawyers, prosecutors and court representatives. With this work, the publication wants to identify the best legal teams of companies in Spain and Portugal, emphasising the capacity, excellence and innovation in the selected departments.

The GC Powerlist list aims to stimulate the debate on the role of the in-house lawyer and help the corporate lawyers to be more efficient and establish the best practices in the operation of their departments. This year, the team of the Legal Department of Haya Real Estate, led by Ana Suárez, has the prestige of being included on a list together with relevant groups in different sectors.

Ana Suárez, Director of the Legal Department of Haya Real Estate – General Counsel, stated: “We are excited about Haya's Legal Department being included in such a prestigious directory like the GC Powerlist Iberia, which shows how the legal departments are becoming a fundamental tool to support and guide the management of the companies. This recognition encourages us to continue implementing improvements to contribute to the growth and the consolidation of Haya Real Estate as reference servicer in the Spanish market".

About Haya Real Estate

Haya is the leading company in the management of Non-Performing Loans and Real Estate Owned assets (NPLs and REOs, respectively) in Spain. The company manages assets as well as financial and real estate vehicles for a wide variety of clients, from financial institutions to international investors. In total, Haya is responsible for €31.8 billion of AuMs (Assets under Management).

Haya offers products and services covering the entire value chain of NPLs and REOs. Its NPL services focus on the management of corporate or individuals’ debt, with a high degree of specialization in the valuation, management and recovery of loans and the conversion of non-performing loans into real estate owned assets. Real estate services are delivered to a portfolio of ~189,000 assets under management, and they range from asset boarding, property management, maintenance and valuation to its commercialization. Haya's services are fully integrated into the lifecycle of each NPL / REO, and also involve portfolio advisory, underwriting capabilities, land management, completion of works in progress and securitization.

Haya’s main clients include financial institutions such as BBVA, Caixabank (former Bankia), Cajamar, Liberbank, Sareb and international investment funds such as Cerberus Capital Management. The company employs ~863 professionals, featuring an extensive sales network that covers the entire Spanish geography. Haya has invested ~€63 million euros in cutting-edge technology, data analysis and IT tools focused in process efficiency and performance delivery.

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