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Corporate/M&A

8 ranked lawyersBand 2, Spotlight TableSpainGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Reputed for its industry knowledge, the team regularly acts across a range of sectors, from renewable energy to manufacturing. Acts on a huge volume of high-value and mid-cap transactions through leading offices in Barcelona, Madrid and numerous smaller Spanish cities. Cross-border matters remain a particular area of expertise, with notable recent success in attracting roles on both inbound and outbound investments between Spain and Mexico. Frequently assists with joint venture agreements or private equity-led transactions. Has additional experience in management buyouts and in the negotiation of shareholders' agreements.

Foreign desks

Omar Puertas in Shanghai leads a team of Spanish-qualified lawyers based in both Shanghai and Beijing. The team assists Spanish corporates and Chinese investors with corporate restructurings, cross-border M&A and the structuring of new joint ventures.

Pere Kirchner in Barcelona and Juan Aguayo in Madrid are key members of the firm's French desk. The Spanish offices advise Iberian companies on their operations in France, as well as French companies investing or engaging in business activities on the Iberian Peninsula.

The firm's German desk is headed by Kai Christian Fischer. The lawyers advise German institutional investors and industrial companies on cross-border transactions in which the target company has significant Spanish assets or business operations.

Spain-based partners have close ties to significant Latin American clients and can leverage important local law capabilities spread across supporting offices or affiliates in Brazil, Mexico and Colombia. Bogotá-based Alfonso Reina is a key contact for the region.

Notable practitioners

Alejandro Payá advises high-value domestic clients on the sale of assets.

Managing partner Antonio Baena operates from the firm's New York offices and has substantial experience advising on private equity and M&A transactions in Europe and Latin America.

Federico Roig is noted for his advice on transborder acquisitions and disposals of assets on behalf of clients in the infrastructure and energy sectors.

Javier Villasante "fights the important issues with great determination,"according to a satisfied client.He advises private equity funds on international acquisitions involving Latin America and China.

Juan Aguayo stands out for his "commercial spirit in bringing operations to fruition" and is experienced in handling cross-border joint ventures for private equity houses.

Kai Christian Fische r splits his time between Spain and Germany advising German corporates on cross-border transactions in the Iberian market.

Raimundo Segura is well versed in handling corporate advisory mandates for listed companies.

Víctor Xercavins "gives advice that is honest and adds value to transactions," according to his clients. He regularly assists with mergers and transnational acquisitions.

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Spain

Corporate/M&A


Alejandro Payá
Band 6
Antonio Baena
Expertise based abroad in USA
Federico Roig
Band 2
Javier Villasante
Band 3
Juan Aguayo
Band 4
Kai Christian Fischer
Foreign expert for Germany

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