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Cuatrecasas

Corporate/M&A

9 ranked lawyersBand 2, Spotlight TableSpainGlobal 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Cuatrecasas is recognised as a national powerhouse for its industry knowledge. The team regularly acts across a range of sectors, from renewable energy to media and telecommunications. The law firm 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. The law firm frequently assists with joint venture agreements or private equity-led transactions and is further equipped to handle transactions with acquirers in East Asia.

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 domestic clients on the sale of assets. Clients remark that "he has broad vision and a deep knowledge of M&A transactions."

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 experienced in handling cross-border joint ventures for private equity houses. He has notable experience in energy investments.

According to a satisfied interviewee, Javier Villasante "advises from a technical point of view but also brings experience, which gives comfort to the client." He advises private equity funds on international acquisitions involving Latin America and China.

Juan Aguayo is experienced in handling cross-border joint ventures for private equity houses.

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

Mariano Ucar acts on transactions within regulated industries. Clients value that "he is able to communicate clearly and solve problems quickly."

Raimundo Segura is well versed in handling corporate advisory mandates for listed companies. Clients note his broad experience in a range of corporate topics.

Víctor Xercavins is "fully committed to clients' needs," according to interviewees. 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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