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Company Law and Corporate Governance

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Eduardo Geli Fernández-Peñaflor
Eduardo Geli
Partner since 1998. Barcelona office



Eduardo Geli joined Uría Menéndez in 1988 and became a partner in 1997. Between 2000 and 2002 he was managing partner of the New York office, and upon his return to Barcelona was head of the M&A and Corporate Practice Area until 2007.
His practice is focused on M&A, banking and finance, securities and corporate law, and has included advising:
  • on mergers and acquisitions (of both private and listed corporations) and joint ventures;
  • shareholding and financial restructurings, including pre-insolvency;
  • companies and banks on structured finance transactions, project finance, refinancing and issuers of debt and hybrid instruments; and
  • private equity funds, sellers and management in private equity transactions;
  • listed and non-listed companies on corporate governance matters;
  • on regulatory aspects of acquisitions in regulated sectors such as banking and insurance;
  • contractors and financial institutions on significant bids for public works projects.


  • Law Degree, Universidad Central de Barcelona, 1987

Membership of Professional Associations

  • Barcelona Bar Association
  • Bar Association of the City of New York (licensed as a Legal Consultant), 2000-2006
  • Director of the Spain-US Chamber of Commerce, 2000-2003
  • International Bar Association
  • Member of the board of trustees of Fundació FEMCAT