Mergers and Acquisitions

“Uría Menéndez maintains its position as an all-round top firm with an exceptional reputation in M&A” (IFLR1000)

Presentation

Uría Menéndez offers its M&A clients legal advice of the highest quality, extensive experience in finance, and creative options to structure their transactions. Our lawyers are renowned for their expertise in particularly complex transactions, and have advised on practically every groundbreaking transaction in this sector. We work closely with our colleagues in the Capital Markets Practice Area on transactions involving listed companies, while our Financing and Tax Practice Areas assist us with the structuring and financing of transactions.

Acquisitions

  • Acquisitions of all types of private companies through purchases, mergers and capital increases
  • Acquisitions of listed companies (takeovers), including public-to-private transactions and the exclusion of minority shareholders
  • Turn-arounds, restructurings and investments in companies in financial difficulties (distressed M&A)
  • Investments at any stage of a company’s life, e.g. bolt-on acquisitions

Restructurings

  • National and international mergers, disposals, and assignments of assets and liabilities
  • Corporate and group restructurings
  • Cross-border transfer of registered offices

Capital transactions

  • Leveraged buy-outs (LBOs), management buy-outs (MBOs) and management buy-ins (MBIs)
  • Distribution of scrip dividends and reserves

Debt

  • Acquisition financing, senior and mezzanine financing and vendor loans
  • Bond issues, high yield bonds and other debt instruments
  • Asset securitisation

Corporate

  • Board secretary services

Divestment

  • Sales to industrial companies, venture capital firms, public share offers and flotations
  • Alternative divestment strategies: recapitalisations and other means of capital restructuring

We provide Spanish and Portuguese legal advice on corporate purchase and sale contracts and other international transactions. We also assist our clients in their investments outside the Iberian Peninsula.

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Luis de Carlos
Partner since 1991. Madrid office
luis.decarlos@uria.com / +34915860374
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Rafael Sebastián
Partner since 1991. Madrid office
rsq@uria.com / +34915870961
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Jorge Martí
Partner since 1996. Valencia office
jorge.marti@uria.com / +34963532334
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Eduardo Geli
Partner since 1998. Barcelona office
eduardo.geli@uria.com / +34934165131
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Elena Úbeda
Partner since 2003. Barcelona office
elena.ubeda@uria.com / +34934165165
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Antonio Herrera
Partner since 2007. Barcelona office
antonio.herrera@uria.com / +34934165185
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Jaime Pereda
Partner since 2008. Madrid office
jaime.pereda@uria.com / +34915860547
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Stephen Hess
Partner since 2010. Madrid office
steve.hess@uria.com / +34915870857
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Javier Tortuero
Partner since 2011. New York office
javier.tortuero@uria.com / +12125934754
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Eduardo Bagaría
Partner since 2015. Barcelona office
eduardo.bagaria@uria.com / +34934165615
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Pedro Ravina
Partner since 2015. Madrid office
pedro.ravina@uria.com / +34915860555
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José Soria
Partner since 2015. Barcelona office
jose.soria@uria.com / +34934165146
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