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Mr. Mínguez is a renowned expert in all areas of banking and finance, particularly Spanish and international regulation of credit institutions.
He focuses mainly on advising credit and financial institutions on corporate and institutional matters related to their specific administrative regime and on transactions of a sectoral nature in which financial regulation plays an important role.
Recommended by several directories, including Legal 500, Leaders League and Best Lawyers in Banking & Finance and Corporate & M&A.
Alfredo González-Panizo Tamargo serves as Undersecretary (Subsecretario) of Economy, Industry and Competitiviness since 2016. He is responsible for legal advise to the Minister, institutional relations, budget and finance, personnel and common services.
Previously he was Technical Secretary-General for the Ministry of Economy and Competitiviness from 2013 to 2016, and he served as Secretary of the Council of the National Commission of Competition (CNC) since 2009. He also was Deputy State Attorney before the National High Court (Audiencia Nacional). Consequently, he also specializes in different law areas such as banking, financial institutions, insurance, competition, regulatory bodies or real estate regulation.
Alfredo is a Government Lawyer (Abogado del Estado) and joined the Spanish Legal Service in 2002. He obtained his Law Degree from the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas ICADE in 1998.
Based in Madrid, Alvaro Ortega is the Country Manager of Merrill Corporation for Spain and Italy. Alvaro joined Merrill Corporation 8 years ago and has contributed to the development of Merrill Corporation’s global expansion within Southern Europe having assisted investment banks, law firms, private equity and corporate clients in over 1000+ virtual Dataroom projects across multiple sectors.
Before joining Merrill Corporation, he previously led Bloomberg’s data solutions team in London covering trading solutions to tier-1 investment banks globally.
Alvaro has a dual Bachelor Degree in Finance from Bryant University (RI, USA), International Studies in collaboration with Kansai Gaidai University, (Osaka, Japan), and an MBA from ESADE Business School in Barcelona.
Juan Orbea has been Head of M&A at Santander since 2015. Juan is in charge of operations in Spain and Portugal, where he has contributed in positioning Santander among the top M&A advisors. Juan joined Santander in 2005 where he was responsible for the European M&A Industrials & Retail team. During his 20 years of investment banking career, he has advised on a number of mergers, acquisitions and disposals involving large corporates, family owned businesses and financial sponsors. Juan holds a graduate degree in Business from CUNEF and an MBA from IESE (Barcelona) including an Exchange Program in Columbia Business School (New York).
Alex created Grupo Albión in 1991 together with Paget Langford-Holt. With over twenty-five years’ experience in acting for national and multinational companies, Alejandra is responsible for Grupo Albión’s financial and corporate communications activities and has led advisory teams for capital markets transactions valued in excess of 120bn euro in sectors such as financial services, energy, transport and industrials.
Mr. Villasante is co-head of the Corporate and M&A Practice in Cuatrecasas.
He represents a wide selection of companies, ranging from IBEX-35 groups to family businesses, multinationals, large industrial companies and private-equity firms. He has coordinated the legal advice of important business groups expanding internationally, and participated in relevant M&A transactions in many European countries, Latin America and the United States.
Jorge is Head of the Madrid office. He is also a member of the Business Services sector team and leads the Iberia regional team. He has been involved in a number of transactions, including Hotelbeds, Prezioso, Tinsa, Ufinet and Planasa. Previously, Jorge worked for over 13 years at 3i in Madrid and London. During the last four years he was a partner at 3i in Spain, where he worked on a number of deals. Prior to this, Jorge worked at Société Générale in the international division in Paris. Jorge has an MBA from INSEAD and an MA in Economics and Business Administration from the Complutense University of Madrid and University of Paris. He joined Cinven in 2011.
Jorge is Head of the Madrid office. He is also a member of the Business Services sector team and leads the Iberia regional team. He has been involved in a number of transactions, including Hotelbeds, Prezioso, Tinsa, Ufinet and Planasa.
Previously, Jorge worked for over 13 years at 3i in Madrid and London. During the last four years he was a partner at 3i in Spain, where he worked on a number of deals. Prior to this, Jorge worked at Société Générale in the international division in Paris.
Jorge has an MBA from INSEAD and an MA in Economics and Business Administration from the Complutense University of Madrid and University of Paris.
He joined Cinven in 2011.
Ricardo Arias is a Senior Vice President at Brookfield Asset Management and a Director of Brookfield Infrastructure Group Spain. Based in Madrid, Ricardo is responsible for Brookfield Renewable's M&A activity in Europe and he is focused on expanding the renewable business' investment activity in Iberia and continental Europe. Prior to joining Brookfield, Ricardo held various senior positions in M&A, strategy, corporate development and financing at the IFC/World Bank Group, Endesa, Enel and Accenture. Ricardo holds an M.A. in Industrial Engineering from ICAI (Univ. Pontificia Comillas - Madrid), an MBA from INSEAD and an MSc. in Finance from the University of Alcala.
Rubén Rodríguez joined the Corporate Finance department of Banco Santander in 2005 and he is currently Head of Energy within the M&A team in Iberia. Rubén is responsible for the origination and execution of mandates in the energy sector in Spain and Portugal and cross-border transactions with Iberian clients. During the last 5 years, Rubén has been involved in more than 20 relevant transactions in the sector. Rubén holds a degree in Business Administration from Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE) and is Chartered Financial Analyst by CFA Institute
Spanish Civil Engineer by the Universidad de Cantabria. He started his career in Spain within the construction and services field, working for national and international construction companies like Dragados. After that period, he pursued his activity through the Spanish harbour public service until he was appointed Chairman of the Port Authority of Santander by the Spanish minister of Public Works. Once his appointment concluded, he continued his career for five years overseas mainly based in Buenos Aires. He has also specialized as a Competitive Intelligence consultant for big corporations and multinational companies.
He currently, combines this professional activity with his post as CEO of Ecohispánica.
He writes articles for EFE Verde and TELOS magazine, published by Fundación Telefónica. He holds a postgraduate Executive Programme in Managing Development at IESE, as well as a Master’s degree in Port Management and another one in Intelligence Analysis.
Blanca is Managing Director, leading the Energy Practice in FTI Spain.
Blanca Perea has +15 years of experience in Energy. Throughout her career as Partner in Bluecap, as Director in PwC and as Managing Director of COGEN Spain, Blanca has developed strong expertise in electricity and gas, becoming an expert in Regulation and Economic Analysis and Energy Efficiency.
CFO of Maxam a global leader in energetic materials, providing services mainly to the mining sector, in over 100+ countries, 50+ subsidiaries worldwide and 110 operating companies.
Mr. Xercavins is co-head of the Corporate and M&A Practice in Cuatrecasas.
He has extensive experience in corporate law and M&A, particularly in joint ventures, business restructurings and private equity. He has advised leading companies in Latin America, Europe and the United States of America, as well as significant financial institutions in the framework of the restructuring of the Spanish financial sector.
Beatriz is a Spanish qualified lawyer since 2007 and before she joined Willis Towers Watson in July 2014 she worked at Linklaters where she was trained and qualified as a corporate M&A lawyer at their Madrid and London offices advising international clients, where she was involved in a significant number of multijurisdictional transactions and provided advice mainly to PE and Investment Funds.
Beatriz is responsible for generating, managing and structuring transactional risk solutions for private equity, infrastructure and real estate funds and corporate clients with a particular focus on Southern Europe and LATAM
Manager of the AIG M&A Insurance Group for Southern European countries, Maria José joined AIG M&A insurance group over 10 years ago.
Based in Madrid, she previously led AIG M&A Insurance Group business in different areas and countries within EMEA, and contributed to the development of the M&A Insurance market in LATAM. She has particular expertise in Southern Europe M&A markets, including private equity, financial investors and corporations activity as well as real estate transactions.
Before joining AIG M&A Insurance Group, María José practiced over 7 years in Magic Circle law firms in the corporate, M&A practice, with a particular focus on private equity investments and divestments. She has a Bachelor of Laws from the Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE) in Madrid and a LLM (Master’s degree of Law) from the Instituto de Empresa in Madrid.
Prior to my appointment as Chief Financial Officer of Metrovacesa in 2016, I was Finance Director for Europe at Grupo Lar from 2006 to 2016. Formerly in Grupo Vips, Internal Audit Manager
For more than2 years and previously Audit Senior in Arthur Andersen from 1999 up to 2003. I hold a degree in business administration from the San Pablo-CEU University (Madrid) and an MBA from the EOI Business School (Madrid).
Rupert Cocke has been the Acuris Spanish bureau chief since 2005. He splits the week between Madrid and Barcelona. Rupert has more than 20 years of experience as a financial news reporter. He began to specialize in Spanish M&A in 2002 when he joined the group as a senior reporter in London. He previously worked with Dow Jones Newswires in London and Madrid, where his work was regularly featured in the Wall Street Journal Europe. He has a Philosophy degree from the University of Leeds. As bureau chief, he studied for an MA in Media Management Practice from Bournemouth University's Centre for Excellence in Media Practice in his spare time, successfully completing this degree in 2015.
Mr. Arús is partner in Azora and responsible of the Hotel platform. Azora currently manages over €1,6 bn in hotel assets.
Prior to joining the Azora Group in 2010, he worked for 15 years at Banco Santander, where he held different positions in Investment Banking, Asset Management and Private Banking within the Group. In 2004, Mr. Arús was appointed chief executive officer of Banco Santander Suisse and in 2007 chief executive officer of the Santander Private Banking International Division.