Francisco Solchaga, Araoz & Rueda partner since 2007, joined the firm as an associate in 2000 after two years as an associate at Uría Menéndez, where he acquired experience in mergers and acquisitions and securities markets.
Francisco is specialized in energy, advising on numerous projects relating to the promotion and financing of wind and solar plants. He has also extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions and securities markets.
"Recommended Individual" in Energy and Corporate/M&A in Chambers & Partners, The EMEA Legal 500, PLC Which Lawyer and European Legal Experts in all editions since 2008 up to the latest in 2013.
Included in the list of "Best Lawyers in Spain" in the category of Natural Resources in all editions from 2009 of the prestigious legal directory Best Lawyers.
"Recommended Individual" in Projects/Energy in The Europe, Middle East & Africa Legal 500 2013 Edition: ‘Excellent in very way’, Araoz & Rueda is ‘always extremely quick to react’ and is ‘fully devoted to the client and the deals’. Francisco Solchaga is ‘remarkably business-oriented’, and has ‘deep knowledge and common sense’.
"Recommended Individual" in Energy in Chambers Europe Guide 2013 Edition. Francisco Solchaga specialises in energy transactions and is recommended.
"Recommended Individual" in Energy in The Europe, Middle East & Africa Legal 500 2012 Edition: Francisco Solchaga has expertise in hydrocarbons, gas and electricity and is highly recommended in renewable energy projects.
"Recommended Individual" in Energy in Corporate/M&A in Chambers Global Guide 2011 Edition: Francisco Solchaga concentrates on M&A and enjoys a successful practice in the renewable energy sector.
"Recommended Individual" in Energy in Chambers Europe Guide 2010 Edition: This compact Madrid-based firm has a small but steady flow of project finance work. The practice focuses on the financing of solar power farms in Spain. Sources speak highly of practice head Francisco Solchaga, who, having focused on renewable energy deals for several years, has acquired excellent legal and technical knowledge of the sector.
"Recommended Individual" in Corporate/M&A in Chambers Global Guide 2010 Edition: Francisco Solchaga is a younger partner who has caught the eye of several clients.
"Recommended Individual" in Energy in The Europe, Middle East & Africa Legal 500 2010 Edition: Araoz & Rueda has niche expertise in renewable energy, particularly solar plants. Clients praise the team´s "response, support and commitment". The team is led by "outstanding partner" Francisco Solchaga.
"Recommended Individual" in Energy in Chambers Europe Guide 2009 Edition: Peers identify this firm as an active player in the projects market, concentrating predominantly on the energy industry and working on photovoltaic projects on the side of the sponsors. Partner Francisco Solchaga leads the practice.