Fusiones y Adquisiciones
El departamento de Fusiones y Adquisiciones es el más amplio de nuestro despacho y un gran número de nuestros abogados trabajan y están especializados en este área. Nuestro equipo de abogados tiene una sólida y acreditada experiencia en operaciones de “M&A", tanto de dimensión nacional como internacional. Esto, junto con el grado de especialización adquirido a través de muchos años de trabajo y dedicación, nos ha posicionado como uno de los bufetes de abogados independientes líder en España en el asesoramiento en Fusiones y Adquisiciones, con recomendaciones en numerosos rankings y directorios legales.
Nuestro equipo de abogados de “M&A” es ágil, dinámico y flexible y está liderado siempre por un socio con la experiencia y capacidad necesarias para desarrollar las operaciones más complejas. Esto nos permite ser más eficaces en el menor tiempo y contribuye a la culminación con éxito de las operaciones en que participamos, superando las expectativas del cliente.
Participamos en buena parte de las operaciones nacionales e internacionales más relevantes del mercado, junto con otros bufetes y compañías de primera línea, representando tanto a clientes nacionales como extranjeros en sectores diversos como el alimentario, farmacéutico, químico o minero, telecomunicaciones, ocio, transporte y logística, sanitario, eólico o solar, servicios, etc.
Nuestra actuación en los diferentes tipos de operaciones incluye el asesoramiento a clientes industriales y financieros, tanto desde el lado comprador como vendedor, incluyendo la redacción y negociación de contratos y colaborando en los procesos de revisión legal (“Due Diligence”) en:
- Fusiones y adquisiciones de empresas, incluyendo tanto ofertas públicas de adquisición y venta así como compras de activos.
- Constitución de sociedades y estructuración de joint-ventures.
- Procesos de escisión, liquidación y disolución de sociedades, MBOs, MBIs, LBO´s, BIMBO’s, etc.
Socio de contacto: Pedro Rueda
Recomendaciones en directorios legales:
"Highly recommended firm" en Corporate/M&A y Private Equity en Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500 EMEA, IFLR 1000 y PLC Which Lawyer en todas sus ediciones desde el 2000 hasta la última en 2013.
Selección de recomendaciones:
"Highly recommended firm" en Corporate/M&A y Private Equity. Araoz & Rueda has a busy mid-market M&A practice. Pedro Rueda and Francisco Aldavero are the names to note. - THE EUROPE MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA LEGAL 500 EDICIÓN 2013 -
"Highly recommended firm” en Private Equity. This firm has broad experience of advising private equity investors, particularly venture capital entities, on a variety of investments and disposals. Practice head Francisco Aldavero is described as "a knowledgeable and experienced lawyer who is very commercial."
- CHAMBERS EUROPE GUIDE EDICIÓN 2013 -
"Highly recommended firm” en Corporate/M&A y Private Equity. Practice head Pedro Rueda impresses clients with his strong commercial sense and negotiation skills: "He has excellent chemistry with everyone, from clients to shareholders. He can see situations from everyone's point of view." Alejandro Fernández de Araoz is viewed as an excellent practitioner in all areas of corporate work, with sources saying he "does a stellar job." - CHAMBERS GLOBAL GUIDE EDICIÓN 2013 -
"Highly recommended firm" en Corporate/M&A y Private Equity. "Excellent boutique", Araoz & Rueda is "very strong in the M&A/Private Equity area". Led by Pedro Rueda, "one of the best lawyers in Madrid" the firm advises on top transactions. Francisco Aldavero is also highly recommended. - THE EUROPE MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA LEGAL 500 EDICIÓN 2012 -
"Highly recommended firm" (tier 3 de 5) en Corporate/M&A y Private Equity.
- CHAMBERS & PARTNERS GLOBAL EDICIÓN 2012 -
Private Equity: This domestic firm is well known for its work on mid-market private equity deals, and has an impressive roster of clients. Sources identify practice head Francisco Aldavero as a leader in this field: "He has focused on private equity deals throughout his whole career. He is definitely a specialist". Alejandro Fernández de Araoz remains an integral part of the practice, particularly for the corporate expertise that he brings to deals. - CHAMBERS & PARTNERS EUROPE EDICIÓN 2012 -
"Highly respected and recommended firm in Corporate/M&A y Private Equity" (tier 3 de 5). Sources say: "Excellent service from a knowledgeable and very fast team. The lawyers know whay they must concentrate on and how best to structure and negotiate a deal.". "Dynamic approach to problem solving". "They have also cross-border M&A expertise." Clients enthuse that partner Francisco Aldavero "has a lot of private equity experience and focuses on the key aspects of each transaction. He is proactive and anticipates the problems we might face", say clients. - CHAMBERS & PARTNERS GLOBAL EDICIÓN 2011 -
"The team is excellent in all aspects." Under "tough and skilled negotiator" Pedro Rueda and Francisco Aldavero, who is praised for his "excellent industry knowledge", Araoz & Rueda is praised for its "clear and to the point advice" and its ability to "understand points from a technical perspective and in relation to its clients´ needs."
- THE EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA LEGAL 500 EDICIÓN 2010 -
"A firm where you feel like the lawyers are close to your company, understand your situation and are working with you as a team", interviewees say. Pedro Rueda is lauded for "being so easily able to put himself in the client´s shoes", while Alejandro Fernández de Araoz is respected by peers as "one of the best generalists in the market". Francisco Solchaga is a younger partner also recommended who has caught the eye of several clients.
- CHAMBERS & PARTNERS GLOBAL EDICIÓN 2010 -
Private Equity: This compact Madrid firm has a consistently strong reputation for Spanish and international private equity work. Clients have the highest praise for the practice, emphasising above all the impressive level of partner time devoted to each case, and the lawyers´ deep knowledge of the field. "They are real experts in private equity, they know everything about it". Partner Francisco Aldavero is readily identified by peers as one of the top names in the field. Partner Alejandro Fernández de Araoz is present mainly on the M&A aspects of private equity work, and is lauded as "extremely focused and intelligent." - CHAMBERS & PARTNERS EUROPE GUIDE EDICIÓN 2010 -
Araoz & Rueda provides the kind of service that can draw clients away from the bigger firms". "Working with Araoz & Rueda was excellent", says one client. "Alejandro Fernández de Araoz and Pedro Rueda were very good, well connected and bright". It is as good a firm as you can get in the local market.
- IFLR 1000 2010 -
Generally regarded as “one of the best corporate boutiques in Spain”. Arguably the market’s most admired small firm, Araoz & Rueda is widely regarded as "Spain’s finest corporate boutique, constantly punching above its weight". Name partners Alejandro Fernández de Araoz and Pedro Rueda are the firm’s best-known corporate stars. Corporate partner Francisco Aldavero is also regarded as "a true corporate lawyer in the traditional sense, he is constantly there when you need him, and a perfect gentleman".
- THE EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA LEGAL 500 EDICIÓN 2009 -
Corporate/M&A: This is a “splendid corporate firm that houses fantastic lawyers” interviewees say. It provides “tailor-made solutions” and also has a “striking track record for both mid-sized and large transactions”. Interviewees further highlighted its proficiency in the private equity field. Versatile lawyer Alejandro Fernández de Araoz is a “fantastic adviser for any corporate matter and is tough in negotiations.” Pedro Rueda “knows the market like the back of his hand and can adapt to his client’s needs”.
- CHAMBERS & PARTNERS GLOBAL EDICIÓN 2009 -
Private Equity: This Madrid firm is one of the most active players in the private equity arena, and is “appreciated by clients for having all the flexibility of a small firm, which means dedicated partner attention, and the ability to build long-term relationships with clients”. Francisco Aldavero is hailed by sources for his “incredible experience and efficiency – he knows private equity inside-out”. Meanwhile, Alejandro Fernández de Araoz is praised for his “strong negotiation skills and solid technical abilities”.
- CHAMBERS & PARTNERS EUROPE GUIDE EDICIÓN 2009 -
Francisco Aldavero and Pedro Rueda, are praised by peers for their strong work. "They are the two stars of the firm," comments one rival. "Their quality of work is great".
Clients praise the close involvement of partners in the assignments. "They have very good partners in Alejandro Fernández de Araoz, Pedro Rueda and Francisco Aldavero, and clients very much like them for their commercial vision and legal acumen".- IFLR 1000 2009 -
The firm receives consistent praise from its clients for the quality of its work. Francisco Aldavero and Pedro Rueda are real leading lawyers for their practice, while Alejandro Fernández de Araoz is described as "hard working with a good knowledge of the law and a charming negotiator – very to the point". - IFLR 1000 2008 -
Corporate/M&A: "Solid transactional boutique with extremely good M&A partners and a very strong presence in the private equity market". Clients commented on their total satisfaction with Araoz & Rueda’s legal advice, which is defined by its lawyers’ "professional attitude, efficiency and careful preparation". The Lawyers: "Technically brilliant".
Alejandro Fernández de Araoz is “permanently focused on the clients’ best interests - he provides a personalised service and ensures a fast response at all times.” The “forceful and hard-working” Pedro Rueda is known for his “fantastic negotiation skills and experience” in the M&A market.
- CHAMBERS & PARTNERS GLOBAL EDICIÓN 2008 -
Private Equity: "Pragmatic negotiators who are able to come up with imaginative solutions". This team earns client commendations for the calibre of its top lawyers. It maintains an active and constant presence in mid-sized private equity deals, often assisting venture capital entities. Sources are full of praise for the team’s combination of "excellent quality and competitive fees".
Francisco Aldavero is described as a “serious and proactive professional who knows his clients inside out, and has an excellent understanding of the economic landscape” Although best known as a corporate lawyer, Alejandro Fernández de Araoz is also an esteemed presence in private equity. Observers say: “He is highly esteemed from start to finish, and has a solid grasp of the sector”
- CHAMBERS & PARTNERS GLOBAL EDICIÓN 2008 -
Araoz & Rueda is arguably the most admired of the smaller corporate firms; “a fantastic firm, they have managed to build up a solid reputation and establish themselves as a player at the top of the market”. Regularly punching above its weight, the firm wins praise all round, with name partners Alejandro Fernández de Araoz and Pedro Rueda standing out - THE EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA LEGAL 500 EDICIÓN 2008 -
Araoz & Rueda is one of the most prominent smaller corporate firms in Spain. Highly respected partners Francisco Aldavero and Pedro Rueda have been involved in some of the most significant transactions, involving both listed and non-listed companies. - THE EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA LEGAL 500 EDICIÓN 2007 -
Araoz & Rueda is well known as a generalist corporate law firm, and is extremely active in M&A and Private equity. “Araoz & Rueda is strong because it is one of the few independent Spanish firms” said one lawyer in our interviews.
– IFLR 1000 2007 –
Corporate/M&A: Observers describe the firm as a “terrific independent M&A and private equity boutique, comparable to the top US transactional outfits.” An “extraordinary commercial profile, first-class quality of advice and impressive track record”. The lawyers: “superb and vastly experienced M&A lawyers who are permanently focused on closing the deal” say interviewees. – CHAMBERS & PARTNERS GLOBAL EDICIÓN 2007 –
Private Equity: This mid-sized transactional firm “continues to improve its position in the private equity arena.” In what observers describe as “an extremely successful year,” the firm “has been involved in top deals and has moved its practice one step forward”. Francisco Aldavero has “a profound knowledge of the legislation applicable to private equity transactions” and “he is able to optimise resources and focus on the important commercial and legal issues that ensure the success of a transaction”.
– CHAMBERS & PARTNERS GLOBAL EDICIÓN 2007 –