Israel de Diego, formerly a partner at Baker McKenzie, joins Araoz & Rueda as a new partner for the Corporate/M&A Department to strengthen and boost this area of practice.
Israel has more than 15 years of experience in all kinds of national and cross-border transactions involving the purchase and sale of companies (M&A), corporate and debt restructurings, planning of corporate structures and issuance of different financial instruments for listed companies.
Before joining Baker McKenzie, he worked for five years in the M&A and Capital Markets department of Ramón y Cajal Abogados (the last three years as a partner) and in the corporate and commercial department of other law firms.
For Pedro Rueda, Managing Partner of the firm and partner of the M&A department, “in the last two years we have experienced a very important increase in the sale and purchase of companies, both by industrial and financial clients, so we trust that the activity will continue growing at a good pace and that the incorporation of Israel will help us to strengthen and continue to grow in an area that is key to our firm”.
He adds “We always say that our firm is a firm of people and not only a brand, in which personal relationship plays a very important role. Israel brings an exceptional knowledge of the M&A market, a recognized experience and great human qualities, so we are sure that he will fit perfectly with our team. ”
Israel de Diego affirms that “the excellent position of Araoz & Rueda among the leading legal advisors in M&A transactions as well as the excellent professionals integrating the team, have been decisive factors to take this new challenge in my professional career, in the belief that we will continue doing great things together and that we will offer the highest quality, attention and dedication to our clients”.
About Araoz & Rueda
Araoz & Rueda is a Spanish full-service law firm with over twenty years´ experience providing legal advice. With a consolidated corporate and commercial practice and particular expertise and market recognition in M&A and Private Equity, the firm currently operates in more than 30 countries. It advises foreign companies with interests in Spain, as well as national companies operating abroad. The firm enjoys numerous recommendations in prestigious legal directories such as Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, IFLR 1000 or Best Lawyers.