Pedro A. Rueda

Pedro-A-Rueda

PARTNER

SPECIALIZATION

Mergers and Acquisitions

Private Equity

Company Law

CONTACT

Languages: English and Spanish

Assistant: Ahmad Heidari
heidari@araozyrueda.com

Pedro Rueda was an associate in the Department of Mergers and Acquisitions at Gómez-Acebo & Pombo (Madrid, 1987-1994), where he was promoted to partner in 1994, after having spent one year as a foreign associate in the Department of Mergers and Acquisitions at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, New York.

In 1994 he co-founded Araoz & Rueda and since then he has developed his practice in the area of Mergers and Acquisitions, where he has extensive experience in advising all sorts of industrial and financial clients – both on behalf of the buyer and the seller – in joint-ventures, splits and mergers and acquisitions, including both public offers of purchase and sale of stock and purchase and sale of assets.

Recommended Individual” in Corporate/M&A by Chambers & Partners, IFLR 1000, The Legal 500 EMEA and Best Lawyers in all editions since 2000 up to latest edition in 2019.

Formación

  • J.D. from Universidad Complutense de Madrid (1985).
  • LL.M. from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Law (1987).
The EMEA Legal 500 2018 – Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions

Under the leadership of Pedro Rueda, Araoz & Rueda’s corporate team advised leading SMS corporation Esendex on the acquisition of SMSPubli Mobile Marketing. Other clients include Clínica Baviera, Osborne Group and Richemont Group.

The EMEA Legal 500 2018 - Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions
Best Lawyers 2017

Included in the list of "Best Lawyers in Spain" in Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions.

Best Lawyers 2017
Best Lawyers 2018

Included in the list of "Best Lawyers in Spain" in Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions.

Best Lawyers 2018
Best Lawyers 2019 – PAR

Included in the list of "Best Lawyers in Spain" in Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions.

Best Lawyers 2019
Chambers Europe Guide 2019 – Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions

Araoz & Rueda maintains a consolidated reputation in the mid-cap M&A market, habitually advising Spanish and foreign clients on cross-border transactions. Popular choice for foreign law firms looking either to refer key clients to a smaller Spanish firm or to work together on transnational M&A projects. Notable activity on the buy side of M&A transactions. Client portfolio comprises entities from the life sciences, transport and TMT sectors. Interviewees report the team to be "helpful, knowledgeable, efficient and proactive." Pedro Rueda is regarded as "a strong and disciplined negotiator" who has the ability to "cut through to the point of the issue." He acts on both the buy and sell sides of cross-border M&A transactions, including splits, acquisitions and joint ventures, and is notably active in the financial and industrial spaces.

Chambers Europe Guide 2019
IFLR 1000 2019 – Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions

The partners Pedro Rueda and Alejandro Fernández de Araoz receive strong recommendations “Focused on closing deals while ensuring customer's interest as much as possible” "It provides high-quality service and delivers on time."

IFLR 1000 2019
Chambers Europe Guide 2018 – Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions

Araoz & Rueda regularly advises international and domestic clients on mid-cap cross-border sales and acquisitions. Notable expertise in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors. Pedro Rueda consistently attracts superb praise for his work on mid-cap M&A mandates. "I can pick up the phone and call Pedro and he's 100% up to date on every bit of advice we have had," says one interviewee, while another adds: "He's involved in everything and can spot issues in the contracts in seconds." Sources also draw attention to his English language skills and his experience in handling cross-border transactions.

Chambers Europe Guide 2018
Chambers Europe Guide 2017. M&A

The firm maintains a consolidated reputation in the mid-cap M&A market, habitually advising Spanish and foreign clients with cross-border transactions. The team is particularly active in sectors such as pharmaceuticals, energy, media, transport and logistics. “A prompt and effective team, I find them to be technically excellent and responsive” “They have good knowledge of other jurisdictions and are great in negotiations” Corporate/M&A: Sources widely consider Pedro Rueda to be a “pragmatic and efficient” practitioner who has “great language and negotiation skills”. As head of the department, he has extensive experience in M&A, joint venture and other corporate matters. He regularly works with clients in the financial and industrial sectors. Private Equity: Compact, specialized team that routinely advises domestic and international private equity clients on acquisitions, investments and divestments. Also offers significant experience assisting venture capital entities with a range of investments. Sector expertise includes transportation, energy and healthcare. Pedro Rueda is a key contact for this practice area. Strengths: the team’s “quality, efficiency and high level of service” is singled out by market sources.

Chambers Europe Guide 2017 - Mergers and Acquisitions/Private Equity
IFLR 1000 2017 – Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions

The partners Pedro Rueda and Alejandro Fernández de Araoz receive strong recommendations from clients with top marks for legal expertise.

IFLR 1000 2017
The EMEA Legal 500 2017 – Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions

Led by Pedro Rueda, Araoz & Rueda’s corporate team excels at advising foreign investors and Spanish corporations on significant transactions. Francisco Solchaga is also noted.

The EMEA Legal 500 2017
Best Lawyers 2016

Included in the list of "Best Lawyers in Spain" in Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions.

Best Lawyers 2016
The EMEA Legal 500 2016 – Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions

Under the leadership of Pedro Rueda Araoz & Rueda has built a significant reputation in private equity work, and regularly acts for foreign investors and Spanish corporations in significant acquisitions and divestments.

The EMEA Legal 500 2016
Chambers Global Guide 2016, “Recommended Individual” in Corporate/ Mergers and acquisitions_PedroARueda

“A boutique firm with specialized lawyers who are focused on clients’ needs”. “I value the lawyers’ excellent treatment of the client and the defence of the clients’ needs”. Clients appreciate that Pedro Rueda "handles the work himself and if you call you always get an answer from him directly." He has a long-standing reputation among peers as an experienced corporate and M&A lawyer working for mid-sized and some larger Spanish industrials. One source further notes Rueda's ability to "resolve conflicts and find solutions”.

Chambers Global Guide 2016
IFLR 1000 2010, “Recommended Individual” in Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions_PedroARueda

"Tier" 3 (de 4): "Working with Araoz & Rueda was excellent. Pedro Rueda is bright. This is as good a firm as you can get in the local market."

IFLR 1000 2010
Best Lawyers 2015_PedroARueda

Included in the list of "Best Lawyers in Spain" in Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions.

Best Lawyers 2015
The EMEA Legal 500 2015, “Recommended Individual” in Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions_PedroARueda

Foreign mid-market investors and Spanish corporates instructed a team on a number of acquisitions and divestments. The group acted for 3i on the €590m sale of its stake in Everis to NTT. Other clients include Aurum Mining and Baring Private Equity Partners. Pedro Rueda and Francisco Aldavero are the practice co-heads.

The EMEA Legal 500 2015
Chambers Global Guide 2015, “Recommended Individual” in Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions_PedroARueda

Practice head Pedro Rueda has extensive experience across joint ventures, M&A transactions and sales of assets.

Chambers Global Guide 2015
Best Lawyers 2014_PedroARueda

Included in the list of "Best Lawyers in Spain" in Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions.

Best Lawyers 2014
The EMEA Legal 500 2014, “Recommended Individual” in Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions_PedroARueda

Araoz & Rueda’s name partner Pedro Rueda is ‘a very able, personable and extremely well-trained professional’.

The EMEA Legal 500 2014
Chambers Global Guide 2014, “Recommended Individual” in Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions_PedroARueda

"Tier" 2 (de 5). Practice head Pedro Rueda receives strong market feedback: "He's an extraordinary lawyer. Technically his advice is impeccable, he's very involved in the deals and his professionalism and rigour are exceptional".

Chambers Global Guide 2014
Best Lawyers 2013_PedroARueda

Included in the list of "Best Lawyers in Spain" in Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions.

Best Lawyers 2013
The EMEA Legal 500 2013, “Recommended Individual” in Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions_PedroARueda

Araoz & Rueda has a busy mid-market Corporate/M&A practice. Pedro Rueda is a name to note.

The EMEA Legal 500 2013
Chambers Global Guide 2013, “Recommended Individual” in Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions_PedroARueda

"Tier" 2 (de 5). 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."

Chambers Global Guide 2013
Best Lawyers 2012_PedroARueda

Included in the list of "Best Lawyers in Spain " in Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions.

Best Lawyers 2012
Chambers Global Guide 2012, “Recommended Individual” in Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions_PedroARueda

"Tier" 2 (de 5). Pedro Rueda is a very recommended lawyer in the area of Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions.

Chambers Global Guide 2012
The EMEA Legal 500 2012 – Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions

"Excellent boutique, very strong in the M&A/Private Equity area". Pedro Rueda is "one of the best lawyers in Madrid".

The EMEA Legal 500 2012
Best Lawyers 2011_PedroARueda

Included in the list of "Best Lawyers in Spain" in Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions/Private Equity.

Best Lawyers 2011
Chambers Global Guide 2011, “Recommended Individual” in Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions_PedroARueda

"Tier" 2 (de 5): Pedro Rueda is highly recommended, with a demonstrated cross-border M&A expertise.

Chambers Global Guide 2011
Best Lawyers 2010_PedroARueda

Included in the list of "Best Lawyers in Spain" in Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions.

Best Lawyers 2010
Chambers Global Guide 2010, “Recommended Individual” en Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions_PedroARueda

"Tier" 2 (de 5): Pedro Rueda is lauded for "being so easily able to put himself in the client´s shoes".

Chambers Global Guide 2010
The EMEA Legal 500 2010, “Recommended Individual” en Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions_PedroARueda

"Pedro Rueda is a tough and skilled negotiator".

The EMEA Legal 500 2010
Best Lawyers 2009_PedroARueda

Included in the list of "Best Lawyers in Spain" in Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions/Private Equity.

Best Lawyers 2009
Chambers Global Guide 2009, “Recommended Individual” in Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions_PedroARueda

“Tier” 2 (de 4): “Pedro Rueda knows the market like the back of his hand and can adapt to his clients’ needs.”

Chambers Global Guide 2009
Best Lawyers 2008_PedroARueda

Incluido en la lista de "Mejores Abogados de España" in Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions/Private Equity.

Best Lawyers 2008
Chambers Global Guide 2008, “Recommended Individual” in Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions_PedroARueda

"Tier" 2 (de 4): "Forceful and hard-working Pedro Rueda is known for his fantastic negotiation skills and experience".

Chambers Global Guide 2008
Chambers Global Guide 2007, “Recommended Individual” in Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions_PedroARueda

"Tier" 2 (de 4): "Pedro Rueda is a superb and vastly experienced M&A lawyer who is permanently focused on closing the deal".

Chambers Global Guide 2007
  • Advice to a company dedicated to the development and commercialization of Presto, a specific software for the construction sector, on the sale of the company to a German group.
  • Advice to a leading pet healthcare and food group in the UK on the acquisition of three subsidiaries located in Spain, France and Italy.
  • Advice to a leading British private equity fund on the acquisition of one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies focused on reproductive genetic testing.

Webinar of Mirada 360º: “Cómo gestionar una boutique legal y competir los grandes despachos”

Organises: Mirada 360º Marketing para Abogados
Collaborates: Pedro Rueda and Lidia Zommer
Date: October 30, 2018

Interview to our M&A partner Pedro Rueda

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Interview to Pedro Rueda, M&A partner

Actualidad Jurídica Aranzadi (legal magazine), July 2017

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Interview to Pedro Rueda, M&A Partner

Cinco Días newspaper, March 2017

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Interview to Pedro Rueda, M&A Partner

Expansión newspaper, February 2017

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Iberian Lawyer: Corporate/M&A Annual Roundtable

Iberian Lawyer TV - PAR Oct. 2016

Organises: Iberian Legal Group
Collaborates: Pedro Rueda
Date: October 26, 2016

Interview to our M&A partner Pedro Rueda
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Interview to Pedro Rueda and Francisco Aldavero, M&A and Private Equity Partners

Iberian Lawyer Magazine, December 2014

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Interview to Pedro Rueda and Francisco Aldavero, M&A and Private Equity Partners.

Capital & Corporate Magazine, March 2014

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Interview to Francisco Aldavero and Pedro Rueda, M&A and Private Equity Partners

Iberian Lawyer Magazine, Diciembre 2012

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Iberian Lawyer Magazine, February 2018 (Pedro Rueda)

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