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, PLC Which Lawyer, IFLR 1000, The Legal 500 EMEA and European Legal Experts in all editions since 2000 up to latest edition in 2017.

Formación

  • J.D. from Universidad Complutense de Madrid (1985).
  • LL.M. from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Law (1987).
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
legal-500

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 - Fusiones y adquisiciones/Capital Riesgo
chambers partners

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 - Fusiones y adquisiciones/Capital Riesgo

Incluido en la lista de "Mejores Abogados de España" en Mercantil/Fusiones y Adquisiciones/Capital Riesgo.

Best Lawyers 2019
IFLR 1000

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

IFLR 1000 2017 - Fusiones y Adquisiciones/Capital Riesgo

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

Best Lawyers 2016

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 - Mercantil/Fusiones y Adquisiciones

“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 - Corporate/ Mergers and Acquisitions
IFLR 1000

"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 - Mercantil/Fusiones y Adquisiciones

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

Best Lawyers 2015

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 - Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions

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

Chambers Global Guide 2015 - Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions

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

Best Lawyers 2014

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

The EMEA Legal 500 2014 - Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions

"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 - Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions

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

Best Lawyers 2013
legal-500

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

The EMEA Legal 500 2013 - Mercantil/Fusiones y Adquisiciones
chambers partners

"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 - Mercantil/Fusiones y Adquisiciones

Incluido en la lista de "Mejores Abogados de España" en Mercantil/Fusiones y Adquisiciones/Capital Riesgo.

Best Lawyers 2012
chambers partners

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

Chambers Global Guide 2012 - Mercantil/Fusiones y Adquisiciones
legal-500

"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 - Mercantil/Fusiones y Adquisiciones

Incluido en la lista de "Mejores Abogados de España" en Mercantil/Fusiones y Adquisiciones/Capital Riesgo.

Best Lawyers 2011
chambers partners

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

Chambers Global Guide 2011 - Mercantil/Fusiones y Adquisiciones

Incluido en la lista de "Mejores Abogados de España" en Mercantil/Fusiones y Adquisiciones/Capital Riesgo.

Best Lawyers 2010 - Mercantil/Fusiones y Adquisiciones/Capital Riesgo
chambers partners

"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 - Mercantil/Fusiones y Adquisiciones
legal-500

"Pedro Rueda is a tough and skilled negotiator".

The EMEA Legal 500 2010 - Mercantil/Fusiones y Adquisiciones

Incluido en la lista de "Mejores Abogados de España" en Mercantil/Fusiones y Adquisiciones/Capital Riesgo.

Best Lawyers 2009
chambers partners

“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 - Mercantil/Fusiones y Adquisiciones

Incluido en la lista de "Mejores Abogados de España" en Mercantil/Fusiones y Adquisiciones/Capital Riesgo.

Best Lawyers 2008
chambers partners

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

Chambers Global Guide 2008 - Mercantil/Fusiones y Adquisiciones
chambers partners

"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 - Mercantil/Fusiones y Adquisiciones

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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