Pedro A. Rueda




Mergers and Acquisitions

Private Equity

Company Law


Languages: English and Spanish

Assistant: Ahmad Heidari

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.


  • 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.

Historic presence in the market that leverages formidable reputations of key individuals. Maintains relationships with venture capital firms and important international private equity houses. "I really like the quality and hands-on involvement of the partners" "I feel secure working with the firm - it has a very good image among investors and the lawyers are trustworthy and honest" Peers agree that Francisco Aldavero is "a genuine private equity specialist" who is "dedicated to his clients and hands-on". Sources add: "He knows how to read the negotiation well and is tough".

Chambers Europe Guide 2015 - Mergers and Acquisitions

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

Chambers Global Guide 2015 - Mergers and Acquisitions

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 - Mergers and Acquisitions

Head of department Francisco Aldavero is described as "an excellent lawyer" by clients, who praise his "great combination of commercial and legal knowledge and high credibility in the market."

Chambers Europe Guide 2014 - Mergers and Acquisitions

Araoz & Rueda’s name partner Pedro Rueda is ‘a very able, personable and extremely well-trained professional’. He recently advised [...]; and Francisco Aldavero assisted [...]. The two partners form a ‘reliable and knowledgeable pair’.

The EMEA Legal 500 2014 - Fusiones y Adquisiciones

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 - Mergers and Acquisitions

The partners at this firm receive strong recommendations from clients with top marks for legal expertise and speed of response.

IFLR 1000 2014 - Mergers and Acquisitions

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 2013 - Mergers and Acquisitions

This Madrid firm is one of the most active players in the private equity arena, and is “appreciated by clients for having all the flexibilityof 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 Europe Guide 2009 - Mergers and Acquisitions

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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