Israel de Diego



Fusiones y Adquisiciones

Capital riesgo



Idiomas: Inglés y español

Asistente: Belén García


  • Licenciado en Derecho por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid (2000)
  • Máster en Asesoría Jurídica de Empresas por el Instituto de Empresa (2001)

Israel de Diego, socio del departamento de Fusiones & Adquisiciones de Araoz & Rueda desde 2017, se incorporó al despacho tras tres años como socio del departamento de M&A y Capital Markets de Baker McKenzie (2014-2017).

Anteriormente trabajó cinco años en el departamento de M&A y Capital Markets de Ramón y Cajal Abogados (de los cuales casi tres años fueron como socio) y en el departamento mercantil de otras firmas.

Israel cuenta con más de quince años de experiencia en operaciones de adquisición y venta de empresas, activos y pasivos y ramas de actividad, tanto a nivel nacional como internacional, restructuraciones societarias y de deuda de diferentes grupos de sociedades y planificación de estructuras corporativas, emisiones de equity y deuda y contratación mercantil general, así como asesoramiento jurídico en secretarías de consejo de sociedades cotizadas y no cotizadas.

The EMEA Legal 500 2020 – Fusiones y Adquisiciones

The ‘engaged, motivated and committed’ Araoz & Rueda is a ‘boutique and specialized firm that provides very unique M&A and corporate services’. The practice handles the spectrum of transactional and corporate work, across sectors including pharmaceuticals, construction, media, logistics and renewable energy. The team is co-led by Pedro Rueda, who has experience advising industrial and financial clients on behalf of the buyer and the seller; Israel de Diego, who is active in domestic and cross-border matters; and M&A and capital markets specialist Alejandro Fernández de Araoz. Testimonials “Quick understanding of customer needs. Very good management of equipment and resources” “True attention to details regardless of the size of the deal” “Good understanding of what metrics are important for the sector and for the deal itself” “The firm has good knowledge and vast experience in capital markets and M&A” “They prove to be fast, responsive, and provide valuable advice and excellent negotiation skills" “Alejandro Fernandez de Araoz is a responsive, persuasive and multi-skilled lawyer. Over the years he has shown ample experience and a broad knowledge in a different number of fields related to M&A and capital markets” “The team is extremely committed and results oriented” “They are really committed, extremely efficient and very knowledgeable lawyers to rely on”

The EMEA Legal 500 2020
IFLR 1000 2020 – Fusiones y Adquisiciones

Araoz & Rueda is recognized across all financial and corporate areas. The M&A team represented acquirers on deals in the pharmaceutical, energy, beverage, communication, health, construction, transportation and financial services industries. “I have a good impression of Araoz & Rueda’s work. Among its strengths I would like to stress that they follow the process very close to the client” “It is a very good firm, I would like to point out the partners’ involvement since the very beginning of any M&A process assessment” “The firm’s strengths are efficiency and agility” “The firm has deep knowledge of the needs of the customer. The partners are at front line, flexible and facilitators”. Partners Pedro Rueda, Alejandro Fernández de Araoz and Israel de Diego are highly recommended.

IFLR 1000 2020
Best Lawyers 2020 – Fusiones y Adquisiciones

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

Best Lawyers 2020
The EMEA Legal 500 2019

The 'always available' Araoz & Rueda 'understands its client's needs and tries its best to reach them'. The group frequently handles cross-border transactions: it advised German pharmaceutical company Dermapharm on the acquisition of Trommsdorff from Ferrer, and assisted French nursing home group Orpea Group with the acquisition of psychiatry centre Clínica López Ibor. Partner Pedro Rueda heads the corporate and M&A team, which saw the addition of Israel de Diego from Baker McKenzie in November 2017.

The EMEA Legal 500 2019

Iberian Lawyer Magazine, Enero 2018 (Israel de Diego)

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