Pedro A. Rueda

Pedro-A-Rueda

SOCIO

ESPECIALIDADES

Fusiones y Adquisiciones

Capital riesgo

Societario

CONTACTO

Idiomas: Inglés y español

Asistente: Ahmad Heidari
heidari@araozyrueda.com

Pedro Rueda fue asociado en el Departamento de Fusiones y Adquisiciones de Gómez-Acebo & Pombo (Madrid, 1987-1994) donde fue promocionado a Socio en 1994, después de haber pasado un año como asociado del Departamento de Fusiones y Adquisiciones en Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Nueva York.

En 1994 funda Araoz & Rueda junto con Alejandro Fernández de Araoz y desde entonces ha venido desarrollando su práctica en el área de Fusiones y Adquisiciones en el despacho, área en la que cuenta con una dilatada experiencia en el asesoramiento a todo tipo de clientes industriales, financieros y grupo familiares, tanto desde el lado comprador como vendedor, en joint-ventures, escisiones, fusiones y adquisiciones de empresas, incluyendo tanto ofertas públicas de adquisición y venta así como compras de activos.

«Recommended Individual» en Corporate/M&A por los directorios legales Chambers & Partners, IFLR 1000, The Legal 500 EMEA y Best Lawyers en todas sus ediciones desde 2000 hasta la última edición en 2020.

Formación

  • Licenciado en Derecho por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid (1985).
  • Máster en Derecho (LL.M.) por la University of Pennsylvania, School of Law (1987).
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
Chambers Europe Guide 2020 – CORPORATE

The team maintains a consolidated reputation in the mid-cap M&A market. Regularly assists international companies and funds with inbound investment. 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. Client portfolio comprises entities from the life sciences, transportation and TMT sectors. Strengths The firm garners praise for its "great experience," with one source adding that it is "a classic boutique for M&A." Clients find further value in the team's "immediate response and absolute availability." Work highlights Assisted Mazuelo Holding with the EUR230 million takeover bid launched over Spanish wine producer Barón de Ley. Pedro Rueda leads the team and enjoys a strong reputation as "an excellent lawyer." He offers significant experience in the acquisition and sale of Spanish companies, as well as advising domestic private equity funds on cross-border transactions. Alejandro Fernández de Araoz is widely known for his experience and draws strong praise from clients for his "commercial vision." He advises on M&A deals in the pharmaceutical, renewable energy and financial services sectors. Guillermo Bueno assists with transactions in the manufacturing, construction and automotive sectors. Clients say that he "delivers the product promptly and the quality of work is excellent."

Chambers Europe Guide 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
Chambers Europe Guide 2019 – Fusiones y adquisiciones/Capital Riesgo

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 – Fusiones y Adquisiciones/Capital Riesgo

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
Best Lawyers 2019 – PAR

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

Best Lawyers 2019
Best Lawyers 2018

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

Best Lawyers 2018
Chambers Europe Guide 2018 – Fusiones y adquisiciones/Capital Riesgo

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
The EMEA Legal 500 2018 – Fusiones y adquisiciones/Capital Riesgo

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
Chambers Europe Guide 2017 – Fusiones y adquisiciones/Capital Riesgo

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
Best Lawyers 2017

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

Best Lawyers 2017
The EMEA Legal 500 2017

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
IFLR 1000 2017

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

IFLR 1000 2017
Best Lawyers 2016

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

Best Lawyers 2016
The EMEA Legal 500 2016, «Recommended Individual» en Mercantil/Fusiones y Adquisiciones

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» en 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
IFLR 1000 2010

"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

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

Best Lawyers 2015
The EMEA Legal 500 2015, «Recommended Individual» en Mercantil/Fusiones y Adquisiciones

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» en Mercantil/Fusiones y Adquisiciones

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

Chambers Global Guide 2015
Best Lawyers 2014

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

Best Lawyers 2014
The EMEA Legal 500 2014, «Recommended Individual» en Mercantil/Fusiones y Adquisiciones

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» en Mercantil/Fusiones y Adquisiciones

"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

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

Best Lawyers 2013
The EMEA Legal 500 2013, «Recommended Individual» en Mercantil/Fusiones y Adquisiciones

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» en Mercantil/Fusiones y Adquisiciones

"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

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

Best Lawyers 2012
Chambers Global Guide 2012, «Recommended Individual» en Mercantil/Fusiones y Adquisiciones

"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 – Mercantil/Fusiones y Adquisiciones

"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

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

Best Lawyers 2011
Chambers Global Guide 2011, «Recommended Individual» en Mercantil/Fusiones y Adquisiciones

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

Chambers Global Guide 2011
Best Lawyers 2010

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

Best Lawyers 2010
Chambers Global Guide 2010, «Recommended Individual» en Mercantil/Fusiones y Adquisiciones (PEDRO)

"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 Mercantil/Fusiones y Adquisiciones

"Pedro Rueda is a tough and skilled negotiator".

The EMEA Legal 500 2010
Best Lawyers 2009

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

Best Lawyers 2009
Chambers Global Guide 2009, «Recommended Individual» en Mercantil/Fusiones y Adquisiciones

“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

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

Best Lawyers 2008
Chambers Global Guide 2008, «Recommended Individual» en Mercantil/Fusiones y Adquisiciones

"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» en Mercantil/Fusiones y Adquisiciones

"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
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  • Asesoramiento a empresa líder en el Reino Unido en alimentación y cuidado de mascotas en la adquisición de tres filiales en España, Francia e Italia.
  • Asesoramiento a fondo británico de capital riesgo líder en la adquisición de una empresa especializada en la realización de test genéticos para clínicas de fertilidad.

Entrevista a Pedro Rueda en 25 Aniversario de la firma

El Economista, Julio 2019

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Webinar de Mirada 360º: «Cómo gestionar una boutique legal y competir los grandes despachos»

Organiza: Mirada 360º Marketing para Abogados
Participan: Pedro Rueda y Lidia Zommer
Fecha: 30 de octubre de 2018

Entrevista a nuestro socio de M&A Pedro Rueda
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Entrevista a Pedro Rueda, Socio de Fusiones y Adquisiciones

Actualidad Jurídica Aranzadi, Julio 2017

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Entrevista a Pedro Rueda, Socio de Fusiones y Adquisiciones

Cinco Días, Marzo 2017

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Entrevista a Pedro Rueda, Socio de Fusiones y Adquisiciones

Expansión, Febrero 2017

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Iberian Lawyer: Corporate/M&A Annual Roundtable

Iberian Lawyer TV - PAR Oct. 2016

Organiza: Iberian Legal Group
Participa: Pedro Rueda
Fecha: 26 de octubre de 2016

Entrevista a nuestro socio de M&A Pedro Rueda
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Entrevista a Pedro Rueda y Francisco Aldavero, Socios Dpto. Fusiones y Adquisiciones & Capital Riesgo

Iberian Lawyer Magazine, Diciembre 2014

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Entrevista a Pedro Rueda y Francisco Aldavero: «Las menores discrepancias en precio están animando el mercado»

Capital & Corporate Magazine, Marzo 2014

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Entrevista a Francisco Aldavero y Pedro Rueda, Socios de Fusiones y Adquisiciones/ Capital Riesgo

Iberian Lawyer Magazine, Diciembre 2012

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Iberian Lawyer Magazine, Febrero 2018 (Pedro Rueda)

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