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Araoz & Rueda

Founded in 1994 and considered since its early years as a law firm with a consolidated corporate and commercial practice with particular expertise and market recognition in M&A and Private Equity, Araoz & Rueda is currently a leading Spanish independent full service law firm with a great reputation and experience in all corporate and commercial law practice areas, in which we are highly recommended in prestigious legal guides and directories (Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500, IFLR 1000 and Best Lawyers, among others). 

We have a strong and growing international orientation with a significant base of international clients, including prestigious law firms which, in order to offer their clients services of the same standard of quality they offer in their respective countries, demonstrate their confidence in us by their referrals of matters involving Spanish law, making us their firm of reference in Spain.
Main areas of practice:

M&A/Corporate Law: we advise industrial and financial clients, both as purchasers and sellers, in the acquisition of companies, joint-ventures, mergers and splits-off, including the drafting and negotiation of the contracts and the process of legal review (due diligence).
Contact Partners:
Pedro Rueda 
(rueda@araozyrueda.com),  Alejandro Fernández de Araoz (araoz@araozyrueda.com) and Guillermo Bueno (bueno@araozyrueda.com)

Private Equity & Venture Capital: we have a broad experience in the advice to private equity investors and venture capital entities in a variety of sectors and all forms of investments and divestments throughout the entire transaction.
Contact Partners:
Pedro Rueda (rueda@araozyrueda.com),  Alejandro Fernández de Araoz (araoz@araozyrueda.com) and Guillermo Bueno (bueno@araozyrueda.com)

Capital Markets & Securities: we represent listed Spanish companies and work in a variety of transactions involving the securities markets. Contact Partner: Alejandro Fernández de Araoz (araoz@araozyrueda.com)

Banking & Finance: we advise financial entities as well as borrowers in a broad range of sectors and transactions, including corporate financing, structured finance, acquisition finance, project finance and real estate finance of other assets.
Contact Partner: Rafael Bazán (bazan@araozyrueda.com)

Pre-Insolvency/Insolvency & Restructuring: we provide advice to all the parties that may be involved in a company crisis, covering all kinds of situations. These include, amongst others, pre-insolvency advice, company or group restructuring procedures, restructuring and refinancing of debts, etc. We also provide a general advice on insolvency proceedings and related litigation, advising in the preparation of petitions for voluntary insolvency, and also being regularly appointed by the Commercial Courts as Insolvency Trustees and, in certain occasions, as advisors to the same. We also provide legal advice to creditors in both debt restructuring and insolvency proceedings.
Contact Partners:
Alejandro Fernández de Araoz
(araoz@araozyrueda.com) and Rafael Bazán (bazan@araozyrueda.com)

Energy: we have extensive experience advising energy sector companies in a wide variety of transactions, including contractual, corporate as well as regulatory aspects. Our advice includes the promotion, construction, financing, starting-up and operating of energy installations (advising all kind of players involved such as project promoters, contractors, financing banks, project purchasers and/or sellers, managers of the installations, etc.). We have particular expertise in the creation and financing of renewable energy projects, advising on all legal issues arising from a project at any stage.
Contact Partners: 
Francisco Solchaga
 (solchaga@araozyrueda.com) and Laura Vintanel (vintanel@araozyrueda.com

Tax: we advise on all aspects of tax law, including tax planning in corporate restructuring processes and cross-border transactions (acquisitions, mergers, split-offs, takeover bids, etc.), investment/divestment structures, savings and liquidity planning, international tax, regular tax advice to investors, companies and High and Ultra high Net Wealth Individuals and Families, etc.
Contact Partner: Javier Prieto (prieto@araozyrueda.com)

Labour: we advise on all aspects of labour law, including the hiring and dismissal of workers, modification of labour conditions, negotiating collective bargaining agreements, advice on labour law aspects to companies in insolvency situation, etc. as well as the advice in contentious labour conflicts, both in administrative and judicial proceedings.
Contact Partner: Alfonso Suárez (suarez@araozyrueda.com) and Clara Mañoso (manoso@araozyrueda.com)

Litigation: we act in defence of our client’s interests, both as claimant and defendant, in all sorts of judicial proceedings in corporate and commercial matters, representing them before courts of all levels.
Contact Partners: Eduardo de León (leon@araozyrueda.com) and Alejandro Fernández de Araoz (araoz@araozyrueda.com)

National and International Arbitration: we advise clients in arbitral proceedings, under the rules of both international and domestic institutions. Furthermore, partners of the firm are frequently designated as arbitrators by arbitral institutions.
Contact Partners: Eduardo de León (leon@araozyrueda.com) and Alejandro Fernández de Araoz (araoz@araozyrueda.com)

Real Estate: we advise all kind of investors, developers and financiers on all sorts of investments and developments in Spain and abroad, including the financing of projects in shopping malls, hotels, hospitals, gyms, universities, etc. We also participate in buy-sell transactions, sale and lease-back of real estate assets, requalification and urbanization of real property, construction and architectural services and project-management contracts and real estate due diligences for development companies and real estate investors.
Contact Partner: Jesús Conde (conde@araozyrueda.com)

Competition (Antitrust): we advise on all aspects of competition law, including merger notifications, antitrust compliance programmes, transactional matters and co-operative agreements.
Contact Partner: Ainhoa Veiga (veiga@araozyrueda.com)

Intellectual Property: our practice covers regulatory issues and relationships with the relevant public authorities, contractual areas (licensing, contractual and commercial exploitation of intellectual or industrial property, etc.), copyright matters, litigation (legal counsel in procedures with individuals, entities or public authorities), etc.
Contact Partner: Ainhoa Veiga (veiga@araozyrueda.com)

Administrative Law and Regulatory: we advise our clients in a wide range of sectors (outdoor advertising, street furniture, motorways, defence, etc…). We also help clients manage the myriad of national, regional and local regulations affecting their industries, representing them in proceedings before regulatory authorities.
Contact Partners: Eduardo de León (leon@araozyrueda.com) and Ainhoa Veiga (veiga@araozyrueda.com)

Paseo de la Castellana, 164
Madrid, Spain

+34 91 319 02 33



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