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Pilar París joins Araoz & Rueda as a new M&A Partner 

Spanish law firm Araoz & Rueda has appointed Pilar París as a new partner in the firm’s Corporate and M&A department, to continue to boost the growth in this important area of the firm’s practice.

Pilar París, formerly Principal Associate at Deloitte Legal, has more than 15 years of experience advising on M&A national and cross-border transactions in all kind of sectors, being also specialised in start-up investments.

J.D. from the Universidad de Sevilla and Master’s Degree in PROGESA-ESADE (Leadership and Management Programme for Executive Women), she has led the "Start me Up project" by Deloitte Legal, an initiative for the start-up sector she founded in 2016. Prior to joining Deloitte, París worked in the corporate and real estate departments at Cuatrecasas and Montero-Aramburu.

The landing of this new partner comes at a time when the firm is celebrating 30 years of history as one of the most reputable and recognised law firms in Spain in Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity, where they have managed to position in Tier 1 of Chambers & Partners in the category of Corporate/M&A: Mid-Cap. 

Throughout these three decades, the firm co-founded by Alejandro Fernández de Araoz and Pedro Rueda has advised the main Spanish companies and funds and foreign investors seeking business opportunities in Spain thanks to its independent, multidisciplinary and excellence profile, becoming a Spanish law firm of reference for foreign law firms without presence in Spain.  

"We trust in our independent model and we are very proud to say that the personal relationship with the client and the direct and exclusive attention to their matters play a very relevant role at our firm", says Pedro Rueda, Corporate/M&A Partner. He adds that "Pilar brings an exceptional knowledge of the M&A market and a solid experience so we are sure that she will fit perfectly with our team ".

Pilar París affirms that "the magnificent position of Araoz & Rueda among the leading legal advisors in M&A transactions as well as the excellent professionals integrating the team, have been decisive factors to take this new challenge in my professional career, in the belief that we will continue doing great things together and that we will offer the highest quality, attention and dedication to our clients". 

With the incorporation of Pilar París, the firm now has a total of 12 partners and more than 50 professionals.

About Araoz & Rueda

Araoz & Rueda is a Spanish full-service law firm with over thirty years´ experience providing legal advice. With a consolidated corporate and commercial practice and particular expertise and market recognition in M&A and Private Equity, the firm currently operates in more than 30 countries. It advises foreign companies with interests in Spain, as well as national companies operating abroad. The firm enjoys numerous recommendations in prestigious legal directories such as Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, IFLR 1000 or Best Lawyers.


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