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Luis Casals

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Mergers & Acquisitions


Mr. Casals is a partner of the Mergers & Acquisitions practice in Baker McKenzie Madrid. He has developed his professional career in the areas of Corporate Law and M&A, advising Spanish and international companies on mergers, acquisitions and corporate and commercial matters.

He provides ongoing counsel on corporate matters to a wide range of different companies and groups, holding the position of secretary of the board of directors for several companies in a variety of different sectors such as the energy, hotel and catering, industrial and commercial distribution, as well as new technologies and the food industry. He has advised corporations, funds and venture capital management companies on investment transactions in many different industries and played an active role in IPO’s and share capital increases of listed companies, as well as advising investment funds both in Spain and abroad.


Spanish and English.


Bar Association since 1994 and the International Bar Association since 2003.


Luis graduated in Law from the CEU-San Pablo University.


Private equity

Within: Private equity

Baker McKenzie advised Securitas Direct Verisure Group on Bain Capital’s €5.2bn sale of a controlling interest in the group to Hellman & Friedman. Javier Menor, Luis Casals, Jorge Adell and Enrique Valera are the key names.

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Projects and energy

Within: Projects and energy

Recent mandates saw the team at Baker McKenzie assist Ecoener on its legal challenge to the tariff scheme for renewables applicable to hydroelectric and wind farms; it also acted for Bankia on the sale of 20 companies operating solar farms in the Canary Islands. Pablo Dorronsoro and Xavier Junquera lead the practice; Luis Casals and Miguel Huarte are also noted.

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