Mr Carlos Lao > Ramón y Cajal Abogados > Madrid, Spain > Lawyer Profile

Ramón y Cajal Abogados
28010 MADRID
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Work Department

Finance and Capital Markets.




Carlos Lao is a partner in the Capital Markets and Finance Group of Ramón y Cajal. He has represented issuers and financial institutions in all matters relating to domestic and cross-border capital markets and financing transactions, including IPOs, privatizations, private placements, “accelerated book-buildings”, “block trades”, bonds issuances and EMTN programs, and has extensive experience in multiple other types of equity and debt offerings. In addition, Carlos Lao is the partner responsible for the securitization work of the firm and, during his career, has also participated in public and private M&A transactions, public tender offers, syndicated credits and other corporate finance structures including project finance. Before joining the firm in 2002, he worked for several years at the New York and Paris offices of the international firm Shearman & Sterling.




Madrid Bar Association.


Master in Corporate Finance and Investment Banking, Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles (IEB), Madrid. Feb. 2002-Jul. 2003. Master in Corporate and Commercial Law (LLM), Instituto de Empresa. Madrid, July 1996. Law Graduate, University of Granada. September 1995.

Lawyer Rankings

Spain > Capital markets: Equity

Ramón y Cajal Abogados is known for its ‘deep knowledge’ of capital markets as well as its ‘available and engaged’ practice. The firm provides experience in a range of matters, including right and share offerings, bond offerings, IPOs, public M&A and securitisations. In addition, the team has expertise in regulatory and compliance advice. The practice is co-led by Francisco Palá Laguna, who acts for listed companies and debt issuers; Andrés Mas, who focuses on IPOs, equity and debt offerings; and Carlos Lao, who specialises in representing issuers and financial institutions in matters relating to domestic and cross-border capital markets and financing transactions.

Spain > Capital markets: Debt

The ‘experts in capital markets’ at Ramón y Cajal Abogados cover the spread of transactions and related advisory work, including debt and equity offerings and securitisations, as well as day-to-day advice to listed companies and regulated entities. The firm has expertise in right and share offerings, bond offerings and listings on the Spanish equity MTF, as well as maintaining strong institutional relationships within the securities industry.  The practice is co-led by managing partner Francisco Palá Laguna; Carlos Lao, who represents issuers and financial institutions in matters relating to capital markets and financing transactions; and Andrés Mas, who has expertise in IPOs, equity and debt offerings.