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J&A Garrigues SLP

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Fernando Vives

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J&A Garrigues SLP

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Corporate & Commercial Law Department.


Garrigues' Managing Partner since 1 september 2009. Fernando practices in the area of corporate law, M&A, securities market law, private equity, banking & financial law and insurance law, with a particular emphasis on the financial services industry. He specializes in major transactions involving mergers, reorganizations, tender offers, corporate LBOs, issues and public offerings of securities, and regulatory matters concerning listed companies. He regularly advises on major M&A deals and is actively involved in private equity transactions, providing advice on transactions and raising outside financing. He also has a wealth of experience in the insurance industry, where he advises numerous insurance groups operating in Spain.


Fernando Vives has more than twenty years’ experience at Garrigues and has been a Partner since 1998. Since 2001, he has been partner in charge of the Garrigues Corporate/Commercial Law area which encompasses: Financial Services, Real Estate, Energy & Telecommunications, EU and Antitrust Law, and Mergers & Acquisitions. Garrigues' Managing Partner since 1 september 2009.


Spanish, English.


Madrid Bar Association.


Graduate in Law, Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE), 1985. Graduate in Economics and Business Administration, Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE), 1986. Doctor of Laws, Cum Laude, Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE), 2009.


Capital markets: Equity

Within: Leading individuals

Fernando Vives - J&A Garrigues SLP

Within: Capital markets: Equity

J&A Garrigues SLP¬†advised clients such as Galil Capital, Greenalia and¬†Kingbook Inversiones on their IPOs on the MAB. It also handled several voluntary tender offers, for example advising¬†CriteriaCaixa as main shareholder of Abertis on two tender offers over the latter's shares, and assisting¬†Saeta Yield with the tender offer launched by Terraform.¬†√Ālvaro L√≥pez-Jorr√≠n¬†and¬†M√≥nica Mart√≠n¬†co-lead the team, which also includes managing partner¬†Fernando Vives, Jos√© Luis Palao¬†and Gonz√°lo Garc√≠a-Fuertes.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Fernando Vives - J&A Garrigues SLP

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

'Combining technical knowledge with a practical approach', the 'experienced' team at¬†J&A Garrigues SLP¬†includes leading lawyers¬†M√≥nica Mart√≠n (who is 'always available'),¬†√Ālvaro L√≥pez-Jorr√≠n¬†and managing partner¬†Fernando Vives¬†('proactive and practical'). On the seller side, it advised Telef√≥nica on the sale of a 40% stake in its telecom masts subsidiary Telxius to private equity firm KKR, and acted for¬†Samsung on the sale of its¬†printers and operations business to¬†HP. A recent merger highlight was assisting¬†Iberdrola Energ√≠a on the combination of¬†Elektro Holding (which is controlled by the client) and Neoenergia.

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Private equity

Within: Leading individuals

Fernando Vives - J&A Garrigues SLP

Within: Private equity

J&A Garrigues SLP¬†handles venture capital and private equity deals as well as fund formation matters. Recent deals include assisting The Carlyle Group with the sale of data centre Itconic and its subsidiary CloudMas Iberica to Equinix, and advising¬†ProA Capital on the sale of a majority stake in Suanfarma to Intermediate Capital Group.¬†Jos√© Mar√≠a Gil-Robles¬†and Jos√© Manuel Mart√≠n¬†co-lead the team, which also includes √Ālvaro L√≥pez-Jorr√≠n,¬†Fernando Vives,¬†Mar√≠a Fern√°ndez-Picazo,¬†Victor Chiquero¬†and principal associate F√©lix Ferre√Īo.

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    On June 17, 2010, following a rough and eventful passage through Parliament, the Lower House of the Spanish Parliament finally approved a transcendental amendment to the Spanish Corporations Law (to article 105.2) affecting only listed corporations: a prohibition on voting ceilings for a same shareholder (or companies in the same group), regardless of the number of shares they own. 
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