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Manuel Vara Varea

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Jones Day

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M&A; Private Equity; Buyouts; Fund Structuring & Fund Services.


Manuel Vara, Partner, has extensive experience advising industrial and venture capital companies regarding national and cross-border M&A/takeovers, buyouts, and private equity transactions across a wide variety of sectors. He also advises on a broad range of joint ventures, restructurings, and corporate governance issues. Manuel has acted as lead lawyer on a range of transactions, including, in recent years: Lubrizol Corporation's acquisitions of Merquinsa Mercados Quimicos, a leading Spanish company in specialty thermoplastics polyurethanes, and Lipotec, a leader in the development, manufacturing, and sale of personal care ingredients, as well as the representation of Investcorp International in its acquisition and related financing of Esmalglass Group, a Spanish-based leader in marketing and producing frits, glazes, and ceramic colors. Other companies with which Manuel has worked on substantial matters include industrial companies such as Abercrombie & Fitch, CareerBuilder, Celgene, Colt Telecom, Dole Foods, Flextronics, Lafarge, Orange, Research In Motion (BlackBerry), STERIS, Sumitomo Bakelite, Total, Trader Classified Media, Viessmann, and WL Ross & Co., and venture capital firms such as Ahorro Corporación, Elaia Partners, Fides Capital, and Granville Baird Capital Partners.


English, Spanish.


Admitted to the Madrid Bar.


University of Comillas-ICADE of Madrid (Economics Degree 1989; Law Degree 1988; Diploma in European Community Law 1988).


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Jones Day¬†covers the full range of corporate and M&A work. A recent joint venture example is advising¬†CBRE Global Investors on joining forces¬†with¬†Montepino Log√≠stica to develop a portfolio of assets. Miguel Berm√ļdez de Castro¬†led the advice on that matter and also assisted building material producer Mapei with acquiring¬†chemical company¬†Tecnopol Sistemas. Practice head¬†Federico Merino¬†and¬†Manuel Vara Varea¬†are also recommended.

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  • US rules regarding offshore accounts

    The Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act 2010, enacted on 18 March 2010, imposes a new US withholding tax and reporting regime, known as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). The FATCA regime applies generally to payments made after 31 December 2012, except on obligations (to be defined in future guidance) outstanding on 18 March 2012. Substantial effort is required by foreign entities to bring their worldwide operations and policies into compliance with the FATCA rules as of the effective date.‚Ä©
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