Israel de Diego > Dentons > Madrid, Spain > Lawyer Profile

Paseo de la Castellana, 53 8ª
28046 Madrid

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Corporate and M&A




Israel de Diego is a partner in the Corporate and M&A practice in Spain. He has more than 18 years’ experience in mergers and acquisitions, both domestic and international. He regularly advises investment banks, private equity funds and large companies on various corporate transactions.

He has extensive experience in corporate and debt restructurings of groups of companies as well as corporate structure planning. He also assists clients in capital markets transactions, including the issuance of bonds, warrants and other financial instruments; IPOs, and the delisting of companies.


  • Industrial manufacturer: Advising a leading Spanish company in the development of molecular orientated technology on the sale of a majority stake to a Spanish private equity house.
  • Energy company: Advising an Irish-headquartered energy company on a joint venture to develop and install green hydrogen plants in Spain.
  • Film distributor: Advising the leading independent film distribution company in Spain, on the sale of a 40% share in the company to a fund owned by a Spanish private equity house.
  • Logistics company: Advising an Italian-headquartered logistics company on the acquisition of a Spanish company in the pharmaceutical and medtech sector.
  • Investment fund: Advising a major investment fund on the acquisition of a 65.9 percent stake in a Spanish recycled fabric manufacturer.
    Spanish beverage company: Advising the shareholders on the sale of a majority stake in the company to a leading worldwide beer company headquartered in the US.
  • Spanish water treatment company: Advising the shareholders on the sale of 100% of their shares to French-headquartered multinational water treatment and waste management group.
  • Olive oil manufacturer: Advising on the sale of a packaging and bottling factory located in Andalusia to a major agricultural cooperative, and on the multijurisdictional sale of the rice division to Spain’s largest food processing company for €205 million.
  • Solar company: Advising on the acquisition of the Spanish subsidiary of a German-headquartered multinational industrial glass manufacturer.
  • Major hotel chain: Advising on the sale of the operation of one of its main hotels to the a Spanish hotel group and on the acquisition of the hotel management company of another major Spanish hotel chain.
  • Major retail company: Advising on the €1 billion sale of a 10% share of its treasury stock to a company owned by a high-net worth individual from the Middle East.
  • Major Spanish bank: Advising on the sale of a majority stake in hotel chain present in Spain and Latin America to a leading Spanish hotel group.
  • Leading construction company: Advising a listed company on its €998 million capital increase.
  • Major telephone company: Advising on the €1 billion acquisition of 78% share in a major pay TV platform, and on the multi-jurisdictional sale of a CRM) and business process outsourcing provider to a major American private equity house.
  • Real estate company: Advising a listed real estate company on its €1,3 billion capital increase.
  • Bank: Advising on a three-phase transaction consisting of: (i) the €25 million issuance of convertible bonds to finance the acquisition; (ii) the acquisition of a financial institution, and (iii) the subsequent merger with the acquired entity.
  • Bank: Advising on the restructuring of the entire Group through a segregation of the assets of the savings banks that made up the group. The volume of assets was €72 billion.
  • Food company: Advising on (i) the admission to listing of shares relating to two capital increases through the offsetting of claims for a total effective amount of €28 million (ii) three simultaneous capital increases through cash contributions, non-cash contributions (preferred shares) and offsetting of claims for a total effective amount of €597 million.


Prior and Present Employment
Partner, Dentons, 2021-present
Partner, Araoz and Rueda Abogados, 2017-2021
Partner, Baker Mckenzie (Madrid), 2014-2017
Partner, Ramón y Cajal, Abogados, 2009-2014 (partner since January 2012)
Associate, Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira, 2008-2009
Associate ,Ramón y Cajal, Abogados, 2003-2008