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Nieves Briz

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Nieves Briz is a partner in the Corporate department of Dentons' Barcelona office. Before joining Dentons in 2018, Nieves worked as a partner in JAUSAS and Ernst & Young.

Nieves has more than 30 years of experience advising some of the most relevant national and international corporations in finance, property, pharmaceuticals and energy sectors. She has extensive knowledge in acquisitions and due diligence processes in sectors as diverse as finance, property, pharmaceuticals, retail and energies, representing both national and international clients in more than 100 such transactions. She also advises on contractual and business matters and manages the planning and execution of complex operations such as international mergers, splits and contributions of business units.

Nieves has also been a teacher of commercial law at ESADE Business School, and for several years gave lectures about M&A as part of the school’s ISDE Master in Legal Practice.


  • Partner, Dentons (2018 to date)
  • Partner, JAUSAS (2013 – 2018)
  • Director Partner, Ernst & Young (2008 – 2013)
  • International Equity Partner, Ernst & Young (2000 – 2013)
  • Member of the Executive Committee, Ernst & Young (2009 – 2012)
  • Partner responsibility for quality and risk in Spain, Ernst & Young (2008 – 2010)
  • National Partner, Ernst & Young (1998 – 2000)
  • Principal, Ernst & Young (1997 – 1998)
  • Senior Associate, Ernst & Young (1944 – 1997)
  • Associate, Ernst & Young (1991 – 1994)
  • Junior Associate, Ernst & Young (1988 – 1990)


English, Spanish and Catalán


She is a member of the Advisory Boards of a technological company and an industrial company. Moreover, in April 2017 she was named a member of the executive board of the International Women’s Forum association for the Spanish chapter.
Besides, she is member of the Barcelona Bar Association (ICAB)


  • IESE Business School, 2013, Program “Women in Boards of Directors”
  • Barcelona University, 1987, Law Degree


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Dentons was particularly busy handling energy, real estate and tourism sector transactions. It assisted industrial company Barloworld with the sale of its Iberian holding company to Tesa. José María Buxeda and Nieves Briz are standout practitioners. Alejandro Alonso joined Ventura Garcés & López-Ibor in June 2019.

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