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Juan Picón

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Juan Picón advises on corporate operations, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and venture capital or private equity operations (LBOs, MBOs and other corporate structures) – both in national and international transactions. Juan is also engaged in some of the most important capital market operations that have taken place in Spain. His clients include companies in sectors like health, chemicals, telecommunications, banking, food and energy. He is the Managing Director for Europe & Middle East. In addition, he is Co-Chair of the Firm’s Latin American practice, which covers activities across all of Central America, South America and the Caribbean and includes DLA Piper’s presence in Mexico, Venezuela and Brazil.


Juan currently is the firm's global co-Chairman . He joined the firm as Country Managing Partner for Spain in February 2006. In 2007, he became International Group Head for Corporate, joined the Executive in 2012 as Joint Managing Director, Groups & Sectors and in 2014 was appointed as Joint Managing Director, Europe and Middle East in 2014. Juan is also Co-Chair of the firm's Latin American practice. He is Secretary and Member of the Board of Instituto Atlántico de Gobierno, Chaired by former Spanish Prime Minister, Mr. Aznar Juan has previously worked in prestigious global law firms, and also in various large companies.


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Member of the board of directors of the Spanish Association of Telecommunications Law Madrid Bar Association (Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid)


University of Comillas, Special License, Law Degree Université Libre de Bruselles, Special License en Droit Communautaire, LL.M. EU Law


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Latham & Watkins LLP is 'very well coordinated internally', and provides 'extremely good client care, attention and responsiveness across its international offices'. In addition to numerous private equity deals, it handled the €2.8bn acquisition of OHL Concesiones on behalf of the buyer, IFM Investors. The lead partner on the matter was Manuel Deó, who is 'an extremely bright lawyer, understands the business issues at stake and is resourceful'. José Sánchez-Dafos and Ignacio Pallarés are also recommended. Ignacio Balañá left to join Deloitte Legal in September 2017 and former office managing partner José Luis Blanco retired at the end of 2017. The position was taken over by Juan Picón.

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  • Sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter

    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.

    - DLA Piper UK LLP

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