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Fernando de las Cuevas Castresana

Partner

Head of Mergers and Acquisitions

Education

Master of Law and Bachelor of Business Science (University of Deusto, 1981)
Diploma in European Studies (University of Deusto, 1981)
Diploma in Higher European Studies by the College of Europe, Bruges (1982)
Research Scholarship from the EFTA, Geneva (1982-1983)
P.I.L. Harvard Law School (1990)
Foreign Associate in Shearman & Sterling (New York) 1985- 1986

Specialisation

Banking Law, Securities Market Law, collective investment institutions, mergers and acquisitions, and family and private equity businesses

Membership of Professional Bodies and Associations

Madrid Bar Association (since 1983)
World Securities Law Review Board, APCIMS-EASD Legal and Tax Committee
IBA(Committees E, I and Q)
ICA (Standards Committee Membership)
Circulo de Empresarios

Teaching

Lecturer at the Financial Markets Specialisation Course (Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles)
Lecturer at the Masters Degree in Corporate Legal Consulting (ICADE) during the academic year 2003-2004

Languages

Spanish
English
French

Publications

He is correspondent in Spain for the Journal of International Banking Law and World Securities Law Report, and author of the following books and articles:

2015 Mergers and Acquisitions Report: Spain
Shareholders’ Rights, 2nd Edition, Global Guide (2015)
IFLR Global High Yield Report 2014
Investment Funds (Jurisdictional comparisons. The European Lawyer Series Books. Second edition 2013)
Relations entre l’organe de surveillance des entreprises et le management – Régimes nationaux et propositions d’instruments au niveau européen en vue d’améliorer l’efficience juridique” ?carried out for the Policy Department C: Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs of the European Parliament at the request of the Committee on Legal Affairs. July 2012
Investment Funds (Jurisdictional comparisons. First edition 2012)
Company Directors (Jurisdictional comparisons. First edition 2012)
Investment Funds (First Edition 2012), Thomson Reuters, The European Lawyer Reference, 2011
Shareholders´Rights, Thomson Reuters, The European Lawyer Reference, 2011
Corporate Acquisitions and Mergers. Spanish Chapter. Kluwer Law International. Last edition 2010
Private Equity. Jurisdictional comparisons, The European Lawyer, 2010
2013 Práctica Mercantil para Abogados. Los casos más relevantes en 2012 de los grandes despachos.Colección Anuarios. Editorial La Ley. 2012
2012 Práctica Mercantil para Abogados. Los casos más relevantes en 2011 de los grandes despachos. Colección Anuarios. Editorial La Ley. 2011
2011 Práctica Mercantil para Abogados. Los casos más relevantes en 2010 de los grandes despachos. Colección Anuarios. Editorial La Ley. 2010
2010 Práctica Mercantil para Abogados. Los casos más relevantes en 2009 de los grandes despachos. Colección Anuarios. Editorial La Ley. 2009
Guía Práctica del Consejo de Administración. Código de buenas prácticas para Consejeros y Administradores. Instituto de Consejeros-Administradores. 2008
2009 Práctica Mercantil para Abogados. Los casos más relevantes en 2011 de los grandes despachos. Colección Anuarios. Editorial La Ley. 2008
Código de buen gobierno para empresas no cotizadas. Instituto de Consejeros-Administradores. 2005
«A History of Corporate Governance in Spain», The Euromoney Compliance Officer’s Handbook, 2004
Legal Opinions in International Transactions, Kluwer, 20034
«Bank Secrecy in Spain», Journal of International Banking Law, vol. 12, n.º 7, 1997
«International Securities Law», Euromoney Books, London, 1996
«Consumer Protection and Banking Activities in Spain New Law 7/1995 of 23 March on Consumer Credit», Journal of International Banking Law, vol. 10, n.º 7, 1995
«The Management Buy-Out Manual», Euromoney Books, London, 1993 (coautor)
Corporate Acquisitions & Mergers, Graham & Trotman, London, 1989 (coautor)

Industries

French desk

Acknowledgments

  • 2019
  • 2018

IFLR 1000 2019: Highly Regarded. Banking, M&A

Best Lawyers 2019 (since 2018). Corporate Governance & Compliance Practice

Best Lawyers 2019 (since 2008). Insurance Law

Best Lawyers 2019 (since 2008). Banking and Finance

Best Lawyers 2019 (since 2008). Corporate and M&A Law

The Chambers Global 2019. Corporate/M&A – Spain

"He has a remarkable capacity to make complexity simple and find practical solutions"

The Chambers Europe 2019. Corporate/M&A

The Legal 500 2019. Commercial, Corporate and M&A

'able to explain complex issues in a simple manner'

Chambers Europe 2018. Corporate/M&A

Chambers Global 2018. Corporate/M&A (Spain)

"He has a good view of the whole of the transaction and can provide high-level advice that adds value"

Legal 500 2018. Commercial, corporate and M&A

Best Lawyers 2018 (since 2008). Banking and Finance

Best Lawyers 2018 (since 2008). Corporate and M&A

Best Lawyers 2018 (since 2008). Insurance Law

Best Lawyers 2018. Corporate Governance & Compliance Practice