Find Lawyers in Sevilla, Spain for Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Practice Area Overview
However, in company law, unlike other specialist fields, the advisory (defence) function in the case of conflict often does not depend upon whether the preventative function has been properly performed, but instead upon tensions arising within companies between majority shareholders attempting to impose a resolution and dissatisfied minority shareholders, who then seek protection of their rights.
Mergers and Acquisitions (“M&A”) are one result of the trend toward the globalisation and concentration of businesses to boost their strength and competitiveness, a trend that also has a knock-on negative effect on the ability to continue to guarantee a free, healthy, and properly competitive market. Regulatory bodies must be increasingly aware of market distortions, as mergers and acquisitions are occurring between ever-larger undertakings and creating even bigger end combinations, something that makes it even harder for remaining competitors to survive. And there is no sign of this trend abating.
Although closely associated with company law with regards to its implementation aspects (given that the requirements for the calling of Board and Shareholders’ General Meetings and their holding, as well as the adoption of the relevant resolutions), specialising in M&A requires the prior management and coordination of an entire range of other specialist fields to verify the status of different aspects of the undertaking to be acquired and to establish whether things really are as they are presented, whether there are lurking dangers or hidden problems, whether the operation is suitable and/or viable, etc. This process is commonly called “due diligence”.
Checks will be carried out on aspects ranging from human resources, environmental matters, contractual relations, quality standards, planning issues, and activity permits for the undertakings to be merged or acquired. To do this, there are now sophisticated programs that create a virtual data room in the cloud, accessible to both those who upload information and those whose job it is to check it, each with the permission levels required to access the different areas of the data room, which speeds up the data processing and decision making processes.
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She founded her own firm in 2011 after leading the Litigation and Bankruptcy Department at a national law firm between years 1999 and 2011. She was a Lecturer in the Litigation Department at the Law School (University of Valencia) between years 2007 and 2013 and is currently a Professor of Insolvency Law at the International University of Andalusia (Universidad Internacional de Andalucía), Universitat Jaume I in Castellón and at Catholic University of Valencia. She is an Arbitra...
Degree in Law from Universidad of Sevilla (1990). Master’s in Companies Legal Advisory from Instituto de Empresa (IE), Madrid. (1991). Master in Business Administration – Executive, from San Telmo Institute, Sevilla (2010). After 7 years as lawyer in PwC (1991-1997) he worked as in-house lawyer and CEO of public companies at Junta de Andalucía, Andalusian Government, during 14 years (1997-2011). Since 2011 Jose L. is in charge of legal and tax practice of PwC in Andalucia. ...
He began his professional career in 1991 as a lawyer in Madrid at the firm Ernst & Young Abogados and later joined the Sevilla office to oversee the creation of the legal department. In 2004, he became the director of said law firm in Seville. In 2007, he founded Altius, a comprehensive advisory firm highly specialized in companies from diverse sectors such as food, renewable energy, real estate, hospitality, construction, infrastructure, etc. In 2011, he began as a founding partner the p...
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