Founded in 1994, Araoz & Rueda was considered since its early years a law firm with a consolidated corporate and commercial practice with particular expertise and market recognition in M&A and Private Equity.

Our clients deserve a highly specialized service, oriented to their specific needs. Therefore, we have a team that is highly specialized in all aspects of private equity advice and that is accustomed to the particular issues that arise from all sorts of transactions: LBOs, MBOs, MBIs, etc. We have acquired broad experience in various sectors of diverse characteristics.

Always led by an experienced partner, our team advises on all aspects of the transaction, from initial due diligence, through to structuring, preliminary negotiations, document drafting and negotiation, up to the satisfactory completion of the transactions. Our private equity team also works in close collaboration with specialists in other areas of the firm in order to offer our clients integral advice.

  • Area of Activity
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Corporate Finance
  • Lawyers
  • Company type
  • Professional Services
Paseo de la Castellana, 164
Madrid, Madrid 28046, ES
P: +34 91 319 02 33
F: +34 91 319 13 50

Pedro Rueda, Co-Founding partner of Araoz & Rueda (1994), he was an associate in the Department of Mergers and Acquisitions at Gómez-Acebo & Pombo (Madrid, 1987-1994), where he was promoted to partner in 1994, after having spent one year as a foreign associate in the Department of Mergers and Acquisitions at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, New York. His practice focuses in the area of Mergers and Acquisitions, where he has extensive experience in advising all sorts of industrial and financial clients – both on behalf of the buyer and the seller – in joint-ventures, splits and mergers and acquisitions, including both public offers of purchase and sale of stock and purchase and sale of assets. In the private equity area he has an extensive experience advising venture capital entities and private equity funds in all sorts of investments and divestments, MBO´s, MBI´s, LBO´s, etc.

“Recommended Individual” in Corporate/M&A and Private Equity by Chambers & Partners, PLC Which Lawyer, IFLR 1000, The Legal 500 EMEA and European Legal Experts in all editions since 2000 up to latest edition in 2017.

Considered since its early years as a law firm with a consolidated corporate and commercial practice with particular expertise and market recognition in M&A and Private Equity, over time we have also developed other areas of practice in which we have built an excellent reputation.

At Araoz & Rueda we have a multidisciplinary team with both international and domestic experience, composed of lawyers specialized in their areas of practice in order to provide our clients with global solutions. Among our areas of practice: Corporate Law, M&A, Private Equity, Banking & Finance, Competitition/Antitrust, Energy, Insolvency/Restructuring, IP/IT, Litigation, Arbitration, Labour and Tax.

The high level of partner involvement in all transactions and matters and the direct and personalized contact that this produces, allows us to ensure the excellence of our services.

Why us? Because we offer:

SPECIALIZATION in the sector in which the client operates.

EXPERIENCE: guarantee of more than twenty years accumulating experience in similar transactions and matters.

PARTNER-TIME: real dedication and high level of partners’ involvement in all transactions and matters.

COST EFFICIENCY: the fact that we are both a Spanish and independent firm together with having a contained structure, allows us not to have to pass on to the client the exorbitant costs of maintaining big firms as well as establishing a policy of national and reasonable costs. We are not the cheapest, but we offer the best relation quality, experience and professionals in terms of cost efficiency.

Araoz & Rueda has been nominated during the last four years (2008-2011) as "Best Spanish Law Firm".

We advise numerous leading private equity funds, both Spanish and foreign, alongside which we have continued growing over the past years. Their continued loyalty is our greatest success.