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Graciela Llaneza


Graciela Llaneza

Heading our Private Equity practice in Spain, Graciela is renowned in private equity and M&A transactions. She has a solid track record in advising both financial investors on domestic and cross-border transactions as well as Spanish and international companies on M&A transactions. Her specific areas of experience include sectors such as Financial Services, Consumer, Healthcare and Energy. She has advised a wide variety of international funds and private equity houses and fully understands the private equity market, which enables her to provide comprehensive and innovative solutions to clients' transaction requirements.

Graciela is widely known for her sound business-oriented approach to legal advice and offers practical legal solutions to her clients and is known to act proactively to bring deals to completion. Further, she helps clients find business opportunities for transactions in Spain. Graciela regularly assists Spanish industrial groups in their transactions abroad, especially in Latin America and USA. She also helps with corporate reorganisations and general corporate law.

Graciela studied Law (Hons) and Economics at Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE, E-3). Her commitment to diversity led her to join, as a founding member, the Spanish Female Executives and Board Members Association, where she serves on the Board as General Counsel. The Association´s main objective is to promote the presence of women in executive, senior management, and Board positions.

'Very knowledgeable, helpful and proactive, with strong interpersonal skills outside of a legal context'

Chambers Europe 2015

Representative Experience

Advising Mahou-San Miguel on its acquisition of a stake in U.S. leading brewer Founders Brewing Co.

Advising HIG Capital in the acquisition of Spanish restaurant chains Café y Té and Panaria.

Advising Orangina Schweppes in the acquisition of PepsiCo's beverage distribution business in Spain's HORECA channel.

Advising EPCE (Ecuador Public Cement Company) on the investment by Yura in UCEM.

Advising ACON Investments in the acquisition of Vetra Energía.

Advising the founders of Arsys Internet in their sale to the Carlyle Group and Mercapital.

Advising Iberdrola Ingeniería y Construcción on the acquisition of a leading engineering company.

Advising Qualitas Equity Partners in the acquisition of Garnica Plywood Group and on the joint venture between Alcasa (Abengoa Group) and Befesa.

Advising Metrovacesa on the sale of Metropark Aparcamientos S.A. to Interparking (Fortis Group).

Advising the management team of Mivisa in the framework of its sale by CVC to Blackstone and N+1.

Education and admissions


  • Bachelor Degree in Law and Business Administration, Universidad Pontificia de Comillas

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