José M. Balañá

José M. Balañá

Partner
Madrid

Email josemaria.balana@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +34 91 349 82 76

Fax +34 91 349 82 01

LanguagesEnglish, French, Spanish, Catalan

Practice groupCorporate

"He has a great global vision, which mixes economic details with pure legal issues and political considerations. He always offers the best approach both in his role as a lawyer and as a business partner".

Chambers Europe 2016

José M. Balañá teams up with international corporations around the world to undertake mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions in Spain and Europe. He employs an entrepreneurial approach that matches his clients' to achieve results while building consensus. José M, who was in charge of creating the Madrid office from scratch, believes the best approach is to put himself in his clients' shoes, keeping in mind the big picture at every stage of the transaction.

Working in English, Spanish, and French, José M focuses his practice on international M&A, encompassing structuring, risk assessment, negotiation, and post-closing. José M has applied his skills in the energy, manufacturing, diversified industrials, financial institutions, infrastructure, and consumer.

"Among the very best M&A lawyers one can find in Europe", crowed The Legal 500, in 2013. José M has been consistently ranked in the leading legal directories, including Chambers Europe, The Legal 500, and Best Lawyers.

Awards and recognitions

2017

Recommended Lawyer in Corporate and M&A Law
Best Lawyers

2016-2018

Ranked in Corporate / M&A
Chambers Europe

2018-2019

Commercial, Corporate and M&A
Legal 500 EMEA

Education and admissions

Education

Bachelor Degree in Law and Economics, Universidad de Barcelona

Memberships

Madrid Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

Madrid

Representative experience

Advising Chinese group HNA on the acquisition of a minority stake in NH Hoteles.

Acquisition by Brookfield, together with abertis, of a controlling stake in Arteris, a Brazil's major toll road operators.

Advising Sepura in the acquisition of Teltronic.

Advising Euler Hermes on its joint venture with Mapfre for trade credit insurance in Spain and Latin America.

Advising Gruma in the acquisition of Mexifoods.

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