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We are lawyers for business people doing business.

All transactions require a correct combination of different areas of practice. That's why it is essential to have multidisciplinary teams capable of giving a comprehensive response to our clients needs.

In Bartolome & Briones, we develop teams adapted to each operation interrelating different areas of Law required for the corporate activity of the company in its transactions, such as tax, labour, regulatory, intellectual property, among others.

The M&A practice of Bartolome & Briones advises to all kind of investors, either industrial or financial, in their transactions in Spain.

We are used to participate and help to develop complex corporate operations and we endeavour to bring value to our clients in the strategic design on their acquisition and restructuring operations.

Our experience and activity lead us to be specialized in operations of:

• Investment Funds
• Private Equity
• Joint Venture / BCA
• Venture Capital
• Restructuring

We work in operations of all kinds of sectors at a national and transnational level, coordinating with law firms from third countries Due Diligence legal work and the legal definition of all types of transactions
We have great expertise in the drafting and negotiation of Sale and Purchase Agreements (SPA/BPA), Shareholders’ Agreements (SHA), Joint Venture Agreements (JVA) and all derivative or ancillary contracts included in these operations:

• Term Sheets/ Letters of Intention (TS/LoI)
• Purchase Offers (BO/NBO)
• Top Management Agreements
• Non-disclosure / Non-compete Agreements (NDA/NCA)
• Finance agreements/guarantees/securities in favour of funding bodies, including pledges, mortgages, personal guarantees and/or other guarantees.
• Incorporation of Special Purpose Vehicles (SPV) and structuring of the transactions at corporate / tax level.

Experience

Legal advise on the sale of a leading company in the automotive spare parts sector in the province of Barcelona.

Advise on legal due diligence and acquisition of cogeneration asset in the province of Lleida.

Advise on legal due diligence and acquisition of a Madrid-based technology company for an Italian industrial investor.

Advise on legal due diligence and acquisition of a publishing house in Barcelona.

Counselling on the refinancing of industrial group in the oil derivatives sector and structuring of guarantees in Spain (Pledges and mortgages).

Advice on the incorporation of a Joint Venture between a leading group in the publishing contents commercialization sector and a leading technological company for the distribution of digital contents under new modalities.

Advice on the establishment in Spain of a German company of the retail sector and negotiation/drawing-up of the lease agreements in several malls (Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia).

Drawing-up of a Joint Venture agreement for the provision of services related to the organization of concerts/events.

Drawing-up of stock pledge agreement of a Spanish entity to guarantee performance of the obligations derived from an investment agreement.

Due Diligence and wide-ranging advice for the acquisition of a Spanish software developer company with offices/ R&D centres in Barcelona, Madrid and Latin America.

Due Diligence and wide-ranging advice for a French Investment Fund on design of the investment structure in Spain for the acquisition of assets related to the touristic sector.

Acquisition of a company of the industrial sector related to the production of ceramic and refractory materials for construction.

Advice on the creation of a Joint Venture between a leading group in the publishing sector and a leading tech company for the distribution of digital content under new modalities.

Advice on the financing of sports entities and structuring of guarantees on transfer/audiovisual rights.

Advice on the sale of a property for hotel/residence use in Costa del Sol.

Advice on the re-financing of an industrial group of the oil derivatives sector and structuring of guarantees in Spain (Pledges and mortgages).

Due Diligence and advice on the acquisition of a Spanish tour operator by a Japanese investor.

Advice on the due diligence for the acquisition of a biomass plant and associated contracts in Chile.

Due Diligence and advice on the acquisition of a co-generation plant in Galicia.

Advice to a Spanish company on the incorporation of a Joint venture with a German multinational, worldwide leader in its sector.

Advising the buyer on the acquisition of a production unit intended for the manufacture of cheeses. Legal due diligence and advice on the buying and selling, subrogation of employees and subrogation in the mortgage of the premises.

Advising on the acquisition of a publishing business through global assignment of assets and liabilities as well as the staff transfer from the assignor to the assignee.

Advising on the financing and acquisition of 3 Spanish logistic companies by a German client.

Advice to a Portuguese group on the acquisition of two Spanish software development companies.

Advice to a family group in the sale of a minority share package in a business group of road transport.