Ferran Escayola i Maranges

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Ferran Escayola i Maranges



Ferran Escayola is a Corporate department partner in the Barcelona office and co-chairs the Firm’s US-Desk. Until 2015 he headed the office in New York.

Represents public and private companies, multinationals, investment banks, private equity funds (LPs, GPs and targets), hedge funds, private banking / family office clients and services and industrial companies in their investments in Spain and internationally in the US and Latin America.

Among his main activities, Ferran advises purchasers and sellers in both share and asset deals, mergers, debt and corporate restructurings, joint-ventures, LBOs, MBOs, BIMBOs, strategic alliances and related transactions, with a particular emphasis on cross-border deals. Additionally, he provides legal advice in sports and transactional entertainment matters, image rights endorsements, sponsorships and film and other audiovisual financings.

In 2005-2006, Ferran Escayola joined the M&A group of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York as Foreign Associate.

Since 2008, Ferran regularly appears in the Spanish edition of “Best Lawyers”. He has been recognized as a “leading lawyer” by Chambers Global: Leading Lawyers for Business and named finalist at the “40 under 40” awards by The M&A Advisor in the US and Iberian Lawyer in Spain.

Professor in the “Master in International Business” program at Pompeu Fabra University as well as professor of the “Master en Gestión Internacional” program at Escuela Superior de Comercio Internacional (ESCI-UPF).

Ferran is Member of the Barcelona Bar Association, the Board of Directors of the US-Spain Chamber of Commerce in New York, Vice-President of the Cervantes’ Institute Advisory Board and member of the Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Alumni Association.

Academic background:

J.D. - Law Degree at Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. (Specialized in European (EC) Law / Jean Monet Chair)

LL.M - Howard Law School (Washington DC) (Honors).

P.O.N - Harvard Law School (Boston).