Ramon Girbau Pedragosa

Experience:

Estudio Legal (1987-1989). Joined Garrigues in 1989. Areas of expertise: public and private mergers and acquisitions, securities, financing and corporate law. 
 
Credentials: Chambers, The European Legal 500, IFLR 1000, Guide to the World’s Leading Mergers and Acquisitions Lawyers, PLC M&A Yearbook, PLC Cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions Handbook, Euromoney Legal, Banking Finance and Transactional Law Expert Guides, and European Legal Experts.
 

Academic background:

LLB, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 1979-1984.
 
Licence spéciale en droit européen, Institut d’Études Européenes, Université Libre de Bruxelles, 1986-1987
Associate lecturer in corporate law, Universidad Ramon Llull / Esade, Corporate Governance, 1989-2012; Lecturer in corporate law, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), 2013-2016.
 

Publications:

Reforms bring Spanish hybrid capital onshore, International Financial Law Review (IFLR), November 2005 (co-author).
 
Statutory Régime of the Listed Company: Specificity and Anti-Takeover Clauses (*) in Vives, F. / Pérez-Ardá, J. (coordinators), “La sociedad cotizada”, Marcial Pons, Madrid, 2006, pages 127-160.
 
International Migration of Companies: A Multidisciplinary Review (*), in Sánchez Álvarez, M. (coordinator), Legal Studies on Business Restructuring Transactions (*), Marcial Pons, Madrid, 2008, pages 391-456 (co-author).
 
Legal issues on corporate mergers under the Spanish Law on Corporate Structural Modifications (*), Revista de Derecho de Sociedades, 2009/2, no. 33, pages 159-171.
 
Financing agreements and preference in insolvency proceedings: Royal Decree-Law 5/2005 and initial case law (*), in Fernández, A. and Sánchez Álvarez, M. (editors),  Legal Perspectives on Corporate Crisis and Bankruptcy:, Marcial Pons, Madrid, 2010, pages 491-510 (co-author).
 
Merger of savings banks, issuance of convertible preferent participations and the Spanish Fund for the Orderly Restructuring of the Banking Sector (*), Revista de Derecho del Mercado de Valores, 8/2011, pages 135-139 (co-author).
 
Restrictions on executive compensation at credit institutions: means, intervention and corporate governance (*), Revista de Derecho Bancario y Bursátil, n. 129/2013, pages 173-204.
 
IBA Takeover Guide, first edition (2007) and second edition (2014), International Bar Association (co-author).
 
Director’s and executive compensation in financial institutions. A review in the light of laws 10/2014, 31/2014 and 11/2015 (*), Revista de Derecho Bancario y Bursátil, n. 140/2015.
 
Recent Addresses: Three topics on joint-ventures and regulatory-relevant changes of corporate control: accounting consolidation, merger control and mandatory offers, International Bar Association, IBA European Corporate and Private M&A Conference, Paris (2013); Corporate governance in banks and financial institutions, IBA Annual General Conference, Vienna (2015);  Material adverse change in European M&A; IBA European Corporate and Private M&A Conference, Paris (2016).
 
Other publications:
 
Editing, translation and notes (co-author) to Brandeis, L.D., Other People’s Money and How the Bankers Use It, Ariel, Barcelona, first edition 1994, second edition 2013.
 
Review of Badinter, R., Un antisémitisme ordinaire. Vichy et les avocats juifs (1940-1944), Fayard, Paris, 1997, Revista Jurídica de Catalunya, 1998/1, pages 301-302.
 
Translations of Gracq, J., Les aigües estretes (Les eaux étroites), Quaderns Crema, Barcelona, 2007; Ponge, F., El sabó (Le savon), Días Contados, Barcelona, 2010, and Caillois, R., Pedres (Pierres), Días Contados, 2011.
 
(*) Originally published in Spanish. For further information, see the Spanish version of the CV