Mergers & Acquisitions



  • Garrigues named 2022 M&A Iberia Legal Adviser of the Year

    Garrigues has won the award for the leading M&A firm in Iberia in 2022. This accolade is given each year by Mergermarket, one of the top specialized global M&A publications, recognizing the work of legal and financial advisers on the biggest deals of the year in Europe. This is the fourth time Garrigues has won the award.
  • REITs or SIGIs: an alternative for investment in real estate assets in Portugal

    Garrigues Portugal offers a detailed analysis of the legal regime of Real Estate Investment and Management Companies (SIGI) in the latest edition of the EPRA Global REIT 2021 Study. The firm's experts explain the key factors to take into account when considering investing in the Portuguese market through this vehicle.
  • Garrigues tops the rankings for 2020 in Spain and Portugal in terms of number of M&A transactions, according to TTR

    With a total of 161 deals amounting to 15,285 million euros, the firm leads the TTR ranking in terms of number of deals in both Spain and Portugal.
  • PERTEs stand out as a promising formula for public-private collaboration and project finance in Spain

    Spain’s Strategic Projects for Economic Transformation and Recovery (PERTEs) could bring a considerable wave of projects in Spain. They are a new public-private partnership device appearing in the recent legislation on the Spanish Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan and to be funded by subsidies and loans from the European Recovery Mechanism (Next Generation EU), which in Spain's case are estimated to amount to €140,0000 million. Professionals practicing in projects and in the particular area of project finance should keep track of how they are taken forward and evolve.
  • Cross-border bank mergers in Europe (II): The unique peculiar features of the law in each country

    Keeping our legal sight on the obstacles or difficulties for cross-border mergers which we started looking at in the previous article in this series, we cannot overlook that the laws of every state retain their own peculiar characteristics, a few of which are deep rooted although little known beyond their borders, which may place boulders in the path that are hard or impossible to move round.
  • Shield 4.0 as the last part of the economic protection system during a pandemic

    On May 20, 2020, the Polish government adopted the fourth and final package of anti-crisis solutions known as "Shield 4.0".
  • Garrigues tops the M&A rankings in Spain in 2019

    With a total of 136 deals amounting to 17,994 million euros, the firm leads the TTR ranking in terms of value and number of deals
  • Garrigues leads in mergers and acquisitions, in terms of value and number of transactions, for the first nine months of 2019

    The firm is at the top of the TTR ranking, with a total of 85 transactions amounting to 11,178 million euros.
  • Garrigues hires partner Tomás Pessanha to head the Oporto M&A practice

    Garrigues has strengthened its team in Portugal by bringing on board Tomás Pessanha as partner in charge of the Corporate and M&A practice at the Oporto office. Pessanha has had a lengthy professional career as adviser to domestic and foreign businesses and institutional investors on corporate law, commercial contracts, M&A, private equity, venture capital and restructuring processes.
  • Garrigues tops the rankings in number of mergers and acquisitions in Spain in 2018

    Garrigues tops the rankings in number of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in Spain in 2018 in the two most important classifications: the business intelligence  platforms Mergermarket and TTR.