Javier Romero-Girón is a partner in the commercial department of Garrigues (San Sebastián), where he has developed his professional career since joining the firm in 2001. He specialises in commercial law (specifically in corporate law and M&A) and real estate law. He has participated in complex M&A transactions, covering all types of sectors (including technology companies and start-ups). He has extensive experience in corporate advisory and has participated in numerous joint-venture transactions as well as in corporate reorganisations of national and international groups. He is also Secretary of the Board of Directors of several companies. Javier also has extensive experience in all legal aspects related to real estate investment (sale and purchase, sale and lease-back), property leasing, construction and real estate development and financing. He has advised on the development and sale of logistics assets, shopping centres and office buildings. Javier holds a law degree from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and an LLM from the Instituto de Empresa.
Javier specialises in commercial and corporate law, mainly in investments and divestments, company and asset acquisitions, creation and dissolution of joint ventures, strategic alliances, corporate restructurings and corporate and commercial practice. Throughout his professional career, he has advised national and international clients of different types on M&A transactions in various sectors.
Javier brings a commercial and practical approach to negotiations, seeking pragmatic and creative solutions to complex issues. He provides strategic guidance to support decisions in any aspect of the M&A process from a legal point of view. He is used to leading in-house teams and coordinating groups of advisors in this type of transactions.
Javier is involved in the whole process of an M&A transaction:
- Legal design of the M&A transaction.
- Due diligence.
- Sale and purchase agreements, shareholders' agreements and joint-venture agreements.
- Financing of the operation.
- Advice to partners, directors and managers.
Javier has collaborated with various technology centres and has participated in transactions with technology-based companies and start-ups from their initial phase to their consolidation.
He also has extensive experience in corporate law, having participated in numerous corporate reorganisations and serving as secretary of the board of numerous companies, contributing his legal knowledge from a business-focused approach. In this field, he stands out for his participation in numerous corporate conflicts with a practical vision focused on their resolution.
Javier also gives ongoing and recurrent commercial and corporate advice to different types of clients in their ordinary business activity.
Throughout his career, Javier has also specialised in Real Estate Law and has participated in a wide range of transactions:
- Development, purchase and sale of shopping centres.
- Sale and lease of logistics centres.
- Sale of commercial and residential real estate portfolios (including social housing).
- Leasing of commercial premises for the main operators in the retail sector.
- Sale & leaseback transactions.
Finally, Javier has supported various non-profit organisations in the areas in which he specialises.
Javier speaks English and Spanish.
Degree in Law from Universidad Autónoma of Madrid. Master in Business Law (LLM) at the Instituto de Empresa (Madrid).
Collaborator in seminars and conferences given by Garrigues as well as by different business and educational organisations (ADEGI, APD, DEUSTO, etc.).
Member of the Guipúzcoa Bar Association.
Recognised by Best Lawyers since 2014.