José Luis Ortín Romero is a partner in the Corporate Law practice area, specializing in commercial contracts, M&A, finance and securities markets.
During his professional career, he has been involved in multiple M&A, private equity, acquisition finance, project finance and securities offering transactions, advising Spanish and international clients from a wide array of sectors, including, among others, financial services, energy, IT, food, logistics and infrastructure. As a result of his training in common law and international background (LL.M and member of the NY Bar Association), he has gained extensive experience advising MNEs and global financial groups in their investments and operations in Spain as well as advising some of the most relevant Spanish multinational companies in their cross-border operations, including both corporate finance transactions and securities offerings.
He holds the office of nondirector secretary or deputy secretary to the boards of directors of several Spanish companies and is also the nonmember secretary to the board of trustees of a non-profit foundation. In addition, in 2017 he was one of the recipients of the “40 under Forty” Award (Iberian Lawyer). Iberian Lawyer’s 40 under Forty Awards honor the leading 40 lawyers across Spain and Portugal under the age of 40.
Between 2012 and 2017, he was an associate lecturer at Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE), teaching the International Business Transactions module as part of the Law degree (E-1 specialty), and he is a regular contributor to the programs developed by the university.
He has lectured on the Drafting International Contracts course at Centro de Estudios Garrigues and regularly collaborates with such institution’s master’s degree and management training programs.
Member of the Madrid and New York (USA) bar associations.
Master of Laws (LL.M), from the Columbia University School of Law (New York), graduating with the highest distinction (James Kent Scholar)
J.S.D courses in Corporate Law, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
Degrees in Law and Business Management and Administration, Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE E-3).
“Transaction Costs Engineering: collaboration between the company lawyer and the business transactions lawyer as the key to success in corporate transactions”(*) in C. Carretero González (Dir.), et al, Retos de la abogacía ante la sociedad global, Civitas and Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid, January 2012.
(*) originally published in Spanish. See Spanish CV for more information.