José Luis Palao is a partner in the Corporate/Commercial Department of Garrigues, where he has spent his entire career since 1998. He specializes in corporate/commercial law, mainly banking and finance law and securities market law, as is regarded as an expert in the issuance of equity securities, fixed and hybrid securities and tender offers. In addition, José Luis Palao advice to listed companies on a range of engagements, whether on ad-hoc projects or deals or aspects deriving from the obligations specific to such entities (regulated information, market abuse, etc.)
José Luis Palao is rated as a highly regarded lawyer in the IFLR 1000 directory and a key lawyer in the European Legal 500, and is featured, year after year, in the capital markets (debt and equity) categories of the Chambers and Partners directory and Best Lawyers.
He is a lecturer on securities market law at Centro de Estudios Garrigues, the Master’s Degree in International Business Law at Universidad San Pablo CEU and is a regular speaker at seminars and conferences organized by the firm and at various specialized conferences. In addition he has taught as a lecturer on the Master’s Degree in Legal Advisory Services organized by Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE).
Degree in Law from Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Universidad Europea de Madrid) Master’s Degree in Business Law delivered by Centro de Estudios Garrigues.
Fundamentals of American Law and the Common law methodology (2008-2009) delivered by Centro de Estudios Garrigues.
Co-author of the chapter on Spain in the book “Securities World- Jurisdictional comparisons”- European Lawyer Reference (2011) General Editor: Willem J L Calkoen.
Co-author of the Spanish chapter of the book “The International Capital Markets Review”- Law Business Research (2011)- Editor: Jeffrey Golden.
Co-author of the Spanish chapter of the book “The International Capital Markets Review”- Law Business Research (2012)- Editor: Jeffrey Golden.
Author of various articles in several publications such as International Law Review, International Law Office, Actualidad Jurídica Aranzadi, etc.