Álvaro López-Jorrín has been joint partner in charge of the Garrigues Corporate/Commercial Law Department since July 2013.
He joined Arthur Andersen, Asesores Legales y Tributarios in September 1996, moving to J&A Garrigues as a result of the merger of two firms in 1997. He was made partner of J&A Garrigues in September 2006.
He is an expert in corporate law, mergers & acquisitions and other commercial restructuring processes at both private and listed companies (private equity transactions, tender offers, etc.), and particularly in relation to financial institutions. Notable recent engagements include his participation as an adviser to Iberia Líneas Aéreas de España in the process of its international merger with British Airways to create the leading worldwide airline International Airlines Group (at which he holds office as Secretary of the Board of Directors) and major restructuring transactions in the Spanish financial sector, such as the purchase of UNNIM Banc by BBVA.
He is also very active in stock market transactions and issues of both fixed-income and equity securities and financial instruments, having recently participated in the first issue of perpetual contingent convertible bonds in Spain by a financial institution (BBVA).
He also advises insurers and reinsurers on regulatory and contractual matters, having acted as adviser to many of the largest alliances in the bancassurance sector in Spain in recent years (such as the recent alliance between Banco Santander and insurance group AEGON).
Member of the Madrid Bar Association.
Degree in Law and Business Administration, Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE E-3).
Co-author of “The Board of Directors at Listed Companies” (*) in the collective work La Sociedad Cotizada, Ed. Marcial Pons, Madrid, 2007.
Co-author of the book The Preemptive Subscription Right and its Disapplication at Listed Companies (*) Ed. La Ley, Madrid, 2010.
(*) Originally published in Spanish. See Spanish version of CV for more details.