David is one of the Partners of our Corporate team in Barcelona. He specializes in corporate transactions, private equity, venture capital and financing, in most cases, with an international component. He is ranked by Chambers Europe and Best Lawyers as a leading lawyer in Spain.
He usually acts for foreign corporations and investors operating in Spain and has wide experience in international M&A, where he usually works along with other offices of Osborne Clarke International and US law firms. He also acts for US and European venture capital funds investing in Spanish startups, mainly in the technology and healthcare industries. He is closely connected with the Barcelona entrepreneurial and venture capital community and is a lecturer at several publicly and privately funded programs for local startups across the IT, cleantech and healthtech sectors.
David is fluent in English and Spanish and was educated at the University of Navarra, graduating with a law degree in 1996, then as LLM in 1998 from IE Business School. David is a member of the Barcelona Bar Association, International Bar Association and American Bar Association. He is also a member of the Spanish Private Equity and Venture Capital Institute (Instituto de Capital Riesgo), Barcelona Tech City (private association engaged in the promotion of Barcelona as a technology and digital cluster in the South of Europe) and the Professional Council of ESADE’s Law School.
Advised Spanish public media corporation Atresmedia on acquisition of travel startup Waynabox.
Advised Peakspan Capital on $25m finance in SaaS platform Sales Layer.
Advised Citibox on €21m acquisition of logistic group Celeritas.
Advised Eight Roads on $30m series A round in hospitality SaaS platform Amenitiz.
Advised the shareholders of Quipu in sale of the company to PSG (Providence Strategic Growth).
Advised the shareholders of BiPi Mobility on €100m sale of the company to RCI Bank & Services (Renault Group).
Advised US corporation Auctane on acquisition of logistic company Packlink.
Advised Iris Ventures on €17m finance round in burger delivery startup Vicio.
Advised care-takers platform Qida on €18m finance round led by Kibo Ventures.
Advised Factorial on $80m finance round led by Tiger Global.
Advised Reach Capital on €20m series A round in edtech startup Innovamat.
Questions regarding the Resolution of the Spanish Directorate General for Legal Security and Public Faith of 23 May 2023
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