Squire Patton Boggs has appointed Teresa Zueco, a leading M&A and private equity lawyer in the Spanish market, as a partner in its Global Corporate Practice in Madrid. She joins from DLA Piper and reinforces the M&A/private equity practice with a six-lawyer team comprising legal directors Pablo García and Rocío García and associates Alejandra Castañeda, Luis Gutiérrez, Alvaro Luaces and Mónica Sebares. Ms. Zueco also assumes the role of managing partner in Spain.
Jonathan Jones, European managing partner, said: “Teresa and her team are well established and highly regarded corporate and private equity lawyers, not just in Spain, but across the European market. Our Corporate and Private Equity Practices continue to expand, and we have successfully broadened the scope and depth of the work we do for our clients in the private equity sphere. With Teresa and her team we can offer further high-quality cross-border transactional expertise for private equity firms, Spanish corporates and multinationals looking to invest in Spain and across the continent.”
Welcoming the team, Rafael Alonso, who completes his term of office, said: “Teresa’s appointment heralds a new and exciting phase in the development of our practice in Spain. She shares our firm’s cultural values and ethos and has the vision and ambition to take our Madrid team forward to the next stage in its growth.”
Teresa Zueco has 20 years’ experience advising on cross-border transactions for industrial and private equity clients and unique M&A, private equity and special situations expertise in the healthcare, hospitality, energy and technology sectors. Ms. Zueco’s private equity practice involves working mostly with Spanish, French and US funds, predominantly in the mid-market. Fluent in English and French, she is regularly listed in Best Lawyers in the area of private equity in Spain, reported in the Expansion rankings as one of the 20 most active business lawyers by number of transactions and one of the leading Spanish female M&A lawyers.
Rocío García and Pablo García are the two senior members of Ms Zueco’s corporate and private equity team joining from DLA Piper. Rocío García, a legal director with sound experience in M&A, real estate and reorganizations, has been recently recognized as one of the Best Lawyers under 35 and a European Female Rising Star by Law.com. Pablo García, a private equity lawyer with a special focus on clients in the infrastructure, telecom and biotech sectors, has been recognized as one of the leading Spanish private equity lawyers under 40 by Iberian Lawyer.