Graciela Llaneza

Graciela Llaneza

Partner
Madrid

Email graciela.llaneza@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +34 91 349 82 18

Fax +34 91 349 82 01

LanguagesEnglish, Spanish

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

"Graciela is a brilliant lawyer with excellent negotiation skills and a deal-oriented approach. She knows the needs of private equity funds and is able to provide innovative solutions".

Chambers Europe 2019

Heading our Private Equity practice in Spain, Graciela is renowned in private equity and M&A transactions. She has a solid track record in advising both financial investors on domestic and cross-border transactions as well as Spanish and international companies on M&A transactions. Her specific areas of experience include sectors such as Financial Services, Consumer, Health Care, and Energy. She has advised a wide variety of international funds and private equity houses and fully understands the private equity market, which enables her to provide comprehensive and innovative solutions to clients' transaction requirements.

Graciela is widely known for her sound business-oriented approach to legal advice and offers practical legal solutions to her clients and is known to act proactively to bring deals to completion. Further, she helps clients find business opportunities for transactions in Spain. Graciela regularly assists Spanish industrial groups in their transactions abroad, especially in Latin America and USA. She also helps with corporate reorganisations and general corporate law.

Graciela studied Law (Hons) and Economics at Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE, E-3). Her commitment to diversity led her to join, as a founding member, the Spanish Female Executives and Board Members Association, where she serves on the Board as General Counsel. The Association´s main objective is to promote the presence of women in executive, senior management, and Board positions.

Awards and recognitions

2019-2020

Private Equity, Leading Individual
Legal 500 EMEA

2012-2020

Ranked in Corporate/M&A (Spain)
Chambers Global

2012-2020

Ranked in Corporate/M&A
Chambers Europe

2012-2020

Ranked in Private Equity
Chambers Europe

2015-2020

Recommended Lawyer in Corporate and M&A Law
Best Lawyers

2020

Recommended Lawyer in Investment
Best Lawyers

2020

Recommended Lawyer in Private Equity Law
Best Lawyers

2019

InspiraLaw Top 50 Women
Iberian Lawyer

Education and admissions

Education

Bachelor Degree in Law and Business Administration, Universidad Pontificia de Comillas

Representative experience

Advised Tikehau Capital on the acquisition of the biomass business held by Acek Energías Renovables.

Advised Acon Investments on the acquisition of a majority stake (70%) of Salesland, S.L.

Advised Mahou San Miguel on its collaboration agreement with AB Inbev for the manufacturing and distribution of the Belgian multinational group’s brands in Spain.

Advised Acon Investments on its co-investment with Torreal on the acquisition of Alicante-based cosmetics company Germaine de Capuccini, S.A.

Advised Mahou San Miguel on the acquisition of a majority stake (70%) in Colorado-based Avery Brewing.

Advised Vinccler on the sale of its 30% interest in its Ecuadorian subsidiary Wayra Energy S.A. to the Spain-based alternative energy group Elecnor.

Advised Mahou San Miguel on its acquisition of a majority stake (90%) in Founders Brewing Company.

Advising HIG Capital in the acquisition of Spanish restaurant chains Café y Té and Panaria.

Advising Orangina Schweppes in the acquisition of PepsiCo's beverage distribution business in Spain's HORECA channel.

Advising EPCE (Ecuador Public Cement Company) on the investment by Yura in UCEM.

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