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Fernando Vivar


Fernando has more than 26 years of experience in providing on-going and specialized legal advice on M&A and financial transactions, as well as in the structuring and implementation of complex investment and divestment structures in the field of Private Equity

Professional Experience

  • Fernando developed his career for ten years at Grupo Argentaria/BBVA as head of the international legal counsel, e-commerce, and investment banking divisions
  • In June 2001, he joined Cuatrecasas, as equity partner of the banking, insurance and financial department for over 10 years
  • He later joined KPMG as equity partner from 2014 to 2016, providing legal advice in the M&A and Financial Services department
  • Fernando is a member of the Madrid Bar Association


  • M&A, private equity, regulatory and real estate


  • Corporate Legal Advisor. Pontificia Comillas (ICADE) University
  • Master in International and European Law. Université libre de Bruxelles
  • Graduate diploma (Diplomado superior) in tax studies
  • Master’s degree in leadership development (IESE)


Author of several articles and scientific studies on financial institutions

Professional Experience

He has proven and recognized experience advising on, national and international structured transactions, mergers, acquisitions, corporate restructuring, private equity and M&A.

He is a regular adviser to family offices, investment banks, credit institutions and entities subject to prudential supervision in the scope of their daily activities, and in the negotiation and structuring of M&A and financing transactions. He is recognized for his expertise in areas related to the financial, commercial and corporate sectors.

He has been leading more than 100 M&A transactions in the last 15 years.

Fernando was responsible for coordinating the largest public/private M&A transaction in Spain (“Sareb”).

He is a Director and/or Secretary on the boards of directors of regulated entities and start-ups.

Fernando has been leading more than 100 M&A transactions in the last 15 years

Lecturing Experience

  • Lecturer or speaker at ISDE, IEDE, ICADE and at the UPC of Lima, Peru
  • Regular speaker in courses and seminars on financial institutions
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