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Luis Álvarez de la Vega


Luis has more than 20 years of experience in providing ongoing legal advice in M&A, as well as in the structuring and execution of complex investment and divestment transactions, specially in the field of Private equity and in the financial and insurance sectors

Professional Experience

  • Started his career at Price Waterhouse, as a lawyer in the legal and tax department
  • Joined National Westminster Bank as legal advisor within the Capital Markets and Structured Finance department, where he specialized in corporate transactions, Project finance, contracts, banking regulation, compliance, treasury and derivatives
  • In 2004 he joined Cuatrecasas, where he worked in the Banking, Insurance and Financial department, and later in the Corporate Area, as an Equity Partner
  • Member of the Madrid Bar Association


  • Corporate and M&A, Private Equity, Insurance, Finance and Regulatory


  • Law Degree, Universidad de Navarra
  • Master in Tax Consultancy for Businesses (MAF), Instituto de Empresa
  • Financial Mathematics and Corporate Valuation Course (Universidad Pompeu Fabra)
  • Blockchain, Smart Contracts programming and set up of ICOs (Blockchain España)
  • Ethereum and Solidity Developer Course (Stephen Grider)


Author of several articles on issues and topics of his speciality

Professional Experience

Luis is renowned for his expertise in corporate law, financial and regulatory. He has ample experience in mergers and acquisitions, Private equity transactions, design and execution of complex joint ventures in the banking and insurance sectors, contract law, regulatory compliance, capital markets and negotiation of derivative master agreements.

Ongoing advisor of large multinational groups, venture capital companies, financial entities, collective investment institutions, investment firms and start ups in the “new technologies” sector.

Specialist in legal and regulatory aspects of Blockchain and Smart Contracts.

Recommended by several directories, including Best Lawyers in “Corporate & M&A” and “Banking & Finance” and Legal 500 in “Insurance”.

Recommended by legal directories such as Best Lawyers (in “Corporate & M&A” and “Banking & Finance”) and Legal 500 (in “Insurance”)

Lecturing Experience

  • Luis lectures on financial and company law in the Master in Financial Management at the Instituto de Empresa in Madrid and on corporate contracts in the Master in Business Law at the Universidad de Navarra. He also speaks regularly on his areas of specialty at various universities and institutions in Madrid such as the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas-ICADE, the Centro de Estudios Universitarios (CEU), the Institute for International Research (IIR), and the Centro de Estudios Financieros (CEF)
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