Experience

Founding partner of Ramón y Cajal Abogados and current Managing Partner of the Firm.

Recognized by the most prestigious legal directories as one of the leading experts in financial and capital markets law in our country, Francisco Palá, throughout his long career, has directed and coordinated numerous IPOs, capital increases of listed companies or debt issuance.

Government Lawyer (Abogado del Estado), currently on leave of absence, he was Head of the Legal Department of the CNMV and Member of its Advisory Committee, representing its Securities Issuers, and worked for the Managing Entity of FOGAIN (Sociedad Gestora del Fondo de Garantía de Inversiones). He has also been Director of the Tax Legal Department of Bankinter and member of the Tax Committee of the Spanish Private Banking Association.

Francisco currently acts as secretary general and member of the board of directors for several banks and listed companies, including Inmobiliaria Colonial,S.A.

Education

  • Law Degree, awarded with special distinction as the highest academically ranked graduate of his class (premio extraordinario), Universidad de Zaragoza.
  • Government Lawyer (Abogado del Estado), currently on leave.
  • Graduate of the Program for Management Development (PMD), Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts (USA).

Publications

“La obligación de someter a la autorización de la junta general la adquisición de activos esenciales y el régimen de las ofertas públicas de adquisición” (“The obligation to obtain the approval of the shareholders’ meeting for the acquisition of essential assets and the provisions governing takeover bids”). In: Derecho de la empresa y de los mercados financieros. Ramón y Cajal Abogados. 30 años (Company and financial markets law: Ramón y Cajal Abogados. 30 years). Ed. Thomson Reuters Aranzadi 2016.

Affiliations

Madrid Bar Association (Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid).

Languages

English

Francisco Palá

Managing Partner
Finance & Banking
Capital Markets
Financial Regulation and CISs

Francisco Palá

Managing Partner
Finance & Banking
Capital Markets
Financial Regulation and CISs

Experience

Founding partner of Ramón y Cajal Abogados and current Managing Partner of the Firm.

Recognized by the most prestigious legal directories as one of the leading experts in financial and capital markets law in our country, Francisco Palá, throughout his long career, has directed and coordinated numerous IPOs, capital increases of listed companies or debt issuance.

Government Lawyer (Abogado del Estado), currently on leave of absence, he was Head of the Legal Department of the CNMV and Member of its Advisory Committee, representing its Securities Issuers, and worked for the Managing Entity of FOGAIN (Sociedad Gestora del Fondo de Garantía de Inversiones). He has also been Director of the Tax Legal Department of Bankinter and member of the Tax Committee of the Spanish Private Banking Association.

Francisco currently acts as secretary general and member of the board of directors for several banks and listed companies, including Inmobiliaria Colonial,S.A.

Education

  • Law Degree, awarded with special distinction as the highest academically ranked graduate of his class (premio extraordinario), Universidad de Zaragoza.
  • Government Lawyer (Abogado del Estado), currently on leave.
  • Graduate of the Program for Management Development (PMD), Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts (USA).

Publications

“La obligación de someter a la autorización de la junta general la adquisición de activos esenciales y el régimen de las ofertas públicas de adquisición” (“The obligation to obtain the approval of the shareholders’ meeting for the acquisition of essential assets and the provisions governing takeover bids”). In: Derecho de la empresa y de los mercados financieros. Ramón y Cajal Abogados. 30 años (Company and financial markets law: Ramón y Cajal Abogados. 30 years). Ed. Thomson Reuters Aranzadi 2016.

Affiliations

Madrid Bar Association (Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid).

Languages

English