Francisco Palá

Managing Partner
(+34) 91 576 19 00
Capital Markets


Francisco is a Founding Partner of Ramón y Cajal Abogados and Co-head of Finance and Capital Markets. He is also currently Managing Partner of the Firm.

Leading legal directories consistently rank him as one of the key experts in finance and capital markets law in Spain. Over the course of his career, Francisco has orchestrated numerous IPOs, increases in share capital for listed companies and debt issues.

Currently on leave from his appointment as Government Lawyer (Abogado del Estado), Francisco has acted as General Counsel of the Spanish Securities Market Commission (CNMV) and Member of its Advisory Committee, representing its issuers. He has also worked for the Managing Entity of FOGAIN (Sociedad Gestora del Fondo de Garantía de Inversiones). Additionally, he has served as General Tax Counsel at Bankinter and member of the Spanish Banking Association's (ABE) Tax Committee.

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



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



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