José Blanco

Partner
Madrid
(+34) 91 576 19 00
M&A
Corporate

Experience

Member of the corporate department since 2018, José has a career of more than 20 years as a corporate lawyer in both law firms and listed companies. He specializes in corporate law, corporate governance, M&A, capital markets and finance.

He has an outstanding experience in corporate law in general, and in structural modifications in particular, including cross-border processes. Likewise, he advises listed companies in corporate governance, transparency requirements, market abuse, accepted market practices and shareholders agreements.

José has sound experience in public and private M&A (compulsory, voluntary and de-listing takeover, squeeze-out and competitive sales processes).

Especially outstanding is his career in the field of capital markets, having led throughout his professional career several debt, equity and equity-linked offerings. In DCM, filing of debt programmes (GMTN, EMTN, ECP including STEP), stand-alone debt issues, hybrid securities and private placements. In ECM and equity-linked, IPOs, secondary offerings, accelerated bookbuilt offerings, block trades and other special trades, rights offerings, convertible and/or exchangeable bond offerings, all the above listed on regulated markets or MTFs, or non-listed.

Within the framework of financial law, his experience in debt restructuring agreements, project financing, structured, acquisition and syndicated loan agreements stands out.

Lawyer recommended in the field of capital markets by Chambers & Partners Europe (2013 - Band 4), The Legal 500 EMEA (2014) and Best Lawyers (2018).

Education

  • LLM Universidad San Pablo CEU (1996-1997).
  • Law Degree and Business Administration Diploma (Derecho: Especialidad Jurídico-Empresarial) Universidad Complutense de Madrid, CEU San Pablo (1990-1996).

Publications

  • “El pacto parasocial suscrito con ocasión de la salida a Bolsa de Talgo S.A.", [“The shareholders agreement executed for the IPO of Talgo"]. En: 2016 Práctica Mercantil para Abogados, Ed. Wolters Kluwer. Junio 2016.
  • “El soft law de la CNMV en el ámbito de las emisiones de renta fija destinadas a inversores minoristas y de las colocaciones aceleradas de acciones”, [“CNMV´s soft law on debt offerings addressed to retail investors and on accelerated bookbuildings”]. En: Revista de Derecho del Mercado de Valores. Ed. Wolters Kluwer. Febrero 2011.
  • “La exclusión del derecho de suscripción preferente en las salidas a bolsa con previa oferta pública de suscripción” [“Waive of preemptive rights in IPOs”]. En: Revista de Derecho del Mercado de Valores. Ed. Wolters Kluwer. Junio 2008.

Affiliations

Member of the Madrid Bar Association.

Languages

English