Manuel Vara has more than 25 years of experience advising domestic and international clients on national and cross-border M&A/takeovers, buyouts, and private equity transactions across a variety of sectors. He counsels industrial and venture capital companies on a wide range of transactions including joint ventures, restructurings, and corporate governance issues. Manuel is frequently involved in multijurisdictional transactions in collaboration with other Jones Day offices worldwide. He is also general counsel and secretary of the board of several private companies.
Recent transactions where Manuel has participated include Investcorp's €605 million sale of Esmalglass, a leading producer of ceramic colors, to Lone Star; the representation of a syndicate of bank lenders in connection with a debt equity swap transaction in the context of the restructuring of nearly €2 billion debt owed by Grupo Isolux Corsan S.A., a listed construction and engineering company; and the representation of Thyssenkrupp in the distressed acquisition of a business unit of Thyssen Ros Casares, S.A., a company undergoing bankruptcy proceedings.
Other companies with which Manuel has worked on substantial matters include Abercrombie & Fitch, CareerBuilder, Celgene, Colt Telecom, Dole Foods, Lafarge, Lubrizol, Orange, BlackBerry, Review Rank, STERIS, Sumitomo Bakelite, Shiji, Total, and Viessmann and private equity firms such as WL Ross & Co, Ahorro Corporación, Elaia Partners, Fides Capital, and Granville Baird Capital Partners.
- July 2013
Inquietudes de financiadores y compradores en recientes operaciones de LBO en relación con cobertura de «reps & warranties», inscripción registral de garantías y «due diligence» del área de «compliance», 2013 Práctica Mercantil para Abogados. Los casos más relevantes en 2012 de los grandes despachos
- April 28, 2015
Planificación Fiscal EEUU-EU: Retos y Oportunidades, Jones Day's Madrid Office
- March 24, 2014
Assessing Investment Opportunities in Spain: An Outlook for 2014
- December 16, 2004
Spanish legal regulation of M&A (I), Master of International Law at San Pablo CEU University
- July 14, 2004
The Importance of the Shareholders' Agreement, Cibernos TV
- University of Comillas-ICADE of Madrid (Economics Degree 1989; Law Degree 1988; Diploma in European Community Law 1988)
Chambers Global (2016-2020) — Corporate/M&A
Chambers Europe (2016-2020) — Corporate/M&A
The Legal 500 EMEA (2010, 2019)
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