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José María Fernández-Daza

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José María Fernández-Daza

José María Fernández-Daza specialises in joint ventures, shareholders' agreements, corporate law, sale and acquisitions of companies, both in general and in regulated sectors, with administrative law involvement such as energy, infrastructure or insurance, listed companies and corporate governance.

José María also engages in cross-border transactions and corporate restructuring, as well as commercial contracts, concession schemes - specifically toll roads - and infrastructure funds.

Global M&A Toolkit

Our Global M&A Toolkit brings clarity to complex cross-border M&A, providing in-depth analysis of the M&A trends across the globe

  • Advising to Sociedad Concesionaria Aeropuerto de Murcia on its concessional relationship with the Administration conceding the concession and the financing entities
  • Advising to Sociedad Concesionaria Autopista del Henares .S.A.C.E (Radial 2) on its concessional relationship with the Administration conceding the concession and the financing entities
  • Advising the sellers in the disposal 4.34% of the company behind UK utility group Thames Water to China Investment Corporation, China's sovereign wealth fund
  • Advising Iberia on its acquisition of a 10% stake in British Airways  
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Career and qualifications

  • Universidad Complutense de Madrid (LLM) 1978
  • Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Economic Sciences Degree) 1978
  • State Lawyer for Madrid Regional Tax Authorities 1982
  • Admitted as an abogado in Spain 1983
  • State Lawyer and Secretary to the Administrative and Economic Tribunal of the Madrid Region 1983
  • State Lawyer and Head of the Government Delegation of the Autonomous Community of Madrid 1986
  • State Lawyer and Head of the Legal Services of the Courts and Tribunals of Madrid 1986
  • Partner, ASECOR 1990
  • State Lawyer to the High Court of Madrid 1990
  • Managing Partner, Fernández-Daza Abogados 1997
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2000

Awards and citations

  • Department head José María Fernández-Daza brings his corporate expertise to play when advising on energy matters. In a recent example, he assisted Infrared Capital with the acquisition of a stake in two companies owning solar thermal plants
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