Expert in banking and finance law, specializing in corporate financing, acquisition financing (LBOs), project financing, real estate financing, asset and aircraft financing, and audiovisual and media financing, as well as in debt refinancing, special situations and direct lending (national and international)

Manuel Follía has advised national and international companies on corporate, acquisition (LBOs and MBOs) and real estate financing transactions, infrastructure and project financing, asset and aircraft financing, audiovisual and media financing, and debt refinancing. He represents companies and lenders, advises financial institutions and institutional investors (hedge funds and capital venture funds) and is a reference for key market players.

He is a member of the Latin American Desk and of the Cuatrecasas Real Estate Group.

He has worked at top-level international firms and carried out a secondment at Banco Sabadell in its corporate, infrastructures and energy departments.

He is a collaborating lecturer of business law at ESADE Business & Law School, Universitat de Barcelona, the Catalan Association of Architects, and ESCAC Cinema and Audiovisual School of Catalonia.

He is the author of several articles on legal aspects of financing transactions, distressed debt and corporate governance in prestigious national and international journals, including IFLR, Global Legal Group and Aranzadi.


  • Doctor of Laws (summa cum laude)
    Universitat de Barcelona, 2017

    Executive Master in Corporate Finance 
    ESADE Business & Law School, Barcelona, 2001

    Bachelor and Master of Laws (major in business law)
    ESADE Business & Law School, Barcelona, 2000

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