Alejandro Payá


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Specialist in domestic and crossborder transactions, particularly M&A, private equity, joint ventures and strategic alliances, corporate group restructuring and financing and real estate transactions.

Alejandro Payá has advised on some of the most important transactions in different industrial and services sectors, as well as in regulated sectors such as finance and insurance, infrastructures, energy, pharmaceutics and biotechnology.

In 2015, he led the M&A case for which the firm received a Financial Times award as the most innovative law firm in the corporate and commercial category.

From 1999 to 2000, he was an international associate at the US firm White & Case (New York).

He is secretary of the boards of directors of several national and international groups.

He is admitted to the practice of law as an attorney in New York, and is a member of the Barcelona Bar Association, the New York Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the International Bar Association (current Chair of the Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises Committee).

A doctor of laws, he has lectured on commercial law at ESADE Business & Law School and lectures in the Master in Legal Practice at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He regularly speaks at different courses and conferences. He is also a member of the Scientific Committee of the Barcelona Bar Association’s Master of Business Law.

He is the author of several publications and the co-author of collective works.


  • Doctor of Laws (cum laude)
    Universitat de Barcelona, Spain, 2001

    Master of Laws (Fulbright scholar)
    Stanford University, US, 1999

    Master of International Business Law
    IE Business School, Spain, 1996

    Maître en Droit
    Université de Caen, France, 1992

    Bachelor of Laws
    Universitat de Barcelona, Spain, 1993

    Bachelor in Business
    Universitat de Barcelona, Spain, 1994

Directory Mentions

Recommended lawyer
Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, Best Lawyers, IFLR, Leaders League and Legal 500 in Corporate and M&A, Private Equity, Investment Funds, Insurance and Real Estate & Construction

40 under 40
Iberian Lawyer, 2007

FT Innovative Lawyers
Financial Times (category: most innovative firm in corporate and M&A), 2015

Lawyer of the Year
Best Lawyers (category: Corporate M&A 2013; Private Equity 2014 y 2018; Venture Capital 2016 y 2019; Investment Funds 2020)