Specialist in corporate transactions involving equity capital markets, and corporate governance.

Juan Aguayo is a corporate lawyer specializing in equity capital markets. He advises on transactions carried out by companies listed on regulated markets, including securities offers, IPOs, public M&A deals (including takeover bids), as well as on complex restructuring and investment transactions led by international funds, including alternative investment funds.

An expert in the operation of capital markets, he has designed corporate governance policies for many leading listed companies and their progressive adaptation to the new demands of investors regarding social and environmental factors.

He was director of the Manuel Olivencia Award for Good Corporate Governance from its creation until 2021. Currently, he is an active member of the award’s management committee. The Manuel Olivencia Award has become a forum of knowledge and reflection for ESG, and includes a panel of independent persons with recognized professional prestige.

He spent part of his career at a “magic circle” law firm in London.

He lectures on commercial law at Universidad Villanueva and Centro de Estudios Garrigues. He also speaks at several prestigious forums such as those held by the International Bar Association.

He is the author of the reference monograph on representations and warranties as a contractual technique.


  • Doctor of Laws
    Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Instituto Ortega y Gasset, Spain, 2009

    Master of European Law
    College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium, 1994

    Bachelor of Laws
    Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain, 1992

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