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Bosco De Checa

Partner

Bosco advises global corporates, financial institutions and financial investors on cross-border and domestic transactions.
He focuses on a broad spectrum of cross-border M&A work (mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, joint ventures, carve-outs) as well as corporate governance matters and commercial contracts.

Experience

Representative matters

Abertis on the acquisition of Autovia del Camino. 

Abertis Infraestructuras SA in connection with its acquisition of a majority interest in a toll road in Texas from The ACS Group.

Thales on its proposed acquisition of  Maxive group, a European leader specializing in cyber consulting and managed services. 

Nexi on the acquisition of 80% Paycomet (payment business of Banco Sabadell). 

WPP on its investment in Mediapro.

WPP on its investment in The Cocktail. 

WPP on its investment in King-E Client. 

Abu Dhabi Ports Group on EUR660m acquisition of 100 percent ownership of Noatum, a global integrated logistics platform with a presence in 26 countries.

TripAction on the purchase of the 100 percent of Atlanta, event and corporate travel consultants.

A Belgian pharmaceutical group on the regulatory approval pathway to bring certain pharmaceuticals to market, as well as on the regulatory requirements in Belgium and the EU for unlicensed medicines.

A multinational conglomerate company, as lead investor, on its Series C investment into Spanish Proptech, Clikalia.

Telepizza Group on EUR 400M restructuring of debt group amounting

Thales on its proposed acquisition of Maxive group, a European leader specializing in cyber consulting and managed services. 

American Tower Corporation on the acquisition of Telxius European and LatAm tower division.

A multinational financial institution on the acquisition of Forso Nordic AB from Ford.

Sabadell on the sale of its asset management company, Sabadell Asset Management, to Amundi.

A leisure, travel and tourism company on the sale of 49% of Riu Hoteles to Riu.

A multinational financial institution on the acquisition of Wirecard.

Sabadell on the sale of its depository's business to BNP Paribas.

Sabadell on the sale of SDIN, a portfolio of real estate assets, to Oaktree.

A multinational financial institution on the JV with Volvo in the UK.

WPP on the sale of 60% of Kantar to Bain Capital.

PGGM on its JV with Vauban in relation to certain Spanish infrastructure assets.

NMC on the sale of tis IVF Group Eugin to Fresenius.

Imperial Brands on the sale of Worldwide Premium Cigar Business.

British Telecom on the sale of its business in Spain to Portobello.
 

Pro bono

Bosco is a member of the Spanish Pro-Bono Committee in Madrid

Published Work

  • Bosco de Checa, 2021, “Venta del negocio de depositaría de una entidad bancaria: alternativas estructurales y principales aspectos legales de la transmisión”, Sale of depositary business of a bank: alternatives and key legal aspects,  in “2021 Corporate practice for lawyers” 
  • 2021, Corporate M&A 2021 (Spain): A Chambers Global Practice Guide Publication 
  • Bosco de Checa, 2014, “Renovado impulso del gobierno corporativo” (Renewed drive for corporate governance), opinion article in the Spanish paper “El Economista” 
  • Bosco de Checa, 2012, “Aspectos Contractuales de las Fusiones y Adquisiciones de Empresas” (Contractual Aspects of M&A Transactions) for the Engineer Magazine of Iberdrola

Speaking Engagements

  • Lecturer at ESADE and ISDE’s law schools

Awards

Shortlisted as one of the best Spanish lawyers under 35 according to the Expansión Jurídico Awards, 2019 Nominated for the 40u40 awards by Iberian Lawyer, 2021

Qualifications

Admissions

Barcelona Bar Association, 2007

Academic

BA, Law, ESADE Law School – Universidad Ramón Llull, 2007

MA, International Law, ESADE Law School – Universidad Ramón Llull, 2007

Languages

Spanish, English, Catalan
Disclaimer
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.