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Inigo del Val

Partner

Íñigo has advised a number of leading companies on domestic and crossborder public and private M&A transactions.

He has more than 24 years’ experience in a variety of corporate work, private equity deals, private and public M&A, joint ventures and restructuring, advising both domestic and international listed and unlisted clients and private equity houses.

He worked in the PE department of A&O Shearman London. He is one of the most reputed M&A and private equity experts in the market. He has worked for a variety of investment strategies, from traditional PE investments to infrastructure investments. Iñigo has acted also for managers in LBOs and is a recognised expert on putting in place R&W insurance complex structures in the market.

Íñigo is recommended as PE and M&A lawyer in Chambers & Partners (Band 1), IFLR 1000 and Legal 500. Íñigo has also been named “Best Lawyer of the Year in Spain” by Expansion 2023.

Experience

Representative matters

A global financial institution on the sale of 9.9% of Telefónica to Saudi Telecom for a value of 2,100 million euros.
 
Igneo Infrastructure Partners (First Sentier Group) on the sale of the entire share capital of Parkia, and indirectly, of its subsidiaries, to Indigo.
 
Iberdrola in the sale of a minority stake in Wikinger, one of its large offshore wind projects in Germany. Deal value 700 million euros.
 
A multinational energy and petrochemical company on the sale of 25% of its upstream business (E&P Exploration & Production) worldwide. Assets valued at more than 25,000 million euros.
 
The Board of Directors of Siemens Gamesa in relation with the voluntary takeover bid launched by its majority shareholder Siemens Energy AG.
 
A private equity firm on the acquisition of a multinational food company.
 
A private equity firm on the EUR1.35bn acquisition of an online real estate classifieds platform. The biggest private equity transaction of the year 2020 in Spain.

Published Work

  • Iñigo del Val (2015) “Reforma de la Ley de Sociedades de Capital. Más transparencia para aumentar la confianza de los inversores”, Capital & Corporate
  • Iñigo del Val (2015) “Un paso en el buen gobierno de las cotizadas" El Economista.
  • Iñigo del Val (2014) Interview about Logista IPO. Capital & Corporate magazine
  • Iñigo del Val (2014) Chapter about law lessons to engineering.

Speaking Engagements

  • Guest Speaker, Cross-border M&A, German M&A and Restructuring Forum, July 2023

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Madrid Bar Association
Recognition
Iñigo del Val has a wide range of skills that make him a professional who inspires a sense of security and protection.
Chambers & Partners, 2023
He is a very strong and well-rounded lawyer, who gets to the bottom of things and is on top of everything on the deal.
Chambers & Partners, 2023

Awards

  • Band 1 Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability Chambers & Partners, 2024
  • Best Lawyer of the Year in Spain, Expansión 2023
  • Best M&A and Private Equity Lawyer, Global Law Experts 2021.

Qualifications

Admissions

Madrid Bar Association, 2000

Academic

Degree, Law, Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao, 1999

Post Graduate Degree, Corporate Law, Instituto de Empresa, 2000

Languages

English, Spanish
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.