Specialist in crossborder M&A transactions.

Antonio Baena in an expert in corporate matters and securities markets, advising clients on takeover bids, public offerings, and mergers and acquisitions.

He regularly advises Spanish and international companies—particularly listed companies, and private equity and investment funds—on crossborder transactions, with a special focus on Spain and Latin America. He has participated in wide-ranging transactions, including in the energy, industrial, finance, consumer and real estate sectors.

From 2013 to 2017, he was managing partner of the Cuatrecasas London office. Before joining the firm, he worked as an investment banker at Salomon Brothers in London and New York.

He has lectured on corporate and securities law in master and bachelor programs at several universities, including Universidad CEU San Pablo, Universidad de Alcalá, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Universidad de Navarra and ESADE Business & Law School.

He has written and co-written articles in specialized journals and in collective works.


  • Bachelor of Laws
    Universidad de Navarra (outstanding graduating student award), 1995

    Master of Laws (LL.M. in banking and financial law)
    London School of Economics, 1998

    Master of Laws (LL.M. in European Union law)
    Collège d’Europe, Bruges, 1999

    Master of Laws (LL.M.)
    Harvard Law School, 2000

Directory Mentions

Recommended lawyer
Chambers Global, Expert Guides, IFLR, Legal 500, Legal 500 Latin America and Latin Lawyer in Corporate & M&A

Forty under 40 Award
Iberian Lawyer Review, 2011