Baker McKenzie appoints new partner

Baker McKenzie, a leading global law firm, has appointed Fernando Torrente as a partner in charge of M&A and capital markets in its Madrid office, effective 1 July 2023.

Fernando Torrente is one of the most recognised spanish lawyers in the transactional field, both in mergers and acquisitions and capital markets (takeover bids, IPOs, issuance and placement of securities, etc.). He is also one of the most experienced lawyers in corporate governance, having formed part of the Group of Experts that advised the CNMV on the drafting of the Good Governance Code for Listed Companies, approved in February 2015.

A graduate in Law from the Complutense University of Madrid/CEU San Pablo, he has a long track record of providing transactional legal advice to leading companies, investment banks, family groups and investment funds, having participated in more than forty IPOs. He is regularly recognised by the main legal directories as a leading lawyer in the areas of corporate, M&A and equity capital markets, occupying recurrently prominent positions in the annual rankings of transactions.

Rodrigo Ogea and Bruno Domínguez, co-managing partners of Baker McKenzie in Spain, are “delighted with Fernando’s appointment, which demonstrates Baker McKenzie’s commitment to strengthening our leadership in the in the spanish market”.

On joining Baker McKenzie, Fernando Torrente acknowledges that he is “very excited to join a consolidated team, with a great track record and reputation in the market. I am convinced that the combination of local strength and Baker McKenzie’s global and multidisciplinary platform will allow us to offer the best legal advice to our clients in their most important our clients in their most complex operations and transactions”.

With this addition, Baker McKenzie will now have 47 partners in Spain and more than 215 lawyers, making it the international law firm with the longest track record and presence in Spain.

Julia Gil