Bird & Bird recruit EY private equity partner Santiago Lardiés

Bird & Bird has recruited EY Abogados partner Santiago Lardiés to head its Spanish private equity practice.

Lardiés has been at EY Abogados since 2016, prior to that he was a counsel at DLA Piper.

Lardiés’ areas of particular specialism include venture capital and cross-border transactions.

Lourdes Ayala, corporate and M&A partner at Bird & Bird, said Lardiés expertise in private equity will “allow us to increase our presence in a sector in which we already have great experience”.

Lardiés will join Bird & Bird as of counsel.

Ben Cook