Ceca Magán lures M&A partner and team from Dentons

Juan Ignacio Alonso Dregi leaves Dentons, where he was a partner for the last 14 years, to join Ceca Magán Abogados Barcelona office M&A team as a partner along with three more lawyers

Ceca Magán has announced its second major signing of 2021 and incorporates Juan Ignacio Alonso Dregi as a new partner in the Corporate and Commercial Law area in its Barcelona office, along with his team. He thus reinforces the department coordinated by Jose Luis Martinez Andreo, which with the latest incorporations is made up of 19 experienced lawyers.

Juan Ignacio Alonso Dregi is an expert in advising on Acquisition Transactions focused on the educational, industrial and agri-food sectors. He also has solid experience in these areas: Real Estate, IP/IT, Retail – distribution, agency and franchise -, Litigation and Restructuring processes. His professional practice is global in scope, assisting in the internationalisation of national companies and advising foreign entities on their establishment in Spain. This is demonstrated by the recognition he has received from prestigious international directories. In his career, he has worked for firms such as Garrigues, Carreras Llansana and, in for the last 14 years, at Dentons.

He combines the practice of Law with teaching Commercial Law at ISDE, being coordinator of the Master´s degree in International Law, Foreign Trade and International Relations (MIL). He is also one of the lawyers recommended by the Consulate General of France in Barcelona and is Honorary Consul of the Republic of Malta for Catalonia and Aragon.

For Juan Ignacio, these are his first impressions: “We are extremely excited and happy to join CECA MAGÁN and to be part of the #EstiloCeca. A way of working that has seduced us and in which we firmly believe. A firm with solid foundations and unquestionable growth prospects that is clearly and unwaveringly committed to the Catalan market and the growth of the Barcelona office”. He adds “We are here to contribute our grain of sand, bringing our extensive professional experience with humility, but with enormous ambition.”

Esteban Ceca Gómez – Arevalillo, managing partner of the firm, said: “Our office in Catalonia is a strategic location for CECA MAGÁN, as there are currently many opportunities in M&A with foreign investors, so the arrival of Juan Ignacio at this time means that we have a number one and a leading professional in the international arena.”

Juan Ignacio joins the firm with his own team comprising Jordi Albos as head of the Corporate area and expert in Corporate and Labour Restructuring; Diana Loredana Jalba, lawyer with extensive experience in Corporate M&A and in the Real Estate sector; and Adrián Benito, a multidisciplinary lawyer in Corporate, Data Protection, IP/IT and Procedural matters.

In the picture, from left to right: Jordi Albos, Juan Ignacio Alonso Dregi, Diana Loredana and Adrián Benito.

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