Wallapop nabs head of Legal from Uría Menéndez
Barcelona-based virtual marketplace Wallapop, which lets people resell their used items, or sell items like crafts that they make themselves has hired Anna Viñas as its new head of Legal
Anna Viñas (pictured) was until now a principal associate in the firm´s Barcelona office, working on Mergers & Acquisitions, Venture Capital and Regulatory Law. She joined Uría Menéndez in 2012 and was seconded to the firm´s London office in 2017 for one and a half years. She made principal associate in January 2020, and was part of the team advising Wallapop on a €157m financing round this year under the lead of Corporate partner Antonio Herrera.
Her previous professional practice has been focused on Mergers, Acquisitions, Divestitures, Joint Ventures and other corporate transactions, in most cases with an international component. She also holds experience in Regulatory advice in relation to financial services (banking, investment and, especially, payment services).
During her time at Uría Menéndez, she advised on a recurring basis several technology-based companies on a wide range of legal aspects, from incentive plans to the structuring, negotiation and execution of investment rounds, private equity transactions, venture capital, financing and sales. She was part of the team that advised Glovo on its acquisition of Delivery Hero´s Balkans business €170m in June 2021.
Viñas holds a double degree in Law and Business Administration from Universitat Pompeu Fabra and has been teaching Advanced Legal Writing: Contract Drafting at ESADE Business & Law school´s Law degree.