José M. Balañá | Madrid | Hogan Lovells

José M. Balañá

Regional Managing Partner - EMEA Corporate & Finance


English, French, Spanish, Catalan

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José M. Balañá
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"He has a great global vision, which mixes economic details with pure legal issues and political considerations. He always offers the best approach both in his role as a lawyer and as a business partner".

Chambers Europe 2016

José M. Balañá teams up with international corporations around the world to undertake mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions in Spain and Europe. He employs an entrepreneurial approach that matches his clients' to achieve results while building consensus. José M, who was in charge of creating the Madrid office from scratch, believes the best approach is to put himself in his clients' shoes, keeping in mind the big picture at every stage of the transaction.

Working in English, Spanish, and French, José M focuses his practice on international M&A, encompassing structuring, risk assessment, negotiation, and post-closing. José M has applied his skills in the energy, manufacturing, diversified industrials, financial institutions, infrastructure, and consumer.

"Among the very best M&A lawyers one can find in Europe", crowed The Legal 500, in 2013. José M has been consistently ranked in the leading legal directories, including Chambers Europe and The Legal 500.

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"He works seamlessly with other offices of Hogan Lovells globally".

Chambers Europe 2018

Representative experience

Advising Chinese group HNA on the acquisition of a minority stake in NH Hoteles.
Acquisition by Brookfield, together with abertis, of a controlling stake in Arteris, a Brazil's major toll road operators.
Advising Sepura in the acquisition of Teltronic.
Advising Euler Hermes on its joint venture with Mapfre for trade credit insurance in Spain and Latin America.
Advising Gruma in the acquisition of Mexifoods.


  • Bachelor Degree in Law and Economics, Universidad de Barcelona
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • Madrid
  • Madrid Bar Association


Ranked in Corporate / M&A

Chambers Europe

Ranked in Corporate / M&A

Chambers Global

Recommended for Commercial, Corporate and M&A

Legal 500 EMEA

Recommended for Private Equity

Legal 500 EMEA

Highly regarded in Private Equity

IFLR 1000

Highly regarded in M&A

IFLR 1000

Recommended Lawyer for M&A

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