Roberto Pomares

Roberto Pomares

Roberto specialises in national and international corporate transactions. He has advised on all types of corporate transactions such as acquisitions, disposals, venture capital investments and divestments, transactions in secondary markets (takeovers and IPOs) and corporate restructurings.

He has been involved in several transactions in the energy sector, especially in renewable energy, oil and gas.

Recent transactions including advising:

  • EDP-Energias de Portugal in the sale to Enagas of its gas transport subsidiary in Spain operated by Naturgás Energía Transporte
  • RREEF Pan-European Infrastructure Fund LP in several investments in the energy sector in Spain, including the acquisition of: a 49% stake in a Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project of 50MW, located in the Andalucía region, 25% and 30% stake respectively in the LNG re-gasification plants Bahía de Bizkaia Gas, S.L., (BBG) and Planta Regasificadora de Sagunto, S.A. (SAGGAS), and 49% stake in five wind farms in Castilla-La Mancha with a capacity of 200MW
  • Naturgas Energia, Spanish subsidiary of EDP Group in the purchase of several gas distribution assets
  • IPO and listing (in Eurolist by Euronext Lisbon) of the Spanish renewable energy company , EDP Renováveis, the largest IPO completed in Europe in 2008.

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Recognition

Roberto is recommended by the main legal directories including Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and Best Lawyer, highlighting his practical approach as well as his ability to understand the clients' needs and develop creative solutions.

According to Chambers Europe:

  • Roberto “keeps abreast of all the changes in the law and has an enormous capacity for work”, “is quick to understand all the commercial issues, easy to communicate with and totally reliable”.

Publications

  • '¿Fusión de sociedades con ecuación de canje flotante?' ('Companies' mergers with a floating exchange ratio?'), Anuario Mercantil para Abogados, 2009
  • 'Sistemas de protección del comprador en adquisiciones de empresas en un entorno económico desfavorable'' (Buyers' protection on acquisitions in an adverse economic environment), Anuario Mercantil para Abogados, 2010
  • 'Equilibrio de garantías de un inversor financiero en un supuesto Project Finance' (Guarantees' balance of a financial investor in a supposed Project Finance), Anuario Mercantil para Abogados, 2012.

Speaking engagements

  • Infrastructure Investment World Europe
  • Conferences hosted by ICADE Business School of Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid, International Faculty for Executives (IFAES), International Financial Law Review (IFLR).

Memberships

  • Madrid Bar Association
  • London Bar Association.

Location

Legal insights

On 2 October 2011, Article 348 bis of the Spanish Companies’ Act was enacted by means of Law 25/2011, dated 1 August, by virtue of which the Spanish Companies’ Act was partially amended.

21 July 2017

Material adverse change clauses can be important to buyers, but when will they be able to be used to kill a deal?

11 December 2015