Luis Casals

Luis Casals

Baker McKenzie Madrid S.L.P.


Luis Casals is a partner in the Firm’s Madrid office since 2010. He leads the Private Equity team in Madrid and is also a member of the Firm’s EMEA Private Equity Steering Committee.

Practice Focus

Luis is primarily focused on leveraged buyouts, acquisitions and disposals for private equity funds, infrastructure funds and corporations, both for Spanish and international clients. A large proportion of Luis’ work involves cross border or multi-country transactions.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised Abac Capital on the acquisition of Eating Group Ventures, S.A.

  • Advised Bain Capital on the acquisition of a Spanish company in the automotive sector.

  • Advised BP on the acquisition of a network of service stations in Spain.

  • Advised Ellomay Capital on the acquisition of several solar plants in Spain.

  • Advised Fiera Infrastructure on the purchase of Islalink, the Spanish submarine cable operator, from EQT.

  • Advised in connection with the acquisition of Idealista by Apax Partners.

  • Advised InfraRed on the acquisition of several solar projects in Spain.

  • Advised Platinum Equity on the sale of a Spanish company.

  • Advised Saeta Yield (Brookfield Energy) on the acquisition of solar projects in Spain.

  • Advised Stirling Square Capital Partners on the acquisition of Cartonplast.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • International Bar Association - Member
  • Madrid Bar Association - Member


  • Madrid~Spain (1994)


  • Universidad San Pablo CEU – Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Law Degree)


  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Publishes articles and collaborates regularly in specialized magazines and press of the legal sector.

Co-author, "Fusiones y Adquisiciones de Empresas en España" ("Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions in Spain"), Editorial Aranzadi, Madrid, 2004.

Regular lecturer at conferences and seminars.

Professor at the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas – ICADE and the Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles – IEB.