Javier Mendez

Javier Méndez

Baker McKenzie Madrid S.L.P.


Javier Méndez is a senior associate in the Corporate M&A department of Baker McKenzie in Madrid. His practice has particular emphasis on M&A transactions, takeovers, joint ventures and general corporate law.

Practice Focus

Javier has extensive experience in all aspects of M&A transactions (domestic and cross-border) and acts for corporates and financial investors across a wide range of industry sectors, including infrastructure, energy, technology, distribution and sports and entertainment.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised Iberdrola on its co-investment with Norway's sovereign wealth fund in a portfolio of renewable energy projects in Spain with an aggregate capacity of 1,5 GW.
  • Advised EW Group on its acquisition of Planasa, a global agri-tech leader, from international private equity firm Cinven and other minority shareholders.
  • Advised Bluegem Capital Markets on the add-on acquisition by its portfolio company Béaba of a majority shareholding in Grupo Suavinex, a lead producer in Spanish baby care products.
  • Advised InfraRed Capital Partners on the acquisition of a portfolio of solar photovoltaic projects in Spain.
    Advised Yanmar Holdings on its acquisition of a Spanish energy systems manufacturer, Himoinsa S.L.
  • Advised Bain Capital on the add-on acquisition by its portfolio entity Autodistribution of a majority stake in a Spanish distributor of spare parts for vehicles.
  • Advised the minority shareholders of Inmoglaciar Homes on the sale of a majority stake in the company to investment firm Cerberus.
  • Advised Abac Capital in the sale of Building Materials Ventures to Blackstone-backed portfolio company Building Materials Europe.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Madrid Bar Association, Spain


  • Madrid (2013)


  • Carlos III University (Bachelor of Law and Business Administration)


  • English
  • Spanish
  • Co-author, "The management of soccer clubs before criminal justice: the power of minority shareholders in sports corporations," Revista Aranzadi de derecho de deporte y entretenimiento
  • Co-author, "Synergies in the energy field: positive environmental impact investments for non-strategic investors," Anuario 2022 de Práctica Mercantil para abogados