IE University Professor Alberto Frasquet has been named Head of Corporate at HSF for EMEA
Alberto Frasquet, Professor of International M&A at IE’s Master of Laws, has been appointed Head of Corporate for Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) for Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.
Alberto joined HSF in 2009 and became a partner in 2011. Since then, he has acted on a large number of M&A deals for both listed companies and private equity firms, as well as on a range of corporate restructuring, capital markets and private commercial transactions. Throughout his career, he has specialized in advising investment banks, venture capital funds and other financial investors, as well as multinational companies on their corporate and capital market transactions. He has also led international teams in responding to complex local and multijurisdictional matters. He has been recognized by top legal directories such as Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500, and is a professor of M&A and private equity for the Master of Laws (LL.M.) and Máster en Asesoría Jurídica (a Spanish-language master’s in legal advice) at IE Law School.
Alberto has had an outstanding career as a professor of M&A at IE Law School and designed “Making a Deal,” a project that sees students collaborate with HSF lawyers on a case study. During the second part of the project, students complete an M&A transaction from start to finish, acting for either the seller or buyer. They work through the entire structuring and negotiation process—from conducting due diligence and drafting to negotiation and completion. What’s more, students will work under the supervision of three of our partners: Herbert Smith Freehills, EY and Baker McKenzie.
This project puts a number of skills to the test, such as structuring deals, providing tax advice, exercising due diligence, identifying potential risks, completing a legal analysis of specific issues, drafting legal documents, performing negotiation meetings, managing client expectations and taking the necessary steps to ensure the successful completion of a transaction.