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MARIO AURELIO Peña

Partner of the firm and Commercial Department Manager

Master’s degree in Business Law from the Centro de Estudios Garrigues & Harvard Law School and Law degree from the University of the Basque Country, having furthered his studies in law at Krakowska Akademia im. Andrzeja Frycza-Modrzewskiego (Poland) and at the Universitá Degli Studi di Catania (Italy). He is a practicing attorney of the Bar Association of Álava.

He has extensive experience as a specialist in commercial law, having developed much of his career (2010-2017) in the renowned law firm Garrigues, as a Senior Associate of the firm.

He specialises in commercial law, providing recurrent advice on corporate, contractual and criminal compliance matters to national and international clients, with activity in all types of sectors; also performing the tasks of the secretary of the Board of Directors.

Mario has participated in a large number of cases of corporate reorganisation, purchase and sale transactions of companies and businesses, joint ventures, implementation of regulatory compliance and money laundering prevention plans, contract negotiations, negotiations between partners, etc.

In addition, he has participated as a lecturer in the Master’s course of Film Industry taught at the University Carlos III of Madrid, as an expert on the legal regime of commercial companies, and has worked as an external consultant and as a lecturer in different colleges and institutions as expert in corporate globalisation and in contract negotiations (among others, Agencia de Desarrollo Económico de La Rioja and Centro Tecnológico del Calzado de la Rioja).

As ongoing training, he attends courses, conferences and seminars on legal – commercial issues and latest updates; among other courses, in 2017-2018 he studied the Advanced Programme on Compliance at the Business Institute.