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Ferran Escayola i Maranges

Ferran Escayola i Maranges



  • Banking And Finance
  • Mergers And Acquisitions
  • Corporate Law And Commercial Contracts
  • Private Equity

WSG Practice Industries


US Desk – Co-Head.
Member of the Sports & Entertainment group.
Ferran has experience in mergers and acquisitions and private equity investments in a variety of industries, particularly in cross-border transactions. As Spanish counsel he has represented, among others, Merck KGaA in its €4,9bn. OTC global division sale to Mylan Laboratories, Fortress Capital in its €2,5bn. acquisition of Intrawest Corp., J.W. Childs & Associates in its $450M acquisition of Procter & Gambles beverage business division Sunny Delight and has advised other private equity funds and financial institutions such as Credit Suisse Inc. and CVC.
On financial matters, Ferran has advised CVC and Torraspapel as Spanish counsel for the Issuer of €598M Senior Secured Floating Rate Notes and €150M Senior Unsecured Floating Rate Notes and the holder of senior guaranteed notes issued by Filmax, a Spanish film distribution and entertainment production company, on the restructuring of its senior debt.

Joined firm:1999

Bar Admissions

Barcelona Bar Association.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Alumni Association.
Association for Corporate Growth (ACG New York).


JD / Law Degree at Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. (Specialized in European (EC) Law / Jean Monet Chair).
LL.M - Howard Law School (Washington DC) (Honors).
P.O.N - Harvard Law School (Boston).
Areas of Practice

Banking And Finance | Corporate Law And Commercial Contracts | Mergers And Acquisitions | Private Equity

Professional Career

Professional Activities and Experience

Teaching Experience

Professor in the “Master in International Business”

  • Pompeu Fabra University.
    Professor in the “Master en Gestión Internacional”
  • Escuela Superior de Comercio Internacional (ESCI-UPF).

  • Articles

    In 2005, Ferran joined, as foreign associate, the New York office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP in its M&A group.
    Ferran has been awarded with the “Best Lawyers” Award in Spain in 2008 and 2009.

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