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Freshfields promotes global transactions corporate specialist, Miriam Pérez-Schafer, to partner

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (‘Freshfields’) has announced the appointment of Miriam Pérez-Schafer as new partner in the Global Transactions Corporate group, consolidating the firm’s commitment to the corporate practice in Spain.

Miriam advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, restructurings and company secretarial and general commercial work. She has wide experience advising domestic and international clients, with a special emphasis on Asian and North American clients, as well as strategic and financial investors, on mergers and acquisitions of listed and, specially, non-listed companies. She has a Law degree from Madrid’s Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE) and an LL.M. in International Legal Studies from Georgetown University Law Center (Washington, D.C.).  She has dual nationality, Spanish and U.S., and is a member of the Madrid and New York Bars.

Freshfields head of Global Transactions Corporate in Spain, Armando Albarrán said: “Miriam’s election is recognition of the continuing successes of our corporate practice in Spain and evidences the global firm’s confidence in our Spanish team. It is also recognition of Miriam’s expertise – she is among the few professionals qualified to provide legal advice under both Spanish and New York law. Her wide experience advising on domestic and multijurisdictional mergers and acquisitions is without doubt a huge asset, adding yet more strength and depth to the consolidated services we offer to domestic and international clients.”

Freshfields Spain managing partner, Álvaro Iza, said: “Miriam’s election is recognition of her professional career and extraordinary contribution to the firm. Her talent is perfectly aligned with our global strategy and her solid international expertise enables her to advise global clients wherever in the world they may need us.  We wish her great success going forward.”