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Francisco Bachiller Ströhlein

Legal Director

Francisco is a Legal director in the corporate team of DLA Piper’s Madrid office and part of the M&A practice group, specialising in mergers and acquisitions, private and public, both for national and international clients, joint ventures, with a focus on corporates and real estate and private equity funds and venture capital deals, restructurings/insolvency and general corporate work. Francisco represents clients ranging from portfolio companies, through venture capital firms, strategic corporate and institutional investors to private equity funds.

In addition, Francisco has participated in various equity capital markets transactions, including initial public offerings, rights issues and block trades.

Francisco has experience in debt capital markets transactions, being involved in the establishment of debt/commercial paper/bond (ECP and MTN) programmes and other securities issuances.

Francisco also has experience in project finance deals, financing and re-financing transactions, advising both lenders and borrowers.


  • Advising Aquila Capital on a joint venture for the development of a paneuropean data centre portfolio.
  • Advising Kingsley Gate on the acquisition of Seeliger y Conde.
  • Advising the Olayan Group on its acquisition of the Mandarin Hotel in Barcelona.
  • Advising InfraVia on its lead in the EUR65m Series C investment round of Stratio BD, Europe’s leading data fabric provider.
  • Advising Afr-ix Telecom S.L. on the new submarine cable between Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Greece and Cyprus with Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Egypt.
    Advising Advent International on the acquisition of 65% of Neoris from Cemex. 
  • Advising SD Worx, an HR solutions provider, on the acquisition of Integrho, a payroll and HR software provider for the Spanish market, based in Barcelona. 
  • Advising Top Tier Capital Partners in the USD135m in Series C funding of Typeform led by Sofina.
  • Advising Brookfield Asset Management on the acquisition of logistics assets in Spain.
  • Advising Rakuten and other investors in the series B, C, D, E and F funding rounds of Glovoapp.
  • German
  • Spanish
  • English
  • UNIVERSIDAD PONTIFICIA DE COMILLAS (ICADE), Madrid, Spain, Licenciado en Derecho y Diplomatura en Relaciones Internacionales, June 2009
  • EBERHART-KARLS UNIVERSITÄT TÜBINGEN, Tübingen, Germany, Erasmus Scholarship: February 2008


  • Proposed for Iberian Lawyer 40 under 40 awards (2020)
  • Lectures and debates at to Spanish law faculties
  • M&A seminars (internal and external)
  • Member of DLA Piper’s “Project Excellence” initiative for the standardisation of agreements and corporate documents
  • Refinancing and judicial composition/settlement agreements
  • Seminar at ICADE presenting DLA and case study for students
  • General corporate and other (team-building) workshops

Prior Experience

  • July 2017 - present - DLA Piper (Madrid)
  • September 2012 - July 2017 - International law firm (Madrid)
  • September 2009 - July 2011 - International law firm (Madrid - Lawyer)
  • July 2008 - September 2008 - International law firm (Madrid/London - Internship)
  • July 2006 - September 2006 - Choice Hotels International, Inc. (Washington D.C. - Summer intern Legal Dpt.)

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Francisco is a member of the Madrid Bar Association (Colegio de Abogados de Madrid) and part of Columbia University's Alumni association.