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Francisco Bachiller Ströhlein

Legal Director

Francisco (Paco) is legal director in the Corporate/M&A practice in Spain advising on all areas of corporate law with a particular focus on national and cross-border M&A, joint ventures, private equity investments, and venture capital. His experience includes private share and business acquisitions/disposals, domestic and multi-jurisdictional, private equity investments, corporate venture capital investments, and joint ventures/strategic alliances, and corporate reorganizations, covering all industries such as technology, consumer goods, life sciences/healthcare, industrials, and infrastructure (including energy and renewables), and media, and entertainment.

At DLA Piper he has acted for numerous PE investors, funds, and (corporate) venture capitalists including Advent International, Infravia Capital Partners, Centerbridge, Casticapital, Paladin Capital, Top Tier Capital Partners, Macquarie, Elevar Equity, Rakuten Capital, GP Bullhound, IDC Ventures, Aquila Capital, Brookfield, and others.



  • Advising Infravia Capital Partners on its potential acquisition of HT Medica, a leading Spanish provider of radiology and diagnostic imaging services.
  • Advising Infravia Capital Partners on Paack's EUR 200 + 50 million financings. Paack offers a a pioneering ecommerce delivery solution.
  • Advising Paladin Capital on its 30 million investment in IriusRisk, the world's leading Open Threat Modeling platform.
  • Advising Infravia Capital Partners on its lead investment of 65m of Stratio BD, Europe’s leading data fabric provider, together with Adara.
  • Advising Top Tier Capital Partners on its investment in Typeform (software company specializing in online forms and polls) in the 135 million Series C funding led by Sofina, together with General Atlantic and other returning investors.
  • Advising Rakuten Capital on various financing rounds in global delivery app, Glovo.
  • Advising Rakuten Capital and Seaya and others on their investment in Hundredrooms, and apartment meta-search engine.
  • Advising Advent on its majority stake acquisition (together with Cemex, key strategic partner) of Neoris, a digital transformation consultancy company.
  • Advising Fever on various acquisitions (domestic and cross-border).
  • Advising Emeritus, the global leader in making high-quality education accessible and affordable to individuals, companies, and governments around the world, on its acquisition of Global Alumni, Euro-american Edtech.
  • Advising Elevar and Imaginable Futures on their investments in Latam Edtech, Grupo Vida.
  • Advising GP Bullhound on its lead Series A investment in Busuu, a language learning platform on web, iOS and Android that allows users to interact with native speakers.
  • Advising IDC Ventures on its investment Series C investment in Byhours, a hotel rental marketplace.
  • Advising Aquila Capital on a joint venture for the development of a paneuropean data centre portfolio.
  • 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 Brookfield Asset Management on the acquisition of logistics assets in Spain.
  • Advising Infravia Capital Partners on its potential acquisition of HT Medica, a leading Spanish provider of radiology and diagnostic imaging services.
  • Advising Ellalink on the Ellalink submarine cable system linking Portugal and Brazil, through a joint venture with Marguerite.
  • Advising Islalink on its agreement with EXA Infrastructure for the IONIAN Submarine System that connects Crotone, Italy, with Preveza, Greece
  • Advising Macquarie Infrastructure Partners V, an Americas-focused, unlisted infrastructure fund managed by Macquarie Asset Management (MAM), on its acquisition of 50% of Odinsa’s stake in airport concessionaries in Ecuador and Colombia.
  • German
  • Spanish
  • English
  • Columbia University School of Law, New York, NY, LL.M., May 2012
  • Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE), Madrid, Spain, Licenciado en Derecho y Diplomatura en Relaciones Internacionales, June 2009
  • Eberhart-Karls Uuniversität 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

  • Member of the Madrid Bar Association (Colegio de Abogados de Madrid) and part of Columbia University's Alumni association.
  • Member of the lawyers hiring committee of the firm.