Lourdes is the Partner who leads Bird & Bird’s Corporate and M&A department in Madrid. She is part of B&B International Corporate Group and member of the International Steering Committee of the Retail Group. Her extensive experience in M&A, Private Equity and Venture Capital includes advising institutional and industrial clients on national and cross-border complex transactions across a wide range of sectors, with a particular focus on Technology, Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical and Food and Beverage sectors. She advises investors, targets and start-ups on investments throughout their lifecycle. Lourdes also has particular expertise in corporate and debt restructuring. Lourdes graduated in law and in business administration. Lourdes joined B&B as a partner in June 2010. Prior to this, she developed her career at the highly reputed Spanish M&A and Private Equity boutique ARAOZ & RUEDA, where she was Corporate partner since January 2005.