Carmen Esteban is an associate in the Corporate Department in the Madrid office of Latham & Watkins. She advises national and international clients from different industries on general corporate matters as well as on mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions.

Ms. Esteban's experience includes advising:

  • Platinum Equity in the:
    • Acquisition of Urbaser, one of the world’s largest providers of environmental services, from China Tianying Inc. for an enterprise value of approximately US$4.2 billion
    • Acquisition of Iberconsa, a global provider of frozen seafood products
  • Karnov Group in the acquisition of the legal information businesses of Thomson Reuters in Spain and Wolters Kluwer in Spain and France
  • The Carlyle Group in the:
    • Acquisition of Altadia, a leading Spanish ceramic products manufacturer
    • Acquisition of a majority stake in Codorniú, the oldest family-owned cava producer in Spain
    • Acquisition of Gleva Cellars, a major wine producer based in Spain
  • Partners Group in the:
    • Creation of a joint venture with Dunas Capital to invest in real estate assets in Spain
    • Creation of the joint venture Aristeas Logística, a platform for investment in logistic real estate assets
  • X-Elio Energy, a Spain-based provider of renewable energy services, in the sale of its portfolio of solar assets to China Three Gorges
  • Autogrill, the leading global operator in food & drink services for travellers, on the sale of its Spanish operations to Areas (portfolio company of PAI Partners)
  • Triton Partners in the acquisition of Fertiberia, a Spain-based company that manufactures and markets fertilizers and agricultural chemicals, from Grupo Villar Mir
  • Sener and Masdar in the sale of Torresol Energy Investments, a company engaged in the thermosolar energy industry, to Q-Energy
  • TA Associates in the sale of Hana Group, a France-based provider of freshly prepared sushi “on the go”
  • Portobello in the sale of Multiasistencia, a Spanish specialist in the management and repair of claims for the home, businesses and communities for insurance companies
  • Sun Capital in the sale of Elix Polymers, a Spanish plastic producer
  • L Catterton in the acquisition of an 80% stake in Goiko Grill, a fastcasual restaurant chain headquartered in Madrid

Bar Qualification

  • Spain (Abogado)


  • LL.M., Instituto de Empresa, 2013
  • BA in Law & Business Administration, ICADE - Universidad Pontificia de Comillas - Madrid, 2011

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English