Elena Martínez de Luco is an associate in the Madrid office of Latham & Watkins. She advises Spanish and international clients from different industries on general corporate matters, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and venture capital transactions.

Ms. Martínez de Luco has experience advising on the following areas:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Real estate
  • Private equity

Ms. Martínez de Luco's experience includes advising:

  • Platinum Equity in the acquisition of Urbaser, a leading provider of environmental services, from China Tianying for an enterprise value of approximately US$4.2 billion 
  • Permira in the acquisition of a majority stake in Engel & Völkers, a leading property brokerage platform
  • TeamSystem SpA in the acquisition of Software del Sol and Billin, two leading Spanish companies in the development of accounting and business management software
  • Grupo Gransolar´s shareholders in the sale of 100% of the stake to Trilantic for €420 million in an LBO transaction by virtue of which certain sellers will hold 40% of the share capital of the purchaser
  • Bolsas y Mercados Españoles (BME), the Spanish stock exchange operator, in the all-cash voluntary friendly tender offer by SIX Group AG
  • Cerberus in the acquisition of 80% of the entire real estate portfolio of Banco Sabadell
  • Cerberus in the acquisition of a 80% stake in BBVA´s real estate business

Bar Qualification

  • Spain (Abogado)


  • LL.M. in Legal Practice, Universidad Carlos III - Madrid, 2019
  • Dual Degree Program in Business Administration and Management (ADE) and Law (E-3), Universidad Pontificia Comillas, 2018