José Luis Bootello is an associate in the Madrid office of Latham & Watkins. He advises national and international clients from different industries on general corporate, capital markets and contractual matters, and provides day-to-day advice on Spanish corporate and commercial regulations.

He focuses on domestic and cross-border M&A, private equity transactions, restructuring processes, and corporate finance transactions. He has also assisted companies on restructuring processes and distressed investments.

Mr. Bootello´s experience includes advising:

  • Partners Group in the creation of a joint venture with Dunas Capital to invest in real estate assets in Spain
  • Platinum Equity in the acquisition of Urbaser, a leading provider of environmental services, from China Tianying for an enterprise value of approximately €3.5 billion
  • Fertiberia, the leading fertilizer and industrial products manufacturer, on the issuance of senior secured bonds in both the Nordic Capital Market and Frankfurt Open Market, for an initial amount of €125 million
  • Bolsas y Mercados Españoles (BME) in the all-cash voluntary friendly tender offer by SIX Group, the Swiss financial markets infrastructure operator, for €2.8 billion
  • Tristan Capital Partners in relation to the syndicated development financing of a joint-venture development with Acciona Inmobiliaria of an office complex
  • Triton Partners in the acquisition of Fertiberia, a Spain-based company that manufactures and markets fertilizers and agricultural chemicals, from Grupo Villar Mir 
  • KKR in the takeover bid (OPA) over Telepizza Group SA

Bar Qualification

  • Spain (Abogado)


  • MA in Corporate and Commercial Law & Legal Practice, Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
  • Bachelor Degree in Law in Management, Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish