Ignacio Lopez-Balcells is founder and partner of the ALFA International Spanish member firm Bufete B. Buigas. He specializes in directing complex transactions, in particular mergers and acquisitions, alliances and associations, designing and carrying out floats on the stock exchange, financial restructurings, and reorganizing corporate groups. He is a legal advisor to several national and foreign companies, both privates and quoted, which he counsels on an ongoing basis on making strategic decisions, drawing on his knowledge on legal and tax consultancy and his extensive business experience. He is a member of the boards of directors of several companies across a range of sectors of the economy, and serves as secretary of the board in several companies. Education: Central University of Barcelona (Law Faculty): Degree in Law; City of London Polytechnic (London): Degree in Business and Tax English Law and International Contract Law; Barcelona Centre of Tax studies: Degree in Tax and Financial Law.