Carlos is the national practice group head for the firm's Corporate and Commercial department in Spain. Carlos has extensive experience in commercial and corporate law advice. He has a deep understanding of the Financial, Life Sciences and TMT sectors and particular expertise in dealing with all kinds of mergers and acquisitions, commercial agreements and corporate advice, as well as data protection, restructuring and liquidation of companies and all types of civil and corporate proceedings and arbitrations. More recently, with the new market tendency of the creation of FinTech funds, he has become a recognized figure in advising companies that want to incorporate these types of funds in Spain and in giving in-house trainee on the matter in order to develop a business plan for the incorporation of these financing vehicles. Carlos joined Simmons & Simmons Madrid office as partner in 2007 as a result of the merger between Simmons & Simmons and Mochales & Palacios. He was a partner of Mochales & Palacios since 1992. Previously he worked in the legal department of Fondo de Garantía de Depósitos en Establecimientos Bancarios (1982-1987) and Bancapital, S.A. (1988-1992). He is a recurring speaker in corporate legal events, author of articles for leading Spanish Law and Business newspapers, and co-author in chapters for corporate cases books.