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Amparo de Leyva

Amparo de Leyva

Senior Associate

Amparo is a corporate senior associate focussing on M&A transactions in the private equity sector.



Amparo is experienced in providing corporate advice to leading Spanish and foreign entities in national and cross-border corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, private equity deals; drafting and negotiating shareholders and investment agreements; board of directors’ secretaries; and due diligence processes.

Amparo's experience includes advising:

  • Abengoa on the €840 million sale of their 41.5% stake in Atlantica Yield to the Canadian company Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp.
  • Antin Infrastructure Partners 
    • on the €2 billion acquisition of Ufinet Spain, a fibre optic wholesale operator in Spain
    • on all legal aspects related to the disposal of Axión Infraestructuras de Telecomunicaciones to AMP Capital
  • First State Investments on the acquisition of Parkia, a leading pure off-street car park operator in Spain, from EQT Infrastructure and Mutua Madrileña
  • H.I.G. Capital Europe
    • on the disposal of Tres60 Group to Mediapro
    • on the acquisition of Impactmedia, a company focused on advertising in shopping malls
  • Lyntia Networks, a portfolio company of Antin Infrastructure Partners
    • in relation to the €260 million acquisition of the fibre business of Iberdrola
    • through Lyntia Networks, on a right of use over part of Endesa's optic fibre network (7,500 km) and the assignment of the contractural position held by differente entities belonging to the group of companies of which Endesa is the parent company under the optic fibre customer contracts pursuant to a competitive auction sale process known as Project Elora
  • Mutua Madrileña and Torreal on the €170 million acquisition of Corpfin's stake in Ingesport Health & Spa Consulting, owner of all Go Fit gym centres in Spain and Portugal
  • Santander Private Equity, on the disposal of stakes in 12 funds
  • The Carlyle Group España on the acquisition of 39% stake in Jeanología, a leading company in sustainable and efficient finishing technologies for textile, coding, packaging, and other industrial applications



Amparo has a law degree and a business certificate awarded by Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE) in Madrid, partially studied at Radboud University, Nijmegen (The Netherlands). She also holds a double master in lawyering and international business law (LLM) from Instituto de Empresa (IE).

In addition to Spanish as her native language, Amparo is fluent in English.

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