Carlos de Cárdenas


Carlos is specialised in structuring of both local and international funds, secondary transactions, carried interest arrangements, and a broad range of transactions relating to the restructuring of private equity funds, structuring of special purpose vehicles for investment into private equity and the establishing of fund managers. He also regularly acts for a number of investors investing in Spanish and international investment funds.

He has advised a large number of private equity houses and investors including Altamar Capital, Portobello Capital, Arcano Capital, Gala Capital, MCH Private Equity, Altan Capital, Atlas Capital Private Equity, as well as international institutions investing into private equity such as the European Investment Fund or the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and the Spanish Government in relation to its investments in private equity funds.

Carlos worked for SJ Berwin from 1999 to 2008 as one of the founder members of its funds practice in the Madrid office.


  • Law Degree, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (1995).
  • Master in European Comparative Law, Universidad Carlos III (Madrid, 1997).


  • Admitted to the Madrid Bar Association (1995).
  • Admitted as Solicitor of England and Wales (1998).


Spanish and English


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