Xavier Pujol joins Alantra as Secretary General and Global General Counsel
Date 1 September 2021
- Alantra has appointed Xavier Pujol as Secretary General and Global General Counsel. Mr Pujol brings to the role more than 18 years of international legal experience in M&A, capital markets, corporate governance and restructurings.
- He will replace Francisco Albella, Secretary General and Global General Counsel since the firm was founded in 2001. Francisco Albella will remain in Alantra as Secretary to the Board of Directors and as advisor on specific projects.
Madrid, September 1, 2021 – Alantra, the global investment banking and asset management specialist, is pleased to announce the appointment of Xavier Pujol as Secretary General and Global General Counsel.
Mr Pujol joins as Partner and brings to the role more than 18 years of international legal experience in M&A, capital markets, corporate governance and restructurings. Since 2017, he has been the Secretary General and Secretary to the Board of Directors of PRISA, the leading business group in the creation and distribution of educational, information and entertainment contents in the Spanish & Portuguese-speaking markets, with presence in 24 countries. Xavier Pujol began his professional career at Cuatrecasas, was seconded to Herbert Smith and, afterwards was part of the team that launched Latham Watkins in Spain. In 2013 he joined PRISA as Deputy General Counsel
Mr Pujol holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Law from ESADE, visiting student at the University of Minnesota and a PLD from IESE
Commenting on the appointment, Santiago Eguidazu, Executive Chairman of Alantra, said: “Xavier’s international corporate experience, judgement and legal capabilities are a valuable addition to our company and will offer a valuable perspective in this new phase of the company.”
Mr Pujol commented: “I am very excited to be joining Alantra, an independent organisation with an outstanding reputation in the investment banking and asset management industries. I look forward with great enthusiasm to working, with the support of Alantra’s legal team, to meet the challenges of our growing internationalisation in an increasingly complex environment.”
Xavier Pujol replaces Francisco Albella, who, for personal reasons, has decided to embark on a new phase in the Group, limiting his activities to Secretary to the Board of Directors and advisor on specific projects.
“I want to sincerely thank Francisco for the outstanding work he has done over the last 20 years, as head of our legal practice, to institutionalise Alantra in many ways. He has been a pivotal part in the shaping and preservation of our culture. We also appreciate his continuity as Secretary to the Group´s Board of Directors and his availability to remain collaborating with the firm”, Santiago Eguidazu said.