Admitted to practice in Spain and New York, Dr. Payá has broad experience in national and cross-border transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, management buyouts, joint ventures and strategic alliances, corporate restructurings and financing and property transactions.
He has participated in some of the most important transactions in various industrial and services sectors, as well as in regulated sectors such as finance and insurance, energy, pharmaceutics and biotechnology.
Recommended by several directories, including Best Lawyers in Corporate and M.A. In 2007, Mr. Payá was presented with the '40 under 40' award, which the prestigious publication Iberian Lawyer Review grants to the top 40 lawyers under 40 years of age on the Iberian Peninsula.
Academia and Business
A doctor of laws and an associate lecturer of corporate law at the Higher School for Business Administration and Management or ESADE (Universitat Ramon Llull), Mr. Payá also lectures on the Master in Legal Practice at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, and regularly speaks at courses and conferences.
He is the author of several publications, such as the book Régimen Legal de la Titulización ( Legal Regime of Securitization ), Tirant lo Blanch, 2002, and of the collective works El patrimonio familiar, profesional y empresarial: sus protocolos (The Family, Business and Professional Estate: Their Protocols), Bosch 2005; and Régimen jurídico y tributario del capital riesgo. Entidades y operaciones (Legal and Tax Regime of Venture Capital. Entities and Transactions), Marcial Pons, 2006.
He is also the secretary of the boards of directors of several national and international groups.
He is a member of the Barcelona Bar Association and the New York Bar Association, as well as of the New York State Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the International Bar Association.