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What the team is known for

Extremely active department that handles all stages of distressed mandates, from initial refinancing through to debt restructurings and the eventual rescue or liquidation of companies via formal insolvency proceedings. Notably active on the debtor side of restructuring and insolvency mandates, with a varied client list that includes multinational corporate clients and smaller domestic companies. Maintains core activity advising on both top-tier and mid-market matters, with a large, experienced team that has proven its capability in assisting numerous clients with diverse mandates. Has a network of offices throughout Spain, including key teams in Madrid and Barcelona.

Strengths

A respondent describes the lawyers as "very commercial" and appreciates that "they are quick at clearing up the issues that are key for us to be able to make a go or no-go decision."

Another interviewee notes that the team consists of "very astute and customer-friendly lawyers who identify and solve problems methodically and efficiently."

The team is also hailed by clients as "pragmatic and constructive in negotiations."

Work highlights

Advised Escal UGS, which owned the Castor offshore natural gas storage project, on its insolvency proceedings.

Notable practitioners

Antonio Carreño is identified by market commentators as one of the top insolvency practitioners in Spain. He is adept at handling bankruptcy proceedings and offers additional experience in distressed asset sales. Clients highlight his skill in "mixing practical and technical knowledge."

According to sources, Carlos Ara Triadú "has a lot of technical knowledge but keeps a business mindset and gets deals done." He assists both debtors and creditors with the acquisition of assets in insolvency contexts, also having experience in bankruptcy litigation.

Leading practitioner Fedra Valencia garners accolades from clients, who say: "Her knowledge of the topic is amazing and she is obviously technically excellent." She is instructed by creditors, debtors and insolvency administrators to advise on substantial insolvency mandates in the market.

Francisco Pérez-Crespo assists clients with the notification and management of pre-insolvency processes as well as with insolvency litigation and debt recovery issues. He also advises on distressed M&A mandates. A respondent reports: "His broad knowledge of the sector adds a lot of value when designing our strategy. He adjusts himself to our needs really well."

Javier Castrodeza has established a solid reputation in the market, offering extensive experience in debt refinancing mandates and bankruptcy proceedings. He also regularly advises on the sale or purchase of business units of companies undergoing insolvency.

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Restructuring/Insolvency

Cuatrecasas

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Location

Diagonal 191

Barcelona

Catalonia

Spain

08018

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Spain

Restructuring/Insolvency: Insolvency


Antonio Carreño
Band 1
Carlos Ara Triadú
Associates to watch
Fedra Valencia
Band 1
Francisco Pérez-Crespo
Band 4
Javier Castrodeza
Band 3

Restructuring/Insolvency: Restructuring


Francisco Pérez-Crespo
Band 2

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