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Dispute Resolution Department

Spain
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What the team is known for Frequently acts on either the creditor or debtor side of many of Spain's most high-profile insolvency cases. Popular choice for international clients from the financial sector. Also handles real estate and construction cases. Represents a varied client roster, including those with activity in the construction, finance and fashion sectors.

Strengths Interviewees praise the team's quality, noting that the lawyers "fulfil their commitments and always deliver their work on time and to the highest standard."

Sources are impressed by the team's "good performance, prompt response to all e-mails and specialised legal approach."

Work highlights Advised FCC on a Spanish scheme of arrangement for the refinancing of its debt, and on the subsequent judicial claim filed by several creditors.

Notable practitioners

The "excellent" Borja Fernández de Trocóniz draws praise for his commercial and banking litigation practice. He leverages his experience as a state lawyer to advise financial institutions and companies on a range of instructions. "He is responsive and proactive in working out solutions to problems," advises one source.

Francisco Málaga 's broad experience spans a range of litigation matters and he is regularly instructed by leading Spanish corporates, including listed entities. He is notably active in restructuring and insolvency-related disputes, representing both creditors and debtors. Clients value his "outstanding technical knowledge, seriousness and rigour in very complex matters."