Senior associate. Mr. Ara specializes in cross-border restructuring and insolvency (both out-of-court workouts and judicial proceedings). He is an expert in European and Spanish insolvency law, with extensive experience in advising lenders, debtors, directors, and bidders in high-profile cases across almost all industries.
He also regularly collaborates in structuring transactions to address potential litigation and insolvency issues. Recent work includes loan-to-own transactions and cross-border rescue financings, to tackle new money privileges, as well as clawback and automatic stay risks.
He lectures at Universitat Pompeu Fabra and speaks regularly at insolvency forums.
Mr. Ara is admitted to practice in Spain (Barcelona) and in the United States (State of New York).
He has written several articles on insolvency and corporate law. Co-author of an article on Regulation (EU) 2015/848, on insolvency proceedings.
Doctor of Laws (thesis on corporate governance of distressed companies in Spain), 2017. Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Business Management and Administration, Universidad de Zaragoza, 2009. Master in insolvency law, Universidad CEU San Pablo, Madrid, 2011. Master in Tax Consultancy and Management, ESADE Business School, Barcelona, 2012. Master of the Science of Law (J.S.M.), Stanford Law School, 2013.