Juan Verdugo

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Partner in the Restructuring and Insolvency Department with an outstanding reputation in debt restructuring and schemes of arrangement of distressed ‘project finance’ and PE investments. Singled-out as the “go to-lawyer” in Spain for the purchase of large NPL portfolios, either buyer or seller side, where innovative approaches make the difference. Superb skills as insolvency litigator with unrivalled track record in claw-back actions, collateral enforcements and directors’ liability. According to the Financial Times, Juan Verdugo closed the most innovative restructuring deal in Spain (FT Innovative Lawyers, 2016). Also worth noting is his experience in cross-border insolvencies and in advising foreign investors on acquiring/divesting controlling stakes in distressed companies.


Joined Garrigues Madrid in 2001.

Professional Memberships

Valladolid Bar Association.


Law degree, Valladolid University (Spain), 1995-99. World Bank Panel of Experts (Washington, USA), 2009-18.