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OUR CUSTOMERS INTERESTS
ARE THE FOCUS
OF OUR BUSINESS

At Abencys we believe in lasting relationships with our clients based on transparency, honesty and the fulfillment of commitments.

In Abencys we work hard to achieve excellence in everything we do. Which is only possible valuing and respecting each individual, since teamwork benefits both our clients and our organization.

We´re an organization formed by professionals that are always growing, who believe in active participation within the community, both individually and corporately.

JAVIER DÍAZ-GALVEZ
Member • Partner
javier.diaz-galvez@abencys.com

LUIS MARTÍN
Member • Partner
luis.martin@abencys.com

MANUEL GORDILLO
Member • Partner
Manuel.gordillo@abencys.com

CARLOS A. GRANDE
Member • Partner
carlos.grande@abencys.com

GRACIELA MONTENEGRO
Associate
graciela.montenegro@abencys.com

TERESA EZQUERRA PÉREZ
Associate
teresa.ezquerra@abencys.com

MARÍA HORCAJO LLORENTE
Paralegal
maria.horcajo@abencys.com

IGNACIO ECHAVE MURGA
Associate
ignacio.echave@abencys.com

IGNACIO LASSO DE LA VEGA BORJA
Of Counsel
Ignacio.lasso@abencys.com

ALMUDENA DEL PORTILLO
Associate
Almudena.delportillo@abencys.com

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JAVIER DÍAZ-GALVEZ

JAVIER DÍAZ-GALVEZ

Member • Partner
javier.diaz-galvez@abencys.com

WORK EXPERIENCE

Extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, company sale and purchase and bankruptcy proceedings, as well as litigation in corporate affairs.

1977-1979: Lawyer for a company in the electrical-industrial sector, responsible for internal, commercial and labor legal advice.

1979-1989: Partner at the Abogados Alberto Oliart Abogados Law Firm, engaged in commercial, procedure and real estate advice.

1989-2005: Partner at ERNST & YOUNG ABOGADOS, responsible for corporate commercial, procedure and real estate areas.

2005-2011: Partner in the restructuring department of Roca Junyent.

2011-2013: : Partner in the restructuring department of DLA Piper, Spain.



EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

Law degree from the Complutense University of Madrid, 1979.

Negotiation Techniques Program at Harvard University.

Member of ICAM (Bar Association of Madrid), INSOL and TMA.



TEACHING ACTIVITIES

Lecturer in activities relating to the commercial law reform, Stock Companies and Limited Liability Companies Act, 1989.

Lecturer in teaching seminars on the new Spanish Law of Civil Procedure, 2000.

Lecturer in teaching seminars and activities relating to the new Bankruptcy Act.

Co-author of a book on the new Bankruptcy Act, 2004.

Coordinator of a book on the Legal Regime for the Relocation of Workers Overseas.

Vice-chairman of TMA: Turnaround Management Association.


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LUÍS MARTÍN

LUÍS MARTÍN

Member • Partner
Luis.martin@abencys.com

WORK EXPERIENCE

Career developed in industrial and service companies, specializing in strategic consulting in the areas of:

  • Restructuring and implementation of viability plans for national and multinational companies.
  • Expert reports in judicial, arbitration and mediation proceedings with respect to economic-financial evidence.

1988-1989: Director of the Restructuring Department at BLR Consultores.

1990-2003: Partner at CMC, a Spanish firm specializing in corporate restructuring and mergers and acquisitions.

2003-2005: Corporate Restructuring Director at Ernst & Young undertaking activities in the Spanish market cooperating at the international level.

2005-2011: Partner in the Restructuring Department of Roca Junyent.

2011-2013: Partner in the Restructuring Department of DLA Piper, Spain.



EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

Degree in Economic and Business Sciences from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) and San Pablo CEU University.

Law degree from the Europea University of Madrid (UEM).

Post-graduate courses in Mergers and Acquisitions at the IE and IESE Business Schools.

Negotiation Techniques Program at Harvard University.

Member of the Economists Association of REFOR (Forensic Economists Register), INSOL and TMA.

Executive Harvard Leadership Program at Harvard Business School.

Leadership course at Cambridge University.



TEACHING ACTIVITIES

Member of the teaching staff of FIDE (Law and Company Research Foundation) for the training of Bankruptcy Receivers.

Lecturer at international restructuring forums.


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MANUEL GORDILLO

MANUEL GORDILLO

Member • Partner
Manuel.gordillo@abencys.com

WORK EXPERIENCE

Lawyer with more than 14 years of experience in dispute resolution concerning a wide range of mercantile and civil issues: contracts (disputes arisen from M&A transactions, bank products and services, real estate lease agreements, professional services, construction), competition law, tortious liability, director’s liability, shareholders-company conflicts, enforcement of foreign rulings, enforcement of security rights.

Concerning Bankruptcy Law, has acted as receiver and has advised both debtors and creditors in purchases of production units and claims.

2003-2011: Associate of the Litigation and Arbitration department in GARRIGUES, ABOGADOS Y ASESORES TRIBUTARIOS.

2011-2016: Senior associate of the Litigation and Arbitration department in DELOITTE ABOGADOS.

2017: Partner in charge of the Litigation and Arbitration department in GARRIDO ABOGADOS.



EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

Degree in Law. Specialized in private Law (BA in Law). Seville University (US).

Master en Asesoría Jurídica de Empresas (LL.M). IE Business School (Instituto de Empresa).

Admitted to Madrid Bar Association.

Member of CEA - Club Español del Arbitraje (Arbitration Spanish Club).



TEACHING ACTIVITIES

Lecturer of seminar "Excelencia Comercial para Abogados" (IE Business School).

Lecturer of seminar “Bankruptcy Excellence Program” (Universidad Europea de Madrid).

Examiner at Francisco de Vitoria University (UFV) and IE Business School.

Various reports in specialized media (Economist&Jurist, Memento Francis Lefebvre, Anuario Contencioso Wolters Kluver, Financier Worldwide, El Economista, Iuris&Lex, Legal Today).


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CARLOS A. GRANDE

CARLOS A. GRANDE

Member • Partner
carlos.grande@abencys.com

WORK EXPERIENCE

Full insight to Insolvency Law and procedure: refinancing agreements with privileged and secured creditors, rescission lawsuits, creditor’s claims against debtor schedules, motion regarding fraud and gross mismanagement by the debtor, insolvency petition by a creditor.

Corporate Law and corporate litigations knowledge and practice: sale and purchase and merger agreements involving a Spanish football club and involving commercial companies, preparation and record as public deeds the resolutions of shareholders assemblies and Board of Directors, challenging corporate agreements, drafting and reforming of articles of association and special clauses including increase and reduction of capital or corporate type transformation.

At the present time: : Abencys Reestructuraciones.

October 2012 – March 2014: Self employed Lawyer.

March 2009– October 2012: Lawyer at Urbanlegalia.

September 2008-March 2009: Trainee at Parque y Edificaciones Artal, S.L.



EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

Degree in Law from Universidad Complutense (Madrid).

Master’s Degree in Commercial Law (LL-M.) Part-Time (Instituto de Empresa).

Currently undertaken course in Insolvency Mediation (Aula Learning).

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GRACIELA MONTENEGRO

GRACIELA MONTENEGRO

Associate
graciela.montenegro@abencys.com

WORK EXPERIENCE

ABENCYS Reestructuraciones: November 2013-Present: Senior Associate Lawyer.

  • Noteworthy operations: Advice for international banks involved in the Martinsa-Fadesa bankruptcy proceedings; collaborator in the bankruptcy receivership of Afinsa Bienes Tangibles, The Chic Worldwide Corporation (Marco Aldany), Resopal, etc.

DLA Piper: May 2011- November 2013 – Associate lawyer in the Restructuring Department.

Roca Junyent: September 2007-May 2011 – Lawyer in the Commercial Department (Bankruptcy Law Area).



EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

2007-2008: Open University of Catalonia (UOC). Master’s Degree in Corporate Law.

2006-2007: Bar Association of Madrid. Master’s Degree in Private Law.

2001-2006: Rey Juan Carlos University. Law Degree.

Curso de especialización en Mediación Concursal.

Análisis práctico de la calificación del concurso de Acreedores. Responsabilidad de los administradores concursales (AULA LEARNING).

El concurso sin masa (AULA LEARNING).

Curso de Contabilidad para procedimientos concursales (ICAM).


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JÓSE MARÍA ALVEAR

JÓSE MARÍA ALVEAR

Associate
Josemaria.alvear@abencys.com

WORK EXPERIENCE

2003-2007: Consultor senior en CPG, S.L., empresa dedicada a consultoría estratégica; actuando como economista implementando sistemas de gestión económica, planes de viabilidad, desarrollo de nuevos negocios, proyectos de organización administrativa.

2007-2008: Socio fundador empresa constructora actualmente en liquidación concursal, ejerciendo labores de dirección general y financiera, así como la gestión, control y seguimiento del posterior procedimiento concursal de la mercantil.

2008-2011: Consultor senior del departamento de Restructuración del despacho profesional ROCA JUNYENT, S.L.P., participando como economista proyectos de restructuración, tanto en solvencia, como en insolvencia, formando parte del equipo de la Administración Concursal así como del equipo asesor de la concursada.

2011-2013: Senior Associate del departamento de Restructuración del despacho profesional DLA PIPER SPAIN, S.L.U., ejerciendo como economista en: proyectos de restructuración económico-financiera, expedientes de regulación de empleo, refinanciación, desarrollo de todas las labores propias de la administración de empresas en insolvencia, bien asesorando a la compañía bien como miembro integrante de la Administración Concursal.

2013-Actualidad: Asociado senior en Abencys Reestructuraciones, S.L.P., liderando proyectos de reestructuración: en solvencia (refinanciación, reestructuración operativa) y en insolvencia (asesoramiento concursal, administraciones concursales); en compañías de distintos sectores, predominando las inmobiliarias.



EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

Licenciado en Administración y Dirección de Empresas por la Universidad de Sevilla.

Grado en Derecho por la Universidad Católica de Ávila.



TEACHING ACTIVITIES

Profesor eventual en curso postgrado de la Universidad de Salamanca.



CURSOS

Asistencia a distintos foros y jornadas de reestructuración en insolvencia.

Curso de especialización en mediación concursal.

Curso práctico de gestión y tramitación de los Expedientes de Regulación de Empleo.

Curso de valoración de empresas.


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PAULA PÉREZ ZAMORA

PAULA PÉREZ ZAMORA

Associate
paula.perez@abencys.com

WORK EXPERIENCE

Amplia experiencia en el área de Finanzas Corporativas y Reestructuración de Empresas, especializada en fusiones y adquisiciones, valuación de empresas, reestructuración de deuda y estratégica.

Entre los servicios prestados se incluyen análisis económico - financiero, due diligence, confección de planes de viabilidad, cuadernos de venta e informes periciales, entre otros.

En la actualidad: Abencys Reestructuraciones.

Mayo 2011 – noviembre 2013: Senior Economist en DLA Piper Spain.

Junio 2007 – mayo 2011: Economista en Roca Junyent.



EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

Licenciatura en ADE por la Universidad Pablo de Olavide (Sevilla).

Master en Asesoramiento Fiscal y Tributario (Instituto de Estudios El Monte).

Master en Derecho de Empresa (Universidad Oberta de Catalunya).

Cursando la Licenciatura en Derecho (Universidad Santa Teresa de Jesús, Ávila).



FORMACIÓN CONCURSAL

Diciembre 2008. Presupuestos y procedimiento para la declaración del concurso.

Diciembre 2009. La fase de liquidación en el procedimiento concursal.

Octubre 2010. Jornadas sobre la práctica de la prueba pericial.

Abril 2011. II Congreso Internacional de Derecho Concursal. La Reforma de la Ley Concursal 22/2003.

Diciembre 2011. II Foro Concursal de Madrid.

Enero 2013. Aspectos procesales del concurso de acreedores.

Febrero 2014. La calificación del concurso de acreedores. Nuevo marco normativo contable.

Marzo 2014. Curso de especialización en Mediación.

Junio 2014. Los honorarios de los profesionales en el concurso.

Julio 2014. Congreso concursal y mercantil de Canarias.

Noviembre 2014. Curso de gestión y tramitación de los expedientes de regulación de empleo.

Marzo 2015. Curso de Valoración empresas.


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TERESA EZQUERRA PÉREZ

TERESA EZQUERRA PÉREZ

Associate
teresa.ezquerra@abencys.com

WORK EXPERIENCE

At the moment: Abencys Reestructuraciones S.L.P.

Lawyer at Acción Legal Asesoría Jurídica, specialized in Combating Late Payment Program, claim amount and litigation (March 2012 - June 2012).

Practices and Scholarships in several Law Firms, including Ernst&Young Madrid, Clifford Chance Madrid and Innova Iuris performing different tasks: drafting pleadings, contracts, Business and civil Law, Personal Data Protection and international transfers of data (January 2011 - November 2013).



EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

Degree in Law at Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

Postgraduate LLM Masters in Bussiness Law at IE Law School.


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MARÍA HORCAJO LLORENTE

MARÍA HORCAJO LLORENTE

Paralegal
maria.horcajo@abencys.com

WORK EXPERIENCE

Expertise in business, financial management and insolvency proceedings.

1995 – 2006 Partner and financial management Pentamotor S.A. automobile sector.

2007- 2008 Hotel con Caracter managemet in Segovia.

August 2008 – December 2013 – Management Pizarrerias Bernardos / Naturpiedra.



EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

Degree in Tourism. Escuela Vox.

Superior Course in Hoteles con Carácter management in Universidad Europea (Madrid).

Accountancy, costs management, sales.

Finance course in Escuela de Negocios Cesma.


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IGNACIO ECHAVE MURGA

IGNACIO ECHAVE MURGA

Associate
ignacio.echave@abencys.com

WORK EXPERIENCE

Commercial Law

Presence in commercial sector having taken part in a wide range of corporate litigations and actively participating in the legal advice of several companies.

Insolvency proceedings and corporate restructurings: directly supporting partners and other associate colleagues which act as Insolvency Administrators.

Commercial Arbitration: assistance to the Single Arbitrator along the different stages of the procedure, including the drafting of the arbitration award (Court of Arbitration of the Official Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Madrid).


Civil Law

Management of all kind and significance proceedings in the field of inheritances and family issues, providing legal advice to both heirs and executors and other parties involved in this kind of cases.


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Previous experience

October 2016 – nowadays: Lawyer at Abencys Reestructuraciones.

June 2016 – September 2016: Intern at Barbaray Uriarte Abogados.

June 2014 – July 2014: Internship at the Legal Advisory Department of Vitoria- Gasteiz City Council.



EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

Law Degree (Universidad de Deusto).

Master’s Degree in Access to the Legal Profession (Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Álava).


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IGNACIO LASSO DE LA VEGA BORJA

IGNACIO LASSO DE LA VEGA BORJA

Of Counsel
Ignacio.lasso@abencys.com

WORK EXPERIENCE

Broad experience in drafting and ratifying expert’s report before courts of justice.

1991-1995: Head of Clients’ financial products at BANESTO LEASING, S.A.’s corporate banking department.

1995-1996: Member of the disinvestment area for non-strategic, tourism-related assets of Banesto’s industrial concern.

1998-2010: Head of GESTION Y TURISMO PROBUFER’s Financial Department.

1996-2014: Head of the Risk Monitoring and Recovery Area at CAJA DUERO.

2014-2016: Partner at Icaro Abogados y Economistas SLP.



EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

Laureate in Business Administration at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (San Pablo CEU).

Master course in Business Administration (M.B.A.) by Alliant International University. San Diego. United States of America.

Graduate in Economics by the Colorado University. Economics Institute.

Economist admitted to the Madrid Professional College.



TEACHING ACTIVITIES

Lecturer in several courses and seminars on economic and financial matters, such as Leasing, financial statements analysis, insolvency proceedings, monitoring of credits in default and arrears.


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ALMUDENA DEL PORTILLO

ALMUDENA DEL PORTILLO

Associate
Almudena.delportillo@abencys.com

WORK EXPERIENCE

Insolvency procedures and corporate restructurings: Direct support to the partners and other associates of the Company in all the phases of refinancing agreements and insolvency petition by a creditor.

Experience in Corporate and Insolvency Law. Has drafted for sale and purchase of companies, writing legal opinions, translating documents and drafting other contracts.

Assistance in advising on Civil Law matters as well as in the writing of reports.

September 2017- Present: Abencys Reestructuraciones, S.L.P.

January 2011- June 2011: Internship in Del Moral and Arribas Office. Corporate Department.



EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

October 2016-Jully 2017: Master LLM in Transnational Business Law + MBA module.

September 2012- July 2016: Study for Property Registrar Public Exam.

2006- 2011: Degree in Law. CEU Cardenal Herrera University Valencia.

2006- 2011: Degree in Economics. CEU Cardenal Herrera University Valencia.



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