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Iñigo Villoria

Iñigo Villoria


Iñigo Villoria

Iñigo Villoria leads the Insolvency & Restructuring team in Spain and has worked for both creditors and debtors in insolvency proceedings, in debt restructuring deals, and in agreements for the sale and purchase of assets of insolvent companies. He is a specialist in claw back actions and insolvency liability claims (including shadow directorship issues).

He also advises on complex financial litigation, enforcement of guarantees and claims arising from the sale and purchase of portfolios.

He is a lecturer in several Insolvency Law programmes (Instituto de Empresa, ICADE, Madrid Bar) and a regular contributor to specialist journals and the financial media on these matters.

He is ranked as a top tier lawyer in the main directories for Insolvency & Restructuring work, including Chambers and IFLR.

  • Advising Eroski, Codere, DIA and Pepe Jeans as debtors on refinancing agreements and restructuring plans submitted to Court for homologation.
  • Advising lenders in debt refinancing deals of Abengoa, Eurona, Sacyr Repsol, Colonial and Metrovacesa.
  • Advising investors in various deals to acquire debt or assets of companies in insolvency (Abengoa, Beabloo). Leading the advice to the purchasers of the productive unit of Room Mate (Spanish hotel company) in a complex acquisition process which involved a number of European jurisdictions.
  • Advising debtors in insolvency, including Travelgenio, Orizonia (tourism industry), Caramelo (textile industry), toll motorways Henarsa, Ciralsa and Puente del Ebro (currently in liquidation), Apra Leven (Belgium insurance company in liquidation) and Inmobiliaria Labaro (real estate industry).
  • Advising Banco Santander in the insolvency of Marme, owner of the Santander Group Headquarters, a complex insolvency process that involved the acquisition of real estate's assets and a number of complex litigation procedures.
  • Advising the main creditor banks in large-scale insolvency proceedings, such as those of Grupo Isolux Corsán, S.A., Zed Worldwide, TP Ferro, Martinsa-Fadesa, Habitat, Nozar, Viajes Marsans or Air Comet.

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Career and qualifications

  • Universidad Pontificia Comillas (Degree in Law) 1993
  • ICADE (Degree in Business Management) 1993
  • Admitted as lawyer (abogado) in Spain 1995
  • Valeriano Hernández Abogados 1996
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2000
  • Partner since 2009

Awards and citations

  • KEY INDIVIDUALS Sources are unanimous in their praise of Iñigo Villoria, describing him as "someone who keeps his cool in stressful situations." His client portfolio includes major names from the real estate and aviation sectors.
    Chambers & Partners Spain, Restructuring/Insolvency (Band 1)
  • Iñigo Villoria enjoys a highly respected insolvency and financial litigation practice. Sources highlight his client-friendly manner and strong performance in court, saying he is "available, attentive and a really great pleader."
    Chambers & Partners Spain, Dispute Resolution (Band 4)