Lawyer Monthly - Legal Awards 2019

59 LEGAL AWARDS 2019 | WWW.LAWYER-MONTHLY.COM Spain ABENCYS REESTRUCTURING INSOLVENCY & RESTRUCTURING FIRM OF THE YEAR Firm Profile Abencys Reestructuraciones S.L.P. is composed of a group of independent lawyers and economists specialised in Corporate Restructuring, Legal Advice, Economic-Financial Practice and Forensic. Abencys was founded by Javier Díaz-Gálvez and Luis Martín Bernardo, who have been working together on both the legal and financial aspects of restructuring and insolvency operations for international law firms for the last 20 years. Abencys is positioned as a leading firm in the restructuring sector in Spain, thanks to its proven methodology and the collaborative effort between its professionals, all of whom possess broad experience in understanding and achieving the clients’ interests. The team’s expertise covers advice on contingency planning, debt restructuring and re-scheduling, distressed acquisitions/sales, credit bidding, formal insolvency proceedings, out-of-court re-financings and distressed debt trading. Abencys is also able to advise lenders and investors at all levels of the capital structure as well as corporates/directors, central banks, insolvency officeholders/trustees and government institutions. Abencys has worked in complex operational reorganisations which include agreements with labour unions, having helped many multinational companies in this area. Abencys professionals have successfully carried out labour restructuring operations, and also designed the labour strategy to follow in the restructuring process. Abencys has advised in numerous litigation proceedings both from the claimant’s side and the defendant’s side, in Spanish jurisdiction and in cross-border litigation. Abencys professionals have wide experience in disputes arisen from M&A transactions, bank products and services, real estate lease agreements, professional services, construction, competition law, tortious liability, directors liability and shareholderscompany conflicts. Abencys advices in the Spanish market for buying or investing, in mergers and post-merger integrations, solvent restructuring, where Abencys is clearly a leader in the market. Abencys client portfolio is mainly based on international clients with advisory needs in Spain or Spanish clients with advisory needs abroad. We develop leading methodologies and experiences that simplify processes and bring the necessary dynamics to achieve excellent results, offering advice that goes beyond the purely legal and enters the strategic and business. Excellence has led Abencys to achieve prestigious awards such as “AI Global Excellence Awards. Best Restructuring & Insolvency Law Firm 2018 Spain”, and the “EXPANSIÓN Awards. Best Legal Start Up 2019” Associations Possessing a countrywide reputation, Abencys advises throughout the Spanish territory and provides international coverage through European Restructuring Solutions (ERS), an organisation formed by independent restructuring firms across Europe. Abencys is represented by its partners in some of the most reputed and specialised international associations such as TMA (Turnaround Management Association), and INSOL (International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals).The founder partner Javier Díaz-Gálvez was the Chairman of the Spanish Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association in 2102, and Secretary since 2014. Luis Martín was the Chairman of the Professional Association of Insolvency Administrators (ASPAC, by its Spanish acronym) since its creation in 2014 until March 2018. Abencys partners are also part or IBA (International Bar Association) and Club Español del Arbitraje (CEA – Spanish Arbitration Club) Areas of Expertise • Insolvency and Restructuring • Dispute Resolution • Labour • Banking • Real Estate Notable Legal Works Abencys professionals have acted as insolvency administrators and also have advised debtors and creditors in some of the most important bankruptcies in Spain, such as Fagor, Pescanova, Martinsa-Fadesa, Ploder, Nozar, Afinsa, Alvan, Edisan, Marco Aldany and others Contact Abencys Reestructuraciones SLP Manuel Gordillo. C/ Velázquez 105. 2ª planta, Madrid 28006, Spain EL Phone: 0034 91 737 40 55 Website: ABENCYS REESTRUCTURING Partners from the left to the right: Carlos Grande, Javier Díaz-Gálvez, Manuel Gordillo and Luis Martín

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