Javier Rubio Sanz > Uría Menéndez > Madrid, Spain > Lawyer Profile

Uría Menéndez
28002 MADRID
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Work Department

Insolvency and Financial Distress M&A


Javier Rubio joined Uría Menendez in 2007 and is a lawyer in the Corporate and Commercial Practice Area of Uría Menéndez’s Madrid office. He is an honorary contributor to the Commercial Law Department of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

He was seconded to the Corporate – M&A Department of Slaughter and May ‘s London office from September 2014 to March 2015.

Javier has extensive experience advising national and international companies and groups on insolvency proceedings and debt restructuring, representing both borrowers and creditors.

His main practice focuses, among other areas, on the negotiation and approval of homologated refinancing agreements and judicial composition agreements, as well as on the purchase and subsequent recovery of NPL portfolios. In addition to his experience in litigation, such as the defense of claw back actions, Javier has also advised on M&A operations, particularly on the purchase of assets and businesses during insolvency proceedings.




  • Madrid Bar Association
  • Turnaround Management Association Spain


  • Law Degree, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, 2006
  • Business Administration Degree, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, 2006
  • Master’s Degree in Business Law, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, 2010

Lawyer Rankings

Spain > Restructuring and insolvency

(Rising stars)

Javier Rubio SanzUría Menéndez

Uría Menéndez stands out for its ‘experience and knowledge‘ across a wide spectrum of restructuring and insolvency matters, including debt refinancing, distressed M&A, insolvency proceedings and out-of-court restructurings. In addition, the team frequently assists Spanish financial institutions with the sale and acquisition of non-performing loans and real estate assets. Practice co-heads Carlos de Cárdenas Smith and Ángel Pérez López have extensive experience in high-profile restructurings, including transactions with cross-border elements. Other key names to note include Sebastián Sáenz de Santa María, Barcelona-based Eduardo Geli, Luis Jiménez, insolvency litigation expert Javier Yáñez and counsel Javier Rubio Sanz.