Ms Laura Ruiz > Pérez-Llorca > Madrid, Spain > Lawyer Profile

28046 MADRID
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Work Department

Laura’s insolvency practice covers both advice to debtors (advice on pre-insolvency stages, judicial endorsement of refinancing agreements, preparation, filing and processing of insolvency proceedings) and their shareholders and directors, such as advice to creditors in different phases of the insolvency proceedings.

Laura has advised on a wide range of civil and commercial litigation related to energy, insurance, sponsorship contracts, sponsorship letters, financial derivatives, construction, distribution, corporate directors’ liability, challenging corporate resolutions, real estate and corporate sales, and tort law.

Laura also has experience in international and domestic, institutional and ad hoc arbitrations. She has taken part in significant domestic arbitrations before the Madrid Court of Arbitration (CAM) and the Spanish Court of Arbitration (CEA) related to construction contracts, engineering and financial derivatives.


Laura Ruiz joined Pérez-Llorca in 2007 and made partner in January 2021.


Over the years, she has advised domestic and foreign clients on all types of civil and commercial litigation and arbitration. Recently, her work has focused on insolvency and corporate law. In 2013, Laura went on secondment to the Stockholm headquarters of the law firm Mannheimer Swartling.


She speaks Spanish, English and basic French.


Madrid Bar Association, Spanish Arbitration Club Under 40 (CEA-40), International Insurers Club, Insol Europe

Lawyer Rankings

Spain > Restructuring and insolvency

(Next Generation Partners)

Laura Ruiz – Pérez-Llorca

Pérez-Llorca‘s team is highly regarded for advising major Spanish banking institutions, investment funds, and national and international companies on the creditor and debtor side of major restructurings and insolvency proceedings. Debt refinancing, company liquidations and transactions involving distressed assets are also key drivers of work for the group. Juan Oñate takes the lead on complex restructuring matters, while Javier García Marrero is sought after by financial entities for advising on complex insolvency proceedings and the insolvency aspects of M&A transactions. Cosme Colmenero and Laura Ruiz are key practitioners to note.

Spain > Dispute resolution

Pérez-Llorca maintains a strong position in the Spanish dispute resolution market, where it is well versed in both litigation and arbitration. The department has seen an uptick in cases involving the construction, engineering and infrastructure sectors, particularly with regards to projects in Latin America. Also of note is the firm’s expertise in antitrust litigation; it remains involved in some of the largest follow-on damages cases in Spain, many of which involve large numbers of proceedings. This includes matters before the European Court of Justice (ECJ), where the firm has a notable track record. Outside of the antitrust space, highlights include Juan Manuel Rodríguez Cárcamo‘s advice to Banco Santander on the preliminary reference being analysed by the ECJ in connection with the resolution of Banco Popular, in addition to multiple domestic proceedings. In line with the firm’s consistent growth, it has further expanded its disputes department, most recently with the 2022 hires of Fernando de la Mata and counsel María Domingo, who joined the firm’s growing Barcelona team. Félix Montero draws on over 20 years of experience to lead the firm’s dispute resolution practice, which includes standout practitioners Guillermina Ester; Beatriz García, who has been leading on complex antitrust cases; and Laura Ruiz, a partner since 2021 who has developed a notable practice in commercial, construction, insolvency and banking litigation. Jordi Gras is another key contact in Barcelona.