Carmen Fernández-Hontoria > Ramón y Cajal Abogados > Madrid, Spain > Lawyer Profile

Ramón y Cajal Abogados
28010 MADRID

Work Department

Litigation, arbitration and insolvency




Partner of the Civil Litigation Department, with over nine years’ experience, she joined the firm in 2012.

Carmen specialises in insolvency law and civil litigation; of interest is the advice she has provided in pre-insolvency scenarios (refinancing agreements, debt restructuring and court validations) and in the filing of voluntary and legal insolvency proceedings, including challenges brought against the same, advice at all insolvency stages, representing both the debtor and creditors, to include categorisation proceedings.

In turn, she has also specialised in defending financial agreements, to include financial swaps, preferential participations, structured products, bonds, warrants, etc.

Furthermore, she also offers valuable experience in preparing proceedings examined by various arbitration courts, to include the International Chamber of Commerce and Arbitration Court in Madrid, at all procedural stages.




Madrid Bar Association


  • IX Sessions on the Insolvency Act, Instituto de Censores Jurados de Cuentas de España, 2011.
  • Seminar on Insolvency Law, taught by Iñigo Villoria Clifford Chance, 2009.
  • Advanced Course in Business Consultancy, Escuela de Práctica Jurídica de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 2008.
  • Masters in Fiscal Advice and Taxation, Centro de Estudios Financieros (CEF), 2007.
  • Degree in Law, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 2005.

Lawyer Rankings

Spain > Restructuring and insolvency

Noted for its solid expertise in representing both creditors and debtors, Ramón y Cajal Abogados‘ practice has an excellent track record in handling debt restructurings, refinancing agreements, creditors’ rights and board liability issues. The team is also sought after for its strength in acting as court-appointed insolvency administrators. Javier Menchén heads the restructuring side of the practice, in which Amado Giménez and Cándido Pérez are key contacts; Ramón Fernández-Aceytuno takes the lead on insolvency matters, supported by Carmen Fernández-Hontoria and Luis Briones.

Spain > Dispute resolution

The ‘multidisciplinary team with proven experience’ at Ramón y Cajal Abogados is appreciated for its ‘constant communication and availability‘. The firm stands out in particular for its track record in financial litigation, where it acts for leading domestic banks before the Spanish courts and the European Court of Justice. Companies in the construction, engineering, energy and retail sectors also seek the team’s representation in breach of contract, unfair competition and shareholder disputes, among other matters. Ramón Fernández-Aceytuno and Luis Briones jointly lead the sizeable team; Fernández-Aceytuno counts insolvency, pre-insolvency and business restructuring processes among his areas of expertise, and Briones complements his broad litigation and arbitration practice with niche expertise in franchising. ‘Excellent lawyersCarmen Fernández-Hontoria and Luis Carnicero are highlighted for their ‘very high technical quality‘. Ana Fernández, Fernando Manzanedo and senior associate Santiago González-Enciso are also noted.