Mr Javier Menchén > Ramón y Cajal Abogados > Madrid, Spain > Lawyer Profile

Ramón y Cajal Abogados
28010 MADRID

Work Department

Project Finance/Banking/Finance and Capital Markets.




Javier is a partner in Finance and Capital Markets in the Madrid office. He joined the Firm in 1996 and was named Partner in 2001. Javier has extensive experience in structured finance operations, project finance, the energy sector, infrastructures, capital markets and corporate law in general. Javier advises financial institutions, investment services agencies, regulated entities and management companies on various questions related to banking regulations and the securities market.




Madrid Bar Association.


Law Degree, Universidad San Pablo CEU, 1991.


Teaching: Professor at the Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles and the Instituto de Estudios Europeos.

Lawyer Rankings

Spain > Projects and energy

The energy offering at Ramón y Cajal Abogados garners praise for its specialisation in regulatory matters and M&A transactions in the space, with the financing of projects constituting a further key area of work for the firm. The four-partner leadership team features Javier Menchén and Amado Giménez on the finance front, regulatory specialist Pablo Silván, and Antonio de Mariano, noted for negotiations in the field.

Spain > Banking and finance

Ramón y Cajal Abogados‘ ‘imaginative‘ team stands out for its expertise in project finance, particularly in the renewable energy sector, but is also experienced in syndicated loans, acquisition finance, real estate finance and debt refinancing. Recently, the team has been particularly active in advising on state loans for companies affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The firm also has an active financial services regulatory practice which advises on regulatory issues, the management of collective investment schemes, and investment funds. Javier Menchén and Amado Giménez lead the banking and finance practice, while Cristina Vidal, Alfonso Fernández-Miranda and Alfonso Cárcamo focus on regulatory matters.

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.