López-Ibor Abogados > Madrid, Spain > Firm Profile

López-Ibor Abogados

Spain > Transport: Other transport Tier 2

López-Ibor Abogados‘ ‘undoubted expertise‘ paired with its specialisation in aircraft leasing places it as a top choice for foreign lessors and banks. Apart from this key area of work, the team is also active with regard to aviation disputes, the sale and financing of aeronautical equipment, and the establishment of guarantees. Leading the practice is ‘hugely knowledgeable‘ founder Alfonso López-Ibor, with a broad practice encompassing finance, aviation law, litigation and arbitration, accompanied by associate Olivia López-Ibor, an air transport financing expert. Pablo Stöger is another key contact, well regarded for suggesting ‘multiple options to solve any problem‘.

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‘High quality client support, attentive, hard working, industry expertise. Excellent language skills too.’

‘The team at Lopez-Ibor apply their undoubted expertise in the sector in a very effective and efficient manner to a given situation, so as to add genuine added value relative to costs.’

‘Alfonso Lopez-Ibor is a consummate professional and effective operator in the sector at ‘getting things done’, as well as being hugely-knowledgeable, accessible, and an excellent communicator.

‘Alfonso Lopez-Ibor Alino and Olivia Lopez-Ibor Jaume are very responsive and knowledgeable, in particular with respect to matters of aviation law in Spain and aircraft leasing and financing transactions there.’

‘Highly responsive with excellent to the point, pragmatic advice. A go-to counsel for Spanish legal aviation matters.’

‘Alfonso Lopez-Ibor is excellent. Highly response, attention to detail, pragmatic advice. Understands the clients needs, often with tight timelines.’

‘The team is always available and their way of dealing with any matter, with clarity and honesty, gives the peace of mind to be able to openly discuss the different options available.’

‘Pablo Stöger is always available to deal with any matter and very decisive, providing different options on how to solve any matter.’

Key clients


Milestone Aviation Group Limited

Merx Aviation Servicing Limited

Pegasus Hava Taşimaciliği

Genesis Aero

Sprite I

Smbc Aviation Capital Limited

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise


Wings Capital Partners

Aircastle Advisor

Sirius Aviation Capital

Minsheng Commercial Aviation

Nordic Aviation Capital

Norse Atlantic Asa

Fortress Investment Group

Air Lease Corporation

Jpl Stratos


Jet2.Com Limited

Jet2holidays Limited

Ryanair Group

Spanish International Aircraft Maintenance

Work highlights

  • Advised a global long-term helicopter leasing company which is owned by GECAS with regard to the lease of several helicopters to Spanish entities.
  • Advised SMBC on the sale and purchase of several aircraft registered in Spain.
  • Advised Aircastle on the lease and lease novation of a number of aircraft leased to Spanish airlines.

Spain > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 5

The team at López-Ibor Abogados is co-led by Marta Gil de Biedma , a mid-market and cross-border deal specialist, alongside Carlos Trénor Löwenstein who is especially well-versed within the real estate and hotel sectors; the duo oversee a broad array of transactions including M&A, joint ventures, strategic alliances and restructurings.

Practice head(s):

Marta Gil de Biedma; Carlos Trénor Löwenstein


‘With the experience gained in recent years, they have become specialists in the granting of usufructs and in the purchase of lease contract rights.’

‘Pragmatic and focused on agile solutions to lead the client to achieve their goals. They avoid friction, bureaucracy and formalities beyond what is necessary. Great business vision to understand the people of the company and their needs.’

‘Experience with great common sense. Ability to generate good relationships with the client and the opposing party due to its flexibility and adaptation to circumstances. Well-coordinated teams that avoid inefficiencies and duplication.’

Work highlights

Spain > Banking and finance Tier 6

López-Ibor Abogados is well known for its expertise in asset finance in the aviation sector, frequently advising international banks and lessors on the sale, acquisition and leasing of aircraft. The team is also experienced in corporate finance, refinancing and direct lending, and regulatory issues, with considerable strength in advising payment services and e-money entities on fintech and cryptocurrency matters. Founding partner Alfonso López-Ibor Aliño leads the practice, supported by Pablo Stöger and associate Olivia López-Ibor.

Practice head(s):

Alfonso López-Ibor Aliño

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‘We turn to López-Ibor for its experience and extensive knowledge, but above all for its versatility and reactivity in meeting our needs.’

‘Alfonso López-Ibor Aliño is more than a lawyer – he is a true adviser who combines extensive professional experience with the closeness of someone who cares about assisting his client with all aspects of an operation.’

‘The team has a deep understanding of the financial regulatory and fintech sector, as well as an ability to design innovative solutions to meet the client’s requirements.’

‘I have found the team to be proactive and helpful and good value for money.’

‘They are particularly good at taking responsibility for progressing the local law aspects of a transaction.’

‘The team is efficient and knowledgable.’

‘The firm is commercially minded and provides practical solutions to ensure that costs are kept to a minimum.’

‘Alfonso López-Ibor Aliño always makes himself available and explains the differences between the English and Spanish legal systems and processes in a practical manner.’

Key clients

Stemcor London Limited

Telecom Invest by AP WIRELESS

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)


CEB (Banque de développement du Conseil de l’Europe)

Jobchain GMBH

Apple Bank for Savings






Work highlights

  • Advised Stemcor London on the framework of amending and restating its syndicated facility agreement with ING.
  • Advised Telecom Invest on replicating a banking management fiducie arrangement, using the intermediary of a fiducie managed by a credit institution to front the purchase and payment of receivables.
  • Advising Royal Bank of Scotland on the foreclosure of mortgages.

Spain > Dispute resolution

López-Ibor Abogados‘ dispute resolution department continues to expand its client base, which already includes major companies in the aviation and hospitality sectors, among others; Pablo Henríquez de Luna and Alfonso López-Ibor lead the practice.

At López-Ibor Abogados we specialize in business law. With more than 20 years’ experience, we have positioned ourselves as a leading firm both nationally and internationally.

After two successful decades under the name Ventura Garcés López-Ibor, and after a process of change, learning and improvement, we have reinvented ourselves to face the changes in the current legal model and the advancement of technology.

López-Ibor has offices in Madrid and Valencia, as well as a wide network of Best Friends at national and international level. We have a multidisciplinary team of more than 40 lawyers with a strong international profile, great experience in their areas of specialization and knowledge of the different sectors in which we work.


Trust: We are transparent with our fees and rigorously meet deadlines.

Effectiveness: We adjust to the pace set by the business world, offering practical and concrete solutions that suit your business.

Excellence: Quality taken to the maximum: this is what excellence is. If we demand the best, we will give the best.

Passion: Our involvement in what we do is the result of energy and satisfaction in our work.

Corporate social responsibility
We are firmly committed to being a socially responsible company. It is a long-term strategy, a culture that permeates the entire firm and which aims not only to serve society, but also to improve the lives of our lawyers. Part of the actions we carry out are pro bono work, providing free advice to facilitate access to justice and give voice to those who do not have one. But these are not the only actions that we take; we also focus on the training of our professionals through awareness-raising sessions, and we sponsor charity activities and events.

Part of our corporate philosophy and CSR policies is to identify the impact that we may have on the environment in order to prevent it and mitigate its possible consequences, applying environmental criteria in all planning and decision-making processes in matters that affect the environment.

Department Name Email Telephone
Air Transport Alfonso López-Ibor Alfonso.lopezibor@l-ia.com +34 91 52 17 818
Corporate and M&A Marta Gil de Biedma Marta.gildebiedma@l-ia.com +34 91 52 17 818
Real Estate, Corporate and M&A Carlos Trénor Carlos.trenor@l-ia.com +34 91 52 17 818
Tax Lourdes Pérez-Luque Lourdes.perezluque@l-ia.com +34 91 52 17 818