Mr Andrés Mochales > Simmons & Simmons > Madrid, Spain > Lawyer Profile

Simmons & Simmons
28010 MADRID
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Work Department

Dispute Resolution/Insolvency & Restructuring


Andrés is the Dispute Resolution Partner Head and the Madrid office Country Head. He has almost 30 years of experience in litigation issues, arbitration and bankruptcy proceedings. He is also experienced in corporate restructuring, insolvency and all types of civil and commercial procedures. He is a secretary on the board of directors of a number of Spanish companies.


Andrés joined the Madrid office as a partner in 2007 as a result of the merger of Simmons & Simmons and Mochales & Palacios. He is the Spanish country Head and national practice group head of the dispute resolution and insolvency groups in Spain. Prior to joining the firm he was a legal advisor in Corporación Bancaria, S.A. as well as in the Fondo de Garantía de Depósitos en Establecimientos Bancarios where he acquired extensive experience in insolvency law. In 1986 he founded Mochales & Palacios. He currently teaches commercial contracts in the LL.M of the Instituto de Empresa, a leading business school in Madrid.


Spanish (native) and english.


Andrés has been a member of the Bar Association of Madrid since 1979.

Lawyer Rankings

Spain > White-collar crime

Simmons & Simmons specialises in tax fraud, anti-corruption and bribery matters, with particular experience acting for international banks. Fernando Aizpún is well known as a litigator, acting in a range of civil and criminal proceedings for international and domestic clients. He co-leads the practice with Andrés Mochales, who focuses on criminal, civil, arbitration and bankruptcy proceedings, as well as corporate restructuring and insolvency.

Spain > Restructuring and insolvency

The ‘committed and personable Simmons & Simmons has experience advising Spanish and international financial institutions, funds and banks in a range of insolvency and restructuring matters, including compulsory insolvency proceedings and clawback actions. The firm also has expertise in the insolvency of leading Spanish companies in the Spanish real estate sector. The ‘super classAndrés Mochales specialises in litigation related to financial and civil proceedings, arbitration and bankruptcy. He co-leads the practice with Álvaro Muñoz, who has particular strength in the debt trading market.

Spain > Dispute resolution

Simmons & Simmons has expertise in acting for domestic and international banks, notably in litigation matters related to European law. Andrés Mochales is active in the financial institutions sector, with a particular focus on financial litigation. He co-leads the practice with the ‘rigorous and prudentFernando Aizpún, who has experience in civil and criminal procedures and specialises in arbitration law related to business issues.