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Javier Sánchez


Languages: Spanish, English

Assistant: Clara Echevarrieta (echevarrieta@araozyrueda.com)

Professional career

Javier, Senior Associate at Araoz & Rueda, advises on national and international transactions relating corporate financing, refinancing and guarantees packages, advising both banks and affected companies in all sectors. He also advises on mergers and acquisitions and on general corporate and commercial matters.

Javier joined the Banking & Finance Department of Araoz & Rueda in 2017. Before joining our firm he worked in the Legal Department of Abengoa (2014-2017), where he worked in the joint ventures area to join afterwards the restructuring team of the company. Previously, he also had an internship at Uría Menéndez and Pérez-Llorca.


  • J.D. (Double degree in Law and Business Management) from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (2014).

Relevant Operations



The EMEA Legal 500 2022

The ‘responsive, easy to deal with and straightforward’ banking and finance group at Araoz & Rueda has particular expertise in the acquisition and sale of NPLs, REOs and asset portfolios. ‘Outstanding’ practice head Rafael Bazán is a well-known name in the Spanish market and also has professional experience in banking. He works directly with all clients, and new names instructing the team this year have included JP Morgan and Terra Firma Capital Management. Javier Sánchez and Juan Viaño are the associate team. Testimonials ‘Very consolidated team, with great experience in the sector and very accessible.’ ‘Rafael Bazan – Outstanding in everything.’ ‘We have worked with this firm for many years and enjoy doing so. They have a very good knowledge of the market we operate in. They are responsive and reliable.’ ‘Alejandro Araoz and Rafael Bazan are both extremely good and commercial in approach. They are very approachable. They understand our sector very well which is very helpful.’ ‘Responsive, easy to deal with and straightforward. Consistently high quality across practice areas.’

The EMEA Legal 500 2021

The highly regarded practice at Araoz & Rueda handles a range of corporate and commercial litigation, as well as international arbitration. The firm is frequently involved in assignments related to post-acquisition disputes and shareholder or joint venture conflicts. Other areas of expertise for the firm are disputes in the energy and mining sectors, and it has particular experience in expropriation proceedings linked to the development of new infrastructure. Eduardo de León leads the team and advises clients in domestic arbitration, notably in matters involving administrative law and related proceedings. Also noted is Alejandro Fernández de Araoz, who has ‘exceptional strategic vision, extremely effective pleadings and excellent knowledge’. Testimonials: “Multidisciplinary approach (corporate and litigation). Exceptional strategizing and delivery of strategy both in corporate matters and in litigation” Alejandro Fernández de Araoz: totally dedicated, fully hands-on. Exceptional strategic vision” “Extremely effective pleadings. Excellent knowledge of local legal and business scene” “Angel Freire. Excellent legal knowledge and brief writing. Always available, exceptional value added” “Araoz & Rueda is very efficient. They showed themselves very professional and were able to successfully negotiate a settlement. It is good to have such a reliable advisor” “Araoz & Rueda is a strong team in international practice” “We have worked with Eduardo de León who has given valuable advice on enforcement matters in Spain. He has successfully enforced substantial cost decisions from Swedish court judgments in matters relating to arbitration for a state client of ours. We and the ultimate client are very pleased with the outcome and Mr. de León’s assistance”



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