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Jimena Urretavizcaya



Urretavizcaya Jimena
Jimena Urretavizcaya



Jimena has extensive experience in domestic and international financing transactions, focusing her practice in leveraged finance, real estate finance and restructuring. She has also advised in multiple project finance transactions, in sectors such as renewable energies and LNG, and in several asset financings. Her experience also covers securitisation transactions in Spain, advising on significant international securitisations of debt portfolios (including RPLs) in the last few years.

Jimena is recommended for her excellent work in Chambers & Partners from 2011 to date and Legal 500. She has recently been selected as one of the most prominent lawyers in the Spanish market by IFLR1000 Women Leaders 2021.

Jimena leads the Pro Bono Committee of A&O Spain and regularly cooperates with a variety of NGOs, such as Fundación También, Hope and Homes for Children, Afrikids and AMREF among others.

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Publications: 29 MAY 2020

Covid-19 Update: Impact of Spanish Legislation on NPL transactions

The Covid-19 pandemic and its associated economic crisis have triggered a large number of laws and regulations to protect individual and corporate borrowers in Spain that will have an impact on the…

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Publications: 01 MAY 2020

Covid-19: Spain unveils urgent insolvency measures to tackle the economic crisis that is to come

New Royal Decree-Law 16/2020, dated 28 April, on procedural and organizational measures for the Administration of Justice after Covid-19.

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Publications: 23 APRIL 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: rent deferrals in commercial and industrial lease agreements in Spain

Following the approval of rent deferrals for residential lease agreements due to Covid-19 outbreak in March, the Spanish Government has now approved on 21 April 2020, the Royal Decree-law 15/2020…

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Publications: 15 APRIL 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: Real Estate and Covid-19 – The questions we are being asked in Spain

This note discusses a number of issues and queries that are arising in the commercial real estate investing and lending markets in Spain as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. We have made a general…

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Admitted as abogado, Spain, 2002


Degree in European & International Law, Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve, 2002

European Law Course, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 1999

Law Degree, Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao, 2001

Published work

  • Co-author of the article "La prenda de créditos futuros". CincoDías, 2 December 2015.
  •  Co-author of the article "Refinancing and restructuring of corporate debt in Spain. Amendment of the Insolvency Law" ("Refinanciación y restructuración de deuda corporativa en España. Reforma de la Ley Concursal") included in the Revista de Derecho Bancario y Bursátil, 2014, no. 134m oo, 267-275. ISSN 0211-6138.
  • 'Los casos más relevantes en 2011 de los grandes despachos. Capítulo 1: El papel del agente de garantías en las operaciones de reestructuración de deuda'. Anuario Mercantil para Abogados, La Ley, 2012.
  •  '¿Funcionará la homologación para la refinanciación prevista en la reforma de la ley concursal?'. Expansión 22 August 2011.
  • Leveraged Finance in Spain – Special Considerations'. Chapter included in 'A Practitioner's Guide to European Leveraged Finance, 2009
  • 'La Directiva sobre Folletos de Oferta Pública de Admisión a Cotización de Valores: Una aproximación preliminar'. 2004