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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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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