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Javier Castresana



Castresana Javier
Javier Castresana



Javier focuses his practice on financial litigation, especially on restructuring and insolvency litigation. Javier has participated in a wide range of restructurings and insolvencies globally. He has taken part in major insolvency proceedings in Spain, such as Martinsa-Fadesa, Habitat, Mediapro, Nozar, Marsans, Noriega, Alteco-Mag Import or Aifos, with an active participation in all of them representing financial entities, and in the enforcement of securities and defence of derivative instruments within the context of a preinsolvency or insolvency.

Javier is also specialised in advising financial entities with regard to enforcement of financial collateral, standstill agreements, debt restructuring, Spanish Schemes and debt restructuring.

He has also wide experience on civil and commercial litigation. He also has represented clients in national and international arbitration proceedings, principally in commercial matters before both international and national arbitration courts such as the ICC Court of Arbitration and CIMA.

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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: 19 MAY 2020

The Recast Insolvency Law: beyond a mere consolidation

 The Spanish Government passed last week the Recast Insolvency Law. During the last financial crisis, the Spanish Insolvency Law was subject to a very significant number of amendments.

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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: 24 MARCH 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: impact on Spanish commercial lease agreements

Royal Decree 463/2020 (Covid-19 Spanish RD), came into force on Saturday 14 March 2020 and will initially be in force until 28 March 2020 (subject to extensions, which are very likely to take place).…

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Admitted as abogado, Spain, 2005


Degree, Universidad de Navarra, 2001

Published work

"Refinanciación y Restructuración de Deuda Corporativa en España. Reforma de la Ley Concursal". Revista de Derecho Bancario y Bursátil, April-June 2014.

"La progesiva pérdida del principio de relatividad de los contratos". Diario La Ley, 23 April 2014.

'¿Funcionará la homologación para la refinanciación prevista en la reforma de la ley concursal?'. Expansión, 22 August 2011.