Alberto Núñez-Lagos


Uría Menéndez
c/Príncipe de Vergara,
187 Plaza de Rodrigo Uría
28002 Madrid, Spain

Tel: +34 9158 60421
Fax: +34 9158 60785


Alberto Núñez-Lagos is a lawyer in the Madrid office of Uría Menéndez. He joined the firm in 1987 and was made partner in 1998.

His practice includes a wide range of corporate and banking work, although he specialises in restructuring. He has advised leading Spanish and international corporations on some of the most important insolvency cases in Spain in recent years, acting for debtors, creditors or management.

He is regarded as a leading lawyer by the main international legal directories.

We have a breadth of experience advising all the parties affected when a company is in financial distress. Our advice includes: group restructurings, debt refinancing, protection of creditors’ rights, liability of board members and investments in distressed debt and liabilities of insolvent companies.

Our experience in insolvency spans the main sectors of an economy. This enables us to confront any corporate distress situation with an in-depth knowledge of the issues at stake and potential cross-border implications.

Insolvency Proceedings

  • Pre-insolvency advice
  • Directors’ liability
  • Preparation of voluntary arrangements
  • Advice on administrative receiverships
  • Collective redundancies
  • Advice during liquidation
  • Recognition and enforcement of court decisions issued in foreign insolvency proceedings
  • Structuring of investments in distressed debt and liabilities of insolvent companies

Credit Protection

  • Challenge and recognition of credits
  • Protection of creditors’ rights
  • Enforcement of guarantees
  • Enforcement and recognition of foreign credits and guarantees in Spanish and Portuguese insolvency proceedings
Uría Menéndez is one of the most prestigious independent law firms in the Iberian market. Founded in the 1940s, we have over 500 lawyers in 15 offices located in the most important financial centres in Europe, the Americas and Asia.

Our international structure allows us to provide Spanish, Portuguese and EU legal advice to clients on their investments in the Iberian Peninsula and abroad. We work in close collaboration with renowned firms in Latin American and our network of “best friends” from France (Bredin Prat), Germany (Hengeler Mueller), Italy (Bonelli Erede Pappalardo), the Netherlands (De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek) and the United Kingdom (Slaughter and May). Uría Menéndez is also a member of international associations such as Lex Mundi and the IBA (International Bar Association).


Alberto Núñez-Lagos is “fantastic on the debtor side of insolvency proceedings,” adding: “In a very complicated insolvency case he had no problems dealing with the issues.” He has a broad practice that encompasses all aspects of insolvency and the related field of M&A transactions targeting insolvent companies.
Chambers Europe, 2013