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José María Gil-Robles is a partner in the Mergers and Acquisitions team, being one of the partners in charge of the Private Equity, Hedge Funds and Distressed M&A groups.
Within the Distressed M&A group, he regularly advises hedge funds and other distressed players in the sale and purchase of credit portfolios (performing or non-performing, with or without in rem guarantees), corporate debt, shares in insolvent (or near insolvent) companies, regional or local authorities' debt vis-à-vis pharmaceutical or construction companies or financial investors (institutional or retail), as well as on the granting of hybrid financing to Spanish companies, debt refinancing and operational restructuring. Prior to joining Garrigues, he worked as a financial analyst and portfolio manager at Inversiones y Estudios Financieros, S.A. (SAFEI) (1987-1989), as well as an auditor of energy companies at Arthur Andersen (1989- 1990), In 1990, he joined the firm as part of the Financial Tax Department, and later on as part of the Corporate/Commercial Department. Between 2007 and 2009 he was the partner in charge of the London office but is now based in Madrid. He has been singled out as a leading private equity and corporate M&A practitioner by international directories such as Chambers, Who’s Who and Practical Law Company.