Specialist in financing and refinancing transactions, advising corporations, financial institutions, hedge funds and private equity funds.

Ignacio Buil is an expert in financing and debt-restructuring transactions (in and out of court) and in negotiating financing and refinancing agreements involving a wide range of capital structures, including LBO refinancing; and project, real estate and corporate finance.

He represents borrowers and lenders, and advises financial institutions, hedge funds and private equity funds on financing and refinancing transactions, and on distressed investment strategies (including loan-to-own and direct lending). He has also participated in several national and multijurisdictional financing transactions and in acquisitions of NPL portfolios.

Since 2017, he is managing partner of the Cuatrecasas London office. Previously, he worked as an associate in the New York office of a leading US law firm, where he represented debtors and creditors in chapter 11 reorganizations, including advising on 363 sales and debtor-in-possession financings.

He is a member of the Madrid Bar Association (2005) and the New York State Bar (2009).

He is an associate professor (profesor asociado) at Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

He is the author of several articles on legal aspects of financing transactions in international publications.


  • Doctor of Laws
    Thesis: “Relative contractual subordination and preventive restructuring frameworks” (summa cum laude honors by unanimous decision and special distinction)
    Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 2021

    Master of Laws in Corporation Law (Caja Madrid scholarship)
    New York University School of Law, USA, 2008

    Bachelor of Laws
    Universitat de Barcelona, 2005

Directory Mentions

Recommended lawyer
Chambers & Partners (Global and Europe), Legal 500, Leaders League, Global Restructuring Review, IFLR and Best Lawyers in Investment Funds, Banking & Finance and Restructuring & Insolvency