Rafael Mínguez


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Specialist in domestic and crossborder transactions, including securitization and NPL portfolio transactions, corporate financing, derivatives, capital markets, financial restructuring of corporate groups and project finance.

Rafael Mínguez joined Cuatrecasas over 20 years ago. Previously, he served in the Senior Corps of State Civil Administrators at the Ministry of Economy and Finance (admitted in 1986), working in the Directorate General of Foreign Transactions and in the Directorate General of the Treasury and Financial Policy, where he was responsible for Spanish financial legislation on capital markets and credit institutions.

He is a member of the Madrid Bar Association and the Portuguese Bar Association, and a member of the editorial boards of the journals Capital Riesgo and IBA Banking.

He lectures at Universidad Carlos III, as well as co-directing its Master for Access to the Practice of Law. He also lectures at CUNEF University College of Financial Studies and several Latin American universities, and is a doctoral thesis advisor in Spanish and Colombian universities.

He is a researcher at the Chair of the Law of Financial Markets of the Universidad CEU San Pablo.

He has written many publications on financial topics and financial regulation, and coordinates publications and books on financial markets and capital markets.


  • Doctor of Laws, specializing in corporate law (awarded cum laude for thesis)
    Universidad de Alcalá de Henares de Madrid, 1994

    Bachelor of Laws
    Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 1984

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Chambers & Partners (Global, Europe and Latin America), Legal 500 (Global and Latin America), Latin Lawyer, Leaders League, Best Lawyers, Global Restructuring Review, IFLR, Expert Guides, Who's Who Legal and European Legal Experts in Banking & Finance, Financial Services, Financial Institutions, Restructuring & Insolvency, Finance & Transactional, Project Finance, Public Finance, Capital Markets, Derivatives, Structured Finance, Securitisation, Energy, Asset Finance and Regulatory (Spain and Latin America)

Lawyer of the Year
Best Lawyers in Asset Finance Law 2020 and Financial Institutions 2023