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José Félix Zaldivar

Senior associate ––– Madrid
Member no. 88543 of the Madrid Bar Association
Main practice areas
  • Banking and Finance

  • Insolvency and Financial Distress

Languages
  • English

  • Portuguese

  • French

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Profile

José-Félix Zaldívar joined Uría Menéndez in 2010 and he is Senior Associate since 2018. Between January and December 2013, he was based in Uría Menéndez’s office in São Paulo (Brazil). From September 2018 to August 2019 he joined the M&A team at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York as a foreign associate attorney.

He has over 9 years of experience advising on M&A and finance transactions, mainly in the energy, infrastructure and real estate sectors. He has also advised creditors and debtors on restructuring the debt of some of Spain’s biggest companies.

He focuses his practice on corporate, acquisition and project finance as well as restructuring, sales and acquisitions in the energy sector, and sales and acquisitions of non-strategic assets of financial institutions, such as non-performing loans, real estate assets and property management platforms.

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Education

  • Law Degree, Centro Universitario Villanueva (part of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid), 2010.
  • Marketing Degree, Centro Universitario Villanueva (part of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid), 2010.
     
Education

Professional associations

  • Madrid Bar Association

Teaching activity

José-Félix has taught on the Universidad de Navarra’s Master’s Degree on Access to the Legal Profession and Master’s Degree on Commercial Law since 2014. Additionally, he taught on the Universidad San Pablo CEU’s Master’s Degree on Access to the Legal Profession from 2014 to 2017.

José-Félix is also a regular speaker at seminars pertaining to his area of practice.

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