Juan Ferré combines a profound academic knowledge of insolvency law with broad experience representing distressed investors, banks, and large corporations in some of Spain's most relevant financial restructurings and insolvency proceedings.
Some of Juan's recent experience includes advising a group of domestic and international lenders in the court restructuring and subsequent insolvency proceedings of Grupo Isolux Corsan (more than Eur 4bn in debts); representing a variety of hedge funds and investment banks in connection with the bankruptcy proceedings of several toll roads operators (total debts exceeding Eur 4bn); and acting for a group of international investment banks and hedge funds in a challenge brought against the court confirmation of the restructuring agreement of Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas, S.A. (comprising more than Eur 5bn in debts).
Before joining Jones Day, Juan was the head of the Spanish branch of a German law firm specialized in insolvency administration. In that capacity he acted as insolvency officer of more than 100 companies operating in a variety of sectors, such as construction, real estate development, automotive, retail, health care, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, and renewable energy.
For more than 12 years he was an adjunct professor of commercial and insolvency law at the University of Barcelona, where he earned a Ph.D with a thesis on subordination of claims. He also served as a member of the expert group advising the European Commission on the reform of the European Insolvency Regulation.
Juan is a member of CERIL, INSOL, TMA, and the American Bankruptcy Institute.
- April 25, 2017
New European Tools for Business Restructuring
- 25 de abril, 2017
Nuevas herrramientas europeas para la reestructuración empresarial
- October 30,2014
Eurozone Update 2014, panelist, International Insolvency & Restructuring Symposium American Bankruptcy Institute
- March 24, 2014
Assessing Investment Opportunities in Spain: An Outlook for 2014
- October 16, 2013
Navigating Global Risk
- 23 de abril, 2013
Implicaciones de Derecho de la Competencia en operaciones de adquisición de empresas en dificultades
- IESE Business School (General Management Program, 2010-2011); Barcelona University (Ph.D. in Law cum laude 2005); Autonomous University of Barcelona (Law Degree 1996)
- Madrid and Barcelona
Chambers Europe (2014-2019): one interviewee commends his "responsive, focused and direct" approach
Chambers Global (2014-2015)
Best Iberian lawyers "40 under Forty" recipient, Iberian Lawyer (2011)
Best Lawyers (2008-2020, including Lawyer of the Year award, 2019, and banking & finance law, Spain, 2019)
International Insolvency Institute, "NextGen Leadership Program" (2012)
Who's Who Legal (2019-2020)
IFLR1000 — The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms (2019-2020)
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