Manuel Gordillo


Socio • Partner

Work experience

Lawyer with more than 16 years of experience in dispute resolution concerning a wide range of mercantile and civil issues: contracts (disputes arisen from M&A transactions, bank products and services, real estate lease agreements, professional services, construction), competition law, tortious liability, director’s liability, shareholders-company conflicts, enforcement of foreign rulings, enforcement of security rights.

Concerning Bankruptcy Law, has acted as receiver appointed by courts, and has advised both debtors and creditors in insolvency proceedings and in purchases of production units and distressed debt deals. Manuel has also advised in solvent liquidation processes.

2003-2011: Associate of the Litigation and Arbitration department in GARRIGUES, ABOGADOS Y ASESORES TRIBUTARIOS

2011-2016: Senior associate of the Litigation and Arbitration department in DELOITTE ABOGADOS

2017: Partner in charge of the Litigation and Arbitration department in GARRIDO ABOGADOS

2017 – Today: Partner Litigation, Arbitration and Insolvency in ABENCYS

Education and Qualifications

Degree in Law. Specialized in private Law (BA in Law). Seville University (US)

Master en Asesoría Jurídica de Empresas (LL.M). IE Business School (Instituto de Empresa)

Miembro del Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid

Admitted to Madrid Bar Association

Teaching activities

Lecturer of seminar “Bankruptcy Excellence Program” (Universidad Europea de Madrid)

Docente del Executive “Programa de Excelencia Concursal” (Universidad Europea de Madrid)

Examiner at Francisco de Vitoria University (UFV) and IE Business School

Various reports in specialized media (Economist&Jurist, Memento Francis Lefebvre, Anuario Contencioso Wolters Kluver, Financier Worldwide, El Economista, Iuris&Lex, Legal Today).

AWARDS: Recognized in the 2023 Edition of BEST LAWYERS in the category of Insolvency and Restructuring, maintaining the award as in previous years, in the 2020, 2021 and 2022 editions.