Laura Ruiz joined Pérez-Llorca in 2007. In 2013, she went on secondment to the Stockholm headquarters of the law firm Mannheimer Swartling Advokatbyrå.
Laura has a specialist diploma in insolvency law from the University of Deusto in Bilbao (2011), and a degree in law and economics from Carlos III University (UC3M) in Madrid (2007). She speaks Spanish, English and basic French.
Laura advises companies in pre-insolvency and insolvency situations. Her clients are mainly companies from the energy, infrastructure and real estate sectors, some which have subsidiaries all around the world. Laura also defends creditors’ interests in insolvency proceedings of large companies in the construction and food sectors, shipyards and hotels, among others. She has extensive experience in insolvency related to litigation, such as: insolvency directors’ liability, corporate litigation of insolvent companies, and litigation connected with the EU Insolvency Regulation (EC 1346/2000). She has also been involved in negotiations aimed at restructuring the debt of listed Spanish companies, and she works very closely with the firm’s finance lawyers within the framework of refinancing agreements. Laura also regularly works with the corporate team on the analysis of insolvency issues in transactions concerning distressed debt.
Laura advises national and international clients in court proceedings and arbitration regarding civil and commercial matters. She has participated in cases dealing with, among other things, construction, derivatives, syndicated credit facilities, reps and warranties, agency and distribution agreements, franchise agreements, corporate directors’ liability, and civil liability. She is often involved in complex transnational litigation and arbitration applying international principles and European regulations, as well as coordinating with lawyers from other jurisdictions.