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Rafael es socio de Bancario y Financiero en Gómez-Acebo & Pombo.

Tiene amplia experiencia en operaciones de crédito y corporate finance, incluyendo financiación corporativa, financiación de adquisiciones, LBOs, financiación de activos (fundamentalmente financiaciones inmobiliarias y de proyectos, operaciones especiales e hibridas (deuda/equity), procesos de refinanciación y reestructuraciones de deuda.

Trabaja de forma recurrente con las principales entidades financieras españolas, y con fondos de crédito en operaciones de financiación en España, habiendo liderado –como asesor de los acreedores financieros– varias de las transacciones más complejas de los últimos años.

Es licenciado en Derecho por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Realizó estudios en la Academy of American and International Law, South-Western University, Dallas, Estados Unidos. Preparó las oposiciones a Notarías.

Comenzó su carrera profesional en la Asesoría Jurídica de Sinae Energía y Medio Ambiente.

Rafael ha sido destacado como Highly Regarded en los últimos años por IFLR 1000 por su labor y su amplia experiencia en las áreas de Restructuring and Insolvency y Banking and Financial Restructuring. Además, también está reconocido en los prestigiosos directorios legales Chambers & Partners y Legal500 como uno de los profesionales líderes en el área de Banking and Finance.

Entidades y asociaciones profesionales de las que es miembro

Colegiado nº.65470 del Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid
International Bar Association – Officer del Comité de Derecho Bancario

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Español
Inglés

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Capital Privado Fondos de Inversión Hoteles y Ocio

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  • 2021
  • 2020
  • 2019

The Legal 500 2021. Banking & Finance

The Legal 500 2021. Restructuring and insolvency

Rafael Aguilera, partner of the department, is one of the best lawyers in this practice. He has great technical knowledge and has a special sensitivity always focused on business. In the event of any problem, he is capable of providing immediate solutions that are always possible to execute. Paula Zarzalejos, associate of the department, is a perfect complement: always available and with great technical knowledge that allows her to give her work enormous flexibility.’

Chambers & Partners Europe 2021. Banking & Finance

"He thinks about what decision he might take if he were in your shoes." "He is pragmatic and has a sense of the things that are really important in a transaction,"

The Legal 500 2021. Restructuring and insolvency

Rafael Aguilera: is a prestigious professional with an expert knowledge of his field of advice. He provides confidence to its clients and leads banks to reach agreements that protect their interests at all times. He also provides imaginative solutions and when faced with complex problems in terms of structures, is capable of always designing a solution. Santiago Gómez-Acebo: recognized professional in the field of financial markets. He has extensive knowledge of the national market and is capable of leading a negotiation if circumstances require it.’

IFLR 1000 2021: Highly Regarded. Restructuring and Insolvency

IFLR 1000 2021: Highly Regarded. Banking

IFLR 1000 2021: Highly Regarded. Financial Restructuring

The Chambers Global 2020. Banking & Finance

The Chambers Europe 2020. Banking & Finance – Spain

"knowledge and experience," "very practical."

Legal 500 2020. Banking and Finance

Leading Individuals

IFLR 1000 2020: Highly Regarded. Restructuring and Insolvency

IFLR 1000 2020: Highly Regarded.Banking

IFLR 1000 2020: Highly Regarded. Financial Restructuring

IFLR 1000 2019: Highly Regarded. Banking, Financial Restructuring, Restructuring and Insolvency

The Chambers Global 2019. Banking and Finance – Spain

«"a tireless worker" who "continually finds alternatives whenever there's a difficulty"»

The Chambers Europe 2019. Banking & Finance

The Legal 500 2019. Banking and Finance

Leading lawyer
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