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Education

Master of Law (major in Financial Law) from the University of Deusto (Bilbao, 1981)
Doctor of Law from the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid (1986)

Professional career

Visiting researcher at the University of California, Berkeley, (1987-1988)
Scholarship from the Hispano-American Joint Committee in 1987
Research Associate, University of London (1991-1992)
He worked with Linklaters & Paines (London) as an associate in 1991-1992

Specialisation

Banking, structured finance, project finance and takeover bids, e-banking, new technologies financial regulation and corporate governance

Teaching

Mr Igartua was lecturer of Civil Law at the Universidad del País Vasco (1981-1983)
Mr. Igartua was appointed Professor of Civil Law at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) in 1990

Membership of Professional Bodies and Associations

Madrid Bar Association since 1984
Honorary chairman of the Instituto de Consejeros-Administradores (2013-2014)
Secretary of Foro Infraestructuras since 2007

Languages

Spanish
English
French

Publicactons

La apropiación comercial del nombre y la imagen ajenos, Tecnos, Madrid, 1991
«El contrato de mantenimiento de software», Partida Doble, 1996
«Esquema contractual de garantías de una financiación de proyectos», Actualidad financiera, 1998
«La protección de datos personales. Estado de la cuestión», Partida Doble, 1998
Comentarios a la Ley General de Telecomunicaciones, Aranzadi, 1999
«La titulización como un nuevo método de financiación», Análisis financiero (Eduardo Fondevila Roca), 2000
«Spain courts private finance for infrastructure», IFLR, Supplement Spain & Portugal, 2003.
«Recent trends in the Spanish securitization field» (co-author: Cristina Hinojosa), Global Securitisation Review, 2004-2005
«El nuevo marco de deberes de administradores y directores», Dirección y progreso, 2005.
«Deberes de los administradores (reforma de la LSA por la Ley de Transparencia)» (co-author: Javier Juste Mencía), Revista de derecho de sociedades, n. º 24, 2005
«Principios, normas y estándares sobre responsabilidad social corporativa» (co-author: Ángel Varela), Economistas, 2005
«Securitisation of future flows and reform of the Securitisation law in Spain», Global Securitisation Review, 2005-2006
«Reforma del Régimen de Opas», Abogados. Revista del Consejo General de la Abogacía Española, n.º 44, 2007

Industries

Financial services, fintech and insurtech French desk Insurance and pension funds

Acknowledgments

  • 2019
  • 2018

Best Lawyers 2019 (since 2008). Banking and Finance

Best Lawyers 2019 (since 2008). Project Finance and Development Practice

The Chambers Global 2019. Banking and Finance – Spain

"very experienced"

The Chambers Europe 2019. Banking & Finance

The Legal 500 2019. Banking and Finance

Chambers Europe 2018. Banking & Finance

Chambers Global 2018. Banking & Finance (Spain)

"Skilled, dedicated and has excellent client-handling skills"

Legal 500 2018. Banking and finance; Commercial, corporate y M&A; Projects and energy e Insurance

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