Licenciado em Direito pela Universidad Complutense de Madrid (1996)
Concursos a Notários, desde 1996 até 1998
Academy of American and International Law, South-Western University, Dallas, Estados Unidos (2002)

Experiência profissional

Iniciou a sua carreira na Assessoria Jurídica da Sinae Energía y Medio Ambiente em 1999.

Atividade Docente

Foi docente no Practicum Jurídico da Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE).
Orador sobre Direito Financeiro em diversos fóruns.

Entidades e associações profissionais a que pertence

Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid desde 1999.
International Bar Association – Officer of the Banking Law Committee.




Private Equity Fundos de Investimento Hospitalidade


  • 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