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Francisco Javier Arias


CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo
Paseo de Recoletos 7–9
28004 Madrid
Languages English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Francisco Javier Arias is a Consultant of the Corporate / M&A department at CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo and a professor at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. He possesses vast teaching and professional experience having been involved in numerous postgraduate programmes at several universities (Complutense de Madrid, Castilla-La Mancha, Jaume I, etc.) and professional training courses at different national international institutions.

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Relevant experience

  • As a consultant, he has been involved in the drafting of countless reports and resolutions for a wide range of entities, including various listed companies (Iberdrola, Ferrovial, Telefónica).
  • Head researcher for the Insolvency Act Evaluation Project. Guidelines for reform. Ministry of Education and Science, 2009.
  • Editorial secretary and collaborator for the Insolvency Law magazine, Wolters Kluwer / La Ley.
  • Collaborator for the Transport Law magazine.
  • Collaborator for the Corporate Law magazine.
  • Fellowship of the American Bankruptcy Institute after attending the seminar entitled A debtor world: an interdisciplinary academic symposium, held at the Law Faculty of the University of Illinois, May 2008.
  • Guest writer for Credit Slips, an american blog on credit and insolvency (http://www.creditslips.org).
  • First prize in the civil and commercial category at the Centre of Financial Studies, for the work entitled Impossibility of separation and the right to exchange value during insolvency, 2006.
  • First prize at CEDIT / Ruralcaja for transport-related theses for the work entitled The extra-contractual liability of the port handling operator for damages to goods, November 2005.
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Memberships & Roles

  • Member of the Organising Committee for the I Insolvency Law Congress, Madrid (Spain).
  • Member of the Advanced Research on Listed Companies Group, Royal College Complutense, Harvard Law School, 
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  • He has published various monographs as leading author and also as an editor. He has produced several articles for scientific magazines and chapters for collective works.
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Lectures list

  • Francisco Javier has delivered presentations and conferences at a wide range of national and international forums (among others, Harvard University, the University of Illinois and the University of Helsinki).
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  • 2000 - Doctor of Law, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
  • 1992 - Graduate of Law, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain)  
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