Baker McKenzie adds Insolvency head partner from DA Lawyers

Baker McKenzie has appointed José Luis Yus as a partner to head the Insolvency practice in its Madrid office, joining from DA Lawyers


The incorporation of José Luis Yus (pictured) to the firm responds to the objective of strengthening the Insolvency team, which has more than 100 lawyers, members of the firm´s Global Restructuring & Insolvency. The new partner, who joins from DA Lawyers, where he was also a partner and headed the Insolvency and Restructuring area, has an extensive professional career of more than 30 years advising on Restructuring and Insolvency, where he has worked in several national and international law firms such as Roca Junyent, BDO, Crowe Howarth, or Via Abogados, as well as at the Bank of Spain´s Credit and Savings Institutions Inspection Office. José Luis is an expert in Restructuring and Insolvency processes, where he has advised both debtors and creditors on some of the most important Insolvency proceedings in Spain. He has also acted as Insolvency administrator.

José Luis holds a degree in Law and Business Studies from the Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE E-3), is a Chartered Accountant, registered in the Official Register of Chartered Accountants and a Civil, Commercial and Insolvency mediator. He has developed his teaching activity in different areas, teaching Insolvency in the Master’s Degree in Access to the Legal Profession at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, as well as Insolvency Mediation at the Universidad de Alcalá de Henares.

José Luis Yus said: “I am very excited to join the first global law firm to strengthen the Insolvency practice in Madrid. The main motivations for joining the firm were undoubtedly Baker McKenzie’s global presence, together with its local presence and the possibility of offering specialised advice by sector of activity.”

Desire Vidal