César Herrero, a partner at DLA Piper, has been appointed head of Finance, Projects & Restructuring, replacing his predecessor, Jesús Zapata, the new managing partner of the firm in Spain
The appointment is effective from May 1, 2020. Herrero (pictured) holds a degree in Law and a diploma in Business Administration from the C.E.U. – Luis Vives (Extraordinary Career Award, 1997). He has completed postgraduate studies in Private Law (D.E.A.) by the UNED (Maximum Qualification), and an Executive Leadership Program at Harvard Business School in 2013. Before joining DLA Piper in September 2005, he developed his professional career at Clifford Chance.
He also worked as a lawyer at Citigroup’s Corporate and Investment Banking Legal Department.
In the words of Jesús Zapata, managing partner of DLA Piper in Spain, “César has established himself at DLA Piper as an extraordinary professional throughout the 15 years he has been working at this firm. He has an extensive professional record as a partner of this firm. He has achieved notable success in the numerous cases he has directed, having participated in some of the most important operations that have taken place in recent years in the Financial and Banking sector in Spain”. César Herrero has achieved the highest recognition in the most prestigious legal directories such as Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500, in the areas of Banking & Finance and Project Finance.