Pérez-Llorca adds Litigation & Arbitration partner from Jones Day

Pérez-Llorca has hired Ignacio Santabaya to join the Litigation and Arbitration area along with Jordi Gras, who was hired as a partner of this area at the Barcelona office in July

Pérez-Llorca has hired Ignacio Santabaya (pictured) as a new partner of the firm’s Litigation and Arbitration practice area. With nearly 20 years of experience, Santabaya has built his career in renowned international firms where he has advised clients from both Spain and abroad, in diverse sectors including construction, finance, pharmaceutical, energy, industrial, hospitality, gaming and the Internet.

Ignacio joins Pérez-Llorca from Jones Day, where he was of counsel in the Global Disputes area. Previously he worked at Freshfields as a Dispute Resolution lawyer. This hiring comes after Pérez-Llorca added Jordi Gras also as Litigation and Arbitration partner in July.

His prior work has focused on Civil, Insolvency and Contentious-Administrative proceedings before various Spanish courts, including the Supreme Court, and on national and international Arbitration, before courts such as the ICC and the ICSID.

He holds a degree in Law from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and a Master’s degree in Financial Markets and Stock Exchange from the Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles and he also took the Advanced Insolvency and Corporate Law Programme taught at the IE Law School.

Santabaya is recognised in several international rankings. On the educational side, his collaboration with the IE Law School, teaching as assistant lecturer the “Advocacy” subjet for this institution’s Law degree, is particularly noteworthy.


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