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José Luis Yus

Baker McKenzie Madrid S.L.P.


José luis Yus is a partner in the Litigation department in Madrid has considerable experience in restructuring & insolvency procedures.

José luis began his professional activity as a member of the Inspection Office of Credit and Savings Institutions of the Bank of Spain, holding more than 30 years of experience as a lawyer leading R&I departments in national and international law firms.

As insolvency administrator, he has been appointed in more than sixty procedures, and has participated in numerous processes of sale of production units in insolvency proceedings.

Likewise he has represented the interests of several financial entities in many insolvency proceedings, which has allowed him to have an in-depth knowledge of insolvency proceedings of all types, complexity and size.

Practice Focus

José Luis advises clients in R&I procedures operating primarily in retail, corporate, financial and real estate sectors. José Luis has advised both debtors and creditors on some of the most important Insolvency proceedings in Spain. He has also acted as Insolvency administrator.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Represented financial institutions in the administration of one of Spain’s largest real estate and construction groups. The group fell into administration after failing to raise EUR 150 million of fresh equity that was needed to complete a EUR 4 billion debt refinancing deal with banks.
  •  Also worked on the insolvency of a Spanish food company, which collapsed in 2013 after auditors uncovered debts of EUR 3.6 billion.
  • Advised a concessionaire company when the Spanish motorway radial toll roads fell into insolvency

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Madrid Registered Auditor - 1999
  • Madrid Economists Association - 1988


  • Madrid~Spain (1987)


  • I.C.A.D.E. (Degree in Business Administration) (1987)
  • I.C.A.D.E. (Degree in Law) (1986)


  • English
  • Spanish
  • Nuevas vías para el desarrollo de la Mediación Empresarial, Instituciones para la Divulgación de la Mediación, enero de 2019

  • La venta de la unidad productiva en sede concursal, Cámara de Comercio de Madrid, mayo de 2014

  • La venta de la unidad productiva, Congreso de Derecho Mercantil y Concursal de Canarias, julio de 2013

  • Los contratos bancarios en el concurso de acreedores, Congreso de Derecho Mercantil y Concursal de Canarias, julio de 2012

  • El concurso de acreedores: análisis del proceso, Jornada Informativa de la Cámara de Comercio de Madrid, octubre de 2008

  • El empresario ante la nueva regulación de las insolvencias empresariales, Revista Andalucía Económica, marzo de 2006