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Ignacio Jiménez Guardiola LL.M.

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Ignacio Jiménez is a finance, restructuring and capital markets lawyer, with over 6 years of experience advising multinational groups from an in-house and external advisory perspective.

Ignacio Jiménez is a finance, restructuring and capital markets lawyer, with over 6 years of experience advising multinational groups from an in-house and external advisory perspective and with a particular focus on international restructurings, cross-border financings and international issuances of debt.

Ignacio is qualified in both Spain and Luxembourg to practise law which enables him to look at international transactions from a holistic European perspective.

Ignacio's clients are multinational groups covering sectors such as financial, pharmaceutical, aviation, telecommunications, and energy.

During the last few years, Ignacio has advised on some of Europe’s largest acquisition financing and restructuring transactions which have enabled him to assist multinational groups in situations of distress or simply when the stakes are high and efficient legal assistance is required.

Bar admissionsAdmitted to the Barreau de Luxembourg under his professional home titleAbogado registered with Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid


  • Advising a private equity group's raising of funds for an amount of 11.5bn by means of a notes issuance programme.
  • Advising an aviation multinational group on its debt and corporate restructuring (including its refinancing) during the COVID-19 pandemic. This transaction helped maintain the operations and financial stability of the company.
  • Advising on a financing for a US security and protection services group’s acquisition of UK protection services group. This transaction consolidated the US security and protection services group as the largest in the world.
  • Advising a private equity group for the raising of funds by way of loans and issuance of noted for the acquisition of a famous German sandal and shoemaker.
  • Advising a Greek leading metal manufacturer group on its journey to refinance itself by way of issuance of green notes then listed and admitted to trading on the Luxembourg Green Exchange.
  • Advising an Icelandic pharmaceutical group’s bond and loan restructuring and business combination in order to facilitate its listing on NASDAQ.
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Ghent University, LL.M. in International Business Law, 2019
  • King’s College London, Course in European Law, 2016
  • Rey Juan Carlos University and Madrid Bar Association, Master’s Degree in Spanish Law Enforcement, 2017


    Complutense University of Madrid, Bachelor’s Degree in Law, 2015

Publications and media

  • Post-Brexit recognition of English insolvency judgments in Luxembourg and its effects on European restructurings, In-house Lawyer, Autumn 2020

Prior Experience

  • 2019-2023, Senior Associate, International law firm, Luxembourg
    Working on restructuring, finance and capital markets law matters in the context of major international and European transactions.
  • 2018-2019, Junior Associate, Fortune 500 private equity group listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange. 
    Practising corporate and finance law in-house and advising on the funding of major European real estate investments.
  • 2016-2017, Junior Attorney, Law firm, Madrid 
    Working on litigation matters relating to real estate, civil and corporate law matters.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Lecturer in the LL.M. in International Business Law (Máster de derecho de los negocios internacionales) at Universidad Complutense de Madrid