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Cesar Herrero

César Herrero


César Herrero is Head of the Finance, Projects and Restructuring group in the Madrid office.

César has been involved in the most relevant transactions in recent years of the financial and banking sector in Spain. He has wide practical experience in the restructuring, leveraged finance, acquisition financing, project and corporate finance areas, both nationally and internationally.

César is a member of the DLA Piper Brexit Committee, which coordinates the firm's approach to the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union.

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Universidad Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Law Degree (Special Graduation Award), 1997
  • Universidad CEU - Luis Vives, Madrid, Business Administration (High Distinction), 1998


  • The Legal 500 Latin America
    2021 - Hall of Fame, Latin America: International Firms Projects and Energy
  • Chambers Global
    2022 - Band 1, Spain Banking & Finance
    Chambers comments, "César Herrero enjoys praise from market observers, who see him as 'one of the best lawyers in banking and he is on top of the new regulations.' He handles complex debt restructuring, refinancing and acquisition finance mandates, boasting additional experience in project finance mandates, especially in the energy and infrastructure sectors. Clients laud: 'He's very knowledgeable - second to none in that respect.'"
    2018-2022 - Band 1, Spain Project Finance
    2019-2021 Band 1, Spain Banking & Finance"
  • IFLR 1000 - Notable Practitioner
  • Best Lawyers - Banking and Finance
  • Forty under Forty Awards (Iberian Lawyer, 2009)
  • Awarded the Luis Vives prize (1997)

Prior Experience

Prior to joining DLA, César worked nine years for global law firm. Prior to that, he worked as attorney with the in-house corporate banking and investment legal counsel at Citigroup and was part of the legal banking department for a large global law firm.

Teaching Experience

Lecturer at the "Official Master in Business Law" of the Universidad de Comillas-ICADE, at the "Official Master in Legal Sciences and Procurement Guarantees Law" of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, and at the "Master in International Law" of the Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía (ISDE), fully taught in English.

Speaker at seminars and conferences on funding issues.

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Member of the Madrid Bar Association