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Partner / Attorney

CARLES | CUESTA Abogados y Economistas SLP
C/ Génova, 4
Madrid, 28004
Spain
www.carlescuesta.es

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Bio:

Lawyer, chartered economist and Court-appointed insolvency practitioner, José Carles is a founding partner at Spain-based CARLES | CUESTA (Chambers & Partners, top 100 law firm worldwide, GRR 100 for the last six consecutive years), where he leads the cross-border business recovery, restructuring and insolvency practice. He has worked on Spain's most relevant restructuring and insolvency files, including M&A under distress (prepacks). Prior to CARLES CUESTA, he worked at UBS Investment Bank (London) and Garrigues Restructuring and Insolvency team (Madrid).

INSOL Fellow, Mr. Carles completed the Global Insolvency Practice Course of INSOL International 2019/2021 with honours. Master in Company Law from Centro de Estudios Garrigues and Harvard Law School, BA in Law (ICADE) and BSc in Business Administration (ICADE). 

University Lecturer. José introduced  Madrid’s Bar association (ICAM) Business Restructuring Master program in 2022, which he directs and in which he lectures on strategy related to restructuring procedures (i.e. loan to own, debt-equity swaps, etc.), restructuring plans, international insolvency (European Insolvency Regulation, EU Directives and current proposals for harmonisation, UNCITRAL Model Laws, Spanish rules of Private International Law towards recognition/exequatur ) and cryptoassets under insolvency.

José has lectured on restructuring and insolvency law at ICADE’s LLM program and at Universidad CEU San Pablo for over 10 years. He is regularly invited as a speaker by international institutions (including the World Bank, the III, INSOL Europe or the American Bankruptcy Institute) and universities and professional organizations worldwide ( including most European countries, USA, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, India, Egypt or Singapore).

He is joint Editor-In-Chief of INSOL Europe’s insolvency journal Eurofenix and member of the Editorial Board of INSOL World (INSOL International). He writes regularly on Restructuring & Insolvency Law with more than 50 publications in international books, journals and magazines.

PROJECTS WITHIN INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS

Milieu Consulting SRL / European Commission (Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers – Directorate A ‘Justice Policies’). Senior consultant (coordinator), together with Christoph Paulus, in the Compliance Study of the Transposition of the Directive (EU) 2019/1023 on Restructuring and Insolvency project of the European Union. 2023-ongoing

United Nation's Commission for International Trade Law / UNCITRAL. III delegate to UNCITRAL 's Working Group V discussions on civil asset tracing and recovery and applicable law in insolvency proceedings.  Vienna, Austria 11-15/12/2023. New York, USA 13-17/05/2024.

World Bank / Ministry of Justice of Egypt / INSOL International  (Cairo, Egypt). "Training for Insolvency Practitioners on Corporate Insolvency". 2-day training to Egyptian judges and insolvency practitioners with Lucas Kortmann (The Netherlands). 21-22/06/2023

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

José is a member of the III, where he co-chairs its Projects' Committe and is also part of its UNCITRAL Working Group V Committee, acting as a part of the III's delegation at UNCITRAL's Working Group V in its last sessions.

He is a member of the Council at INSOL Europe, country coordinator for Spain and immediate past co-chair of INSOL Europe’s legal tech & digital assets wing. He's currently co-chair of INSOL Europe's Young Members Group. He's also a member of INSOL International.

He is an active member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, where he's a member of the Steering Committe for ABI's 40 under 40 program.

At a national level, José is among the founding members of the Spanish Club of Insolvency Law (CEDI). He is also one of the members of the advisory committee to the insolvency wing of Madrid’s Bar Association and is a member of the Association of Chartered Economists in Madrid.

José is registered as an insolvency practitioner at Madrid's Bar Association, Barcelona's Bar Association and the Balearic Islands Bar Association.

LANGUAGES

Multilingual, José speaks Spanish, English, French, Italian, German, Catalan and Hebrew.

HONORS AND AWARDS

Chambers Europe 2024. Restructuring/Insolvency: Insolvency 2024. "He has deep knowledge within the field of insolvency and treats files seriously and with customer care."

Chambers Europe 2023. Restructuring/Insolvency: Insolvency 2023

INSOL International. INSOL's Future 40 (INSOL's Young Practitioner Spotlight) 2022

Global Restructuring Review (GRR) 40 under 40 2022

Who's Who Legal (WWL) Restructuring & Insolvency 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024. Global Leader. Recommended

Who's Who Legal (WWL) Litigation 2020, Commercial Litigation 2021, 2022 2023 and 2024. Global Leader. Recommended

INSOL International. INSOL Fellow after graduating from the Global Insolvency Practice Course 2019/2021 with honours

Iberian Lawyer. “Iberian Team of the Year in Restructuring & Insolvency” 2021

Who's Who Legal (WWL) Iberia 2021. National Leader. Recommended under the categories of Litigation and Restructuring & Insolvency

International Insolvency Institute. NextGen Leadership Program. Class IX 2020 (New York).

Global Restructuring Review. Names to Know in Spain 2020

American Bankruptcy Institute. ABI 40 under 40 (class of 2019). Emerging Leader in Insolvency PracticeP

INTERNATIONAL LECTURES

International Insolvency Institute (Singapore). 24th Annual Conference. “Developing a Market for DIP Financing” with Justice Amanda Cohen Benchetrit (Spain), Timothy Graulich (US) and Neil McDonald (Hong Kong) 11/06/2024

Industrial Auctioneers Association (Barcelona, Spain). 2024 Annual European Members’ Meeting. Keynote speech on “Prepacks in the European Union. Towards a new market of M&A under distress”. 13/05/2024

International Insolvency Institute. Podcast episode (Spotify/Apple). “UNCITRAL – Working Group V” with Darío Oscós (Mexico), Olya Antle (USA) and Adam Swick (USA). Introduced by Adam Crane (Cayman). 06/05/2024

Royal Holloway, University of London (London, UK). “Technology in Insolvency Procedures” in the 5th International and Comparative Law Insolvency Symposium, moderating speakers Ruowei DU (China) and Harry Lawless (World Bank). 27/04/2024

Encuentra (Online, Colombia). Ciclo de Derecho de Insolvencia Extranjero y Experiencias en Insolvencia Transfronteriza. 21/02/2024

American Bankruptcy Institute (Lisbon, Portugal). Panel on "International Insolvency & Restructuring SymposiumUpdate on UNCITRAL Working Group V & the Road to Adoption of the Model Laws" with Charlotte Moller (UK), Stacy Lutkus (US) and Luke Barefoot (US). 02/11/2023

Universidad de los Andes (Online, Colombia). "Prepack concursal" with Prof. Diana Rivero Andrade. 26/10/2023

INSOL Europe Annual Conference 2023 (Amsterdam, The Netherlands). "Exploring the proposal for a Directive harmonising certain aspects of insolvency law: pre-pack proceedings" with Bart Heynickx (Belgium) and Juliette Van de Wiel (The Netherlands). 13/10/2023

III Congreso de Derecho Mercantil y Concursal Ciudad de Toledo (Toledo, Spain). "Análisis de la situación económica y su impacto en la insolvencia empresarial" with HH Andrés Sánchez Magro, Eduardo Molina Rodríguez and Alicia González de Buitrago García. 07/09/2023

World Bank / INSOL International (Cairo, Egypt). "Early Restructuring of Viable Firms" in the MENA Forum on Insolvency Reform: Restructuring of businesses in MENA: Best practices and innovative policy approaches with Andrew Dale (Saudi Arabia), Judge Dominique-Paul Vallée (France), Eric Van den Broele (Belgium), Ghada El Ehwany (Egypt). 20/06/2023

International Insolvency Institute 23rd Annual Conference (Amsterdam, The Netherlands). NextGen panel "Directors' Duties: Navigating the Minefield of Cross-Border Restructuring" with Joao Guilherme Thiesi da Silva (US), Michael Lam (Cayman) and Rebecca Kennedy (Canada). 09/06/2023

V Encuentro Nacional de Derecho Concursal y Societario A Coruña 2023 (A Coruña, Spain). "Concurso sin masa" with Pedro Prendes, Pablo Albert and Julio Rafael Fernández Maestre. 02/06/2023

VIII Congreso Nacional y IV Congreso Internacional de Derecho Concursal (Online). "La propuesta de prepacks en la Unión Europea. El ejemplo de España". 19/05/2023

ILA/Insolvency Lawyers' Association (London, UK). "Cross-Border Recognition - Where Are We Now?" with Leo Plank (Germany), Teun Struycken (The Netherlands) and Kate Stephenson (UK). 21/04/2023

ANADE Colegio de Abogados, A.C. (Mexico City, Mexico). "Preventive restructuring directive and business transformation after financial restructuring" with Prof. Doctor Annika Wolf (Germany) and Iván Romo (Mexico). 01/03/2023

INSOL International, Podcast episode (Spotify/Apple). "INSOL Talks: Treatment of executory contracts in insolvency" with David C. Ehmke (Germany) and Eugenio Vaccari (UK). 20/02/2023

International Insolvency Institute (III), Podcast episode (Spotify/Apple). "Prepackaged sales in Europe. Southern Europe: Greece, Italy, Spain, France and Portugal" with Carlo Ghia, George Bazinas, Giorgio Corno, Mylène Boché-Robinet and Rita Espirito Santo. Introduced by Adam Crane. 10/01/2023

International Insolvency Institute (III), Podcast episode (Spotify/Apple). "Global Perspectives. Restructuring plans in Europe. Southern Europe: Greece, Italy, Spain, France and Portugal" with Carlo Ghia, George Bazinas, Giorgio Corno, mylène Boché-Robinet and Rita Espirito Santo. Introduced by Adam Crane.  01/01/2023

Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main (Germany), Guest Lecture "Bankruptcy and corporate fraud" with Prof. Doctor Annika Wolf. 10/12/2022

American Bankruptcy Institute (NY, USA), "Cryptocurrency and Cross-Border Insolvency Law" in the Cross-Border Insolvency Program. With Kyle Ortiz (US), Grant Carroll (BVI) and Chris Koenig (US). 14/11/2022

Justice Programme of the European Union / European Lawyers Foundation (Bilbao, Spain). "Communication, cooperation & coordination of EU restructuring & insolvency proceedings" within the Training of Lawyers on EU Instruments on Insolvency Law (CiviLAW). 07/10/2022

LA LEY Insolvencia (Webinar). "Experiencias de éxito en Reestructuraciones Empresariales" with Manuela Serrano and HH Alfonso Muñoz Paredes. 04/10/2022

International Insolvency Institute 22nd Annual Conference (Toronto, Canada). NextGen panel "DIP Financing: A Cross Jurisdictional Comparison" with Kathlene Burke (UK), Iacopo Donati (Italy), Steven Golden (US) and Sheila Ng (Singapore). 08/09/2022

Madrid’s Bar Association (Webinar). "Sesión de actualidad sobre la Reforma de la Ley Concursal: Planes de Reestructuración". 22/07/2022

WOLTERS KLUWER (Online). "Insolvencia: reestructuración empresarial y otras soluciones". Módulos de (i) insolvencia, (ii) prepacks y (ii) acuerdos de refinanciación y planes de reestructuración. 24/05/2022-01/07/2022

Guildhall Chambers Insolvency Seminar (Bristol, UK). "Brexit. Cross-border Insolvency. Where are we now? Où en sommes-nous? ¿Dónde estamos?" with Stefan Ramel (UK) and Georges-Louis Harang (France). 21/06/2022

TMA Europe Annual European 2022 (Madrid, Spain). "Unlocking crypto in restructuring" with Lisa Hough (US) , Julie Lavoir (France), Christian Hilpert (Germany), Elodie Trevillot (France). 10/06/2022

Madrid’s Bar Association (Madrid, Spain). "Reforma de la Ley Concursal. Curso de Reestructuraciones para el Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial (CDTI)". 30-31/05/2022

International Insolvency Institute (III), Podcast episode (Spotify/Apple). "Global Perspectives. Updates on Spain's Insolvency Regime" with former Minister of Justice in Spain Rafael Catalá. 06/04/2022

INSOL Europe Annual Conference 2022 (Dublin, Ireland). “Cryptoassets and fraud – what the insolvency practitioner needs to know” with Carmel King (UK), Danielle Haston (UK) and Aidan Larkin (Ireland). 05/03/2022

Centro de Estudios Financieros (CEF), Madrid (Spain). "Compraventa de empresas en concurso de acreedores", with Carlos Cuesta. 08/02/2022

Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main (Germany), Guest Lecture "Wirecard, bankruptcy and corporate fraud" with Prof. Doctor Annika Wolf. 03/12/2021

O.P. Jindal Global (Sonipat, India), "Advocacy in court in international cases, differences to national cases" in the International and Comparative Corporate Restructuring & Insolvency online programme created by the International Insolvency Institute, with Adam Crane (Cayman Islands). 25/11/2021

International Insolvency Institute 21st Annual Conference (New York, US). NextGen panel "COMI In the Digital Age. Determining COMI of a Virtual Business" with Adam Crane (Cayman), Maja Zerjal (US) and Ilya Kokorin (The Netherlands). 20/10/2021

INSOL Europe Autumn Online Conference. "Real estate industry: New measures passed by the states" with Giorgio Corno (Italy), Frances Coulson (UK) and Stathis Potamitis (Greece). 07/10/2021

Spain US Chamber of Commerce, Webinar "Insolvency Proceedings in the U.S. and Spain: A Comparative Discussion During the COVID-19 Pandemic". 26/03/2021

Université Paris Nanterre (France), Guest Lecture "Cross Border Insolvency. A practical perspective" with Prof. Doctor Eugenio Vaccari. 08/03/2021

Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main (Germany), Guest Lecture "Wirecard, bankruptcy and corporate fraud" with Prof. Doctor Annika Wolf. 27/11/2020

Comisión de Derecho Concursal de Barra Mexicana (Mexico). Webinar "Aspectos internacionales de las insolvencias y las reestructuras ante la crisis económica causada por el COVID-19". 02/07/2020

International Insolvency Institute. III NextGen Webinar Series. Insolvency & Restructuring at the time of Covid-19. "Focus on EMEA. Session 2: France, Italy, Germany and Spain”. 03/06/2020

NPL Investing & Servicing Summit Athens 2019 (DDC Financial). Athens (Greece). "NPL Investing & Opportunities in Iberia". 17-18/10/2019

INSOL Europe - AIJA Joint Insolvency Seminar. Mallorca (Spain). "Receiving support: Banking instruments to support the activities of the receiver". 13-15/06/2019

University of Essex. Essex (UK). "Brexit. Regulatory Challenges for Business Law. Impact of Brexit in Insolvency Law". 10/05/2019

Chubb Insurance. Dive In Festival on Diversity and Inclusion. Madrid (Spain). "Social reintegration and inclusion of former prisoners at the workplace". 26/09/2018

City Law, The City University of London. London (UK). "Treatment of Executory Contracts under Insolvency: Spain". 06/04/2017

Conferencia internacional UNIJES. Barcelona (Spain). "Avances legislativos en las soluciones extrajudiciales al Concurso de Acreedores". 02/07/2013

PUBLICATIONS

"PREPACKS. Harmonization within the EU. Spain, Belgium and The Netherlands" (Eurofenix, Issue 93, Winter 2023/24). Carles, J., Heynickx, B., Van de Wiel, J.

"Directors’ duties: navigating the minefield of cross-border restructuring" (Norton Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice, Vol. 32, No. 3, 10/2023). Carles, J., Kennedy, R., Lam, M., Thiesi da Silva, J.G.

"Spain" in ESG in Restructuring (INSOL International, 09/2023). Carles, J.

"Chapter 3: ABENGOA, S.A. (SPAIN)" in Cross Border Restructuring & Insolvency 2012-2022: Cases and Developments (Wolters Kluwer, Law of Business and Finance, Volume 24, June 2023). Carles, J., Mas, M.

"Bitgrail & Celsius: similar outcomes, different reasoning" (Eurofenix, Issue 91, Spring 2023). Carles, J., Donati, I.

"Chapter 27. Executory Contracts in Insolvency: The Spanish Perspective" in Executory Contracts in Insolvency Law. A Global Guide (EE Publishing, II. Ed, 2023). Carles, J., Cuesta, C.

"¿De quién son las criptomonedas en un escenario de concurso?" (Invertia-El Español, February, 2023). Carles, J.

"Towards a new DIP financing regime under European restructuring plans. Views from Spain" (American Bankruptcy Institute - ABI International Committee Newsletter, January 2023). Carles, J.

"Spain: New Restructuring Plans under the Transposition of the EU Directive" (Eurofenix, Issue 90, Winter 2022/23). Carles, J., Cuesta, C.

"Cross-border insolvency after Brexit: Where are we now? Où en sommes-nous? ¿Dónde estamos?" (Eurofenix, Issue 90, Winter 2022/23). Carles, J., Ramel, S., Harang, G.

"Rescue Financing: Roll-Ups in USA, Italy, Singapore and Spain" (Norton Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice, Vol. 31 No. 5, October 2022). Burke, K., Carles, J., Donati, I., Golden, S., and Ng, S.

"Jurisdiction and Recognition of Insolvency-Related Judgments: A Comparison between the European Insolvency Regulation and the UNCITRAL Model Law" (INSOL International, Technical Paper Series no 53, October 2022). Carles, J. 

"Cryptoassets and fraud: what the insolvency practitioner needs to know. Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need (Silk) Roads!" (Eurofenix, Issue 88, Summer 2022). Carles, J., King, C., Haston, D., Larkin, A.

"Debtor-in-Possession Financing. Lecciones a aprender de Estados Unidos" in Actualidad Mercantil 2022 (Tirant Lo Blanch, 2022). Carles, J., Cuesta, C., Mas, M.

"A comparison of real estate-focused measures in the Covid-19 pandemic" (Eurofenix, Issue 86, Winter 2021/22). Carles, J., Corno, G., Coulson, F., Potamitis, S.

"In Search for COMI of a Decentralised Autonomous Organisation" (Norton Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice, Vol. 30 No. 5, October 2021). Carles, J., Crane, A., Kokorin, I., Zerjal, M.

"Digital Gold: Implications of crypto assets under an insolvency scenario" (Eurofenix, Issue 84, Summer 2021). Carles, J., Le Pajolec, L., Orsula, D.

"Rapid Innovations in Digital Finance" (Recovery, the magazine of R3, the Association of Business Recovery Professionals, Summer 2021). Carles, J., Le Pajolec, L., Orsula, D.

"Digital Gold: Implications of crypto assets under an insolvency scenario" (Eurofenix, Issue 84, Summer 2021). Carles, J., Le Pajolec, L., Orsula, D.

"The Introduction of Pre-Pack Administrations in Spain" (International Corporate Rescue, Volume 13, Issue 3, May 2021). Carles, J., De Lucas, P.

"Welcome to Spain, prepacks" (Eurofenix, Issue 83, Spring 2021). Carles, J., Cuesta, C.

"Digital finance and crypto assets news from Brussels" (Eurofenix, Issue 83, Spring 2021). Carles, J., Le Pajolec, L., Orsula, D.

"Wirecard - Serial fraud or an exceptionally pathological case?" (Eurofenix, Issue 81, Autumn 2020). Carles, J., Le Pajolec, L., Heynickx, B., Wogue, P.

"Spain. A new Insolvency Act Recast" (Eurofenix, Issue 81, Autumn 2020). Carles, J., Cuesta, C.

"Capítulo 8. Arbitraje y Concurso" in Memento Arbitraje (Lefebvre, July 2020). Carles, J., Cuesta, C., Martínez, P.

"The Spanish Insolvency Reaction to COVID-19" (International Corporate Rescue, Volume 17, Issue 4, July 2020). Carles, J., De Lucas, P.

"Was court-life across Europe prepared for the COVID-19 crisis?" (Eurofenix, Issue 80, Summer 2020). Carles, J., Le Pajolec, L., Orsula, D.

"Guías Sectoriales Covid-19. Sección de Reestructuraciones e Insolvencias" (Ilustre Colegio de la Abogacía ICAM, May 2020). Carles, J., Cuesta, C., Thery, A., Martín, P.

"Covid-19: Spain introduces second round of insolvency measures" (Global Restructuring Review, April 2020). Carles, J., Cuesta, C.

"La resurrección del reconvenio de acreedores ante la pandemia del Covid-19" (Ed Aranzadi - Legal Today, Aprill 2020). Carles, J., Cuesta, C.

"Spain - Covid 19 Response" (Global Insolvency, April 2020). Carles, J., García-Quismondo, R.

"Covid-19: What insolvency-related measures has Spain put in place?" (Global Restructuring Review, April 2020). Carles, J., Cuesta, C.

"Código de Derecho de la Sostenibilidad" (Agencia Estatal Boletín Oficial del Estado, February 2020). Martínez-Echevarría, A., Carles, J., Cuesta, C. y otros.

"Abengoa subsidiary faces first creditor-forced insolvency proceedings" (Eurofenix. The Journal of Insol Europe, Spring 2019). Carles, J., Cuesta, C.

"Chapter 21. National Report for Spain" in Executory Contracts in Insolvency Law (EE Publishing, I Ed. 2019). Carles, J., Cuesta, C.

"Concurso exprés: declaración y conclusión simultánea del concurso por insuficiencia de masa activa" (Ed Aranzadi - Legal Today, April 2019). Carles, J., Linares, M.

"Impago de rentas y concurso de acreedores del arrendatario" (Ed Aranzadi - Legal Today, August 2018). Carles, J., Cuesta, C.

"Compraventa de unidad productiva en concurso de acreedores en liquidación. Subrogación de créditos por el adquirente" (Ed Aranzadi - Legal Today, May 2018). Carles, J., Maanan, M.

"Competencia del Juez del concurso en acciones de resolución contractual" (Ed Aranzadi - Legal Today, February 2018). Carles, J., Cuesta, C.

"Artículo 513. Publicidad del Reglamento" in Tratado de Sociedades de Capital. Comentario Judicial, Notarial, Registral y Doctrinal de la Ley de Sociedades de Capital (Thomson Reuters. Aranzadi, September 2017). Martínez-Echevarría, A., Carles, J.

BOOK REVIEW: Commentary on the European Insolvency Regulation (Global Restructuring Review, April 2017). Carles, J.

"Avances legislativos en las soluciones extrajudiciales al concurso de acreedores" in Las medidas preventivas de conflictos jurídicos en contextos económicos inestables (Dykinson, 2014). Carles, J.

"Adquisición de unidades productivas en concurso de acreedores y deudas de Seguridad Social" (Ed Aranzadi - Legal Today, October 2014), Carles, J., Galán, C.

"Inmovilismo del pasivo financiero ordinario en los concursos de acreedores de PYMEs" (Ed Aranzadi - Legal Today, September 2014). Carles, J., Cuesta, C.

"Autonomía de la voluntad, acreedores disidentes, quórum y concurso de acreedores" (Ed Aranzadi - Legal Today, September 2014). Carles, J., Cuesta, C.

"Los nuevos créditos ordinarios de acreedores privilegiados tras la reforma de la Ley Concursal" (Ed Aranzadi - Legal Today, September 2014). Carles, J., Cuesta, C.

"La incorporación de la liberación de deuda en el Derecho Concursal español" (Ed Aranzadi - Legal Today, November 2013), Carles, J., Cuesta, C.

"La problemática del concurso de acreedores de la persona física. Soluciones jurisprudenciales y de Derecho Comparado" (Ed Aranzadi - Legal Today, March 2013). Carles, J., Cuesta, C.

"La aprobación judicial acelerada de la propuesta de convenio (AJM 1 Barcelona 27.9.2010 y SJM 1 Barcelona 29.10.2010)" in Anuario de Derecho Concursal núm. 25 (Aranzadi - Civitas, February 2012). Fernández, A., Thery, A., Carles, J.

"Concurso de acreedores de Spanair. Pasos que han de seguir los acreedores para maximizar sus posibilidades de cobro" (Ed Aranzadi - Legal Today, January 2012). Carles, J., Cuesta, C.

"Una reforma orientada a la dinamización de nuestro tejido empresarial" (Ed Aranzadi - Legal Today, January 2012). Carles, J., Cuesta, C.

INTERVIEWS & CITATIONS IN SPECIALISED PRESS

"Saudi British Bank accuses Abengoa of “simulating” solvency", Global Restructuring Review,  February 2023

"La nueva directiva de insolvencias mejorará las lagunas de la Ley Concursal en materia de venta de unidades productivas", Economist & Jurist, February 2023

"Spain’s new pre-pack law tested as nine bidders vie for Abengoa’s businesses", Global Restructuring Review, January 2023

"De afwikkeling van FTX zal een grote, complexe uitdaging zijn" ("The bankruptcy proceedings of FTX will be a major, complex challenge", Dutch M&A magazine MenA.nl, January 2023

"EU proposes next step in harmonisation of insolvency laws", Global Restructuring Review, December 2022

"Trasportista, son tus huellas el camino y nada más", Ruta del Transp.orte. Diario de la nueva movilidad, November 2022

"Crónica del Séptimo encuentro LA LEY Insolvencia: Experiencias de éxito en reestructuraciones empresariales", LA LEY Insolvencia nº 14, julio-septiembre 2022, October 2022

"«La reforma concursal es contradictoria», según José Carles, socio de la firma Carles Cuesta", Confilegal, October 2022

"Fuelling distress: Europe's €500 billion energy crisis", Global Restructuring Review, 09/2022

"Professional Insights. Interview of José Carles" by Cristóbal Reig, INSOL I-Read, September 2022

"III NextGen, Toronto: DIP roll-ups across jurisdictions", Global Restructuring Review, September 2022

"Global construction group completes “landmark" pre-pack in Spain", Global Restructuring Review, August 2022

"25 de agosto: El Pleno extraordinario del Congreso dará luz verde a la reforma concursal", Confilegal, August 2022

"Abengoa companies enter pre-insolvency after state aid refused", Global Restructuring Review, July 2022

"INSOL Europe, Dublin: “Crypto is not coming down the road, it’s already here", Global Restructuring Review, March 2022

"Entrevista: José Carles: “Eliminar al abogado concursal es como negárselo a quien va a ir a la cárcel”, Cinco Días, Octubre 2021

"Diccionario para entender la reforma concursal que viene", Cinco Días, Julio 2021

"Soluciones para evitar el 'apocalipsis' de las tiendas, EL PAÍS, Julio 2021

"Courts in Spain’s Balearic Islands follow Barcelona’s lead on pre-packs", Global Restructuring Review, May 2021

"Former Spanish justice minister joins Carles Cuesta", Global Restructuring Review, May 2021

"Young Members' Spotlight: José Carles", Insol World (INSOL INTERNATIONAL), April 2021.

"Madrid courts decline to follow Barcelona’s lead on pre-packs", Global Restructuring Review, March 2021.

"Barcelona judges release pre-pack guidelines", Global Restructuring Review, February 2021.

"Barcelona court approves Spain’s first pre-pack", Global Restructuring Review, November 2020.

"International Insolvency Institute announces new members of NextGen leadership programme", Global Restructuring Review, June 2020.

"José Carles: «Si el Gobierno no consulta al sector privado, acabará con gran parte del tejido empresarial»", ABC, May 2020.

"Regulatory round-up: more insolvency laws catch up with covid-19", Global Restructuring Review, May 2020.

"#Interview : What is the current situation of businesses in Spain after the outbreak of coronavirus?", Mayday Magazine (France). April 2020.

"UK joins other nations in suspending wrongful trading", Global Restructuring Review, March 2020.

"Staving off covid-19 collapses", Global Restructuring Review, March 2020.

"Abengoa subsidiary's creditors agree restructuring plan", Global Restructuring Review, February 2020.

"A victim of its own success? Spain Worked Out", Global Restructuring Review, January 2020.

"Spain Worked Out: The highs and lows of homologation", Global Restructuring Review, January 2020.

"Spain Worked Out: Spain's reforms wish list", Global Restructuring Review, January 2020.

"#Interview : José Carles « We need to adapt to tech as insolvency does not escape from it. At INSOL we are well aware of it »", Mayday Magazine (France). October 2019.

"Spanish court blocks David Guetta London arbitration under EIR", Global Restructuring Review, October 2019.

"Dia staves off insolvency filing as refinancing closes", Global Restructuring Review, July 2019.

"Slate of firms agree Spanish supermarket refinancing", Global Restructuring Review, June 2019.

"Brexit deal: EU insolvency rules to stay in place during transition period", Global Restructuring Review, November 2018.

"Lawyers brand European Commission proposals on reducing NPLs difficult to implement", Global Restructuring Review, October 2017.

Specialties:

Spain
European Insolvency Regulation
Cross-border
Automotive
Construction
Prepacks
Cryptoassets