Javier Gallego Larrubia was admitted to the Madrid Bar Association in 1998 and has extensive professional experience in all areas of Business and Civil Law. He combines the professional practice of law with teaching and research activities as Professor of Business Law at the Complutense University of Madrid. He is Arbitrator of the Court of Arbitration of the Madrid Bar Association.
In his academic research he focuses on the areas of Corporate and Bankruptcy Law and in his professional career he has specialized in corporate transactions and restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, divestment processes, corporate disputes and shareholder agreements, civil and commercial contracts, settlements with creditors, bankruptcies and pre-bankruptcy counselling.
Founding partner of Gallego Larrubia Abogados, Gallego, Martos & Quadra-Salcedo and De la Cuesta, Gallego & Martos law firms. He has previously rendered his professional services as a lawyer in the international law firms of Clifford Chance, Cremades & Calvo-Sotelo and Strateg. Founding member of the Spanish Association of Minority Shareholders of Listed Companies (AEMEC).
Educational and research activities
He is Professor of Business Law at the Complutense University of Madrid and Professor of the Master’s Programs in Private Law and Access to the Practice of Law at the Complutense University of Madrid.
A lecturer at the IE (Instituto de Empresa) and IFAES (International Faculty for Executives), he has participated as a business law specialist with several media organisations. He is the author of a number of specialized publications (monographs and articles in scientific journals) and opinion pieces in publications such as Expansión, El Economista and La Gaceta de los Negocios. He has taken part in several national and international congresses and was selected to participate as a researcher in the “VIII Harvard Course in Law and Economics” (Harvard Law School – Harvard University). Winner of the Extraordinary Degree Award in 1998, and finalist in the Freshfields – Expansion Award for Best Business Law Student in Spain in 1998. He is the recipient of a PhD Fellowship from the Royal College of Spain in Bologna (Italy), a PhD Fellowship from the Complutense University of Madrid and a Fellowship from the Bologna University Law School.
European PhD in Law Research (Dottorato Eurpeo di Ricerca) from the Bologna University (Italy) with honors. Research proficiency obtained with the highest qualifications in all PhD courses in the Business Law Department of the Complutense University of Madrid. Degree in Law from the Complutense University of Madrid with honors (Extraordinary Award).
Prohibition of competition of corporate directors (assumptions and scope of application)” [“Prohibición de competencia de los administradores de las sociedades de capital (presupuestos y ámbito de aplicación)”], Studia Albornotiana, Royal College of Spain Publisher, Bologna, 2003, 308 pages, ISBN: 9788493313807.
Co-author of the chapter “Spain” of the international collective work “Sports Law 2019”, Getting the Deal Through, Published by Law Business Research Ltd, 1st Edition, London, 2018. ISBN: 978-1-78915-121-3.
“Voluntary transformation, share capital and compensation of credits in Sports Public Limited Companies” (“Transformación voluntaria, capital social y compensación de créditos en las sociedades anónimas deportivas”), Revista Aranzadi Doctrinal, ISSN 1889-4380, No. 6, June 2018, pages 109-140.
“Acquisition of assets and business units in bankruptcy” (“Adquisición de activos y unidades de negocio en sede concursal”), Revista Aranzadi Doctrinal, ISSN 1889-4380, No. 4, April 2017, pages 211-242.
“Some questions regarding the prohibition of competition of administrators of limited liability companies (comments on judgment of the Provincial Court of Madrid – [Section 28] of January 24, 2014)” - “Algunas cuestiones en torno a la prohibición de competencia de los administradores de la sociedad limitada (comentario de la Sentencia de la Audiencia Provincial de Madrid [sección 28ª] de 24 de enero de 2014)”, Revista de Derecho Mercantil, ISSN 0210-0797, No. 294, 2014, pages 643-670.
“«Ad nutum» separation right of members of sports clubs” (“Derecho de separación «ad nutum» de los socios de clubes deportivos”), Revista Aranzadi Doctrinal, ISSN 1889-4380, No. 8, September 2017, pages 23-27.
“Equity and assets distribution prior to the resolution of outstanding disputes of a company in liquidation” (“División del patrimonio social previa a la resolución de los litigios pendientes de una sociedad en liquidación”), Revista Aranzadi Doctrinal, ISSN 1889-4380, No. 2, February 2016, pages 33-38.
“The liquidation share rights in a company with outstanding disputes” (“La cuota de liquidación en una sociedad con litigios pendientes”), El Economista, Iuris & Lex, monthly journal, December 11, 2015, No. 136, page 65.
“Dividends distribution on a company during its liquitadion” (“Distribución de beneficios de la sociedad durante su liquidación”), Revista Aranzadi Doctrinal, ISSN 1889-4380, No. 11, December 2015, pages 31-36.
“Dividends distribution on a company in liquidation” (“Reparto de dividendos en una sociedad en liquidación”), El Economista, Iuris & Lex, monthly journal, November 13, 2015, No. 135, page 55.
“Right of usufructuary of shares or participations in demanding from bare owner dividends not agreed upon. Problems in family companies” (“Derecho del usufructuario de acciones o participaciones a exigir al nudo propietario el dividendo no acordado. Problemática en las sociedades familiares”), Revista Aranzadi Doctrinal, ISSN 1889-4380, No. 7, July 2015, pages 41-46.
“Sanctions for market manipulation through transactions with own shares” (“Sanciones por manipulación de mercado a través de operaciones sobre acciones propias”), Revista de Capital Riesgo, April 8, 2015.
“Problems in family companies” (“Problemática en las sociedades familiares”), Expansión, February 12, 2015.
“Sanctions for market manipulation” (“Sanciones por manipulación de mercado”), Expansión, January 30, 2015.
“Renegotiation of a creditors’ agreement in the execution phase” (“Renegociación de un convenio de acreedores en fase de ejecución”), elEconomista.es, January 8, 2015.
“The legal prohibition of competition of directors of competing companies belonging to the same group of companies” (“La prohibición legal de la competencia de los administradores de sociedades competidoras pertenecientes a un mismo grupo de sociedades”), Revista Aranzadi Doctrinal, ISSN 1889-4380, No. 1, January 2015, pages 29-35.
“Renegotiation of a creditors’ agreement in the execution phase” (“Renegociación de un convenio de acreedores en fase de ejecución”), Diario La Ley, ISSN 1989-6913, No. 8446, 2014, pages 9-10.
“Renegotiation of a creditors’ agreement in the execution phase” (“Renegociación de un convenio de acreedores en fase de ejecución”), El Economista, Iuris & Lex, December 5th, 2014, No. 124, page 53.