Irene Arévalo | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Irene Arévalo

Counsel, Madrid

T +34 91 787 6371



Irene Arévalo is a counsel in the Firm's Financial Restructuring & Insolvency Group in Madrid.

Her practice focuses on workouts, restructurings, insolvencies and distressed transactions (loan/real estate portfolios) for funds and financial institutions, advising both on the creditors' side and on the debtors' side -including company's directors- in relation to some of the most notable distressed situations in Spain

Bars and Courts

  • Spain (Abogada)


  • Degree in Law, Universidad Pontificia de Comillas, Madrid, Spain
  • Insolvency Law specialization programme, Universidad Pontificia de Comillas, Madrid, Spain
  • Advanced programme of Arbitration, Instituto de Empresa, Madrid, Spain


  • English
  • Spanish
  • German


Advising the gaming listed company Codere on its refinancing process.*

Advising a pool of financial institutions on the refinancing of Comsa EMTE.*

Advising a pool of financial entities (the Creditors' Committee) on the refinancing of the real estate company Inmobiliaria Colonial.*

Advising twenty one companies of the Orizonia group (a leader in the Spanish tourism sector with 1.4 billion Euro liabilities and 2,400 employees) on its insolvency proceedings.*

Advising the real estate company Martinsa Fadesa and seven subsidiaries -with €7 billion liabilities and the biggest insolvency proceedings in the history of Spain at the time- in its insolvency proceedings.*

Advising Blackstone on the purchase of the residential mortgage loan portfolio from Catalunya Caixa.*

Advising HYpothekenbank Frankfurt AG, Sucursal en España on the sale of its real estate portfolio in Spain to Lonestar and JP Morgan.*

Advising Blackstone on the purchase of a residential mortgage loan portfolio from Bankia Habitat.*

Advising Caixabank on the transfer of a NPL portfolio to a SPV owned by five financial institutions.*

Advising Orion Capital, Morgan Stanley, Kennedy Wilson, Credit Suisse, and other financial institutions (banks and investment funds) on the purchase of various distressed real estate assets in Spain.*

*Matters worked on prior to joining White & Case.