Adrián Thery

Adrián Thery studied law at CEU San Pablo University (Spain), before completing a Master’s Degree in Business and Finance from Centro de Estudios Garrigues (Spain) and an LL.M. in European Business Law from CEU San Pablo University. He is a partner at Garrigues, where he specialized in business restructuring, out-of-courts agreements and national and cross-border insolvency proceedings. Adrian´s professional performances has been singled out of praise at a European level at the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards in 2009 edition (“Industrial lease in an insolvency”) and 2011 edition (“Accelerating a company-saving approval”). Likewise, 2013 edition of the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards has stood out his innovative legal approach for the resolution of the leading case “Jugueteria Poly”. This innovation has been subsequently introduced in article 146 bis of the Spanish Insolvency Act through Royal-Decree 11/2014, of September 5. He is also a Lecturer on the Master’s Degree in Corporate Insolvency (MIE) at Universidad San Pablo CEU. He is a contributing member in Spain to the World Bank panel of experts and Founding member and President of the Spanish Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA). In december 2015, Adrian has been appointed as a member of the Group of Experts established to assist the European Commission in the creation of a legislative proposal about restructuring and insolvency law in the European Union. Furthermore, he is a regular speaker at seminars and conferences and a very important author of academical papers about bankruptcy law.