Ignacio Tirado Martí

Fotografía de Ignacio Tirado Martí

Academic Consultant

Attorney

  • Restructuring

“The lack of truly specialist firms in restructuring is one of the reasons why such a low percentage of Spanish companies overcome insolvency situations.”

Ignacio holds a PhD in procedural law from the University of Bologna and commercial law from Universidad Autónoma, where he is a professor of commercial law.

He is one of the most internationally renowned Spanish academics in commercial, corporate and banking law. He currently holds the position of secretary general of Unidroit (the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law).

As legal consultant for the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, he has coordinated technical recommendations to regulate banking risk and insolvency systems in some fifteen countries. Director of the International Insolvency Institute and founding member of the European Banking Institute, he was also Spain’s representative on Uncitral (the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law).

As a lawyer, he formed part of the restructuring programmes for Nozar, Grupo Arturo Cantoblanco and Vértice 360, among other companies. He has also been a member of examining boards for accessing the position of commercial judge.