Bernardino focuses on Financial Services Litigation, Insolvency Litigation and Product Liability. Bernardino acts regularly on behalf of Banks and investment institutions in proceedings relating to a wide variety of both plain vanilla and complex financial products (swaps, collars, KIKO collars, structured bonds, preferential shares, etc.). Bernardino has a breadth of experience in representing financial institutions in debt recovery and business restructuring proceedings, including refinancing agreements, judicial recoveries, mortgage enforcement proceedings and, importantly, insolvency proceedings.
He is a lecturer on civil litigation, insolvency and advocacy techniques at Comillas ICADE University, CEU San Pablo University, Carlos III University and University of Navarra. Bernardino is an external advisor to the IMF on Spanish insolvency issues and he regularly contributes to publications concerning litigation matters, product liability and, in particular, insolvency law (European Lawyer, Eurowatch, ILO, Phi, Eurofenix, INSOL, etc.).
Bernardino speaks Spanish, English, Italian, French and Catalan.
'Clients highlight Bernardino Muñiz's technical ability and experience in financial services litigation. He also wins praise for his hands-on approach and courtroom skill'
'He is able to detect new opportunities and is fast at identifying solutions. If you have a complex matter that needs to be negotiated, he is able to manage it correctly'
Areas of Focus
Advising a credit entity in relation to the commercialization of Lehman structured bonds
Advising a bank entity on lawsuits related to preferential shares
Advising a major financial institution on several business restructuring, repossession and insolvency proceedings.
Advising FCE Bank PLC in relation to the insolvency proceedings of the leading Spanish rent-a-car company and of several dealers across Spain