Kepler-Karst, a law firm specialized in Restructuring, Insolvency, Corporate and Finance Law, has announced the appointment of Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal, Chair of Banking and Finance Law at Queen Mary University of London, as Counsel. He is also an international consultant: senior insolvency expert for the World Bank, bank resolution expert for the European Parliament and consultant for several multilateral institutions in Washington D.C. and Europe, as well as Central Banks and Sovereign States. Besides, he has acted as expert on sovereign debt for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
Olivares-Caminal joins the firm to support the Financial Law area and to provide his high technical expertise advising creditors. He will also offer his international vision to the Restructuring and Insolvency area of the firm.
With more than 20 years of experience, and working from London and Madrid, he has developed projects in five continents, among which stands out the evaluation of the effectiveness of the insolvency laws of the 38 economies where the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development operates. He currently coordinates and represents the Cuban creditors' committee and a group of Venezuelan creditors in Europe.
Kepler-Karst, a firm recognized for its ability to handle highly complex and public matters, with offices in Madrid, London and Las Palmas, thus reinforces its international dimension and two key areas for the firm.
“Rodrigo's experience in sovereign debt restructuring, corporate finance and foreign investment is of particular importance in the current context of uncertainty and economic crisis, where economic distress situations are affecting companies, banks and public institutions. We are facing a scenario in which we must be able to provide advice of the highest level in order to face the current new challenges. And all of this, in addition to the value that Rodrigo can bring to our clients in construction, tourism, commerce, transportation and finance -among others-, especially to those with international or global assets or interests", says Davinia Sánchez, President and Partner of Kepler-Karst.
Nicolás Costábile, Managing Director of Ayesa, a Spanish multinational corporation who has worked with Rodrigo, highlights his experience in restructurings and emphasizes his ability to negotiate contracts and solve complex situations, "he is an expert in highly complex cases, and his strategic vision and commercial intelligence make him a great strategist who really understands what clients need".
For his part, Olivares-Caminal said: "The profile of clients and matters of the firm, as well as its courageous and bold way of understanding the legal profession, have been decisive in making this decision. I am delighted to put my knowledge and experience at the service of the firm's clients and very excited about this new stage that will allow me to consolidate my relationship with Latin America”.
This incorporation adds to the two recent appointments made by the firm last November, when it announced the incorporation of Armando Betancor Álamo, a specialist in cross-border transactions, and Luis A. Barber Marrero, an expert in corporate and insolvency law
“Our objective is none other than to provide different solutions and develop innovative and effective legal strategies for our clients' interests. To achieve this, it is essential to add talent such as that of Armando, Luis or, now, Rodrigo", concludes Davinia Sánchez, President and Partner of Kepler-Karst.