Javier Gallego Larrubia


The combination of practice and teaching is extremely enriching and beneficial for the client.

I enjoy sport and history.


Practising lawyer since 1998, Associate Professor of Corporate and Commercial Law at Universidad Complutense de Madrid since 2003.

Founding partner of Gallego Larrubia Abogados and partner of Laffer Abogados. Formerly a lawyer at the international law firms Clifford Chance and Cremades & Calvo-Sotelo. Founding partner of the Spanish Association of Minority Shareholders of Listed Companies (AEMEC).

Specialised in corporate transactions and restructurings, M&A, divestment processes, resolution of corporate conflicts and shareholders’ agreements, civil and commercial contracts, transformations of sports clubs into sports limited companies, insolvency proceedings, insolvencies and pre-insolvency advice.

He is an arbitrator in the Court of Arbitration of the Madrid Bar Association.

Bodies to which he belongs:

He is a member of the Madrid Bar Association and a corresponding member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Jurisprudence and Legislation.


His experience in international law firms, and his experience as a founding partner of his own firm, has enabled him to intervene in professional matters of great complexity and scope.

He graduated from Universidad Complutense de Madrid with the Extraordinary Degree Award (1998). He obtained the Proven Research Certificate in the Doctorate Programme “Estudios de Derecho Mercantil“, with the highest qualification, from the Department of Corporate and Commercial Law of the Faculty of Law, and the degree of European Doctor in Law from the University of Bologna.

Recognitions, teaching, publications, lectures

Recognised by Best Lawyers (2019 to 2023), by Corporate INTL as Sports Lawyer of the Year in Spain – Global Awards Winner (2020 to 2023) and by Leading Adviser Awards (2019 to 2023) as Leading Corporate Transactions, Restructuring and Divestment Process Attorney of the Year – Spain.

Selected participant in the “VIII Harvard Course in Law and Economics” (Harvard University). 1998 Extraordinary Undergraduate Award. Freshfields-Expansión Award for the Best Business Law Student in Spain 1998 – Finalist. Scholarship from the Royal College of Spain in Bologna (Italy). Doctoral research grant from Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Research fellowship at the Department of Legal Sciences of the Faculty of Law of the University of Bologna. Associate Professor in Corporate and Commercial Law at Universidad Complutense de Madrid and lecturer on the Master’s Degree for Admission to the Practice of Law  and the Master’s Degree in Private Law at the same University. Lecturer on the Master’s Degree for Admission to the Practice of Law at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Lecturer on the Course on Admission to the Practice of Law at the Madrid Bar Association.

Lecturer at the Instituto de Empresa and IFAES, and participant in specialised national and international congresses, he has spoken as a specialist in corporate and commercial law in various media and is the author of various publications specialising in different areas of corporate and commercial law, insolvency law and sports law (prohibition of competition of company directors, indirect transfers of company shares, division of company assets in companies in liquidation, distribution of profits during the liquidation phase, sports limited companies, conflicts within family companies, acquisition of assets in insolvency proceedings, right of exit of members of sports clubs, etc.).