Antonio Entrena López-Peña


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  • English
  • Spanish



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Antonio Entrena López-Peña



Since 2005, Antonio Entrena has been a partner in the Litigation and Arbitration Department of Garrigues, where he has pursued his professional career since 1995. Before joining, he completed a scholarship granted by Fundación Empresa Pública, which he combined with training at a law firm.

He specializes in civil and commercial litigation and has extensive experience in matters relating to obligations and contracts, noncontractual liability, corporate affairs, unfair competition, directors’ liability, successions and rights in rem, to name but a few.

As regards his industry experience, Antonio Entrena is an expert in litigation related to, inter alia, the finance, banking, construction and insurance industries as well as M&A transactions and private equity. He is the go-to lawyer for some of the largest financial institutions and companies in Spain and abroad.

He is included in various directories as one of the best experts in civil and commercial litigation. Among these directories are Best Lawyers and The Legal 500 which mention Antonio as one of the “key partners”.

For a number of years, he has been an assistant lecturer on litigation practice at Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE E-1 and E-3). He also teaches at Centro de Estudios Garrigues and, since 2012, at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid on its Master’s course giving access to the legal profession. He has spoken at numerous conferences at other universities such as Universidad San Pablo CEU and CUNEF.

He is a member of Madrid Bar Association.

Antonio Entrena is a regular speaker at seminars and conferences organized by the firm and various specialist centers: Instituto de Fomento Empresarial (IFE) - “Civil Liability in Construction”, “Civil Liability of Directors for Corporate Debts”; CEPYME - “Active Management of the Business Downturn”, “The importance of preventive advice from litigators: a reflection”; Association of Engineers - “Mediation and other alternative dispute resolution methods”; BBVA Litigation Symposium - “Procedural exceptions in the Civil Procedure Law”; UNIJES Congress, ICADE, Univ. Deusto, Esade - “Challenges for the legal profession in a global society”, “The professional career of a lawyer at a major law firm”; etc.).

In 2016 Antonio won the “Client Choice Award” for Litigation (Spain) awarded annually by legal publication “International Law Office”.

Academic background:

Degree in Law (with honors), Universidad Complutense de Madrid (1986-1991).

Diploma in Business Law from C.U. San Pablo C.E.U., overall grade of honors (1986-1992).

Course on Foreign Trade at the Madrid Chamber of Commerce and Industry (1994).

Courses on international law, comparative law and human rights at The College of William & Mary - Marshall-Whyte School of Law (1991).


Coauthor of works and publications (“Can a claim for damages be deemed implicit in a termination due to contractual breach?” (*) in Litigation Practice Yearbook 2016, publisher WOLTERS KLUWER; “Staggered dispute resolution clauses: thoughts on their practical application” in the collective work “Measures to prevent legal disputes in instable economic environments” (*), publisher J.M. BOSCH EDITOR 2014; “Claim against banks for investments in structured products offered by Lehman Brothers: a firm judicial precedent” in "Litigation Law Yearbook 2011” (*), publisher LA LEY; “Enforcement of Money Judgements”; publisher Iuris Publishing Inc.), articles and press collaborations. 

(*) originally published in Spanish. See Spanish CV for more information.