José David García Sotillo


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  • Spanish

José David García Sotillo

Senior associate


José David García Sotillo is a senior associate in the Litigation and Arbitration, and Restructuring and Insolvency practices. He joined the Malaga office in 2009 and provides advice on litigation and insolvency matters.

He specializes in the technical case management of all kinds of civil and commercial lawsuits in the civil jurisdiction, notably including court proceedings on banking law matters in defense of financial institutions and, in particular, ordinary enforcement and mortgage foreclosure proceedings and declaratory proceedings brought by consumers and users in relation to standard business terms.

He also provides recurring advice in financial distress situations and his work ranges from assisting debtors subject to technical or imminent insolvency in the process for negotiation and restructuring of debt, to defense of creditor claims and interests in formal insolvency proceedings and pre-insolvency procedures.

He has experience acting as legal counsel in court proceedings for eviction from business premises and has advised investment funds on the acquisition of assets in court auctions, analyzing the different possibilities for clients in order to minimize the potential contingencies and develop the best litigation strategy.

José David García Sotillo is a member of the Malaga Bar Association. 

Academic background:

Law degree, Universidad de Sevilla.

Master’s Degree in Insurance, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED).

Executive Master’s Degree in Business Law, Centro de Estudios Garrigues (in collaboration with Harvard Law School).

Winner of the 1st University Award in Family Law, promoted by Zarraluqui Abogados de Familia, for his work entitled “Filiation and Assisted Reproduction” (*).


Author of the legal article “The electronic court auction” (*), published in Diario Sur.

(*) Originally published in Spanish. See Spanish CV for more details.