Luis de la Peña Fernández-Nespral

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Luis de la Peña Fernández-Nespral



Luis de la Peña is a partner in Garrigues’ Corporate/Commercial Law Department, where he has spent his entire professional career. He specializes in financial and regulatory law.

Among other areas, he is an expert in banking regulations, consumer finance, distance financial services, collective investment vehicles, pension funds, investment services, private equity, payment services, e-money and all financial product and anti-money laundering-related regulatory aspects. He is the lawyer of choice at various Spanish and international financial institutions operating in Spain.

He has also played an active role in the analysis and design of financial products, specializing in cross-border activities at supervised entities, multilateral negotiation systems, compensation, and the settlement of securities and has worked in coordination with lawyers from other jurisdictions.

He also advises on disciplinary proceedings before the Bank of Spain, the Spanish National Securities Market Commission (CNMV) and the Enforcement Service of the Anti-Money Laundering and Monetary Infringements Commission (SEPBLAC).

Moreover, he regularly collaborates with the leading Spanish and foreign private banking institutions on regulatory matters. He is a regular speaker at specialist seminars and training courses on regulatory and anti-money laundering-related issues.

Luis de la Peña has been included in several directories, such as Chambers & Partners, in the finance and regulatory practice area, forming part of the team of renowned experts.

De la Peña is a member of the Madrid Bar Association, represents Garrigues at the Collective Investment Vehicles and Pension Funds Association (INVERCO), and serves as a trustee of Fundación Manuel Benedito and an adviser to the PIOB (Public Interest Oversight Board).




Academic background:

Degree in Law from San Pablo-CEU (Universidad Complutense de Madrid).
Associate’s Degree in EU Law (CEU-San Pablo).


Co-author of A Half Century of Collective Investment in Spain (Fundación Inverco, 2007).

Numerous articles, including noteworthy examples published in recent years in Revista de Derecho del Mercado de Valores (2008. Commercialization of collective investment vehicles to entities without legal personality; 2009; Independent advisory services: a look at financial advisory firms; 2011 Reforms to Spanish systems governing the compensation, settlement and registration of stock market securities), International Financial Law Review, Negocio, Dinero, Fundspeople, etc.