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Javier Ortega de la Peña


Javier Ortega de la Peña


Partner and Head of the Madrid Office at Stender Deuretsbacher Heher


International Context and Legal Frameworks


Global Master in Real Estate Development

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Javier Ortega is partner and head of the Madrid office at Stender Deuretsbacher Heher. As a lawyer, he has 24 years of professional experience in M&A and real estate (with a special focus in acquisition, construction and property finance). Together with his team, he advises mainly international, as well as international banks in large real estate projects, stretching over the whole array of the property transactions.

Javier has previously served as partner at Herbert Smith Freehills (Madrid) and headed the real estate department at Cuatrecasas where he also was a partner. He ran the real estate departments at Gómez Acebo y Pombo (Madrid), Uría y Menéndez (Madrid) and the Vienna office of Bruckhaus Westrick Heller Löber (now Freshfields) as an associate.

He has several publications, among which are the “Principles of Global Law” (Aranzadi, 2006) and several articles on financial assistance, multilateral arbitration or the relations between cadaster and land registry.

Javier has a B.A. in philosophy from the University of Navarra, a J.D. from the law school of the University of Vienna, a J.D. from the university Complutense of Madrid and a PhD in law from the University of Vienna. He is fluent in English, German (sworn translator) Russian and Spanish.

Javier Ortega de la Peña currently teaches several classes about the International Context and Legal Frameworks in the Global Masters in Real Estate Development program at IE school of Architecture and Design.