Garrigues is an international tax and legal services firm that provides business law advice on the main economic scenarios of the global marketplace. Since its creation in 1941, the firm has been noted for its international outlook and innovative nature. This guide has been produced by Garrigues' Investment Funds and Distressed M&A team, a cross-functional group within the firm, led by partners from the Corporate, M&A and Restructuring departments, which comprises the M&A, Real Estate, Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Restructuring & Insolvency and Private Equity teams. The team is regularly involved in a variety of transactions, related to NPLs and REOs portfolios, real estate businesses, single assets or servicers, direct lending transactions, purchases and sales of businesses of insolvent companies, secondary deals, securitizations, trades and debt recovery analysis of large companies. Garrigues' Investment Funds and Distressed M&A team stands out among its competitors on the basis of the strong background of its members and the teamwork between all of them, which places Garrigues in a second-to-none position to globally advise our clients from the early stages of any distressed transaction until successful completion and, when advising the buy-side, until effective work-out of the debtor positions acquired. Clients from Garrigues' Investment Funds and Distressed M&A team recognize the value that the law firm adds to their businesses, understanding the economic, financial and legal needs, offering tailored solutions, managing complex processes and situations and achieving the highest standards of performance regardless the transaction's type or size. The aim of this guide is to satisfy the curiosity of anyone interested in distress transactions in Spain and to share some of the experiences and lessons Garrigues learned in this field over the years.