Hector Arroyo


Hector focuses on financial restructuring, insolvency and distressed M&A transactions across various jurisdictions. 
He has extensive experience in advising international creditors, such as foreign banks, private equity funds and hedge funds, as well as sponsors and debtors on complex and challenging situations. He also assists investors in acquiring distressed assets through court supervised processes.

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

  • Founder and Honorary President, Association des Jeunes Professionnels du Restructuring (AJR).
  • Member, Association pour le Retournement des Entreprises (ARE).
  • Member, Institution of Lawyers' Association Ltd. (ILA).
Hector Arroyo proved himself invaluable and he never lost sight of our objectives
Chambers Europe, 2023.
He is an excellent partner in very complex, cross-border matters
Chambers Europe, 2023



England and Wales, 2020.

Paris Bar, 2010.

Brazilian Bar Association, 2007.


Master II, Business Law, University of Paris Dauphine, 2010

Masters, Environmental Law, University of Limoges, 2008

Masters, Law, Federal University of Goiás, 2007


Brazilian Portuguese, English, French
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.