11Onze continues its process of incorporating great professionals and experts in different fields. Arcadi Sala-Planell joins our team.
Arcadi Sala-Planell is a lawyer at the University of Barcelona. Always in constant and continuous training, he specialises in different areas, especially financial, commercial, insolvency and real estate law. He is an expert and specialist in banking and financial law, being the founding partner of the law firm BBS Advocats, a leading law firm in the sector, which is a pioneer and a leader in financial and banking law, both in Catalonia and in Spain.
The firm’s legal team is made up of both lawyers and economists, professionals with a high degree of specialisation in the areas in which they work. Internally organised into work areas for each sector and product, thus providing the necessary specialisation, which is so essential in the legal and economic world.
Both Arcadi and his collaborators stand out in the defence of consumers and users, both individuals and businesses, defending them before courts all over Spain, in matters such as banking malpractice or infringements of community and state regulations. Thanks to their work and dedication the firm stands out for having obtained the first rulings on all types of financial and banking products; swaps, preference shares, structured deposits, multi-currency mortgages, convertible bonds, IRPH, revolving, investment products, and abusive clauses, among others.
We asked the new CLO (Chief Legal Officer) why he accepted this challenge, and he replied:
“For me, 11Onze is the excitement of creating and collaborating with a bank that is different from the existing ones, and, therefore, the one that could be the bank of our dreams. After so many years of fighting against the injustices, abuses, lies and lack of transparency of banks and building societies, now is the time and the opportunity to create an ethical, fair and accessible bank. A bank in which people can trust, and whose objective is to advise and not to sell.
The time has come to create a bank that respects people and regulations, that actively collaborates in the growth of our business’ fabric and that is there to serve and not to take advantage of the people”.