Manuel Mingot is a partner in the firm’s banking and finance team. Manuel advises lenders, borrowers, sponsors and debt funds on all aspects of corporate lending, at both local and cross-border levels. Manuel focuses on syndicated lending, project finance (particularly on renewables and infrastructures), debt restructuring and loan refinancing, real estate finance, trade receivables financing and direct lending. He has ample experience advising on the sale and purchase of secured and unsecured NPL portfolios and related debt-on-debt structures. His expertise covers counselling financial institutions on financial regulation, including investment services and derivatives.

    Manuel is regularly listed as a leading banking and finance lawyer in The Legal 500 and Chambers Europe. Manuel is also listed in the most recent publication of the Best Lawyers in Spain.

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    Leveraged Finance, Debt Restructuring and Direct Lending

    • Advising a pool of Spanish and international banks on the debt refinancing of Mundo Reader (BQ).
    • Advising the senior lenders in a senior secured term loan and revolving credit facility granted to Ferroglobe and FerroAtlántica.
    • Advising H.I.G. Capital on the debt refinancing of Compañía del Trópico de Café y Té.
    • Advising Grupo Lar on the senior facilities granted for the debt refinancing of the retail park Vidanova Park.
    • Advising debt fund Oquendo Capital on a mezzanine facility to Grupo Momentum.
    • Advising debt fund Kartesia Credit Opportunities in an acquisition loan facility granted to minority shareholders of High Tech Hotels & Resorts for the purchase of a 74% interest in High Tech Hotels & Resorts.
    • Advising Banco Santander and Bankia on the debt restructuring and scheme proceedings of High Tech Hotels.
    • Advising a pool of Spanish banks on the debt restructuring of Spanish-listed engineering group Inypsa.
    • Advising Park-Ohio on the senior secured acquisition loan granted by BBVA and CaixaBank for the acquisition of GH Electrotermia.
    • Advising BBVA, CaixaBank and Sabadell on the senior secured loan facilities granted for the debt refinancing of Altan Pharmaceuticals.
    • Advising debt fund Oquendo Capital on a growth mezzanine facility to Negocios de Restauración del Sur.
    • Advising Bankia, BBVA, Santander and a pool of Spanish banks on the debt restructuring of Velasco Obras y Servicios.
    • Advising CaixaBank as agent bank and the lenders on the senior secured acquisition facilities granted to Grupo Boyacá for the acquisition of Redprensa and Red de Distribuciones Editoriales.
    • Advising a pool of Spanish banks on the debt refinancing of Nutecal.
    • Advising a pool of Spanish banks on the debt refinancing of Grupo Lacteos Romar.
    • Advising a pool of Spanish banks on the debt refinancing of Guia del Ocio.

    Project Finance

    • Advising Bayern Landesbank on the non-recourse senior secured project finance facilities granted to Solaria for the financing of the 105MWp solar PV plants in Palencia and Toledo.
    • Advising Eiffel fund and WeLink Energy on the project finance facilities of the 50MWp Puerto Real 2 solar PV plant.
    • Advising Grupo Ibereólica on the non-recourse senior project finance facilities granted by Sumitomo Bank to Ibereólica Cabo Leonés for the construction and development of a 78MW wind farm.
    • Advising Solaria on the senior secured project bond issued for the debt refinancing of the 10MWp Magacela Solar plant.
    • Advising EDF Trading on a financial PPA with Foresight Group.
    • Advising EDF Trading on a 49MWp solar PV project financing.
    • Advising Esparity Solar on the development of a 1GW solar PV pipeline.
    • Advising Solaria on the amendment of the terms and conditions of three senior secured project bonds listed on the Spanish AIM MARF.
    • Advising Banco Santander as agent bank and the lenders on the non-recourse senior project financing facilities of five wind farms of Grupo Ibereolica totalling 150MW.
    • Advising Eiffel Energy Transition Fund on the bridge finance facilities provided to Green City Investments for the development of a Spanish solar PV pipeline.
    • Advising the lenders on the non-recourse senior project finance facilities granted to EDP Renovaveis for the construction and development of two wind farms in Galicia.
    • Advising Santander, CaixaBank and Abanca on the project financing facilities granted to Siderurgia Hierros Añón for the construction and exploitation of a steel plant in Brazil.
    • Advising Endesa, Naturgy and Iberdrola on the project financing granted to Saggas for the construction of a LNG plant in Sagunto.
    • Advising Santander on the project financing of two wind farms of Urvasco Energía.

    Trade Receivables Financing

    • Advising Banco Santander in a multijurisdictional trade receivables purchase and service programme with the Faurecia Group.
    • Advising Raiffeisen Bank in a multijurisdictional trade receivables securitisation with the EuroChem Group.
    • Advising Eurofactor in a multijurisdictional trade receivables purchase and service agreement with the Cooper Automotive Group.
    • Advising ABN AMRO Commercial Finance and DB in a multijurisdictional trade receivables facility to the Stay Group.
    • Advising Raiffeisen Bank in a multijurisdictional trade receivables purchase and service agreement with the Gindre Group.
    • Advising PNC Bank as agent bank and lenders in a senior secured ABL facility to Ferroglobe.

    Distress Investing, Debt Trades and NPLs

    • Advising Altamira Asset Management on the due diligence and sale of the secured NPL portfolios Dubai V, Dubai VI, Dubai VII, Dubai VIII, Gasset and Guadiana.
    • Advising Bankia on the NPL project “Italica” sale of three unsecured NPL portfolios to Cerberus and Elliott Management.
    • Advising Grove Capital Management on the purchase of a portfolio of unpaid invoices from Vodafone and Ono.
    • Advising SAREB on the project “Indigo” sale of a secured loan portfolio to Deutsche Bank AG London.
    • Advising SAREB on the project “Arroyofresno” sale of a real estate and loan portfolio to Construcciones Amenabar and CP Pinilla.
    • Advising Abanca on the proposed sale of a large secured NPL portfolio.

    Education

    • Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Ph.D., (Doctor en Derecho), summa cum laude, 2016
    • Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Law Degree, 1993

    Languages

    • Spanish
    • English
    • Recognised in The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2020 for Spain – Project Finance and Energy
    • Testimonials of The Legal 500 Europe 2020 Spain:
      • “Magnificent integration with the client team, providing accurate advice”
      • “Ability to provide assistance in different countries with the same quality of service and customer service, at a reasonable cost”
      • “They invest in the relationship with the client”
    • Clients describe Manuel as an experienced banking and finance professional valued by clients for his “dedication, especially in tense negotiations, and excellent objectivity and impartiality” – Chambers Europe 2015
    • Selected in Best Lawyers 2020 directory for Spain for Banking & Finance

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