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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    Debt Finance

    • Advising a pool of Spanish and international banks on the debt refinancing of Mundo Reader (BQ).
    • Advising the 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 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, Bankia, Deutsche Bank, Sabadell and Novo Banco on the €76 million 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 the lenders 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 a pool of Spanish banks on the debt restructuring of Velasco Obras y Servicios.
    • Advising 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 Lacteos Romar.
    • Advising a pool of Spanish banks on the debt refinancing of Guia del Ocio.

    Project Finance

    • 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 1GW solar PV pipeline.
    • Advising Grupo Ibereólica on the non-recourse senior project finance facilities granted to Ibereólica Cabo Leonés by Sumitomo Bank for the construction and development of a 78MW wind farm.
    • Advising Solaria on the amendment of the terms and conditions of three senior secured project finance bonds listed on the Spanish AIM MARF.
    • Advising 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 the lenders on the project financing facilities granted to Siderurgia Hierros Añón for the construction and exploitation of a steel plant in Brazil.
    • Advising the sponsors on the project financing granted to Saggas for the construction of a LNG plant in Sagunto.
    • Advising the lenders on the project financing of two wind farms of Urvasco Energía.

    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 €1.4 billion NPL project “Italica” sale of three unsecured NPL portfolios to Cerberus and Elliott Management.
    • Advising Grove Capital Management on the purchase of a €500 million portfolio of unpaid invoices from Vodafone and Ono.
    • Advising SAREB on the €100 million project “Indigo” sale of a secured loan portfolio to Deutsche Bank AG London.
    • Advising SAREB on the €67 million 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
    • 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
    • Recognised in The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2020 for Spain – Project Finance and Energy.
    • Selected in Best Lawyers 2020 directory for Spain for Banking & Finance.

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