Manuel Mingot has extensive experience advising banks, debt funds, borrowers and sponsors on banking and finance matters and debt capital markets transactions. He focuses on syndicated lending, acquisition and project finance, debt restructuring, real estate financing and trade finance. Manuel has also participated in a number of portfolio disposals, acting for numerous Spanish and international banks and has advised several funds active in the purchase of portfolios. His expertise covers counselling financial institutions on financial regulation, including investment services and derivatives.

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    Debt Finance

    • Advising minority shareholders of High Tech Hotels & Resorts in a convertible loan facility for the acquisition 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 Banco Sabadell, Caixabank and Abanca on the €60 million project financing facilities granted to Siderurgia Hierros Añón for the construction and exploitation of a steel plant in Brazil.
    • Advising BBVA, Bankia, DB and Sabadell on the €35 million debt restructuring of Spanish-listed engineering group, Inypsa.
    • Advising Bankia, Banco Santander, Caixabank and BBVA on the €60 million debt restructuring of Velasco Obras y Servicios.
    • Advising Caixabank, BBVA and Banco Santander on the €12 million acquisition facilities granted to Grupo Boyacá for the acquisition of Redprensa and Red de Distribuciones Editoriales.
    • Advising Banco Santander, Bankia and Unicaja on the €18 million debt restructuring of Grupo Ibéricos Ramos y Calderón.
    • Advising Banco Santander and BBVA on the refinancing of Nutecal.
    • Advising Banco Santander and BBVA on the project financing of four wind farms totalling 150 Mw of Grupo Ibereolica.
    • Advising Banco Santander, BBVA and Bankia on the €17 million debt restructuring of Lacteos Romar.
    • Advising Banco Santander on the project financing of two wind farms of Urvasco Energía.
    • Advising ENI, BP, Endesa and Union Fenosa on the EIB €225 million project financing granted to Saggas for the construction of a LNG plant in Sagunto.
    • Advising Bankia and Caixabank on the refinancing of Guia del Ocio.
    • Advising Deutsche Bank and BBVA on the refinancing of ILB Helios Group.

    Distress Investing

    • 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.

    Debt Capital Markets

    • Advising Banco CAM and the FROB on the €6 billion LTRO issue, offering and listing of senior notes, covered bonds and territorial notes of Banco CAM.
    • Advising Banco Sabadell on the Dutch tender offer for the repurchase of €848 million senior and subordinated securitization notes originated by Caja de Ahorros del Mediterráneo.
    • Advising Banco de Valencia on liability management exercises involving the repurchase of €530 million preference shares and subordinated notes.
    • Barclays Capital in a €200 million zero coupon index linked notes offering and listing in Madrid/Barcelona Bolsas.
    • RBS NV in a €200 million notes offering listed in Madrid/Barcelona Bolsas.
    • Advising Nuon Energy on the €27 million securitization program for the issue of a wind project bond.

    Education

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

    Languages

    • Spanish
    • English
    • Recognized in The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2019 for Spain – Projects and Energy
    • 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
    • Recommended leading individual finance practitioner, European The Legal 500 2015
    • Selected in Best Lawyers 2015 directory for Spain for Banking & Finance, Capital Markets and M&A
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