With 20 years of experience, Vanessa Armas focuses her practice on complex, cross-border project finance transactions. She represents sponsors, developers, lenders, and investors in the development, financing, acquisition, and disposition of wind, biomass, thermosolar, cogeneration, and other renewable energy assets in Spain and Latin America. Vanessa also has significant experience in the financing of infrastructure projects, such as highways and hotels; securitization matters as they relate to Spanish transactions structured through Spanish funds, as well as cross-border securitization transactions structured through special purpose vehicles (SPVs); and the restructuring of distressed multinational corporations.
Vanessa's most recent experience includes advising a Spanish financial entity in connection with the financing of a 50 MW solar plant located in Andalucia, Spain developed by a Spanish promoter; Banco de Sabadell, S.A. in connection with the structuring and implementation of the financing for the construction and entry into operation of two photovoltaic solar plants of 50 MW of nominal power each and its corresponding evacuation infrastructure located in Badajoz; and a syndicate of financial entities in which Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Agentaria, S.A., Bankia, S.A., and Banco de Sabadell, S.A. acted as mandated lead arrangers and underwriters in the financing provided to IPA Capital for the acquisition of Productos Alimenticios Gallo.
Among the many clients Vanessa has advised on numerous deals include financial entities such as Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, Banco de Sabadell, Banco Santander, Caixabank, Deutsche Bank, and ING Bank and companies such as Acciona, Elecnor, Inveravante Inversiones Unviersales, and Solarpack Corporación Tecnológica.
- Instituto de Empresa Madrid (Master's in Business Law 1999); San Pablo CEU University, Madrid (Law Degree in European Community Law 1998)
Best Lawyers (2016-2020) — Natural Resources Law; Project Finance and Development Practice
Chambers Europe (2010-2019)
Chambers Global (2011-2013, 2018, 2019) — Energy & Natural Resources / Project Finance
The Legal 500 EMEA (2010-2012)
- English, Spanish