With 20 years of experience, Vanessa Armas focuses her activity in 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 syndicate of lenders in a financing transaction for Grupo Isolux Corsan S.A., a listed global Spanish construction and engineering company, in the restructuring of its nearly €2 billion in debt; representing CaixaBank S.A. in connection with the refinancing of a 1.64 MW photovoltaic plant located in Arce, Badajoz (Spain) and of a 2.19 MW photovoltaic plant located in Glicinia, Seville (Spain); and ING Bank N.V., Sucursal en España and Finacity Capital Management in a cross-border trade receivables facility for Ferroglobe PLC, a leading materials innovation company.
Some of the clients she has advised on numerous deals include financial entities such as, among others, 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)
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