Sergio Cires has more than 10 years of experience in the areas of banking, project, and acquisition finance with a particular focus on energy and infrastructure projects involving public-private partnerships (PPPs). He represents domestic and international financial entities, equity funds, debt funds, and corporations in project, leveraged, acquisition, real estate, corporate, and asset-backed finance as well as debt restructurings and refinancings. He has extensive experience working on cross-border transactions in Europe and Latin America.
Recent significant transactions include the representation of Portobello Capital in the acquisition financing of a group of several companies operating in the sanitary sector throughout Spain; several transactions in the infrastructure and renewable energy sectors such as the representation of the Toledo Hospital consortium in the financing of the construction, maintenance, and exploitation of the Toledo University Hospital in Spain; advising Sacyr, Valoriza Conservación de Infraestructuras, and Marguerite Silver in connection with the refinancing, through a bond issuance listed in Frankfurt, of the Arlanzón highway project in Spain; and the representation of a syndicate of financial entities in the refinancing of a €293.1 million debt granted for the construction, maintenance, and exploitation of a 49.9 MW thermal solar plant located in Cordoba, Spain.
Sergio is coordinator of Jones Day Madrid's pro bono practice. He also collaborates with IE Business School, University of Navarra (UNAV) and teaches a course on project finance at ISDE (Madrid).
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El futuro de los PPAs en España
- Instituto de Empresa (Master's in Law 2006); University of Navarra (Law Degree 2005; Bachelor's in Economics 2005)
- Member 82342 of the Madrid Bar Association
Best Lawyers — Project Finance (2021)
Chambers Europe — Banking & Finance (2021): "proactive and looks for solutions throughout the operation"; Projects (2020-2021): "provides an outstanding level of involvement and anticipates our needs"; Banking & Finance and Projects (2022): Associate to Watch
The Legal 500 EMEA — Banking & Finance (2019-2020); Projects and Energy (2021)
- English, Spanish, Basque