Juan Ferré combines a profound academic knowledge of insolvency law with broad experience representing distressed investors, banks, and large corporations in some of Spain's most relevant financial restructurings and insolvency proceedings.
Some of Juan's recent experience includes advising a group of domestic and international lenders in the court restructuring and subsequent insolvency proceedings of Grupo Isolux Corsan (more than Eur 4bn in debts); representing a variety of hedge funds and investment banks in connection with the bankruptcy proceedings of several toll roads operators (total debts exceeding Eur 4bn); and acting for a group of international investment banks and hedge funds in a challenge brought against the court confirmation of the restructuring agreement of Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas, S.A. (comprising more than Eur 5bn in debts).
Before joining Jones Day, Juan was the head of the Spanish branch of a German law firm specialized in insolvency administration. In that capacity he acted as insolvency officer of more than 100 companies operating in a variety of sectors, such as construction, real estate development, automotive, retail, health care, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, and renewable energy.
For more than 12 years he was an adjunct professor of commercial and insolvency law at the University of Barcelona, where he earned a Ph.D with a thesis on subordination of claims. He also served as a member of the expert group advising the European Commission on the reform of the European Insolvency Regulation.
Juan is a member of CERIL, INSOL, TMA, and the American Bankruptcy Institute.
Banco Santander, Bankia, and Caixabank-led syndicate refinances Tranche A for €445.6 million
Jones Day represented a syndicate of lenders including, among others, Banco Santander, S.A.; Bankia, S.A.; and Caixabank, S.A. in connection with a refinancing agreement with Grupo Isolux Corsán, S.A. and other companies of its group of the Tranche A provided by the syndicate of lenders under the refinancing agreement executed on December 16, 2016 for an amount of €445.6 million.
International Automotive Components Group completes refinancing of Senior Secured Notes
Jones Day advised International Automotive Components Group, S.A., a leading global supplier of automotive components and systems, in connection with the issuance of $215 million of Senior Secured Notes due 2023 to Gamut Capital Management, L.P. in a private placement.
Bankia, Banco Santander, and Caixabank provide term loan to engineering and construction firm
Jones Day represented Bankia, S.A., Banco Santander, S.A. and Caixabank, S.A. in connection with a term loan provided to an engineering and construction firm.
Bankia, Banco Santander, and Caixabank provide term loan to construction services company
Jones Day represented Bankia, S.A., Banco Santander, S.A., and Caixabank, S.A. in connection with a term loan provided to a construction services company.
Syndicate of lenders led by Banco Sabadell and Bankia provide debt restructuring to Grupo Seguriber
Jones Day advised a syndicate of lenders led by Banco Sabadell and Bankia in connection with the debt restructuring of the Spanish entity Grupo Seguriber which included advancing new money and creating a quasi equity instrument.
Spanish real estate investment and development management group executes purchase option for plots located in PAI "Parque Empresarial Circuito de Cheste" (Valencia)
Jones Day assisted a Spanish real estate investment and development management group to execute a purchase option for plots with a surface area of 1,000,000 sqm located in the PAI "Parque Empresarial Circuito de Cheste" (Valencia) for €40 million ($43 million).
Syndicate of lenders provides financing to Grupo Isolux Corsan for its restructuring of debt
Jones Day provided legal advice to a syndicate of Lenders (excluding bondholders) in a financing transaction to Grupo Isolux Corsan S.A., a listed global Spanish construction and engineering company, in the restructuring of nearly €2 billion debt owed by the worldwide-based group of companies.
Tenneco sells business related automotive production plant in Gijon, Spain to Quantum Capital Partners
Jones Day represented Tenneco GmbH, a developer, manufacturer, and supplier of exhaust systems to automotive manufacturers, in connection with its sale of the business related to the automotive production plant in Gijon, Spain to Quantum Capital Partners AG.
Global institutional investment firm and Titulización de Activos SGFT set up first private securitization fund in Spain under new law
Jones Day advised the sponsor and Titulización de Activos SGFT, in its capacity as Management Company (ManCo), in connection with the set-up of the first private securitization fund in Spain under the new Spanish securitization law.
Private equity firm completes restructuring agreement
Jones Day advised a multinational renewable energy group in connection with the global restructuring of several bank facilities.
XIO Group acquires COMPO EXPERT business from Triton Partners
Jones Day advised XIO Group on the fund's inaugural investment in the secondary leveraged buyout from Triton Partners of the COMPO EXPERT business, a leading supplier of specialty fertilizer products for professional applications.
Power producer reviews director liability agreement
Jones Day advised an independent power producer in connection with the potential liability of directors of a Spanish company in relation to the enforcement of an agreement to maintain solvency and financial backing that is subject to New York law.
Investment firm acquires toll highway debt
Jones Day assisted a global institutional investment firm with the legal review and acquisition of debt instruments advanced to several borrowers who operate toll highways in Spain and which are subject to bankruptcy proceedings.
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria closes €15 million debt acquisition of cement and clinker plant in Zaragoza, Spain
Jones Day represented Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria as facility agent and the rest of a syndicate of banks in the closing of a €15 million debt acquisition in connection with a cement and clinker plant in Zaragoza, Spain.
Mobile phone network provider seeks to acquire tech company assets
Jones Day is advising a Spanish mobile phone network provider in the potential acquisition of the assets of a Spanish technology company.
Committee of Senior Lenders to Codere restructures debts of insolvent Codere Group and successfully exits from insolvent group
Jones Day advised the Committee of Senior Lenders to Codere S.A. in connection with the restructuring of the debts of the insolvent Codere Group and their subsequent successful exit from the insolvent group.
Helaba seeks reimbursement of open loan
Jones Day represented Helaba Landesbank Hessen-Thueringen Girozentrale in a Spanish enforcement of loans advanced to Inmobiliaria Chamartin, S.A., a Spanish real estate company under German law, including negotiating a work-out solution and assisting during the insolvency proceedings of the borrower.
Wind to Power System sells solar inverter and reactive power products lines to Arteche
Jones Day advised Wind to Power System S.L. in the sale of solar inverter and reactive power product lines to Spanish industrial group Arteche.
Olive Capital Group sells 814,000 m2 of land to Banco Sabadell-SOLVIA
Jones Day Madrid advised the insolvency trustees of Olive Capital Group (formerly Coperfil) in connection with the sale of 814,000 m2 of land to Banco Sabadell-SOLVIA, to be developed in the context of the Business Park La Carpetania project in Madrid and in the project for the enlargement of the EADS-CASA Airbus factory.
Innovative Components Technologies sells Spanish subsidiary
Jones Day advised the German company, Innovative Components Technologies GmbH, in connection with the sale of its Spanish subsidiary, ICT Spain S.A., as a consequence of its insolvency proceedings.
- January 2014Pescanova: Turbulent waters, The Quarterly Journal of INSOL International, INSOL WORLD, First Quarter 2014 issue
- October 2013Recent Developments on the Reform of Insolvency Law at European Level, The Quarterly Journal of INSOL International, INSOL WORLD, Fourth Quarter 2013 issue
- October 30,2014Eurozone Update 2014, panelist, International Insolvency & Restructuring Symposium American Bankruptcy Institute
- IESE Business School (General Management Program, 2010-2011); Barcelona University (Ph.D. in Law cum laude 2005); Autonomous University of Barcelona (Law Degree 1996)
- Madrid and Barcelona
Chambers Europe (2014-2018): one interviewee commends his "responsive, focused and direct" approach
Chambers Global (2014-2015)
Best Iberian lawyers "40 under Forty" recipient, Iberian Lawyer (2011)
Best Lawyers® (2008-2019, including Lawyer of the Year award, 2019, and banking & finance law, Spain, 2019)
International Insolvency Institute, "NextGen Leadership Program" (2012)
Who's Who Legal (2019)
IFLR1000 — The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms (2019)
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