JuanFerré

Partner

Madrid + 34.91.520.3904

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.

Experience

  • Guardian Europe S.à r.l. sold Guardian Automotive glass business to PARTER Capital Group AGJones Day advised Guardian Europe S.à r.l., a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., in the sale of its Guardian Automotive aftermarket glass fabrication and distribution business to PARTER Capital Group AG.
  • Ad hoc group of senior secured lenders advised in landmark restructuring of the syncreon groupJones Day acted for the ad hoc group of senior secured lenders in the landmark restructuring of the global logistics syncreon group which was implemented via English Schemes of arrangement, with chapter 15 recognition in the U.S. and CCAA recognition in Canada.
  • London-based special situations fund acquires luxury residential building in Marbella (Spain)Jones Day advised a London-based special situations fund in its acquisition of a luxury residential building in Marbella (Spain) out of insolvency proceedings.
  • Banco Santander, Bankia, and Caixabank-led syndicate refinances Tranche A for €445.6 millionJones 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 NotesJones 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 firmJones 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 companyJones 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 SeguriberJones 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 debtJones 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 PartnersJones 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 lawJones 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 agreementJones 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 PartnersJones 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 agreementJones 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 debtJones 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, SpainJones 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 assetsJones 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 groupJones 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 loanJones 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.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • April 25, 2017
      New European Tools for Business Restructuring
    • 25 de abril, 2017
      Nuevas herrramientas europeas para la reestructuración empresarial
    • October 30,2014
      Eurozone Update 2014, panelist, International Insolvency & Restructuring Symposium American Bankruptcy Institute
    • March 24, 2014
      Assessing Investment Opportunities in Spain: An Outlook for 2014
    • October 16, 2013
      Navigating Global Risk
    • 23 de abril, 2013
      Implicaciones de Derecho de la Competencia en operaciones de adquisición de empresas en dificultades
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