Javier López Antón has more than 25 years of experience and is considered one of the leading lawyers in Spain in the areas of banking, project, and acquisition finance. He was named the 2021 "Acquisition Finance Lawyer of the Year in Spain" at the 12th Annual Global Law Experts Awards.
Javier has experience representing lenders, underwriters, and borrowers in leveraged, project, real estate, corporate, and asset-backed finance as well as pre-insolvency and other kinds of conventional and complex financing structures. Javier counsels financial institutions, project sponsors, and investors in the development, financing, acquisition, and disposition of infrastructure and renewable energy companies, telecom projects, hotels, and real estate. He has extensive experience working on cross-border transactions in Spain, Mexico, and throughout Latin America.
Javier's recent experience includes advising a syndicate of lenders in a financing transaction to Grupo Isolux Corsan S.A., a listed global Spanish construction and engineering company, in the restructuring of its nearly €2 billion in debt; representing Autopistas del Sol, S.A., a wholly owned subsidiary of Global Vía Infraestructuras, S.A., a Spanish leader in infrastructure concession management, in connection with a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering by Autopistas del Sol of $300 million aggregate principal amount of Senior Secured Notes, which is the first concurrent and international bond issuance in Costa Rica; and the representation of Portobello Capital in the acquisition financing of a group of several companies operating in the sanitary sector throughout Spain.
Javier has advised AEE Power; BBVA; Santander; Caixabank; Royal Bank of Scotland; Portobello Capital Gestión, SGEIC, S.A.; and Globalvía Inversiones, S.A.U.; among others.
- Complutense University of Madrid (Law Degree 1987)
- Member 39903 of the Madrid Bar Association
Best Lawyers (2008-2020, including 2019 "Lawyer of the Year" in project finance and development practice) — banking and finance law, project finance and development practice, and public finance law
Chambers Europe (2006-2021)
Chambers Global (2006-2021)
IFLR1000 — The Guide to the World's Leading Financial and Corporate Law Firms (2019-2021)
The Legal 500 EMEA (2006-2021) — banking (2018-2021, Hall of Fame) and projects (2019-2021)
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