IvánMartín-Barbón

Of Counsel

Madrid + 34.91.520.3939

Iván Martín-Barbón has more than 15 years of experience representing domestic and international financial entities and corporations in a wide range of banking and finance transactions. His experience includes business restructuring and reorganization, debt portfolio acquisitions, distressed debt, corporate finance, leveraged buyouts (LBOs), real estate finance, and structured finance.

Iván also has in-depth knowledge of project finance deals with a particular emphasis on infrastructure and renewable energy projects in Spain, Africa, and Latin America. In addition, he regularly engages in secondary debt trading matters assisting banks, international funds, and investors in a broad spectrum of Spanish borrowers.

Iván's recent significant transactions include advising Ferro Corporation in the sale of a receivables program governed by Belgian law, representing various Blackstone-advised entities in the acquisition of debt portfolios, and coordinating the response of several clients to mitigate the economic impact and meet the legal challenges stemming from the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Experience

  • Ferro expands receivables purchase programJones Day advised Ferro Corporation, a leading global supplier of technology-based functional coatings and color solutions, in connection with the expansion of its receivables purchase program with ING Belgium in Europe.
  • Merchant banking firm and Fortress Credit provide secured credit facility to Win SystemsJones Day represented a merchant banking firm and Fortress Credit Corp. in connection with a secured credit facility provided to Win Systems, an international developer of gaming machines software and manufacturer of gaming machines.
  • Spanish bank provides long term financing to Renewable Power VehicleJones Day represented a Spanish bank in connection with the long term financing provided to Renewable Power Vehicle, S.L. for the restructuring of the financial indebtedness of the group.
  • 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.
  • AEE Power finances solar power plant in Nigerian province of NasarawaJones Day advised AEE Power, S.A., an international EPC contractor and power developer specialized in the energy industry, in connection with the $70 million project financing for the development of a 50 MW solar power plant sponsored by Afrinergia Power Limited located in the Nigerian province of Nasarawa.
  • AEE Power obtains financing for solar plant project in Lorelei, NamibiaJones Day advised AEE Power, S.A., an international EPC contractor and power developer specialized in the energy industry, in connection with a $10 million loan provided by Aloe Investments, Ltd. for the construction and development of a solar plant project with a total generating capacity of 5 MW located in Lorelei, Namibia.
  • 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.
  • BBVA Bancomer and Banco Santander México-led syndicate refinances Oaxaca I wind parkJones Day represented BBVA Bancomer, Banco Santander (Mexico), Banco Nacional de Obras y Servicios Públicos (Banobras), Instituto de Crédito Oficial (ICO), and Sabcapital in connection with the refinancing of Oaxaca I wind park sponsored by Cobra Concesiones, S.L. and Bow Power, S.L.
  • BBVA-led syndicate assesses impact of change of control under €77 million project finance of wind park located in Valencia, SpainJones Day advised a syndicate of lenders including Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. as agent in assessing the impact of the change of control in the borrower under a €77 million (US$85.9 million) project finance of a wind park located in Jarafuel, Valencia, Spain).
  • CaixaBank refinances Rotasol photovoltaic solar plant project in Rota, Cádiz, SpainJones Day advised CaixaBank, S.A. in connection with the sale and purchase agreement and refinancing of the "Rotasol" photovoltaic solar plant project located in Rota, Cádiz, Spain.
  • CaixaBank refinances Zorita photovoltaic solar plant project in Salamanca, SpainJones Day advised CaixaBank, S.A. in connection with the sale and purchase agreement and refinancing of the "Zorita" photovoltaic solar plant project located in Salamanca, Spain.
  • Portobello Capital acquires Ramón SabaterJones Day represented Portobello Capital Gestion SA SGEIC in connection with the acquisition and related financing of 100% of the Spanish company Ramón Sabater, S.A., a manufacturer and distributor of spices.
  • BBVA-led syndicate refinances thermosolar plant in Badajoz, SpainJones Day advised a syndicate of lenders formed by Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, Banco Santander, Caixabank, Bankia, Banco Sabadell, and the Instituto de Crédito Oficial (ICO) in connection with the €239 million (US$263.3 million) refinancing of a thermosolar plant with a total generating capacity of 49.9 MW located in Badajoz, Spain, and promoted by Elecnor, S.A., a Spain-based company engaged in the promotion, development and administration of projects within the energy, telecommunications, transport and environmental sectors.
  • Lend Lease sells its equity interest in Hospital MajadahondaJones Day represented Lend Lease in the sale process of its equity interest in the concessionaire company Hospital de Majadahonda S.A. and the infrastructure company, Sociedad Hospital de Majadahonda Explotaciones S.L., for the concession of the construction and operation of the Puerta de Hierro Majadahonda Hospital, Madrid.
  • 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.
  • Banco Santander-led syndicate advances credit rights in $221 million payment to global infrastructure contractorJones Day advised a syndicate of banks including Banco Santander, S.A., Caixabank, Bankia, Banco de Sabadell, Banco Popular Español, and Societe Generale in connection with the advancement of credit rights in the one-off payment of $221 million owed to a global infrastructure contractor.
  • BBVA-led syndicate refinances two thermosolar plants in Alcazar de San Juan, SpainJones Day advised Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A.; Banco Santander, S.A.; Banco Popular Español, S.A.; Bankinter, S.A.; Bankia, S.A.; Caixabank, S.A.; Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank; Sucursal en España; and Instituto de Crédito Oficial in connection with the €445 million (US$498.5 million) refinancing of two thermosolar plants with a total generating capacity of 49.9 MW located in Alcazar de San Juan, Spain.
  • 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.
  • Caixabank and Banco Santander finance acquisition of three wind parks in Galicia, SpainJones Day advised Caixabank, S.A. and Banco Santander, S.A. in connection with the €40.6 million (US$53 million) project financing in connection with the acquisition of three wind parks with a total generating capacity of 33.6 MW located in Galicia, Spain.
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