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Uría Menéndez

PRÍNCIPE DE VERGARA 187, PLAZA RODRIGO URÍA, 28002 MADRID, SPAIN
Tel:
Work +34 91 586 04 00
Fax:
Fax +34 91 586 04 03
Email:
Web:
www.uria.com
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Ángel Pérez López

Tel:
Work +34 91 586 06 34
Email:
Web:
www.uria.com
Uría Menéndez

Work Department

Financing, Project Finance, Restructuring.

Career

Ángel Pérez López is a partner in the Banking and Finance Practice Area of the Madrid office. Ángel joined Uría Menéndez in 2000 after having worked as a financial analyst for a leading Spanish corporate finance firm and became partner on 2011.

Ángel focuses his practice on structured finance, acquisition finance and project finance. He has worked on some of the most major financial deals that have taken place in Spain in recent years. He advises lenders and borrowers on transactions in the energy, biofuel, waste treatment and telecommunications sectors. He has also advised creditors and debtors on restructuring the debt of some of the most important companies in Spain.

From September 2007 to March 2008, Ángel worked in the New York headquarters of the US firm Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP, where he worked in the Acquisition Finance Group as an international associate.

Languages

English; German; French.

Member

Madrid Bar Association.

Education

Law Degree, Universidad Pontificia Comillas de Madrid, 2000; Business Management and Administration Degree, Universidad Pontificia Comillas de Madrid, 2001.


Spain

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Uría Menéndez offers 'tailor-made advice' and 'very strong knowledge of banking regulations'. It assisted a syndicate of lenders led by BBVA with the refinancing of Celsa Group's financial debt, and advised Abanca on the sale of a portfolio of unsecured non-performing loans (NPLs) with an aggregate outstanding balance of €477m to debt collection specialist EOS. Sebastián Sáenz de Santa MaríaCarlos de Cárdenas Smith, and Isabel Aguilar and Carolina Albuerne (both counsel) are also recommended. Ángel Pérez 'puts the client's needs above anything else'.

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Projects and energy

Within: Leading individuals

Ángel Pérez - Uría Menéndez

Within: Projects and energy

The ‘quick, reliable and adaptable’ team at Uría Menéndez is ‘strong in arbitration’ with ‘a deep knowledge of regulations and business’. The firm is known for energy infrastructure projects and financing, providing cross-border expertise, notably in the renewables market. The ‘honest and professional’ practice is led by Ángel Pérez, Juan Ignacio González Ruiz, Javier Valle Zayas and counsel María José Descalzo, who focuses on finance and energy. Also recommended is M&A and restructuring specialist Carlos de Cárdenas Smith. The team advised Ence group on the financing instruments for two biomass plants, and assisted Mercurio Solar Tinajeros with the refinancing for the construction, development and operation of a solar plant project. Other key clients for the firm include Bio-Oils Energy, Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners and Repsol.

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Restructuring and insolvency

Within: Restructuring and insolvency

Uría Menéndez provides an 'all-round service' and 'creative problem-solving skills'. A highlight was assisting financial institutions such as CaixaBank and Santander with the restructuring of Abengoa's debt. Insolvency work included advising Grupo Isolux Corsán on its judicial insolvency proceedings. Ángel Alonso and Sebastián Sáenz de Santa María co-lead the team, which also includes Carlos de Cárdenas Smith and Ángel Pérez López, who has 'sound knowledge and negotiation skills'.

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