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José Luis Lorente

Work 0034 91 790 60 00
Bird & Bird LLP

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Banking & Finance


José Luis heads the Banking & Finance practice in our Madrid office and is a member of the international Banking & Finance practice group. He has wide experience in domestic and international financings including acquisition finance, corporate facilities, project finance, asset finance, syndicated facilities, banking and financial regulatory dispute resolution, corporate restructurings, insolvency and distressed debt transactions.


In addition to his transactional work, José Luis specialises in the banking, financial and insurance regulation, providing advice to national and foreign banks and other regulated entities in financial regulatory matters, including payment services regulation, electronic banking and virtual financial services, compliance standards and procedures before Spanish authorities such as the Spanish Central Bank, the Spanish Securities and Exchange Commission (CNMV) and the General Directorate of Insurance and Pensions (DGS). He has wide experience in derivatives and other sophisticated financial products, particularly the negotiation, restructuring and cancellation of OTC derivatives structured products under ISDA and other applicable conventions (CMOF in Spain) as well as in judicial and arbitral disputes. José Luis also acts as the main contact in our Madrid Aviation practice, dealing regularly with transactional, regulatory and commercial matters in the aviation and defence sector. He has advised both domestic and foreign players in relation to aircraft financings, purchases and operating agreements and other aviation finance work.


English, Spanish


Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Bird & Bird has niche expertise in aviation and sport finance. For example, it advised Macquarie Bank on two separate loan facilities granted to Atlético Madrid. The group, which is led by José Luis Lorente, added payment industry expertise with Adrián Calvo joining as senior associate in April 2018 from an in-house position at Visa.

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