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Carlos  Hernández-Canut

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Clifford Chance

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Banking & Finance


Carlos Hernández-Canut's main areas of practice are finance law, including banking and capital markets.Carlos specialises in project and structured finance. He has recently been involved in some of the most prominent refinancings and restructurings in Spain.


Law degree and business administration diploma - Universidad Pontificia de Comillas, ICADE E-1 1987
Diploma en Haute Études Juridiques Européenes at College of Europe, Bruges 1988
Stagier at the EU Commission 1989
London School of Economics 1990
Admitted as an Abogado in Madrid 1991


Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Clifford Chance's banking and finance lawyers are 'honest and clear in their opinions', 'available' and 'efficient'. The group acts mostly for domestic and international commercial lenders, but also for borrowers and project sponsors. A recent highlight was assisting HSBC and BNP Paribas with the €1.6bn refinancing of Prisa’s debt. In other work, the team advised Banco Santander as agent; BNP Paribas, Banco Santander and Société Générale as bookrunners, underwriters and mandated lead arrangers; and a syndicate of lenders on the €386m senior financing granted to MásMóvil for the acquisition of mobile network operators Pepephone and Yoigo. José Guardo, Carlos Hernández-Canut and Epifanio Pérez, who has 'great negotiation skills', are recommended. Eugenio Fernández-Rico, Felipe Font and María Sabau are senior associates to keep in mind.

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Restructuring and insolvency

Within: Leading individuals

Carlos Hernández-Canut - Clifford Chance

Within: Restructuring and insolvency

The 'top-notch' Clifford Chance has a 'fully committed team' on both the restructuring and insolvency sides. Recent highlights include advising HSBC and the other members of the lenders’ syndicate on the €3.3bn debt refinancing of media group Prisa. It also assisted Noatum Maritime with obtaining a credit facility for the amount of €91.3m granted by a syndicate of banks to refinance the group’s debt. Banking and finance expert Carlos Hernández-Canut has 'great negotiating skills', and dispute resolution partner Iñigo Villoria and senior associate Alexandra Borrallo are recommended for insolvency matters.

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