José Luis Lorente Howell

José Luis Lorente Howell



José Luis demonstrates the highest level of commitment and clear understanding of his clients' needs advising international investors and banks on transactional matters as well as their regulatory requirements.

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.

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