About Me

I am a partner in Bird & Bird's Energy & Utilities department in the Madrid office.

I am a dedicated and sector-focused lawyer with a wide experience in international corporate transactions within the Energy & Utilities and infrastructure sectors.
I specialise in energy law, natural resources and infrastructure and advising on corporate, contractual and financial matters. My experience includes advising on project financing, implementation of corporate restructuring operations, commercial litigation and drafting and negotiation of contracts within the aforementioned sectors.

In a nutshell, I am passionate about all transactions involving complex situations in innovative sectors, where lawyers need to improve existing structures to accommodate new technologies and products.

Throughout my professional career, I have gained a broad experience - both in-house and in private practice - in innovative transactions, helping clients to structure complex deals affecting multiple jurisdictions and stressed financial situations. Such a wide experience, coupled with my understanding of internal company needs, enables me to deliver value-added and sophisticated services to my clients and prospects.

Additionally, I enjoy sharing knowledge and exchanging views with others. For such reasons, I frequently participate in various seminars and training programmes and I lecture at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.
Experience
  • Advising SABIC Innovative Plastics (a subsidiary of Saudi Aramco) in the negotiation of long-term PPA contract including the construction of a 100MW PV solar plant supplying energy (on a self-consumption scheme) to SABIC industrial premises in Cartagena (Murcia, Spain).
  • Advising on the refinancing of €1.2 billion corporate debt of Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas consisting in the corporate restructuring of FCC's environmental division (FCC Medio Ambiente FCC Ámbito FCC UK y FCC USA y FCC CEE) and the issuance of green bonds amounting €600 million (due 2023) and €500 million (due 2026).
  • Advising on the consortium formed by (among others) FCC and Iridium (ACS) in the refinancing (through the issuance of bonds for the amount of $563 million for the construction of Lima Metro Line 2.
  • Advising Gipuzkoa Ingurumena BI SA on the public tender and financing for the construction and operation of two biomethanization and slag treatment plants in Gipuzkoa (financed by Banco Santander, S A and Abanca Corporación Bancaria S.A.).
  • Advising FCC Concesiones on the acquisition of 51% of Cedinsa Group (largest toll concessionaire in Catalonia, Spain).
Cases
  • Advising Gas To Move Transport Solutions, S.L. (a subsidiary of Enagás Emprende) on the negotiation of contractual arrangements for the share capital acquisition by Grupo Ilunion of a minority stake.
  • Advising SABIC Innovative Plastics (a subsidiary of Saudi Aramco) on the negotiation of a long-term PPA contract, including the construction of a 100MW PV solar plant supplying energy (on a self-consumption scheme) to SABIC industrial premises in Cartagena (Murcia, Spain).
  • Advising FCC UK on the refinancing, for a total amount of £208 million, of the UK incineration WtE plants in Nottingham and Kent through a private placement.
Education

Studied

  • University of Alicante - Law Degree obtained with merits (Premio Extraordinario de Licenciatura) (2002).
  • Facultés Universitaires Notre Dame de la Paix - LLM in Law and Management of Communication and Information Technologies (Diplôme d'Études Spécialisées en Droit et Gestion des Technologies de l'Information et de la Communication).
  • University of Alicante - Advanced Studies Diploma (Diploma de Estudios Avanzados) (DEA). PhD program.
  • Berkeley Law – Executive Education Certificate in Business Law – Corporate Finance, Venture Capital and Blockchain for lawyers.

Admissions

  • Member of Illustre Colegi d'Advocats de Barcelona (2003).
  • Member of Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid (2016).

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