Daniel González Pila

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Languages Known:

  • Catalan
  • English
  • Spanish

Experience:

Daniel González Pila is a principal associate in the Banking and Finance, Corporate Law and Commercial Contracts practices and specializes in the financial institutions industry.

He has a wealth of expertise in providing legal advice on commercial, corporate and contractual matters and on mergers and acquisitions, but has spent the majority of his career advising clients on banking and finance transactions, both within Spain and with respect to pan-European and multijurisdictional financing transactions. In particular, he has participated in bilateral and syndicated financing transactions in various sectors, advising borrowers and sponsors as well as financial institutions on a wide variety of structures, from corporate or asset acquisition financing to project finance, real estate financing, loan-to-loan finance, financing of media productions, refinancing or restructuring of financial debt, and transactions to raise funds through the capital markets by issuing high-yield bonds listed on the Euro MTF (Luxembourg).

In recent years, he has also advised on transactions for the assignment of debt portfolios (NPLs) by financial institutions, assisting both domestic and foreign credit institutions looking to sell and investment funds specializing in the acquisition of these assets, as well as on transfers of secured and unsecured debt.

He also acts as secretary or deputy secretary in corporate matters for various multinationals and investment funds present in Spain.

He lectured on the Master’s Degree in International Business in 2011 and 2012 at Escuela Superior de Comercio Internacional (ESCI) and has also taught classes at the Barcelona Bar Association. In 2015 he has been a guest speaker on International Contract Law at Universitat Internacional de Catalunya. 

He was a finalist in the 6th Young Jurists Awards (promoted by Fundación Garrigues and Universidad de Derecho de Navarra) in 2006.

Daniel González Pila is a member of the Barcelona Bar Association.

Academic background:

Degree in law, Universidad de Barcelona and Master’s Degree in International Business Law, Faculty of Law, Universidad Ramón Llull (ESADE).

Publications:

“Investment in distressed debt in Spain: legal strategies” (*). Fusions & Acquisitions journal. Dossiers. November 2014.

“The law applicable to pledge of collection rights: implementation of the Spanish law pending a Community solution” (*). Revista jurídica de Catalunya, Vol. 112, Nº 3, 2013.

“Pre-insolvency refinancing as an effective measure for business viability: new features of the reform of the Insolvency law by Law 38/2011.” (*), CEFLEGAL journal, no. 133. February 2012.

(*) originally published in Spanish/French. See Spanish CV for more details.