He began his professional career at the European Investment Bank (EIB) in Luxembourg in the Capital Markets Department, focusing his activity on the legal advice required for debt transactions in the American, Asian and Pacific capital markets and in the following currencies: euro, US dollar, Canadian dollar, Australian dollar, New Zealand dollar, Hong Kong dollar, Taiwan dollar and Japanese yen. During his time at the EIB, he notably participated in numerous debt issues, including transactions involving Samurai and Uridashi bonds, kangaroos bonds, global bonds, etc.
He joined the Seville corporate/commercial and civil law practice of J&A Garrigues, S.L.P in February 2004.
His main area of expertise is finance, providing both recurring and ad-hoc legal advice on traditional structured finance deals (corporate and project finance) and on new alternative financing structures, as well as on investments by private and public entities, particularly private equity firms.
In the corporate law area, he acts as legal adviser to the managing bodies of a large number of companies and has held the position of board secretary and secretary to the various board committees at several companies operating in regulated sectors and various production sectors. He currently acts as board secretary for more than ten different business groups.
He has extensive expertise in negotiating and formalizing all types of commercial contracts, particularly financing agreements, having participated in the negotiation and formalization of complex finance and investment structures by all kinds of financial operators.
He has also taken part in numerous corporate restructuring transactions at all types of commercial companies, with broad experience in mergers and acquisitions.
He has teaching experience as a lecturer on various training courses (EOI, Universidad Pablo de Olavide) and has been a speaker at numerous specialist courses, programs and conferences.
Luis has been included in every edition of the Best Lawyers in Spain® directory since 2014 in the Corporate and M&A Law category.
Law degree, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (U.C.M.) and Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles (I.E.B.), Madrid (1998-2003).
Master’s Degree in Stock Markets and Financial Markets, Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles (I.E.B.), Madrid (1998-2003).
Member of the Madrid Bar Association.
Co-author of the chapter on “Acquisitions of Unlisted Companies” (*) in Estudios Jurídicos sobre Operaciones de Reestructuración Societaria, published by Colección Garrigues (Thomson Aranzadi).
Numerous articles and publications, notably including articles published in recent years on Alternative sources of financing in the Mercados journal.
(*) Originally published in Spanish. See Spanish CV for more details.