Joaquín Sales is partner and head of the banking and finance team of King & Wood Mallesons in Spain. He advises banks, financial institutions and funds, as well as corporations, on all kinds of financing transactions – project finance, acquisition finance, corporate and asset finance – as well as on structured finance transactions and securitisation deals, both domestic and international. Some of his clients are BBVA, Banco Santander, EIB, ICO, CaixaBank, Kutxabank, Banco Popular, Barclays, Hispasat, Endesa, Iberdrola and Unión Fenosa. Mr Sales is recommended by the main legal directories including Chambers and Partners, Best Lawyers and The Legal 500.
Highlighted deals include advising:
The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Instituto de Crédito Oficial (ICO) on the refinancing of a pharmaceutical company;
Hispasat, SA, in the financing of its communications satellites 1E, Amazon 3, AG-1 and Amazonas 4ª, with US Exlm Bank and COFACE securities;
Spanish companies on financing acquisitions of foreign companies;
A foreign investor on the refinancing of the debt of a Spanish first division football club.