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Portrait of José Millán Martín


José is a partner in the Madrid office specialising in corporate and banking and finance matters. He regularly deals with a variety of finance transactions, including acquisition, structured and project finance, debt restructuring and refinancing, margin loans, asset finance and corporate finance, advising both leading Spanish-based and international lenders and sponsors. His experience spans all aspects of corporate law, from M&A transactions, joint ventures and contract negotiation to corporate governance.

A member of the Madrid Bar since 2005, José has a law degree from Universidad Complutense de Madrid and an LLM in corporate law from Instituto de Empresa. He lectures at the university in Madrid and in business schools such as ICADE and Universidad Internacional de Cataluña.

José has been named as one of the most respected lawyers in the Spanish and Portuguese markets in the Iberian Lawyer’s Forty under 40 Awards.

Recent work highlights

  • Advising a Spanish real estate fund manager on the negotiation and closing of the €100 million financing for the acquisition of a premium commercial building located in Barcelona.
  • Acting for a Spanish listed real estate investment trust on the €92 million financing for its shareholding reorganisation and the debt refinancing of its subsidiaries.
  • Advising a Spanish private equity fund on the €110 million senior and mezzanine financing for the acquisition of a leading company in the Spanish pet food market.
  • Acting for a European market leader in the truck construction market on its €64 million debt and equity refinancing.

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