Luis Sánchez Mendez represents Spanish and international clients at the forefront of high-stakes Spanish and cross-border restructurings and financings, including direct lending.

Drawing on his sophisticated understanding of complex capital structures and versatility across banking and restructuring, Mr. Sánchez delivers broad-based counsel to creditors, companies, and investors. He brings particular experience debt restructurings and specialized investment funds’ investments in distressed assets. Mr. Sánchez advises clients on matters involving:

  • Restructuring
  • Acquisition and leveraged finance
  • Alternative financing and direct lending
  • Corporate lending and takeover bid financing
  • Distressed investing and debt trading

He forges trusted relationships with clients to understand their commercial objectives and deliver strategic advice. Mr. Sánchez collaborates across the firm’s global platform to connect clients with the resources they need to advance their goals.

Mr. Sánchez regularly writes about banking and restructuring topics for prominent publications, including Revista de Derecho Concursal y Paraconcursal, Revista de Derecho Bancario y Bursatil, Cinco Días, and El Economista.

Thought Leadership

Mr. Sánchez’s experience includes advising:


  • The ad hoc group of lenders on the restructuring of Pronovias, a Spain-based bridal wear designer
  • The ad hoc group of noteholders and shareholders of Naviera Armas on the second restructuring of its financial structure and corporate reorganization  
  • Avenue Capital, as main creditor, in the restructuring of Spanish real estate company Single Home
  • The ad hoc group of bondholders in the bridge financing to Naviera Armas, in the context of its restructuring process
  • Commerzbank and the syndicate of lenders on refinancing Benteler Group's existing financial debt by implementing a senior facilities agreement
  • Banco Santander on restructuring a Spanish law-governed counter-guarantee agreement initially entered into with Kenbourne Invest II 

Acquisition and Leveraged Finance

  • Boluda Towage on the amend-and-extend and upsize of its €1.1 billion term loan B and revolving facilities
  • Bain Capital Credit on investing in Food Service Project (Alsea Europe), a Spain-based owner and operator of fast-food restaurants
  • The lenders in the Spanish law-governed €10 billion financing for Cellnex, Europe's leading independent operator of wireless telecommunications infrastructure
  • The lenders on the €5.2 billion financing for Cellnex’s acquisition of Hivory, the tower business division of Altice France and Starlight Holdco
  • Permira Advisers on implementing a senior facilities agreement to acquire German pharmaceutical company Neuraxpharm from Apax Partners 

 Alternative Lending

  • H.I.G. WhiteHorse, as arranger and lender, on a Spanish law-governed direct lending financing granted to Grupo Recoletas, a leading Spanish hospital network Ares Management in the financing in connection with Miura's acquisition of Ores y Bryan Correduría de Seguros S.L, an insurance agency
  • IGC on the Spanish law governed financing granted to Charterhouse for the acquisition of Kids & US, a language-teaching company that offers English courses for babies, children, and teens
  • TA Associates on the financing for the acquisition of esPúblico, a Spanish group of companies engaged in the development of legal and economic content platforms
  • ArchiMed on the financing to acquire Spanish pharmaceutical company Suanfarma










Bar Qualification

  • Spain (Abogado)


  • LL.M. in International Business, Centro Universitario Villanueva
  • Degree in Law, Centro Universitario Villanueva