Latham & Watkins To Add Experienced Finance Counsel in Madrid

Arrival of Luis Sánchez Méndez adds further depth to the firm’s Spanish practice.

September 16, 2020

Latham & Watkins is pleased to announce that Luis Sánchez Méndez will join the firm’s Madrid office as counsel in the Finance Department. Sánchez Méndez’s practice focuses on advising creditors and debtors on a variety of complex domestic and international financings and restructuring matters. 

He has significant experience advising on leveraged buyouts, margin loans and corporate finance, real estate finance, direct lending and acquisition financing matters. He also regularly advises on complex restructuring matters, and counsels distressed debt funds on the analysis and acquisition of non-performing loans (NPLs). 

“We are delighted to welcome Luis to the team,” said Ignacio Gomez-Sancha, Office Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins’ Madrid office. “He is a highly versatile and skilled practitioner, with strong connections to the Spanish finance community that will further enhance our Spanish capability overall. He will add further depth to our growing team.” 

Fernando Colomina, Local Department Chair of the firm’s Finance Department in Madrid, added: “We are committed to establishing the top tier transactional practice in Madrid to serve our clients in Spain and other European markets, in Latin America, and across the globe. Luis has earned a reputation for being exceptionally hard-working, client focused, and a terrific team player. We are thrilled he is joining our strong and growing practice. ” 

Sánchez Méndez joins the firm from Allen & Overy. He graduated from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid with a degree in Law, and also received a degree in International Business at the European Business School in Madrid.

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Ignacio Gómez-Sancha, Office Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins in Madrid, +34.91.791.5026

Fernando Colomina, Chair of the firm's Finance Department in Madrid, +34.91.791.5014

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