Fernando Colomina is a counsel in the Madrid office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Banking Practice and the Restructuring, Insolvency & Workouts Practice. His experience includes advising financial institutions, sponsors, and borrowers in a wide range of banking and finance transactions. In particular, he regularly advises clients on cross-border acquisition finance, restructuring, and high yield debt offerings.
Prior to joining Latham, he worked in the Madrid offices of two premier global law firms.
Mr. Colomina has been recognized in legal publications such as Chambers Europe 2017 in the Banking & Finance category.
Fernando Colomina’s recent experience includes advising:
- Morgan Stanley and Santander as bookrunners on Naviera Armas’ issuance of €232 million of floating rate notes due 2023
- The lenders on the €750 million refinancing of Parques Reunidos group previous to its IPO, involving several jurisdictions
- The lenders on the post-IPO financing of Euskaltel and on the financing for the acquisition of R Cable (“Spanish Deal of the Year” by GlobalCapital Loan Awards 2015)
- The Mandated Lead Arrangers and Bookrunners in connection with the refinancing of a €545 million senior facilities agreement to Altamira Asset Management
- Goldman Sachs on the €320 million term loan and revolving credit facility for Telecable de Asturias S.A., to refinance existing debt
- Banco Santander on the revolving credit facility, concurrent with a €250 million senior bond offering, for ENCE Energıa y Celulosa
- Goldman Sachs as existing lender in Realia Business in their disinvestment through cash payment and debt-for-equity for €791 million
- JP Morgan Limited and Deutsche Bank in connection with the financing of Invest Industrial’s acquisition of Spanish rental-car group Goldcar
- JP Morgan in connection with a €440 million refinancing of French group Alain Affelou
- Nordic Capital in relation to the financing for its acquisition of Lindorff Group AB, a leading pan-European credit management services provider - this transaction was one of the largest acquisition financings in Europe in 2014
- JP Morgan Chase in relation to the €600 million senior and second lien loan refinancing of Spanish olive oil giant Deoleo S.A., believed to be Spain’s first covenant lite deal
- Applus Services in the refinancing of its existing €850 million corporate indebtedness
- JP Morgan in connection with a €85 million super senior revolving credit and guarantee facility and the issuance of US$300 million senior secured notes, in connection with the refinancing of the Dematic group