Joaquín Sales


Madrid, Spain

Joaquín 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.

He provides guidance to commercial banks, multilateral banks, funds and corporations in the energy, infrastructure and capital markets sectors.


According to Chambers Europe, Joaquín is recognised by clients as a "practical, creative lawyer who displays superior project management skills" and "is extraordinary from a technical point of view, very senior but always directly involved and extremely pleasant to work with."

Recent transactions include advising:

  • Hispasat on the financing for the construction and launch of  two new satellites, with ECA facilities.
  • A syndicate of commercial banks on the financing of the Bahía de Bizkaia Gas (BBG) liquefied natural gas terminal.
  • The European Investment Bank on the refinancing of two toll roads.
  • Commercial banks on the financing of a regasification plant in Spain.
  • Financing transport interconnectors in Madrid hospitals and roads.
  • Financing of energy projects: wind, photovoltaic and CSP.
  • Refinancing of LBOs: acting for senior and mezzanine creditors.

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