Luis Sánchez Mendez represents domestic and international clients in a range of complex finance transactions, including private equity acquisition financings, leveraged buyouts, and restructurings.

Drawing on his sophisticated knowledge of the needs of both sides of financing transactions, Mr. Sánchez delivers broad-based counsel to creditors, companies, and investors. He brings particular experience in domestic and cross-border debt restructurings, as well as investments by specialized investment funds in distressed assets.

Mr. Sánchez’s practice includes:

  • Acquisition and leveraged finance
  • Alternative financing and direct lending
  • Banking
  • Corporate lending, take-over bid financing, and loan markets
  • Distressed investing and debt trading
  • Real estate financing
  • Restructuring, insolvency, and workouts
  • Structured finance

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

Thought Leadership

Mr. Sánchez´s experience includes advising:

Acquisition & Leveraged Finance and Alternative Lending

  • ArchiMed in the financing for the acquisition of Spanish pharmaceutical company Suanfarma 
  • Bain Capital Credit in its investment in Food Service Project, S.A. (“Alsea Europe”), a leading operator of quick service restaurants and coffee shops 
  • 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 in the implementation of senior facilities agreement for the acquisition of German pharmaceutical company Neuraxpharm from Apax Partners 
  • 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 


  • The ad hoc group of lenders on the restructuring of Pronovias, a Spain-based bridal wear designer
  • 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 the refinancing of the existing financial debt of Benteler Group
  • Banco Santander, S.A. in connection with the restructuring of a Spanish law governed counter guarantee agreement initially entered into with Kenbourne Invest II

Bar Qualification

  • Spain (Abogado)


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