Allen & Overy LLP

Project Finance Department

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What the team is known for

Strong reputation for project bonds work. Activity spans renewable and infrastructure projects. Has significant experience of acting for lenders, sponsors and construction companies. Clients benefit from UK-qualified experts based in Madrid.


Clients value the team's ability to "understand the underlying rationale behind what we're trying to achieve" and further commend its "excellent service."

Interviewees also appreciate the firm's international co-ordination, reporting: "The cross-border capabilities of the Allen & Overy team are outstanding."

Work highlights

Assisted BBVA, CaixaBank and Banco Santander with the provision of financing to Forestalia Renovables for the construction of wind farms in Aragón.

Notable practitioners

Charles Poole-Warren draws praise for his "extraordinary knowledge of legal structures and market standards for project finance operations." He advises both financial institutions and borrowers on financing for infrastructure or energy projects.

Ignacio Ruiz-Cámara has noteworthy experience in project finance deals in the infrastructure and renewables industries, as part of a broader practice which extends to restructuring operations and real estate finance transactions. Interviewees applaud his performance in complex mandates.

Jimena Urretavizcaya is praised as "a very good negotiator who takes care of her clients." She advises on project finance transactions in the energy and LNG fields, and her expertise extends to debt restructuring.