Pablo San Gil
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EmailE: psangil@wfw.com

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Pablo San Gil

Summary Open

Pablo is a Partner and Head of the Real Estate group in the Madrid office of Watson Farley & Williams.

Pablo specialises in structured real estate finance and asset-based lendings of senior and mezzanine debt. He also advises lenders, financial entities and real estate funds on a range of corporate, operational and financial restructurings of real estate projects, as well as acquisitions of non-performing loans or distressed assets (including loan-to-own transactions), land assets and logistic assets.

Pablo is a recommended lawyer by Chambers Global, Chambers Europe and Best Lawyers.

Experience Open

    Pablo’s experience includes:
    Distressed Real Estate
    • Advising the Spanish development company Asentia in relation to the operational, corporate and financial restructuring, converting its lenders (banks and investment funds) into shareholders.
    • Advising the financial entities in relation to the financial restructuring granted in the scope of insolvency proceedings for the Shopping Centre Parque Espacio Coruña (€130M). Acting as legal advisor to the lenders (Crédit Agricole, Indosuez, ING, Natixis, Popular, Sabadell and Abanca).
    Corporate Real Estate
    • Advising Frasers Hospitality (UK) on the purchase of Hotel Porta Marina in Barcelona, Spain, by acquiring 100% of the share capital of Teycotel BCN.
    • Advising Riofisa in the sale of Vialia Málaga Shopping Centre.
    Property Finance
    • Advising Banco Santander, Caixabank and Bankinter in relation to a syndicated mortgage loan granted to restructure the debt of the Spanish listed REIT Corpfin Capital Prime Retail Assets SOCIMI’s assets, which consist of more than nine high-street commercial assets located in five different Spanish cities.
    • Advising Crédit Agricole and Banco Santander in relation to a syndicated property facility granted to a joint venture between Neinver and Colony Capital, for the acquisition of 23 logistic assets located in 13 Spanish Autonomous Communities (Comunidades Autónomas).
    • Advising Banco Santander in relation to a mortgage-backed property facility granted to AxiaRe SOCIMI (Spanish listed REIT) for the acquisition of two office buildings located in Calle Velázquez and Glorieta Mar Caribe (Madrid).
    • Advising Banco Popular in relation to the property facility granted to a wholly owned subsidiary of Alsis Funds for the acquisition of an office building located in Calle María de Molina (Madrid).
    • Advising Banco Santander in relation to a mortgage-backed property facility granted to a wholly owned subsidiary of GMP Property SOCIMI (Spanish-listed REIT) to partially finance the acquisition price of an office building located in C/Trespaderne (Madrid), as well as, among others, to finance the CAPEX envisaged for the refurbishment of the building.
    • Advising Banco Santander in relation to a mortgage-backed property facility granted to an SPV managed by Avignon Capital, to leverage the acquisition of an office building located at Carrer Fontanella (Barcelona) and to finance its refurbishment.

Education Open

  • 1997: Degree in Law from Universidad Complutense (Madrid)

Membership of Professional Societies Open

  • Madrid Bar Association

Employment Record Open

  • 2014 – present: Watson Farley & Williams, Madrid, Partner
  • 2007 – 2014: Garrigues, Madrid, Partner
  • 2001 – 2007: Garrigues, Madrid, Senior Associate
  • 1997 – 2001: Clifford Chance, Madrid, Associate

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