Javier López Antón
Javier López Antón focuses his practice on the representation of lenders, underwriters, and borrowers in leveraged, project, real estate, corporate, and asset-backed finance as well as pre-insolvency and other kinds of conventional and complex financing structures. He counsels financial institutions, project sponsors, and investors in the development, financing, acquisition, and disposition of infrastructure companies, telecom projects, renewable energy companies, hotels, and real estate. He has extensive experience working in Spain, Mexico, and throughout Latin America.Javier advised on numerous key transactions prior to joining Jones Day in 2015 including the acquisition financing of the Altamira platform, which handles loan recoveries for Banco Santander, by Apollo Global Management; the purchase of Goldcar, the leading value holiday car rental company in southern Europe, by Investindustrial; the financing of the takeover bid by Spanish property group Hispania for Realia; and the refinancing operations of Deoleo (owner of the Bertolli olive oil brand) and Applus+ technical solutions laboratories. He also has represented Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA), Banco Santander, Banesto, CVC Capital Partners, Deutsche Bank, J.P. Morgan, Repsol, Royal Bank of Scotland, Société Générale, and Unicredit.