Laura Cadenas Zamora

Laura Cadenas Zamora
Senior Associate


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Summary Open

Laura is a senior associate in Watson Farley & Williams’ Asset Finance Group. Since joining the Firm in 2009, Laura has worked in the firm’s Madrid and London offices.

Her main area of expertise consists of advising on structured finance, acquisition finance and project finance related to the shipping and aviation sectors, with emphasis on tax lease transactions for ship financing and other financing of ships and aircraft (airplanes and helicopters). She has also advised on various shipbuilding contracts and pre-delivery financing (guarantee lines and refund guarantees).

She also has experience in M&A and derivatives transactions, as well as general aspects of corporate and commercial law.

Prior to joining Watson Farley & Williams, Laura worked as associate in the Banking and Finance department of Hogan Lovells LLP. Previously, Laura worked in the Corporate and Transport departments of Uría Menéndez.

Experience Open

    • Advising a syndicate of major banks on the project refinancing of 24 photovoltaic projects developed by a Spanish leader renewables group.
    • Advising a Norwegian group on the sale of a portfolio of 13 Eurocopter helicopters leased by two Spanish operators to an American leasing group.
    • Advising Caixabank on the refinancing of a portfolio consisting of 17 renewable projects developed by a Spanish utility company owned by a US fund.
    • Advising a EDT Offshore on the acquisition of two off-shore vessels from a Spanish shipyard in bankruptcy.
    • Advising ATR in the repossession of two aircraft (ATR 72-202) leased by a Spanish regional airline under insolvency proceedings.
    • Advising a Dong Energy on the sale of a stake in a 630MW offshore wind farm located on the coasts of England.
    • Advising Caixabank on the financing of a 5MW photovoltaic plant in Valladolid, Spain.
    • Advising Greentech Energy on the acquisition and financing of a 30MW wind farm in Tarragona, Spain.
    • Advising Foresight Group and GWM Group on the acquisition, financing and development of a 10MW photovoltaic plant in Córdoba, Spain.
    • Advising Fotowatio on the development and financing of two of the major photovoltaic plants on roof in Alicante, Spain.
    • Advising the European Investment Bank (EIB) on the refinancing of the Son Dureta Hospital in Mallorca, Spain.
    • Advising a syndicate of Spanish banks on the corporate refinancing of a Spanish leader company in the maritime sector, Grupo Boluda.
    • Advising several Spanish banks and foreign ship-owners on the tax lease structures for the financing of the acquisition of 18 vessels built in different shipyards in Spain.

Education Open

2006: Law degree: Autonomous University of Madrid
2006: Business Administration degree: Autonomous University of Madrid

Author/Speaker/Awards Open

  • Chambers Global / Chambers Europe 2013

Membership of Professional Societies Open

  • 2006: Madrid Bar Association

Employment Record Open

November 2009 – present: Watson Farley & Williams, Senior Associate
2008 – 2009: Hogan Lovells LLP, Associate
2006 – 2008: Uría Menéndez, S.L.P, Junior Associate
2006: Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira, S.L.P., Trainee

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