Pablo San Gil



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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 advising:
    Corporate Real Estate
    • Asentia Project on the sale of Riofisa and the transmission of assets and credits rights.
    • The British company Frasers Hospitality Group on the acquisition of the Porta Marina hotel in Barcelona.
    • Riofisa on the sale of the shopping centre “Vialia Málaga” to a consortium of global investors.
    Property Finance
    • CaixaBank on the mortgage credit facility granted to Montepino Logística for the development and construction of a logistics warehouse located in Marchamalo, Guadalajara, Spain and to be leased to Inditex.
    • SAREB, Caixabank and Bankia on the syndicated mortgage facility granted to a joint venture owned by Redevco and Ares Management for the acquisition of the majority stake (70%) of the shopping centre “Parque Corredor”; and the financing of its full refurbishment.
    • Frux Capital on the partial financing granted to a Quartiers Properties AB vehicle for the development of a land plot located at Benahavís (Málaga) to construct two residential buildings for international buyers.
    • Banco Santander on the financing granted to Zaphyr for the refurbishment of the shopping centre “The Outlet Stores Alicante”.
    • Bankia on the mortgage loan granted to a Meridia Real Estate III, SOCIMI’s vehicle for the acquisition of the shopping centre “Barnasud” in Gavà, Barcelona and its subsequent partial refurbishment.
    • Banco Santander and Banco de Sabadell in the acquisition financing by a GreenOak vehicle of the business centre “Las Mercedes Business Park”, in Madrid.
    • Crédit Agricole and Banco Santander on the syndicated mortgage facility granted to five vehicles, owned by a Neinver and Colony Capital joint venture, for the acquisition of 23 logistics assets.
    • Crédit Agricole on the mortgage loan granted to Melia Hotels International to invest in 16 of its hotels.
    • Caixabank and Banco Sabadell on the property facility granted to Sotocaribe, a joint venture owned by Sotogrande, Grupo Martinón Grumasa and Grupo Obratur, for the development and construction of a hotel resort in Isla Mujeres (Mexico).
    • Banco Santander on the mortgage granted to an Avignon Capital vehicle to leverage the acquisition of an office building in Carrer Fontanella (Barcelona) and the financing of its refurbishment works.
    Distressed Real Estate
    • Asentia Project on its corporate and financial restructuring, through a debt-for-equity swap.
    • On the sale of the shopping centre “Espacio Coruña” including a partial right-off of its financial indebtedness.

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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