Joaquín Sales

Leaders in Law endorses Joaquín Sales as our exclusively recommended Project Finance Law expert in Spain. If you wish to get in touch with Joaquín please use the contact information provided above.

Joaquín Sales is partner and head of the Banking & Finance team of King & Wood Mallesons in Spain. He advises banks, financial institutions and funds, as well as corporations, on all kinds of financing transactions: project finance, acquisition finance, corporate and asset finance – as well as on structured finance transactions and securitisation deals, both domestic and international.

He also provides guidance to commercial banks, multilateral banks, funds and corporations in the energy, infrastructure and capital market sectors.

Some of his clients are BBVA, Santander, European Investment Bank, ICO, CaixaBank, Hispasat, VM Energía, Galp, Asterion Industrial Partners, Arcano, Portobello Capital and Magnum Industrial Partners.

Joaquín is recognised as one of the best specialists in Banking & Finance and Project Finance in Spain by the main legal directories including Chambers & Partners, Best Lawyers, Legal 500 and Leaders League.

Highlighted Deals Include:

  • Advice to the European Investment Bank on the financing of the construction and operation of seven wind farms with a total capacity of 139 MW in Spain (Project Lanuza). Total cost of the project: €643 million.
  • Advice to the European Investment Bank on the financing of the construction and operation of nine wind farms with a total capacity of 300 MW in Spain (Project Goya).
  • Advice on the financing of several water treatment plants developed by Urbaser in the Spanish region of Aragón.
  • Advice to a syndicate of international banks on the financing of a portfolio of PV solar plants owned by Finerge in Spain and Portugal.
  • Advice to VM Energía on the financing of the wind projects Sotillo and Tablares, which are located in Zaragoza (Spain) and have an aggregated power capacity of 47 MW.
  • Advice to Santander on a complex multi-jurisdiction receivable financing transaction where new sellers of receivables acceded to the master purchase agreement in compliance with various country-specific requirements.
  • Advice to Santander on the eligibility of certain insurance coverage granted by China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation, as unfunded credit protection, pursuant to Regulation (EU) 575/2013.
  • Advice to Portobello Capital on a partial financing of the acquisition of USA Group.
  • Advice to Asterion Industrial Partners on the financing granted by Mediobanca for the purposes of financing, amongst others, investments and expenses of the borrower (Asterion Industrial Infra Fund I, FCR), under a Spanish law governed multicurrency capital call facility agreement for an amount of €100 million.
  • Advice to Abengoa on an export credit financing from a Chinese bank, backed with a policy from Sinosure.

Firm Description:

King & Wood Mallesons (“KWM” or the “Firm”) is a global law firm present in the world’s most dynamic markets. The Firm has the people, resources and relationships its clients need to execute their projects effectively and efficiently worldwide. Its philosophy is to help clients create value, innovate, manage risk, save time, and get things done.

Strategically positioned in the world’s growth markets and financial capitals, the Firm is powered by more than 3,000 lawyers across 28 international offices spanning Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and North America.

KWM has a track-record of over 20 years in the Spanish market and the Project Finance team led by partner Joaquín Sales has a unique mix of local and international expertise.


Ms. Noor Hassan Radhi

Leaders in Law endorses Ms. Noor Hassan Radhi as our exclusively recommended Project Finance Law expert in Bahrain. If you wish to get in touch with Noor please use the contact information provided above.

Experience and Responsibilities (Oct 1999 – to date):

Noor Radhi is Head of Banking and Finance Group at Hassan Radhi & Associates and she is managing the banking team within the company and she is highly educated and proficient with banking rules and regulations of the CBB and Bahrain Bourse. Noor is a detail oriented Banking Lawyer with highly extensive experience within the banking and financial services industry. She has solid and long practical experience with major banks and financial institutions.

Noor engaged in many due diligence and facility agreements works and she possesses very high capacity of drafting legal opinions in different legal aspects with an outstanding standards. In 2016, CHAMBERS GLOBAL awarded Noor Radhi as a Leading Individual in Corporate & Finance and Dispute Resolution.

Noor working on a range of transactions involving capital markets, mergers, acquisitions, Project Finance, Facility Agreements and also has experience in liquidation procedures, drafting legal agreements, advising on contracts, civil aviation law, commercial companies’ law, copyright law and labor law.

Beside the banking experience she is also specializes in corporate law, including company formation and registration, restructuring and liquidation, establishment of financial institutions, fund formation and preparing all relevant legal and statutory documents, due diligence for existing companies, and corporate acquisitions. She is highly experienced in a broad range of commercial and corporate matters.

Featured Transactions

  • In 2017, Noor Radhi conducted the legal procedures of the merger between Solidarity General Takaful B.S.C. (closed) and Al Ahlia Insurance Company B.S.C.
  • In 2016, Noor Radhi participated in advising the lender for Bahrain LNG Import Terminal Project (Billion $$$ Plus Project) involving many clients and many jurisdictions.

Education and Qualifications

  • School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London, Master of Law (LL.M.), 2006
  • University of Kent, Bachelor of Law (LL.B.), 1999


  • In 2000, admitted to the Ministry of Justice & Islamic Affairs- Bahrain as Practiced Lawyer.
  • In 2012  licensed to practice before the Court of Cassation and the Constitutional Court of Bahrain.

Practice Areas

  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Project Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Mergers and AcquisitionsCo
  • nstruction and Infrastructure
  • Admiralty and Maritime
  • Business Crimes and Compliance
  • Employee Benefits and Pensions
  • Employment and Labor Law
  • Insolvency
  • Bankruptcy and Restructuring
  • Insurance and Reinsurance
  • Islamic Finance
  • Litigation
  • Arbitration and Dispute Resolution
  • Telecommunications
  • Toxic Tort and Products Liability


  • Arabic
  • English

Firm Description:

Dr. Hassan Ali Radhi founded the office in 1974, under the name “Hassan Radhi Law Office-Attorneys and Legal Consultants.” At that time, the office had only one advocate–Dr. Hassan Radhi himself. At the beginning, the office’s activities were purely local in nature, but soon began to cross international borders in view of the understanding of the need to open new professional and geographical horizons for the office. Shortly thereafter the office’s clients began to soar, and the office had the opportunity to benefit from the experience of international foreign firms located in Bahrain. Therefore, Hassan Radhi Law Office associated itself with the renowned U.S. legal firm at that time, Coudert Brothers, and both established an international business firm in the name of “Coudert Brothers in Association with Hassan Radhi”. This office specialized in business activities of international nature and multi-laws. The association continued for nearly eight years.

The office capitalized on the accumulated experience gained by it in international business, expanded, and soon began to specialize in commercial laws, particularly banking and insurance, using English language as the main language for business in these areas. Expansion and development have continued ever since, and the office has not looked back. Within a few years, Hassan Radhi Law Office topped the list of the most reputable and leading law firms in Bahrain and in the Gulf region.

With the addition of partners, the office changed its name to “Hassan Radhi and Associates-Attorneys and Legal Consultants” in 1994. Dr. Hassan Ali Radhi, Ms. Noor Hassan Radhi, Mr. Sayed Jaffer Mohammed, Mr. Abdul Jalil Al Aradi, Ms. Noora Janahi, Mr. Sayed Mohsin Al-Alawi, Ms. Fatima AlAli, Mr. Sayed Hassan AlNawah and Mr. Qassim AlFardan are the Firm’s partners. The number of attorneys presently working at the office, including the partners, is 17, apart from the trainee lawyers, paralegals and articled clerks. From the Bahraini perspective, this is a large number, thus enabling the Firm to be a leader in terms of number of lawyers besides its technical and administrative staff who comprise 8.

Hassan Radhi & Associates renders legal consultancy and advice on all facets of Bahraini laws to national and international clients.


Roberta Bassegio

Roberta Bassegio is a partner in the Energy and Project Finance practices of Paul Hastings and is chair of the firm’s São Paulo office. She practices in the areas of project development and finance, focusing on infrastructure and natural resources. She has represented sponsors, investors, financial institutions, construction conglomerates, and suppliers in some of the most prominent infrastructure projects in Brazil. Her experience also encompasses project structuring, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory and corporate advice, as well as construction and equipment supply agreements. Ms. Bassegio has substantial experience in the power industry, including renewables, in both traditional and greenfield projects.

Among other projects, Ms. Bassegio has assisted high-profile clients in several acquisitions and energy auctions for wind, hydro and thermal power plants, as well as large power consumers within a variety of industries in their power purchase strategies and self-producing power projects. She represented different construction conglomerates in the investment structuring and negotiation of the construction contracts for the Teles Pires and the Belo Monte power plants. She also assisted clients in the logistics sector in the project development and construction of an ethanol pipeline designed to bring ethanol to major consumer centers and ports for export, and in the development of a major port complex in the State of Rio de Janeiro.

Prior to joining Paul Hastings, Ms. Bassegio was a partner in the Infrastructure and Projects and Energy practices at another law firm in Brazil. She also worked with the banking and projects department at an international law firm in New York.

Firm Overview:

Paul Hastings LLP, formerly known as Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, is an international law firm with 22 offices worldwide. Paul Hastings serves a diverse client base that includes many of the top financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies.

Zineb Idrissia Hamzi

Founded in 1999, HAMZI LAW FIRM is one of the Leading Independent Moroccan Law Firms in Business Law. 

For twenty years, our teams of lawyers and jurists have acquired a proven experience in accompanying investors, both national and international, and usually provide legal assistance,as part of external growth and international development operations.

As Moroccan correspondent to many international law firms, and recognized for its expertise through extensive professional networks, the Firm has become, thanks to its multidisciplinary expertise, a reference and a natural one-stop-shop for companies that appreciate the ability of its teams to respond to all legal issues related to business life, both in counseling and litigation, and their command of several foreign languages (English, Spanish), in addition to French and Arabic.

Thanks to the privileged ties developed with international networks of business law firms present all over the world, the Firm offers legal expertise and an adapted support for all transnational matters.

In order to meet the new needs of our clients, generated by a constantly changing economic, national and international situation, our practice is constantly renewed and enriched, thanks  to the partners, counsels and collaborators who joined us, and who allowed HLF to develop a certain experience, in Real Estate Law and Construction Law, Project Development, and International Mobility.

HAMZI LAW FIRM has also strengthened its Corporate Restructuring practice, in a overall approach, taking into account the diversity and complexity of the legal, social and financial issues our clients are facing.

A long practice of ADR and litigation allows our lawyers, all admitted at the Casablanca Bar to control perfectly, and directly, the preparation and the management of pre-litigation and litigation files, in cutting-edge and innovative areas of expertise, such as IT, IP , and Renewable Energy.

Devoted as “Leading Business Law Firm, in Morocco”, by many prestigious referencing organizations, such as “Chambers Global Guide”, HAMZI LAW FIRM won the Golden Trophy and was awarded the “Best Law Firm in Morocco” during the 2017 Law Trophies, handed out in Paris, by Leaders League.


Charin Satchayan

Leaders in Law endorses Charin Satchayan as our exclusively recommended Capital Markets Law, M&A Law, Project Finance Law and Real Estate Law expert in Thailand. If you wish to get in touch with Charin, please use the contact information provided above.

Areas of Practices and Expertise

Charin’s practices focus mainly on capital markets, Public Private Partnerships, project and project finance, financial regulations, mergers and acquisitions and real estate, both in Thailand and the regions (including Laos and Myanmar).

He also has expertise in the infrastructure sector (in particular, airport and power project), financial and insurance sector, airport and aviation and also property sector.

Experiences in Selected Transactions

He has represented clients in establishment of several property funds for public offering or so called Real Estate Investment Trusts that raised funds from local and international investors to invest in real estate projects in various categories, which include shopping malls, factories, office buildings, residential buildings and hotels.


He has also represented clients in establishment of infrastructure fund to invest in infrastructure assets, including the power plants and airport.

Projects and Project Finance

He has represented client in several projects and project finance both in Thailand and Laos, which include project finance for power plants, a refinancing of oil refinery, a project finance of ethanol plant.


He has represented major commercial banks in Thailand in raising funds from domestic and international capital markets. He has also represented commercial banks in establishing asset management companies and the sales of non-performing loans.

Public Private Partnerships and Privatization

Charin has been retained as a National Consultant in Thailand by Asian Development Bank to work with other international consultants to advise the Thai Government on the Public Private Partnerships for the Government projects (including motorways nationwide). He has also represented clients in several BOT and BTO projects.

Airport and Aviation

He has represented the fund manager and the sponsor in setting up the Samui Airport Property Fund, the first property fund in Thailand that invested in the airport, and has offered investment units to international and domestic investors.

Academic and Professional Qualifications

Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA), Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration, Chulalongkorn University, 1998

LL.M., Cornell University (under patronage of Fulbright Scholarship), 1993

Post Graduate Diploma in Business Law, Thammasart University, 1989

LL.B. (Honours), Ramkhamhaeng University, 1988

Lawyer License from Law Society of Thailand


Ramiro Guevara

RAMIRO GUEVARA, (Senior Partner) born La Paz, Bolivia, October 20, 1954; admitted to bar, 1985, Bolivia.

EDUCATION: St. John’s University, New York (Undergraduate Studies, 1971-1973); Université des Sciences Sociales, Tolouse (Certificat d’Aptitude a l’Administration des Enterprises, M.B.A., 1983); Institut d’Etudes Internationales et de Development, Tolouse (Studies in International Commerce, 1983); Universidad Mayor de San Andrés (Lawyer, 1985); Instituto para el Desarrollo de Empresarios y Administradores (Studies in Banking Law, Labor Law, Warrants, 1987-1989); Institut International de Droit du Dévelopment, Rome (Seminar on Investment Treaties, Investment Contracts and Joint Ventures, 1989). PROFESSOR, International Commercial Law and Commercial Law, Universidad Católica Boliviana.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales Bolivianos, 1989; Banco Central de Bolivia, 1989; Nacional Financiera (Second Tier Banking Institution), 1996-1997; National Stock Exchange Commission, 1994-1996. General Counsel, Banco Central de Bolivia, 1987-1989. Legal Counsel, Commission of Negotiation of Bolivia’s Foreign Debt, 1987-1989. Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Officer in Charge of Uruguay, Brazil and Western Europe, 1983-1986. Second Secretary, Bolivian Embassy, Israel. Member, Drafting Commissions: Central Bank Law; Arbitration and Mediation Law; Exports Promotion Law; Securities Law; Pension Fund Law; Hydrocarbons Law. Organized Workshops: Investment Methods Using Investment Bonds, International Arbitration, Financial NGO’s Law for Non-Lawyers.

MEMBER: Bolivian Bar Association; International Bar Association; American Bar Association; Bolivian Chamber of Commerce Arbitration Commission.

LANGUAGES: Spanish, English, French and Portuguese.

PRACTICE AREAS: Corporate; Hydrocarbons; Electricity; Water; Mergers and Acquisitions; Banking; Capital Markets; Project Finance; Arbitration.


Ariel Ramos

Leaders in Law endorses Ariel Ramos as our exclusively recommended Project Finance Law expert in Mexico. If you wish to get in touch with Ariel please use the contact information provided above.

Ariel Ramos is a partner in the Finance Practice Group at Haynes and Boone, SC in Mexico City. He primarily focuses on transactions related to the development and financing of infrastructure projects, including, among others, power, oil and gas, liquefied natural gas (LNG), government procurement, public-private partnerships (PPP or Proyectos de Prestación de Servicios), toll roads, maritime ports and terminals, water treatment plants, aqueducts and shipping. In addition, he has deep experience and actively participates in real estate, mergers and acquisitions and corporate and debt restructuring matters.

Ariel has advised lenders, developers, buyers and sellers, and governmental entities in transactional negotiations; assisted in preparation of corporate documentation and risk identification, assessment and allocation; advised on negotiation and instrumentation of project agreements, including concessions, power purchase agreements (PPA), long-term service contracts (CPS), long-term supply contracts, public private partnership agreements (PPS), public financed works (OPF), engineering, procurement and construction contracts (EPC), operation and maintenance contracts (O&M), fuel and gas supply and transportation agreements; advised on design and implementation of schemes for the development and financing of infrastructure projects, including preparation of financing and security agreements; performed analysis of permits and governmental authorizations required for the development of projects and real estate transactions; and bid processes and preparation of the bid proposals, among others.

Ariel has served as an adjunct professor of law at Escuela Libre de Derecho, Mexico City, Mexico in Administrative Law Second Course, 2009, and at the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, Mexico City (CIDE), 2007-2008. He was also Professor of Law of Licenciatura (B.A. equivalent) and Maestría (LL.M. equivalent) degrees at the Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City: International Economic Relations, International Contracts, Banking and Contracts, 1996-2002.

Haynes & Boone LLP

Haynes & Boone is an American Lawyer top 100 law firm, with more than 550 lawyers in 13 offices and 30 major legal practices. We are among the largest firms based in the United States. Our growth has been driven by our client service strengths, especially our problem-solving acumen and our ability to collaborate with clients.

It is our mission to be a preeminent law firm that serves clients globally on sophisticated legal matters while maintaining a special culture founded on teamwork, a healthy work environment, and a strong work ethic. While every law firm believes culture is an important component of success, our culture is truly unique. Our culture is defined by our collaborative work environment and by putting the interests of our clients first. It focuses on teamwork, an environment of mutual respect, and a long-term view that supports investing in the future and the success of Haynes and Boone as an outstanding professional service institution.