Luis Belart

Dentons appoints Luis Belart as Banking and Finance partner

Dentons has appointed Luis Belart (pictured) as partner of the Banking and Finance department, who until now held the position of counsel at the firm.

In his academic background, in addition to the Extraordinary Degree Award from the Complutense University, he completed postgraduate studies (MBA) at the business school, IESE Business School. At the same time, Belart has developed his teaching facet as a professor of the specialisation programme in Financial Markets Law at the IEB (Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles), as well as being the author of several articles and chapters related to structured finance.

In addition, the new Dentons partner has more than 15 years of experience advising banks, companies, funds and sponsors on financing and debt investment transactions. He specialises in local and international financing transactions, in particular relating to asset finance (especially real estate and aircraft), export finance, corporate finance, acquisition finance, refinancing, debt restructuring and pre-insolvency situations, as well as liquidity instruments (factoring, bill discounting, RWA, etc.).

Alongside Belart’s appointment, the firm has promoted Jorge Carmona to counsel in the Corporate and M&A area. Carmona, who joined Dentons in 2019 from Uría Menéndez, specialises in general corporate law, in areas such as mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, corporate law and corporate governance.

“These well-deserved promotions are part of our clear commitment to the in-house careers of the firm’s lawyers and recognise the very high quality of the advice that both lawyers provide to our clients on a daily basis,” says Jabier Badiola, managing partner of Dentons.

Irina Wakstein