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Uría Menéndez

Latin America 2024
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Latin America

Senior Partner: Jesús Remón
Managing Partner: Salvador Sánchez-Terán
Number of partners: 133
Number of lawyers: 705
Latin America Offices: Santiago, Bogota, Lima
International Offices: Spain (Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Valencia), Portugal (Lisbon, Porto), Belgium (Brussels), United Kingdom (London), USA (New York)
Languages: Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish

Firm Overview:
Founded in the 1940s, Uría Menéndez has since become one of the most prestigious international law firms with more than 700 lawyers working in the most important financial centres in Europe, the Americas and Asia. the firm's capacity for innovation, its profound analysis of the law and unwavering respect for deontological ethics have all made Uría Menéndez one of the leading firms across the Iberian and Latin American markets.

Uría Menéndez has played an active role in Latin America for almost 25 years as the region has become core to the firm. its approach to Latin America is not made from a Latin American desk. Uría Menéndez deals with Latin American matters the same way it deals with Spanish or Portuguese matters.

Uría Menéndez is present in the region through Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría. In addition to its offices through PPU in Bogotá, Barranquilla, Lima and Santiago, in other Latin American countries, the firm continues to work closely with its network of Best Friends, with whom it has been offering clients the best advice for their interests in the region since the mid-1990s.

Main Areas of Practice:  

Corporate & Commercial:
Uría Menéndez covers all areas of corporate and commercial law, including agency and distribution, commercial contracts, energy and utilities, food and beverages, insurance, mergers and acquisitions and real estate.

The firm handles all matters relating to banking, corporate finance, investment funds, project finance, securities and securitisation.

Uría Menéndez provides advice on all areas of tax law, with a particular focus on: mergers and acquisitions, financial products and capital markets, international tax planning, real estate transactions and project finance, insurance and pension funds, family businesses and high net-worth individuals and tax investigation and disputes, including criminal-tax issues.

Competition & Intellectual Property:
Uría Menéndez advises on all aspects of competition and European Union Law as well as on intellectual property, copyright and data protection, pharmaceuticals, unfair competition, anti-dumping and WTO.

Telecommunications, Media & Entertainment:
Uría Menéndez has substantial experience in dealing with e-commerce and information technology, media and entertainment, sports and leisure, telecommunications and advertising.

Litigation & Arbitration:
Uría Menéndez has a solid litigation practice covering civil and commercial proceedings, local and international arbitration, administrative and constitutional law, contentious-administrative proceedings, tax and criminal law.

Real Estate/Environmental/Urban Planning:
Uría Menéndez provides advice covering all aspects of real estate, including the sale, leasing and purchase of land, project management, investment and financing, urban planning and environmental law..

Employment & Pensions:
Uría Menéndez advises corporate clients on a wide range of employment-related issues including contracting, collective negotiation, corporate restructuring, litigation, and pension fund management.

Maritime & Transport:
Uría Menéndez offers specialised legal advice on administrative and regulatory proceedings, finance and insurance to companies in the maritime and transport industries.

Full service, multi-regional advice across all practice areas and business sectors.

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Spain - Head office


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Uría Menéndez rankings

Latin America Guide 2024
Corporate/Commercial: International Firms
1 Department
2 Ranked Lawyers
Corporate/Commercial: International Firms
Corporate/Commercial: International Firms
Band 1
Lourdes Davalos Leon
Lourdes Davalos Leon
Band 1
Eduardo Rodríguez-Rovira
Eduardo Rodríguez-Rovira
Band 3