Uría Menéndez

Álvaro Lopez de Argumedo

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Practice Areas

Litigation, International Arbitration.


Álvaro López de Argumedo is a partner in the Madrid office of Uría Menéndez.

Álvaro focuses his practice on civil litigation and international arbitration. He regularly advises on civil and commercial law, primarily contract law, real property rights and construction matters. He has taken part in numerous financial lawsuits initiated by investors seeking damages against investment banks. Álvaro also has considerable experience and expertise concerning distribution and agency agreements, frequently advising both national and international clients, particularly car manufacturers.

His expertise encompasses the recognition of foreign judgments and arbitration awards, and seeking interim measures in support of arbitration. Álvaro regularly represents clients in national and international arbitration proceedings, mostly in complex construction and commercial matters before the main international arbitration courts.

Álvaro was recently appointed 'stakeholder expert' for the preparation of the Common Frame of Reference by the European Commission, as part of the European Civil Code project. The main international legal directories regard him as a leading lawyer in Spain in his practice area.

Professional Memberships

IBA, MBA, Member of the Governing Board of the Club Español del Arbitraje, Madrid Arbitration Court, LCIA, Spanish Court of Arbitration, UIA.


Languages: English.