Uría Menéndez

Carlos de Cárdenas Smith

Current View:
Also ranked in:

This content is provided by Carlos de Cárdenas Smith.

Practice Areas

Banking and Finance, Restructuring, Mergers and Acquisitions.


Law Degree, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 1989; Leading Professional Service Firms, Executive Education, Harvard Business School, June 2008.

Carlos is the head of the corporate and commercial group of Uría Menéndez. He began his career in Uría Menéndez in 1989 and became a partner in 1998. He was head partner of the firm’s New York office for three years, after which he returned to the Madrid office. Between 1995 and 1996 he was an international associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York.

Carlos focuses his practice on M&A, banking and finance and restructuring. He has been involved in many of the most significant finance and restructuring transactions in Spain.

Professional Memberships

Madrid Bar Association, American Foreign Law Association, International Bar Association, Licensed as a Legal Consultant, New York Bar Association, 1997-2000,

Director of the Spain-US Chamber of Commerce, 1997-2000, Member of the Association Européenne d'Etudes Juridiques et Fiscales, Loan Market Association.


Languages: English.