We have become one of the most prestigious law firms in the Ibero-American market by remaining committed to our core principles: profound analysis of the law, professional services of the highest quality and capacity for innovation.
Founded in the 1940s, Uría Menéndez has since become one of the most prestigious international law firms. Our capacity for innovation, our profound analysis of the law and our unwavering respect for deontological ethics have all made Uría Menéndez one of the leading firms across the Iberian and Latin American markets.
We have almost 600 lawyers working in 14 different offices located in the most important financial centres in Europe, the Americas and Asia. We also make up part of the first ever major Ibero-American law firm, Philippi, Prietocarrizosa, Ferrero DU & Uría.
Uría Menéndez is there for its clients across the globe through its close ties with prestigious local firms. In addition, through our network of best friends in Europe we are able to create cross-firm teams with the leading firms from France (Bredin Prat), Germany (Hengeler Mueller), Italy (BonelliErede), the Netherlands (De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek) and the United Kingdom (Slaughter and May). Uría Menéndez is also a member of renowned international networks such as Lex Mundi.
Banking and Finance
Company Law and Corporate Governance
Corporate and Commercial
Data Protection and E-Commerce
Defence and Aerospace
Environment and Sustainable Development
EU Law and International Trade
Family Businesses and Private Clients
Health and Food
IT and Outsourcing
Litigation and Arbitration
Media and Telecommunications
Mergers and Acquisitions
Transport and International Trade
White Collar Crime
Our lawyers’ extensive experience and their comprehensive knowledge of our clients’ industries allow us to offer added-value advice in all areas of business and find innovative technical solutions to the most complex legal issues.
Our capacity for innovation is the direct result of our close links with academia. Many of our lawyers also lecture at the most prestigious universities and business schools in Spain and Portugal.
The European MAKE study ("Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises") has on numerous occasions named us one of the best European firms in the areas of knowledge management and innovation.
Harvard Business School has identified us as an example of professional success and uses our firm as a case study in its management courses.