Uría Menéndez is an independent law firm founded in the 1940s by the late Professor Rodrigo Uría González. Over the past 40 years Uría Menéndez has successfully transitioned from a boutique firm in the 70s and 80s to a top player in the Iberian legal market, while maintaining its independence, personality and the principles we consider key: professional services of the highest quality and in-depth knowledge of the law, a capacity for innovative thought, and strict professional ethics.
Uría Menéndez has an established presence in Portugal since 2001, having since been involved in the major transactions and being the first foreign law firm authorised to provide legal services in Portugal.
Over the past decades we have grown from strength to strength and today have an excellent reputation in the Portuguese legal market. In 2010, the renowned firm Proença de Carvalho & Associados joined forces with Uría Menéndez and since then we have operated in Portugal as Uría Menéndez-Proença Carvalho.
Over 100 lawyers work in our Lisbon and Porto offices, focusing particularly on the areas of business law, mergers and acquisitions, finance, banking, capital markets, energy, real estate, tax, employment, competition, new technologies, administrative law, litigation, arbitration and public law.
Uría Menéndez-Proença Carvalho aims to distinguish itself by the quality of its legal advisory services, its capacity for innovation and its ability to assist clients in achieving their business objectives. These skills have contributed greatly to our success in establishing enduring relationships with clients.