Uría Menéndez is the leading law firm in the Ibero-American market. With 576 lawyers, including 132 partners, the firm advises on Spanish, Portuguese and EU law in relation to all aspects of corporate, public, litigation, tax and labour law. It has 17 offices in 13 countries and over 2,000 clients.
Uría Menéndez lawyers’ extensive experience and comprehensive knowledge of their clients’ industries allow the firm to offer added-value advice in all areas of business and find innovative technical solutions to the most complex legal issues. In addition, through its network of best friends in Europe, Uría Menéndez is able to create cross-firm teams with the leading firms from Germany (Hengeler Mueller), 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 associations such as Lex Mundi.
In January 2015, after nearly 20 years working in the region, the firm took a ground-breaking step creating the first Latin-American integration between leading local firms (Philippi in Chile, and Prietocarrizosa in Colombia): Philippi, Prietocarrizosa & Uría (PPU), the first major Ibero-American firm. After an excellent first year, in January 2016 the firm integrated two Peruvian firms, Estudio Ferrero Abogados and Delmar Ugarte, becoming Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría. The opening of a Peru office consolidates PPU’s position and confirms its status as a leading firm in the Pacific Alliance (Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru) as it is fast becoming a pre-eminent firm in Latin America.