Uría Menéndez is a law firm with more than 70 years of experience. It has sixteen offices located in Spain, Portugal, where it operates as Uría Menéndez - Proença de Carvalho, and main financial centres in the rest of Europe, the Americas and Asia.
The firm advises on Spanish, Portuguese and EU law in business-related matters and assist its clients in their international transactions through its network of offices and its close links with prestigious law firms around the world. Around 50% of its client base is international and includes, among others, 85% of the IBEX 35 companies, 50% of the FTSE Euro 100 and 50% of the PSI 20.
After almost two decades in Latin America, where Uría Menéndez has a longstanding relationship with key players, the firm has further strengthened its ties to the region with the creation of the first major Ibero-American law firm Philippi, Prietocarrizosa, Ferrero DU & Uría (“PPU”), arising from the merger between leading firms in Chile, Colombia and Peru.
Through Uría Menéndez and PPU combined the firm can offer its clients a global team of 1,000 lawyers, including more than 375 based in Latin America, where the firm has recently been acknowledged by Chambers as the “Latin American firm of the Year”.