Uria Menendez
URÍA MENÉNDEZ has evolved from the firm established in the 1940s by the late Professor Rodrigo Uría González and we now have  fifteen offices in Europe, the United States and Latin America. We operate mainly in the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America where we advise on Spanish, Portuguese and European Union law.The firm provides advice in all areas of law relating to the business world and has for many years assisted companies in developing their businesses. URÍA MENÉNDEZ has always been very close to the academic world, in particular to universities, and frequently provides assistance in humanitarian projects.  The firm has continuously adapted to the constant changes in the business world in order to meet its clients’ legal needs and expectations. URÍA MENÉNDEZ has taken part in the most important and innovative transactions in the last few years in the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America.Since its establishment, URÍA MENÉNDEZ has provided assistance to numerous companies in developing their businesses, has gained its clients’ trust and the respect of colleagues and competitors alike, and enjoys widespread prestige both at home and abroad.We offer our know-how and resources to the community as well as being actively involved in pro-bono projects. Through our collaboration with the Professor Uría Foundation, we promote the development of humanitarian projects and encourage everyone at the firm to become directly involved in charitable and cultural activities.The firm is structured around departments and practice groups with lawyers focusing on a particular economic sector. Our lawyers are continuously updated on the latest general legal developments and receive specialised training on sector-specific laws and regulations. Moreover, they are aware of the commercial realities of clients operating in the different sectors. Our firm’s structure enables us to understand our clients’ objectives and circumstances, their business practices, and the financial consequences and the practical implications of our legal advice.It is our policy that partners take a hands-on approach to all matters because their know-how, commercial awareness and experience are crucial to providing a first-class service.We aspire to excel in all areas of our professional practice. In order to pursue this enduring objective, lawyers are assisted by efficient teams of support staff.Practice Areas:Administrative  Arbitration Civil and Commercial Proceedings Commercial Law- Bankruptcy- Commercial Contracts- Company Law- Corporate Governance- Mergers and Acquisitions  Criminal Law Environmental Law Energy European and Competition Law- Abuse of dominant position- Agreements taken by business associations- Customs law and international trade- European law- Inspections and compliance programmes- Mergers- State Aid- Financial- Banking- Collective Investment Institutions- Securities Markets- Securitisations  Food and Health- Food- Cosmetics- Pharmaceutica- Health  Infrastructures Intellectual Property, Unfair Competition and Marketing- Patents and industrial designs- Trade marks- Unfair competition- Advertising- Domestic trade  Insolvency Insurance Labour Maritime Law, Transport and Logistics- Air Law- Logistics- Maritime law- Transportation by land  Media, IT and Entertainment- Audiovisual and media law- Contents and copyright- Telecommunications- IT and Computer law- Electronic signature and E-commerce- Data Protection- Sports Law  Real Estate, Development and Urban Planning- Construction- Real Estate- Urban Planning  Restructuring and Insolvency Tax

practice areas

Admiralty and Maritime LawArbitrationAviation LawBanking LawCommercial LawCommunications and MediaCopyrightsCorporate Commercial LawCorporate GovernanceCorporate LawE-CommerceEnergyEnergy RegulationEnvironmental LawFamily Business LawFinanceHealth CareInformation TechnologyInsuranceIntellectual PropertyIntellectual Property LicensingInternational LawInternational TradeLabor and EmploymentLitigationMergers and Acquisitions and DivestituresMining and MineralsReal EstateSports LawTaxationTelecommunications LawTransportationUnfair CompetitionWhite Collar CrimeZoning and Planning and Land Use

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