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Uría Ménendez

Eminent regional player



Uría Ménendez is an acclaimed full-service law firm, with a particularly well-reputed employment law offering that is widely regarded as a safe pair of hands for strategic issues.

Key contacts include Mario Barros in Madrid, André P Nascimento in Lisbon, and Juan Reyes in Barcelona. Raúl Boo was made up to partner in 2022, and is a name of note in Valencia. The firm also has offices in Bilbao and Porto.

For international work, clients benefit from the firms membership of a non-exclusive alliance of leading firms across Western Europe, as well as its close ties to sister firm Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría (PPU), which has offices in Bogotá, Lima, and Santiago de Chile.


The teams broad range of expertise in labour and employment matters extends from contract-drafting for the c-suite through to representation in litigation, and insolvency-related layoffs.

It is able to cover all issues associated with national or cross-border corporate transactions, including transfers of undertaking and relations with unions.

Aside from in-court representation, contentious work for the group includes extra-judicial proceedings.

In addition, the team is also well-versed in taking on highly sensitive workplace investigations, for example those into psychological or sexual harassment.

Further areas of expertise include remuneration, pensions and benefits, occupational hazards, and digital policies and employee monitoring, as well as staff relocations.

Experts based in...

Spain and Portugal.

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