Partner, Uría Menéndez

Manuel is a partner in the Madrid office of Uría Menéndez. He joined the firm in 2003 and is a member of the Public and Environmental Law Practice Area.

He has experience in all areas of public law, but especially in the regulated sectors, such as the securities markets, and the financial, energy, security and defence, prevention of money laundering and competition law sectors. He also advises on public procurement law and liability of public authorities.

Manuel focuses his practice on litigation regarding administrative and
constitutional matters and regularly advises in sanctioning proceedings before the CNMV, the Bank of Spain and the Commission for prevention of money laundering. He has vast experience in due diligence processes involving regulatory matters.

Relevant experience:

  • Appeals against fines (amounting to EUR 70 million) which the Spanish Competition Authority imposed on a shipping company
  • Appeal to the Constitutional Court by a financial entity in a case involving data protection and consumer issues
  • Advice to an aeronautic company on foreign investments in Spanish companies in the defence sector in relation to the conditions imposed by the Spanish government