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Uría Menéndez

PRÍNCIPE DE VERGARA 187, PLAZA RODRIGO URÍA, 28002 MADRID, SPAIN
Tel:
Work +34 91 586 04 00
Fax:
Fax +34 91 586 04 03
Email:
Web:
www.uria.com
Barcelona, Beijing, Bilbao, Brussels, Buenos Aires, Lima and 10 more

Juan Martín Perrotto

Tel:
Work +34 91 587 08 21
Email:
Uría Menéndez

Work Department

Banking and Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Project Finance.

Career

Juan Martín is a partner based in the Madrid office of Uría Menéndez. He heads the firm’s Asian practice and is also part of the Latin American practice group. He has spent his career in almost equal parts between Argentina, Spain and China. His practice focuses on M&A and infrastructure projects. Professional highlights of his infrastructure practice include advising on the statutory and contractual framework for PFI/PPP projects in Argentina and Mexico; the financing of correctional and court facilities, energy and water projects, road, rail and port projects (in China, Argentina and Spain); and his contribution as a member of the group of experts which advises the United Nations on good governance in PFI/PPP projects. In the context of M&A, Juan Martín advises on joint ventures, tender offers, transnational mergers, private equity transactions and acquisitions, with a particular focus on cross-border investments involving China, Europe and Latin America. Juan Martín also serves as an arbitrator at CIETAC (China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission), the main permanent arbitration institution in China, SIAC (Shenzen International Arbitration Center), KLRCA (Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration) and CAM (Madrid Arbitration Court). He has lectured at major universities in Latin America (Universidad Católica Argentina, Buenos Aires), Europe (Instituto de Empresa, Madrid) and China (China EU School of Law, Beijing). He is a regular speaker at seminars and conferences related to his areas of expertise and has authored or co-authored over 20 contributions to a number of law reviews and a book on public infrastructures (2010).

Languages

English

Member

Madrid Bar Association; Buenos Aires Bar Association; Member of the Team of Specialists on PPP/PFI of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).

Education

Law Degree, Universidad Católica, Buenos Aires, 1994; LL.M. in International Financial Law with Concentration in Securities, Boston University, Morin Center for International Banking and Financial Law Studies, Boston, 2000; Law Degree, Universidad de Oviedo, 2003.


Latin America: International firms

Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

Uría Menéndez’s extensive Spanish client base is consistently active in Latin America, frequently acquiring and disposing of assets. Moreover, many of the transactions involving its core Spanish clients often involve Latin America interests and considerations. The firm has recently advised a series of funds – including private equity funds, opportunity funds and family offices – on the sale of Latin American assets. Working alongside its Latin American associate firm Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría, it is also increasingly active on behalf of Chinese investors looking to make investments in the region. In addition, the firm is a leader on foreign investments into Cuba. Recent headline mandates include advising Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) on the $2.2bn sale of its stake in BBVA Chile to Bank of Nova Scotia. The ‘excellent’ team is led by Madrid-based Latin America practice group-head Eduardo Rodríguez-Rovira. A high proportion of the firm’s M&A partners advise on deals involving Latin American assets and interests; of these, Juan Martín Perrotto is an especially prominent name, as is Tomás Acosta who is noted for his ‘solid knowledge’ and ‘professionalism’.

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Spain

Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Uría Menéndez is the ‘first port of call for many corporations’ – it acts for several Ibex 35 and large Iberian corporations – and is well-known for its expertise and thorough knowledge of the market. The team is advising Abertis Infraestructuras on a voluntary tender offer by Atlantia in the sum of €16.4bn. The practice also assisted Banco Santander with the €1.8bn sale of Allfunds Bank. Other clients include Banco Popular, Euskaltel, Investindustrial and Banco Mare Nostrum. Juan Manuel Goenechea, Juan Martín Perrotto, Steve Hess and Manuel Echenique jointly head the practice.

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