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Uría Menéndez

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Barcelona, Beijing, Bilbao, Brussels, Buenos Aires, Lima and 9 more

Juan Martín Perrotto

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Uría Menéndez

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Banking and Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Project Finance.


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).




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).


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 continues to reinforce its illustrious standing in Latin America. While many of its Spanish clients have considerable assets and interests in Latin America, it is increasingly active in outbound deals from the region itself. Its longstanding links to the region are complemented by its participation in Latin American entity Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria ("PPU"), which currently has a presence in Chile, Peru and Colombia. Although it closed its Sao Paulo office in 2018, the firm and PPU remain committed to the Brazilian market, particularly in relation to outbound transactions. It also continues to operate a rep office in Mexico City (although entry into the Mexican market by PPU, long envisaged, is now regarded as imminent) and has a deep focus on the Cuban market through its Cuban desk in Madrid. One client states it has 'unparalleled expertise on Cuba and Cuban law' and that 'no other firm outside of Cuba has the same level of capability', concluding that 'the quality and responsiveness of services provided were superb on every level' and 'the commitment and quality of the team is outstanding'. Clients include BBVA, Grupo Damm, Summit Partners, Telepizza, Grupo Konecta and Ferrovial. The firm's Cuban desk recently worked alongside Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP to advise Roswell Park on the landmark US-Cuban biotech joint venture between US medical centre Roswell Park and Cuban cancer research group Center for Molecular Immunology. The firm also advised Telepizza on its master franchise global alliance with Pizza Hut International to accelerate growth across Latin America (excluding Brazil), the Caribbean, Spain (& Andorra), Portugal and Switzerland. Key partners include head of the Latin America practice group Eduardo Rodríguez-RoviraJuan Martín Perrotto and Pablo González-Espejo in Madrid. Madrid associate Lourdes Dávalos, who heads the Cuba desk, is 'tireless, always available and brings unique expertise to the table'.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Uría Menéndez's corporate and M&A team has 'the capability to react to unexpected matters' and is 'fully available for its clients' concerns'. A highlight was advising Abertis on a voluntary takeover offer launched by Hochtief for all of the client's shares. Juan Martín Perrotto, the 'lawyer you want on your side of the table during complex transactions', is 'involved from start to finish' and 'outstanding in terms of technical capacity'. Juan Miguel GoenecheaJuan Falcón and Salvador Sánchez-Terán are leading lawyers in the field, and Stephen HessManuel Echenique and senior associate Tomás Acosta are recommended.

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