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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
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Fernando Azofra

Tel:
Work +34 91 586 45 64
Email:
Web:
www.uria.com
Uría Menéndez

Work Department

Real Estate, Financing, Restructuring.

Career

Fernando Azofra is a partner in the Madrid office of Uría Menéndez. He was admitted to the Madrid Bar in 1992 and joined the firm in 1993. He set up and headed the firm's Lisbon office from 1998 to 2001.

He advises domestic and foreign companies on real estate and banking matters, asset finance and M&A with an underlying real estate component. He has broad expertise in structuring and implementing property investments, divestments and financings. He has assisted in corporate and real estate deals involving an aggregate consideration of over EUR 28 billion. In relation to his financing expertise, he has outlined mortgage-backed financings, project finance, structured financings and 'plain vanilla' financings for over EUR 9.3 billion (some of which were the first deals of their kind in Spain, as is the case of the deals structured over floating mortgages).

Languages

English, Portuguese.

Member

From October 2018, he is one of the 7 members of the Experts’ Committee appointed by the Ministry of Justice to reform the Spanish pre-insolvency and insolvency legislation.

Member of the expert panel consulted by the Ministry of Science and Technology for the preparation of the Annual Report on Industrial Technology Prospects, 2000.

Vice Chair to the International Bar Association Banking Law Committee.

Madrid Bar Association.

Education

Law Degree (with Honours), Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE), 1992. Business Administration Degree, Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE), 1993. Ph.D. in Law, summa cum laude, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 2014. Prize for best doctorate student, 2015


Spain

Real estate and construction

Within: Leading individuals

Fernando Azofra - Uría Menéndez

Within: Real estate and construction

The ‘strong’ team at Uría Menéndez stands out for its ‘excellent knowledge and experience level’. Team co-head Fernando Azofra is leading advice to Metrovacesa Suelo y Promoción on the €1bn purchase of 179 land plots comprising 3,500 land registry units. Fellow co-head Diego Armero is assisting Goldman Sachs with the sale to Axa, through a share deal, of 1,000 residential units. Barcelona-based Ignacio Albiñana is also noted.

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