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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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Stephen Hess

Tel:
Work Tel +34 91 587 08 57
Email:
Web:
www.uria.com
Uría Menéndez

Work Department

Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate and Commercial.

Career

Steve Hess is a corporate attorney in the Madrid office of Uría Menéndez. He joined the firm in 2003 and became a partner in 2010.Steve regularly represents clients in structuring, negotiating and closing mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and other corporate transactions. Steve has particular expertise in cross border transactions, where he successfully draws upon his background in common law and civil law, as well as in acquisitions and divestitures effected by way of controlled auctions.

Steve also routinely counsels clients on a wide variety of corporate matters, consulting arrangements, questions of contractual interpretation and other issues.

Prior to joining Uría Menéndez, Steve was a corporate attorney in the Washington, D.C. office of Covington & Burling LLP. At Covington & Burling, Steve focused his practice on mergers and acquisitions, licensing and new economy transactions and other sophisticated corporate transactions. In one noteworthy transaction, Steve represented several environmental organisations in connection with a subsidised debt-for-nature swap with the governments of the United States and Peru under the U.S. Tropical Forest Conservation Act, the funds of which are being used to help conserve an area of tropical forest larger than the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Languages

English.

Member

Madrid Bar Association.

The Law Society of England and Wales (non-practicing).

Bar of the District of Columbia (USA).

Bar of the State of California (USA) (inactive).

Education

Fulbright Fellow (1999); Yale Law School (J.D. 1998); Duke University (B.A. 1993 summa cum laude).


Spain

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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