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KPMG Abogados

EDIFICIO TORRE CRISTAL, PASEO DE LA CASTELLANA 259C, 28046 MADRID, SPAIN
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Work +34 91 456 34 00
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Fax +34 91 555 01 32
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Francisco Uría

Tel:
Work 0034 91 456 34 00
Email:
Web:
home.kpmg.com/es/es/home/servicios/abogados.html
KPMG Global Legal Services

Work Department

Legal Financial Services

Position

Head of Financial Services at KPMG EMA & Senior Partner in KPMG Abogados

Career

Francisco is a government lawyer (on leave of absence), having held this position at the Office of the Secretary of State for the Economy, the Spanish Tax Authorities and the State Legal Service.

At KPMG, Francisco manages the team that provides financial and regulatory advisory services in areas relating to financial institutions in general and is a member of the Steering Committee of KPMG's ECB office.

He has held the posts of General Technical Secretary at the Ministry of Public Works (1999-2000), General Technical Secretary at the Ministry of Finance (2000-2002), Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Finance (2002-2004), Vice Secretary General and Head of the Legal Department at the Spanish Banking Association (AEB) (2004–2010).

He has also been Chairman of the AEB legal committee, Chairman of the AEB tax committee, a member of the European Banking Federation legal committee, and member of the European Banking Federation tax committee (2005-2010).

He has been a director of the Spanish National Industrial Shareholdings Corporation (SEPI), AENA and the GIF (extinguished), to name but a few.

He was also Co-Chairman of the Spanish-French Intergovernmental Commission for the concession of the international railway section of the high speed (AVE) route between Figueras (Gerona) and Perpiñan (France).

He participated in the OECD Corporate Governance Task Force (1999), in the European Commission Fiscal Compliance Expert Group (FISCO).

Languages

English and Spanish

Member

Member of the Madrid Bar Association

Education

Law Degree from Universidad de Alicante


Spain

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

The 'excellent' KPMG Abogados is particularly strong on the regulatory side. Other work included assisting Banco Santander with the financing structure for the €540m acquisition by a Spanish company of six Airbus aircraft, and advising Bankia, as agent of a syndicate of financial entities, on a financing structure for the restructuring and refinancing of a company. Francisco Uría heads the team, which in May 2018 saw the addition of Alfonso González Espejo, who joined from an in-house position at Bankia.

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Insurance

Within: Insurance

KPMG Abogados specialises in the implementation of regulations, including GDPR and Solvency II. In addition, the firm has experience in multi-disciplinary litigation in the insurance and reinsurance sector. Financial services sector expert Francisco Uría Fernández and Beatriz Rua, who focuses on litigation and insolvency, lead the practice. The team assisted Santa Lucía, Compañía de Seguros y Reaseguros with the acquisition of a stake in five Aviva Group-owned companies in Spain. In other work, the department is representing Irish life insurance company Generali PanEurope in a civil claim concerning a unit-linked insurance plan. Augusto Piñel Rubio joined Gómez-Acebo & Pombo in December 2018.

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