Mr Pablo González-Espejo > Uría Menéndez > Madrid, Spain > Lawyer Profile

Uría Menéndez
PRÍNCIPE DE VERGARA 187
PLAZA RODRÍGUEZ URÍA
28002 MADRID
Spain

Work Department

Media, Sport and Leisure.

Career

Pablo González-Espejo is a lawyer based in the Madrid office of Uría Menéndez. He joined the firm in 1994 and was made partner in 2004. In 1999, he opened Uría Menéndez’s São Paulo office, which he headed until September 2003. There, he advised foreign investors in Brazil and was one of the first foreign lawyers to be registered with the Brazilian Bar (Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil). In October 2003, Pablo returned to the firm’s Madrid office. Since then, he has focused his practice on commercial and company law in the audiovisual, telecommunications, media, sports and IT sectors. He is in charge of the Digital Law Group, which coordinates the professional practice of all the firm’s practice groups and offices in the field of digitalization.

Pablo advises companies in regulatory and commercial matters. He is regularly involved in major transactions advising businesses and investors in acquisitions, IPOs, joint ventures and outsourcing projects. His international experience includes cross-border deals, especially in Latin America and particularly with Brazilian clients.

Pablo also heads the sports law practice group at Uría Menéndez, advising sports clubs, leagues and athletes, and has taken part in international arbitrations before the CAS.

Languages

English, Portuguese.

Memberships

Madrid Bar Association; OAB (registered as a Foreign Law Consultant); Spanish Association of Sports Lawyers; Secretary to the board of the Brazil-Spain Chamber of Commerce; Vice-secretary to the board of trustees of Fundación Cotec.

Education

Law Degree, Business Administration Degree, Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid, 1994 and 1995.

Lawyer Rankings

Latin America: International firms > Corporate and M&A

Uría Menéndez has a long history in Latin America and has extended its commitment through Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría, its associated regional firm with a Chile- Colombia-Peru footprint. It represents a range of Spanish corporates and investors, such as Telefonica and Repsol, along with other multinationals and financial sponsors. Along with having broad geographic coverage, the firm has also made a commitment to the Cuba market through counsel Lourdes Dávalos, who leads the Cuba desk. Eduardo Rodríguez-Rovira has led the Latin America practice for nearly 20 years and is a seasoned professional in M&A in the region. Juan Martín Perrotto has also spent long periods in the region and is noted for cross-border transactions involving European and Asian investors. Pablo González-Espejo has a long history with Brazil, having launched the firm’s Sao Paulo office in 1999 and was resident there until 2003. All named individuals are based in Madrid.

Spain > Industry focus: TMT

(Leading individuals)

Pablo González-EspejoUría Menéndez

The TMT practice at Uría Menéndez, forming part of the firm’s well-established digital law group, is highlighted for its ‘technical quality’, and has notable skills in a range of areas, including cybersecurity, IT, AI, big data and fintech. A renowned expert in the market, Pablo González-Espejo heads the department, closely supported by the ‘exceptionalLeticia López-Lapuente, who garners praise for her ‘technical knowledge in IT’ and ‘ability to negotiate and find solutions and to coordinate complex projects’. Skilled litigator Borja Sainz de Aja and senior associate Reyes Bermejo Bosch, who focuses her practice on data protection, e-commerce and information technology, bring additional expertise to the team.