Mr Ángel Pérez López > Uría Menéndez > Madrid, Spain > Lawyer Profile

Uría Menéndez
28002 MADRID

Work Department

Banking and Finance, Insolvency and Financial Distress.


Ángel Pérez López is a partner in the Banking and Finance Practice Area of the Madrid office. Ángel joined Uría Menéndez in 2000 after working as a financial analyst for a leading Spanish corporate finance firm.

Ángel focuses his practice on corporate, acquisition and project finance. He has worked on some of the most important financing deals that have taken place in Spain in recent years. He advises lenders and borrowers on transactions in the energy, biofuel, waste treatment and telecommunications sectors. He has also advised creditors and debtors on restructuring the debt of some of Spain’s biggest companies. Since 2011, Ángel has also participated in several sales and acquisitions of non-strategic assets of financial institutions, such as non-performing loans, real estate assets and property management platforms.

From September 2007 to March 2008, Ángel was seconded to the New York headquarters of the US firm Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP, where he worked in the Acquisition Finance Group as an international associate.


English; German; French.


Madrid Bar Association.


Law Degree, Universidad Pontificia Comillas de Madrid, 2000; Business Management and Administration Degree, Universidad Pontificia Comillas de Madrid, 2001.

Lawyer Rankings

Spain > Banking and finance

(Leading individuals)

Ángel Pérez López – Uría Menéndez

With an excellent lender and borrower perspective of the market and relevant precedents, Uría Menéndez is often called upon to advise on landmark financings, including corporate lending, project finance, restructurings, asset deals and acquisition finance, to name a few. In addition to its strength in major transactions within the Iberian Peninsula, the firm is also well positioned to handle cross-border matters with ties to other European countries and Latin America. Corporate, acquisition and project finance are notable practice areas for department head Ángel Pérez López, who also has significant experience in debt restructuring. These are also key areas of expertise for Carlos de Cárdenas Smith, who leads the corporate and commercial group. With strong credentials in project finance restructurings in the energy sector, Luis Jiménez advises lenders and borrowers in a variety of transactions, ranging from corporate lending to acquisition finance. José Félix Zaldívar de la Rica, the firm’s New York resident partner, is particularly active in financings within the energy, infrastructure and real estate sectors.

Spain > Restructuring and insolvency

(Leading individuals)

Ángel Pérez LópezUría Menéndez

Uría Menéndez‘s restructuring and insolvency practice is renowned for its deep expertise in a variety of high-profile contentious and non-contentious matters, encompassing company and group restructurings, debt refinancings, direct lending, special situations, as well as general insolvency proceedings and related litigation. The client roster includes both creditors and borrowers, who represent leading Spanish and multinational banks, corporates, and financial institutions. The practice is co-led by Carlos de Cárdenas Smith and Ángel Pérez López, both of whom possess a successful track record in finance and restructuring transactions. Other key team members include corporate and insolvency litigation specialist Javier Yáñez and Sebastián Sáenz de Santa María, who focuses his practice on banking law.