Mrs Teresa Paz-Ares > Uría Menéndez > Madrid, Spain > Lawyer Profile

Uría Menéndez
28002 MADRID

Work Department

M&A, Company Law and Corporate Governance, Healthcare and Life Sciences.


Teresa is a member of the M&A and Corporate Governance Practice Areas of Uría Menéndez’s Madrid office and is responsible for the firm’s Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Practice Area.

Teresa joined the firm in 1992. She was based in the London office in 1994 and 1995, and became a partner in 2002. Between 2003 and 2005, Teresa headed the Communication, Health and IP Practice Group of the Barcelona office.

Teresa focuses her professional practice on corporate, commercial and M&A matters. She has extensive experience in regulatory and corporate and commercial matters in several regulated sectors, and especially in the pharmaceutical and mass media industries.

From 2014 through 2019, Teresa has been responsible for the firm’s Diversity & Talent group.




Madrid Bar Association.


Law Degree, Universidad Pontificia de Comillas, Madrid, 1992; Business Administration Degree, Universidad Pontificia de Comillas, Madrid, 1993.

Lawyer Rankings

Spain > Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences

(Leading individuals)

Teresa Paz-AresUría Menéndez

Uría Menéndez has a ‘really strong healthcare and life sciences team’, which offers the ‘highest standard of quality’ and is always up to speed on the ‘ins and outs of the pharmaceutical industry’. The department, which has notable skills in both non-contentious and contentious mandates, is jointly led by corporate, commercial and M&A expert Teresa Paz-Ares and José Massaguer, who focuses on innovation and IP. Montiano Monteagudo, counsel Beatriz Cocina, who for some is ‘undoubtedly one of the best life sciences lawyers in this country’, and principal associate Francisco Javier García are also noted.

Spain > Industry focus: Manufacturing

An ‘excellent team on all fronts’ says a client about the sizable practice at Uría Menéndez, which comprises lawyers from several practice areas including corporate and commercial, administrative and regulatory, intellectual property, competition and litigation. Recently, the practice has taken part in large financing and M&A transactions in the industrial and manufacturing sector, as in the case of its advice to Cemex on the sale of its global white cement business to Cimsa. Patricia Vidal, a leading lawyer in the ‘field of competition applied to the manufacturing sector‘; Teresa Paz-Ares; Tomás Arranz; and counsel Jaime Calvo Retuerto are active members of the practice.