Mr Fernando Azofra > Uría Menéndez > Madrid, Spain > Lawyer Profile

Uría Menéndez
28002 MADRID
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Work Department

Real Estate and Planning, Banking and Finance, Insolvency and Financial Distress.


Fernando Azofra is a partner in the Madrid office of Uría Menéndez. He was admitted to the Madrid Bar in 1992 and joined the firm in 1993. He set up and headed the firm’s Lisbon office from 1998 to 2001.

He advises domestic and foreign companies on real estate and banking matters, asset finance and M&A with an underlying real estate component. He has broad expertise in structuring and implementing property investments, divestments and financings. He has assisted in corporate and real estate deals involving an aggregate consideration of over EUR 38 billion. In relation to his financing expertise, he has outlined mortgage-backed financings, project finance, structured financings and ‘plain vanilla’ financings for over EUR 15.3 billion (some of which were the first deals of their kind in Spain, as is the case of the deals structured over floating mortgages).


English, Portuguese.


From October 2018, he is one of the 7 members of the Experts’ Committee appointed by the Ministry of Justice to reform the Spanish pre-insolvency and insolvency legislation.

Member of the expert panel consulted by the Ministry of Science and Technology for the preparation of the Annual Report on Industrial Technology Prospects, 2000.

Vice Chair to the International Bar Association Banking Law Committee.

Madrid Bar Association.


Law Degree (with Honours), Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE), 1992; Business Administration Degree, Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE), 1993; Ph.D. in Law, summa cum laude, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 2014; Special prize to the best doctorate student, 2015

Lawyer Rankings

Spain > Real estate and construction

(Hall of Fame)

Fernando AzofraUría Menéndez

With a real estate and urban planning department of 40 lawyers operating from Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia and Bilbao, the team at Uría Menéndez continues to lead, employing bench strength and experience to assist major banks, investment funds, SOCIMIs (Spanish real estate investment trusts) and other international corporates involved in high-value and complex cross-border transactions. Headed by real estate finance expert Fernando Azofra and planning specialist Diego Armero in Madrid, the group offers a comprehensive range of services, advising on portfolio transfers, property acquisition and joint ventures, forward-funding agreements, restructuring and divestments, and the incorporation of private equity funds. The team is supported in Barcelona by real estate and M&A advisor Ignacio Albiñana, Rafael Jiménez, who brings a company law background, Javier Ruiz-Cámara and senior associate Iván Abad in Madrid. The group’s client base features key market players Allianz and Banco Santander.