Mr Manuel Echenique > Uría Menéndez > Madrid, Spain > Lawyer Profile

Uría Menéndez
28002 MADRID

Work Department

M&A, Private Equity, Capital Markets.


Manuel is a partner in the Corporate and Commercial Practice Area in the Madrid office of Uría Menéndez. He currently co-heads the M&A and Private Equity Practice Areas.

He joined the firm in 2000. In 2004 and 2005 Manuel worked in the firm’s London office.

His practice covers a wide range of corporate finance areas. He specialises in national and international mergers and acquisitions, private equity, general corporate law and structured, acquisition and project finance.

He advises top global private equity firms and is the leading advisor of many Spanish listed corporations. He is actively involved in many of the most prominent and complex M&A transactions in Spain, some of which have been shortlisted or named deals of the year by international directories.




Madrid Bar Association.


Law Degree, Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid, 2000.

Lawyer Rankings

Spain > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Manuel EcheniqueUría Menéndez

Uría Menéndez benefits from having a broad domestic network in addition to overseas offices in London, Brussels, Lisbon, New York and locations in South America. Key points of differentiation for the practice include its notably low leverage ratio, fielding 30 partners to 100 lawyers, as well as its proficiency in deals which involve Latin American jurisdictions. Francisco San Miguel is particularly accomplished when it comes to deals in the finance sector and co-heads the practice alongside Manuel Echenique, who serves as counsel to a number of Spain’s largest listed entities. The ‘outstanding’ Rafael Núñez-Lagos is a favourite among clients and is a key contact for infrastructure-related deals, in addition to corporate governance and corporate conflict issues.

Spain > Private equity

(Leading individuals)

Manuel EcheniqueUría Menéndez

Uría Menéndez provides a full-service private equity service, supporting on fund formation, fundraising, equity investment, debt financing and divestment matters, among others. In addition to its comprehensive domestic activities, the firm is a go-to for transactions pertaining to the Latin American market, fielding 380 lawyers and six offices in the region. The team also often operates in close collaboration with its colleagues in the New York, London and Brussels offices, and includes Christian Hoedl, a market veteran who holds a distinct track record in quoted company deals. Francisco San Miguel caters to local and international players involved in large and mid-market transactions; he co-heads the team alongside Manuel Echenique, who complements his transactional capabilities with expertise in structured, acquisition and project finance.