Mr Juan Ignacio González Ruiz > Uría Menéndez > Madrid, Spain > Lawyer Profile

Uría Menéndez
28002 MADRID

Work Department

Energy and Natural Resources, Banking and Finance.


Juan Ignacio González Ruiz is a partner in the Madrid office of Uría Menéndez. He joined the firm in 1988 and became a partner in 1998. He was resident partner in the firm’s London office between 1995 and 2001.

Juan’s practice is focused on banking and finance, energy law and project finance. In London, Juan advised leading international investment banks on setting up products for, and deals in, the Spanish market, while retaining direct involvement in all areas of energy law. In the wake of the recent liberalisation of Spanish energy markets, Juan has advised on many legal “firsts”, particularly relating to energy supply and trading, third party access to electricity and gas infrastructures and the development of new CCGT plants and renewable energy projects.

Some of Juan’s most significant transactions include advising investors on the acquisition of stakes in hydrocarbon logistic companies and on the acquisition of electric transport and gas distribution assets.




Madrid Bar Association; International Bar Association (Energy and Resources Subcommittee); Lex Mundi (Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee).


Law Degree, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 1987.

Lawyer Rankings

Spain > Projects and energy

(Hall of Fame)

Juan Ignacio González RuizUría Menéndez

Praised for its ‘exceptional knowledge of the sector and quality of the work’, the renowned energy practice at Uría Menéndez regularly acts for both lenders and borrowers on a broad range of financial and corporate transactions within the sector. Jointly led by Ángel Pérez López and Juan Ignacio González Ruiz, the department is also involved in energy, infrastructure (roads, railways and ports) and real estate projects. Recently appointed partners Ignacio Álvarez Couso and José Félix Zaldívar de la Rica (who heads the firm’s New York office) are other key practitioners in the team, which boasts a solid presence in Latin America.