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

Uría Menéndezhas a large team highly specialised in energy‘, which excels in project finance, M&A involving energy assets, regulatory issues and dispute resolution. A popular destination for lenders, borrowers, energy and infrastructure sector players, the team is highlighted for its ‘outstanding command of market standards in corporate financing negotiations‘. Leading the practice is Juan Ignacio González Ruiz, a key contact for the financing of renewable energy projects. Key support is offered by Ignacio Álvarez Couso, whose combined knowledge of M&A and energy law allows him to assist clients with the sale and management of assets, José Félix Zaldívar de la Rica, who oversees the firm’s New York office. The team was strengthened by the arrival of Roberto Fernández , a former State Attorney at the Ministry for Energy Transition and the Demographic Challenge, in May 2023.