Mr Ramiro Rivera > Uría Menéndez > Madrid, Spain > Lawyer Profile

Uría Menéndez
28002 MADRID

Work Department

Company Law and Corporate Governance.


Ramiro Rivera is a partner in the Madrid office of Uría Menéndez. He joined the firm in 1989 and became a partner in 1998. He acquired first-hand experience in Latin America by heading the Buenos Aires office from 1998 to 2001. Between 2001 and 2003, he was head of the Latin America Practice Group and coordinated the Corporate Law Practice Area in Madrid from 2002 to 2006.

Ramiro focuses his practice on capital markets, banking, corporate and commercial law and has extensive experience in managing and coordinating multi-jurisdictional transactions.

In addition, Ramiro heads the firm’s Securitisation Working Group and has vast experience in securitisation and other structured finance deals. In February 2010, he became head of the Financial Practice Area.




Madrid Bar Association; Former Member of the Board of Directors of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Buenos Aires; Represents Uría Menéndez in the Board of Trustees of the “Fundación Empresa y Crecimiento”; Represents Uría Menéndez in the European Securitization Forum.


Law Degree, Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid, 1989; Degree in business administration, Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid, 1990.

Lawyer Rankings

Spain > Industry focus: Retail

Uría Menéndez is valued by clients for its ‘in-depth knowledge of regulations’, and for its ‘dedication and passion’, which translates into ‘creative advice’. The firm stands out for its multidisciplinary expertise in a variety of business sectors, and the retail practice works particularly closely with the food and beverage sub-group. Borja Sainz de Aja, Patricia Vidal and Ramiro Rivera head the well-rounded team, which operates from Madrid and Barcelona, regularly advising a wide range of distributors, producers and retailers from the consumer goods, fashion, food, toys and jewellery sectors.

Spain > Banking and finance

The ‘very meticulous team’ at Uría Menéndez handles all manner of banking and finance matters for clients, including cross-border work throughout Europe. The firm also has a noted presence in Latin America. Its strengths in large debt restructurings and divestments of financial assets have been put to good use recently, including advice to a host of banks as the lenders in Abengoa’s debt restructuring, led by Sebastián Sáenz De Santa María. Practice head Ángel Pérez López focuses on corporate, acquisition and project finance, while other key figures in the department include Carlos de Cárdenas Smith, who also heads the corporate and commercial team and has experience in the US, and the ‘exceptionalRamiro Rivera, a go-to name for multi-jurisdictional transactions.