Mr Javier Ruiz-Cámara > Uría Menéndez > Madrid, Spain > Lawyer Profile

Uría Menéndez
28002 MADRID

Work Department

Banking and Finance, Real Estate and Planning.


Javier Ruiz-Cámara joined the Madrid office of Uría Menéndez in 1999 and became a partner of the firm in 2014. He worked as an international lawyer in the London office  of the firm Slaughter and May between 2004 and 2005. He headed the firm’s office in Santiago de Chile between 2005 and 2007. He was head of the firm’s corporate practice in the Bilbao office from January 2013 to September 2017, when he returned to the Madrid office.

His practice focuses mainly on corporate, real estate, banking and finance law. Javier has over 20 years’ experience advising Spanish and foreign clients (mainly corporate, but also banks and funds) on a wide variety of transactions.

Javier has advised on investments, divestments, joint ventures and financing transactions in various sectors, including the telecoms, real estate, mining, retail and automotive industries. He has been secretary or vice-secretary to the board of directors of numerous listed and unlisted Spanish companies.


English; German.


Madrid Bar Association.


Law Degree, summa cum laude, Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid, 1999 (including an Erasmus year at Eberhard Karls Universität, Tübingen (Germany)); Diploma in Business Science, Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid, 1999.

Lawyer Rankings

Spain > Real estate and construction

(Leading individuals)

Javier Ruiz-CámaraUría 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.