Mr Javier Yáñez > Uría Menéndez > Madrid, Spain > Lawyer Profile

Uría Menéndez
PRÍNCIPE DE VERGARA 187
PLAZA RODRÍGUEZ URÍA
28002 MADRID
Spain

Work Department

Litigation, Insolvency and Financial Distress.

Career

Javier Yañez joined the Madrid office in 2014 as counsel in the litigation and arbitration area. Formerly a member of the judiciary, he sat in many courts before specialising in company and commercial law in 2008, after which he presided over Commercial Court No 9 of Madrid until 2014.

He practices in the field of civil litigation and commercial law. He has extensive experience in litigation, particularly in the corporate and insolvency field, thanks to his many years as a judge. He also has extensive experience in consumer contracts and associated disputes, especially related to financial products.

Javier also specialises in the application of competition law and regulations governing unfair competition to private law relationships.

Languages

English.

Memberships

Madrid Bar Association.

Education

Law Degree, Universidad de Castilla La Mancha, 1996.

Lawyer Rankings

Spain > Restructuring and insolvency

Uría Menéndez stands out for its ‘experience and knowledge‘ across a wide spectrum of restructuring and insolvency matters, including debt refinancing, distressed M&A, insolvency proceedings and out-of-court restructurings. In addition, the team frequently assists Spanish financial institutions with the sale and acquisition of non-performing loans and real estate assets. Practice co-heads Carlos de Cárdenas Smith and Ángel Pérez López have extensive experience in high-profile restructurings, including transactions with cross-border elements. Other key names to note include Sebastián Sáenz de Santa María, Barcelona-based Eduardo Geli, Luis Jiménez, insolvency litigation expert Javier Yáñez and counsel Javier Rubio Sanz.