Ignacio Albiñana > Uría Menéndez > Barcelona, Spain > Lawyer Profile

Uría Menéndez

Work Department

Real Estate and Planning M&A Banking and Finance


Ignacio Albiñana is a lawyer in the Barcelona office of Uría Menéndez. He joined the firm in 1984 and became a partner in 1993.

Ignacio focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, real estate, and banking and finance law. Ignacio has worked in the Barcelona office of Uría Menéndez since 1987 and has been a member of the Real Estate Law Practice Area. He has led some of the most important M&A and financing transactions in the Spanish real estate market.

Ignacio advises domestic and foreign companies in the development, acquisition and finance of real estate projects (commercial, logistic, residential and hotel business). He has extensive experience in the design, launch, investment and functioning of real estate funds, institutional and privates, as well as in acquisitions of real estate projects in Eastern Europe.

Ignacio has been recognised as a top lawyer in the real estate market. Ignacio is regarded as a leading lawyer by the main international legal directories, such as, Chambers & Partners, and International Who’s Who of Lawyers, among others.


English Catalan


  • Madrid Bar Association
  • Barcelona Bar Association
  • ULI


  • Law Degree, Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid, 1984
  • Economics and Business Administration Degree, Universidad Pontificia Comillas, 1985

Lawyer Rankings

Spain > Real estate and construction

(Leading individuals)

Ignacio AlbiñanaUría Menéndez

Noted by clients for being equipped with the ‘best real estate knowledge and experience in Spain’, Uría Menéndez is a first point of contact for SOCIMIs, banks, investment funds, developers, and private and listed companies seeking assistance with real estate projects. The group is jointly led by Fernando Azofra, who advises on real estate M&A and financing matters, and Diego Armero, who is particularly skilled in acquisitions and disposals of real estate property. The ‘deep bench’ also includes: Ignacio Albiñana, a key name to note for real estate funds; ‘top’ lawyer Rafael Jiménez, who often handles transactions involving commercial and logistic assets, and Javier Ruiz-Cámara, who stands out for his combined knowledge of real estate, corporate, and finance law. Recently promoted partner Ivan Abad advises clients on the entire life cycle of real estate investments.