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 

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.