Mr Eduardo Geli Fernández-Peñaflor > Uría Menéndez > Barcelona, Spain > Lawyer Profile

Uría Menéndez
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Work Department

M&A; Banking and Finance; Insolvency and Financial Distress


duardo Geli joined Uría Menendez in 1988 and has been a partner of the firm since 1998. In 2000 he was appointed head partner of the firm’s New York office and he returned to Barcelona to coordinate the Corporate Practice Area.

His practice is focused on M&A, banking and finance, securities and corporate law, and has included advising:

  • on mergers and acquisitions (of both private and listed corporations) and joint ventures;
  • private equity funds, sellers and management in private equity transactions;
  • listed and non-listed companies on corporate governance matters;
  • on regulatory aspects of acquisitions in regulated sectors;
  • shareholding and financial restructurings, including pre-insolvency;
  • companies and banks on structured finance transactions, project finance, refinancing and issuers of debt and hybrid instruments; and
  • contractors and financial institutions on significant bids for public works projects.


English; Catalan; French


  • Barcelona Bar Association
  • Bar Association of the City of New York (licensed as a Legal Consultant), 2000-2006
  • Director of the Spain-US Chamber of Commerce, 2000-2003
  • International Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Member of Fundació FEMCAT
  • Member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of Lex Mundi Ltd.


  • Law Degree, Universidad Central de Barcelona, 1987

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.