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GAR 100 - 5th Edition

Uría Menéndez

05 March 2012

The firm made three new arbitration partners last year – reflecting the success of the disputes practice.

Pending cases as counsel:
20
Value of pending counsel work:
US$4 billion
Treaty cases:
1
Current arbitrator appointments:
4 (of which 3 are as sole or chair)
No. of lawyers sitting as arbitrator:
2

Uría Menéndez is Spain’s largest corporate firm. Its arbitration practice is led by Jesús Remón and Miguel Virgós – two of the four partners in the firm’s Madrid office. In addition to their work for the firm, both sit as arbitrators. Remón is co-president of the Spanish Arbitration Club, while Virgós was one of 16 experts selected by the European Commission for its special group on the status of arbitration within the scope of the Brussels I Regulation.

The dispute resolution group also includes two partners in Barcelona and three in Lisbon.

Network

The firm’s network now spans the Iberian peninsula. In 2010, it merged with Portuguese firm Proença de Carvalho & Associados (gaining two lawyers with arbitration expertise). It also has offices in several other European countries, including Belgium and Poland, as well as in China. In Latin America, it has its own office in Brazil and access to a network of affiliates.

Who uses it?

The firm won’t say – but it’s on the record as having represented numerous household names from the Iberian peninsula, including Banco Santander, CVC Capital Partners, Repsol, Gas Natural and Iberdrola.

The team is acting for Iberdrola in an ICSID claim against Guatemala – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is on the other side. And it has faced-off against Shearman & Sterling in arbitrations on behalf of Gas Natural and Repsol.

Recent events

The firm made up three new partners in the arbitration group, promoting Agustín Capilla, Ingrid Pi and Ángel Pérez Pardo, in January 2011.

Insight

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AfCFTA and the Upcoming Protocol on Investment: What Can Investors Expect?

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