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José Pérez Santos
José Pérez
Partner since 1982. Madrid office



José Pérez Santos is a partner in Uría Menéndez's Madrid office. He joined the firm in 1974 and became partner in 1982.

Between 1976 and 1977, José was seconded to the Brussels office of the US law firm Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton.

José focuses his practice on commercial law, communications law (including telecommunications, media and e-commerce), pharmaceutical law and food law.

He frequently represents and advises key players in regulated sectors:

  • on corporate and contractual matters, such as M&A, joint ventures and corporate restructurings, and
  • on regulatory matters, such as governmental authorisations, network and infrastructure development and the contracting of audiovisual rights and contents.

José has also handled significant competition cases in the communication, pharmaceutical and media sectors.

He is regarded as a leading lawyer by the main international legal directories, such as Chambers & Partners, PLC and International Who's Who of Lawyers, among others.


  • Law Degree, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 1974

Membership of Professional Associations

  • Madrid Bar Association
  • International Bar Association