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Mergers and Acquisitions

“Uría Menéndez maintains its position as an all-round top firm with an exceptional reputation in M&A” (IFLR1000)
Luis de Carlos Bertrán
Luis de Carlos
Partner since 1991. Madrid office


Luis de Carlos has been Managing Partner of Uría Menéndez since November 2005. He joined the firm in 1983 and became a partner in 1991. Luis headed up the Barcelona office between 1993 and 1995 and was responsible for the firm’s professional practice until he was named Managing Partner.
Luis has extensive experience in capital markets and also regularly advises on corporate governance, M&A, banking and corporate law matters.
The main international legal directories consider Luis the leading lawyer in Spain for capital markets work. He is Secretary General of the Fundación de Estudios Financieros and has been a member of the Consultative Working Group of the Corporate Finance Standing Committee (CFSC) of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA).
He is chairman of the Fundación Iberoamericana Empresarial and the Fundación ProCNIC.


  • Law Degree with Honours, Universidad Pontificia Comillas, 1982
  • Business Administration Degree, Universidad Pontificia Comillas, 1983
  • Doctor in Law, cum laude, Universidad Pontificia Comillas, 1997

Membership of Professional Associations

  • Madrid Bar Association
  • International Bar Association