Search for lawyers

Juan Antonio Pérez Rivarés
Juan Antonio Pérez
Partner since 2008. Barcelona office



Juan Antonio Pérez Rivarés is a partner in the Barcelona office of Uría Menéndez, where he heads the Corporate and Real Estate Practice Area. He joined the firm in 1997 and became a partner in January 2008. He also heads up the firm's Maghreb Desk.

His practice focusses on the sale, acquisition and (re)financing of large real estate and mortgage portfolios, property management platforms, prominent buildings and developments.

He has extensive experience in advising sellers and purchasers on complex asset and share transactions, including sale and lease back transactions. Sellers he represents include banks and companies in their transactions in Spain and abroad. In terms of buyers, he acts for national and international investors, including family offices and London-based and US-based real estate funds.

In addition to his transactional work, Juan Antonio possesses significant expertise in leases, construction, real estate financing and restructuring.

He is recognised by the main international legal directories such as Chambers & Partners or Best Lawyers in Spain.


  • Law Degree, Universidad de Barcelona, 1995
  • Master’s Degree in European Union Law (LL.M.), College of Europe, Bruges, 1997 
  • Ph.D. in Law, summa cum laude, Universidad de Barcelona, 2010 

Membership of Professional Associations

  • Barcelona Bar Association
  • Madrid Bar Association
  • Spanish Association of International Law Professors (AEPDIRI)