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Javier Tortuero Ortiz
Javier Tortuero
Partner since 2011. New York office



Javier Tortuero joined Uría Menéndez in Madrid in 2000 and was made partner in 2011. From September 2005 to May 2006, Javier participated in Sullivan & Cromwell’s Visiting Lawyers Program in New York. He is currently the managing partner of Uría Menéndez’s New York office.
Javier’s practice focuses on M&A, securities markets (capital and debt issues) and corporate restructuring. He advises listed companies, financial entities and other clients on wide-ranging corporate matters, such as corporate governance and contracting.
Javier has acted as secretary to the board of directors of several Spanish companies.
In the 2015 edition of Iberian Lawyer he was named one of the top 40 lawyers under the age of 40 in Spain and Portugal.


  • Law Degree, Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE E-3), Madrid, 2000
  • Degree in Business Administration, Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE E-3), Madrid, 2001

Membership of Professional Associations

  • Madrid Bar Association
  • Member of the board of directors of the Spain-U.S. Chamber of Commerce