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Patricia Leandro Vieira da Costa
Patricia Leandro
Senior associate. Madrid office
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Patricia Leandro joined Uría Menéndez in 2010.

She focuses her practice on white collar crime. She has advised on some of the most important criminal proceedings conducted in Spain in recent years involving large-scale fraud (in particular, fraud and misappropriation related to financial products), corporate crimes, false accounting, bribery and corruption, tax fraud, money laundering, environmental crimes, bankruptcy fraud, workplace and railway accidents, misappropriation of trade secrets, as well as market manipulation fraud.

She has also participated in complex matters concerning corporate criminal liability, including the coordination of internal investigations and the development and implementation of criminal compliance programmes. Patricia has also taken part in investigations conducted by multilateral development banks, such as the World Bank. She has extensive experience in international anti-corruption legislation.

Additionally, she has advised on civil claims against company directors.


  • Law Degree, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (special award), 2010

Membership of Professional Associations

  • Madrid Bar Association