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Fernando Azofra

Partner since 2003 ––– Madrid
Member no. 51008 of the Madrid Bar Association
Languages
  • English

  • Portuguese

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Fernando Azofra is a partner in the Madrid office of Uría Menéndez. He was admitted to the Madrid Bar in 1992 and joined the firm in 1993. He set up and headed the firm's Lisbon office from 1998 to 2001.

He advises domestic and foreign companies on real estate and banking matters, asset finance and M&A with an underlying real estate component. He has broad expertise in structuring and implementing property investments, divestments and financings. He has assisted in corporate and real estate deals involving an aggregate consideration of over EUR 38 billion. In relation to his financing expertise, he has outlined mortgage-backed financings, project finance, structured financings and 'plain vanilla' financings for over EUR 15.3 billion (some of which were the first deals of their kind in Spain, as is the case of the deals structured over floating mortgages and with blanket mortgages).

He is regarded as a Leading Lawyer by the main international legal directories such as Chambers & Partners and International Who's Who of Lawyers.

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Education

  • Law Degree (with Honours), Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE), 1992
  • Business Administration Degree, Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE), 1993
  • Ph.D. in Law, summa cum laude, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 2014
  • Special prize to the best doctorate student, 2015
Education

Professional associations

  • From October 2018, he is one of the 7 members of the Experts’ Committee appointed by the Ministry of Justice to reform the Spanish pre-insolvency and insolvency legislation
  • Madrid Bar Association
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the "Revista General de Insolvencias & Reestructuraciones (I&R)"
  • Co-chair of the Banking Law Committee of the International Bar Association

Teaching activity

He lectures on property, M&A and banking in law schools, legal and business institutes and organisations.

Recent publications

  • Fernando Azofra. In Los contratos en el concurso de acreedores, 1.ª ed. Ana Belén Campuzano (Director), Alberto Díaz Moreno (Director). Cizur Menor (Navarra): Aranzadi, 2022

  • Fernando Azofra. Anuario de Derecho Concursal, n.º 55, 2022

  • Fernando Azofra, Javier González. Expansión (expansion.com), 09/12/2021

  • Fernando Azofra. Revista Crítica de Derecho Inmobiliario, n.º 787, 2021

  • Fernando Azofra. Revista General de Insolvencias & Reestructuraciones, n.º 3. Extraordinario. El Anteproyecto de Ley de reforma del Texto Refundido de la Ley Concursal y transposición de la Directiva UE 2019/1023, 2021