Fernando Pantaleón

Consultant ––– Madrid
Member no. 63274 of the Madrid Bar Association
Main practice areas
  • English



Fernando Pantaleón, one of Spain’s leading civil law experts, joined Uría Menéndez as a senior consultant in 2018. He has combined his extensive practice in civil and commercial litigation and national and international arbitration with his role as chaired professor of civil law. He also served as a judge in the First Chamber of the Supreme Court (2015-2016) and he is a permanent member of the Civil Section of the National Codification Commission.

He has over 20 years’ experience in advising and defending the interests of a wide variety of companies, such as financial institutions, gas and electricity companies, holders of rights to exploit audiovisual rights and construction companies.

International legal directories list him among the leading lawyers for litigation and arbitration in Spain.

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  • Law Degree (summa cum laude), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 1981 (Extraordinary Doctorate Award, 1983).
  • Fulbright Scholar, University of California (Berkeley), 1982.

Professional associations

Madrid Bar Association

Teaching activity

Chaired professor of civil law at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid from October 1986 until November 2015 and since October 2016 to the present.

Chaired professor of civil law at the Universidad de Cantabria and the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid from October 1986 to November 2015.

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