Francisco San Miguel

Partner since 2012 ––– Madrid
Member no. 70380 of the Madrid Bar Association
Main practice areas
  • English



Francisco is a partner in the Madrid office of Uría Menéndez. He co-heads the M&A and Private Equity Practice Areas.

He joined the firm in 2001 and is a partner since January 2012. From January to July 2007, Francisco was seconded to the M&A group of Shearman &  Sterling LLP in New York as part of its International Associate Programme.

His practice spans across corporate and commercial law generally, with a focus in public and private M&A, private equity, banking and capital markets.

He is a recurrent advisor to some of the biggest financial entities in Spain in their corporate and M&A transactions, as well as in regulatory matters. He also regularly advises domestic and international private equity firms, both in the large and mid-markets.

Francisco is recognized as a leading lawyer by the main international legal directories in the M&A and private equity areas.

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  • Law Degree, Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid, 2001
  • Business Administration Degree, Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid, 2002

Professional associations

  • Madrid Bar Association

Teaching activity

  • Lecturer on corporate law in the master’s degree in private law offered by the Madrid Bar Association (2004-2008).
  • Lecturer on insolvency law at the Madrid Bar Association.
  • Lecturer on international business law on the master’s degree programme at the Universidad San Pablo CEU, Madrid (2005).
  • Lecturer on credit markets on the master’s degree programme in business law offered by the Fundación Carolina (2010).
  • Lecturer on banking mergers on the Master’s Degree in Banking Supervision offered by the Centro de Estudios Monetarios y Financieros (2016-19)

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