Juan Antonio Pérez

Partner since 2008 ––– Barcelona
Member no. 22541 of the Barcelona Bar Association
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Juan Antonio Pérez Rivarés is a partner in the Barcelona office of Uría Menéndez, where he heads the Corporate and Real Estate Practice Area. He joined the firm in 1997 and became a partner in January 2008.

His practice focusses on the sale, acquisition and (re)financing of large real estate and mortgage portfolios, property management platforms, prominent buildings and developments.

He has extensive experience in advising sellers and purchasers on complex asset and share transactions, including forward purchase, forward funding and sale and lease back transactions.

He acts for national and international real estate developers and investors, including family offices, corporates and  funds based in Spain, Mexico, London and US.

In addition to his transactional work, Juan Antonio possesses significant expertise in M&A and joint ventures with an underlying real estate component, leases, construction and real estate financing.

He is recognised by the main international legal directories such as Chambers & Partners or Best Lawyers in Spain.

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  • Law Degree, Universidad de Barcelona, 1995
  • Master’s Degree in European Union Law (LL.M.), College of Europe, Bruges, 1997 
  • Ph.D. in Law, summa cum laude, Universidad de Barcelona, 2010 

Professional associations

  • Barcelona Bar Association
  • Madrid Bar Association
  • Spanish Association of International Law Professors (AEPDIRI)

Teaching activity

Juan Antonio was a law lecturer at the University of Barcelona from 2007 to 2012.

He is a law lecturer at the Abad Oliba CEU University from 2012.

He is also a regular lecturer on master’s degree courses at other universities, and a speaker at law seminars and conferences.

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