Juan Antonio Pérez

Partner since 2008 ––– Barcelona
Member 120438 of the Madrid Bar Association
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Juan Antonio Pérez Rivarés began his professional career at Uría Menéndez, where he has built up 25 years of experience (15 of those as a partner of the firm) in advising sellers and purchasers on complex real estate transactions.

His practice mainly focuses on the Madrid market (luxury residences) and the Barcelona market (technology sector).

He usually advises on the acquisition and development of prominent buildings and developments (with a particular focus on logistics, build-to-rent and senior living) and large real estate portfolios spread throughout the regions of Spain.

In addition to his asset and share transactional practice (including forward purchase, forward funding and sale and lease back transactions), Juan Antonio possesses significant expertise in M&A and joint ventures with an underlying real estate component, leases, construction and real estate financing.

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

He is recognised by the main international legal directories such as Chambers & Partners and 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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