Javier Tortuero joined Uría Menéndez in Madrid in 2000 and was made partner in 2011. From September 2005 to May 2006, Javier participated in Sullivan & Cromwell’s Visiting Lawyers Program in New York. He was the managing partner of Uría Menéndez’s New York office from 2016 to 2020.
Javier’s practice focuses on M&A, securities markets (capital and debt issues) and banking and finance. He advises listed companies, financial entities, private equity firms and other clients on wide-ranging corporate matters, such as corporate governance and contracting.
Javier has acted as secretary to the board of directors of several Spanish companies.
Iberian Lawyer listed Javier as on the best 40 lawyers under the age of 40 in Spain and Portugal in the 2015 edition of Forty under 40.
- Law Degree, Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE E-3), Madrid, 2000
- Degree in Business Administration, Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE E-3), Madrid, 2001
- Madrid Bar Association
- Member of the board of directors of the Spain-U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Javier has lectured on company law and the management of law firms at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas. He has been a lecturer on the Master’s Degree in International Business Law since (2002-2016) and the Executive Master’s Degree in International Business Law (2009-2016), both organised by the Universidad San Pablo C.E.U., Instituto de Estudios Europeos) since 2009. He has also been a lecturer on the Master’s Degree to Access the Legal Profession organised by the Universidad San Pablo C.E.U. He was also a lecturer on the Master’s Degree in Company Law at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas between 2006 and 2009. Javier regularly participates as a speaker in seminars and conferences related to his area of expertise.