Javier Valle

Partner since 2002 ––– Bogotá
Main practice areas
  • Banking and Finance

  • M&A

  • Energy and Natural Resources

  • English

  • Portuguese

  • French



Javier Valle is a partner in Uría Menéndez and a consultant in Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría. Until April 2015 he headed the Corporate and Commercial Practice in the Barcelona office of Uría Menéndez and prior to that was head of the São Paulo office (2003-2007). Javier focuses his practice on M&A, energy, banking, financing and project finance.

Javier has extensive experience advising lenders and acquirers on the sale and purchase of industrial and service companies, on the development, acquisition and sale of projects, in capital markets transactions, and in structured, project, corporate and acquisition finance matters.

He has regularly been named as a specialist by the most prestigious legal directories, including Chambers, PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook, Best Lawyer, The International Who's Who of Lawyers and Global Counsel.

Javier advised developers in four project finance transactions that were awarded European Renewable Energy Deal of the Year 2002, Latin American Renewable Energy Deal of the Year in 2005 and 2006, and European Shadow Toll Road Deal of the Year 2010.

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  • Law Degree, Universidad de Barcelona, 1988

Professional associations

  • President of the Corporate Law Section of the Barcelona Bar Association (until 2015)

Teaching activity

Javier has lectured on commercial law at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (1991-2014). He also lectures on project finance, banking and finance in several master’s degrees organised by various universities and the Barcelona Bar Association. He is a regular speaker and commentator at law seminars and conferences relating to his field of expertise.

Recent publications

  • Javier Valle, José Soria. In European Energy Journal, n.º 1, 2015

  • Javier Valle. In Estudios sobre Derecho de la empresa en el Código Civil de Cataluña. Javier Valle (Director), José Ramón Salelles Climent (Director), Juan Antonio Pérez (Director). Barcelona: Bosch, 2012

  • Javier Valle. In La reforma contable y su proyección sobre la normativa mercantil y fiscal. Núria Ginés Castellet (Coordinador). Barcelona: J.M.Bosch Editor, 2008

  • Javier Valle. In Securities World 2007. London: The European Lawyer, 2007

  • Javier Valle. In Revista de Direito Mercantil, n.º 141, 2006