Patricia Leandro

Counsel ––– Madrid
Member no. 88491 of the Madrid Bar Association
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Patricia Leandro joined Uría Menéndez in 2010.

She focuses her practice on white collar crime. She has advised on some of the most important criminal proceedings conducted in Spain in recent years involving large-scale fraud (in particular, fraud and misappropriation related to financial products), corporate crimes, false accounting, bribery and corruption, tax fraud, money laundering, environmental crimes, bankruptcy fraud, workplace and railway accidents, misappropriation of trade secrets, as well as market manipulation fraud.

She has also participated in complex matters concerning corporate criminal liability, including the coordination of internal investigations and the development and implementation of criminal compliance programmes. Patricia has also taken part in investigations conducted by multilateral development banks, such as the World Bank. She has extensive experience in international anti-corruption legislation.

Additionally, she has advised on civil claims against company directors.

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  • Law Degree, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (special award), 2010

Professional associations

  • Madrid Bar Association

Teaching activity

Patricia collaborates (or has collaborated) as an associate lecturer on the law degree programme at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and as a lecturer on the Master's Degree in Economic Criminal Law at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, as well as on the Master's Degree in International Law and on the Master's Degree to Access the Legal Profession at ISDE.

She frequently speaks at courses, seminars and conferences on criminal law.

Recent publications

  • Patricia Leandro, Arianna Vázquez. In Actualidad. Derecho penal 2023. Enrique Ortega Burgos (Director), María Gavilán Rubio (Coordinador), María del Rosario Gilsanz Martos (Coordinador), Susana Gisbert Grifo (Coordinador), Escarlata Gutiérrez Mayo (Coordinador), Blas Jesús Imbroda Ortíz (Coordinador), Daniel Eduardo Márquez Lasso (Coordinador), José Antonio Tuero Sánchez (Coordinador). Valencia: Tirant lo Blanch, 2023

  • Adriana de Buerba, Patricia Leandro, Guillermo Meilán. International Bar Asociation (, 02/09/2022

  • Algunas pinceladas sobre la protección internacional por motivos de género

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    Patricia Leandro. Actualidad Jurídica Uría Menéndez, n.º 58, 2022

  • Patricia Leandro, Sara Sanz Castillo. In Actualidad. Derecho penal 2022. Enrique Ortega Burgos (Director), Juan Antonio Frago Amada (Coordinador), María del Rosario Gilsanz Martos (Coordinador), Susana Gisbert Grifo (Coordinador), Escarlata Gutiérrez Mayo (Coordinador), Blas Jesús Imbroda Ortíz (Coordinador), José Antonio Tuero Sánchez (Coordinator). Valencia: Tirant lo Blanch, 2022

  • Patricia Leandro. Revista Jurídica PPU, n.º 1, 2021