Teresa Paz-Ares

Partner since 2002 ––– Madrid
Member no. 48854 of the Madrid Bar Association


Teresa is a member of the M&A and Corporate Governance Practice Areas of Uría Menéndez’s Madrid office and is responsible for the firm’s Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Practice Area.

Teresa joined the firm in 1992. She was based in the London office in 1994 and 1995, and became a partner in 2002. Between 2003 and 2005, Teresa headed the Communication, Health and IP Practice Group of the Barcelona office.

Teresa focuses her professional practice on corporate, commercial and M&A matters. She has extensive experience in regulatory and corporate and commercial matters in several regulated sectors, and especially in the pharmaceutical and mass media industries.

Teresa has received recognition for her work from Chambers Global, Chambers Europe  and IFLR 1000, most notably in corporate and M&A transactions in the life science and new technologies sectors.

In 2009, Teresa received an Outstanding Achievement Award at the Iberian Lawyer 40 under Forty Awards.

From 2014 through 2019, Teresa has been responsible for the firm’s Diversity & Talent group.

In January 2018, Teresa Paz-Ares was recognised as one of the 50 most inspiring women in the Iberian legal sector for her professional career, and in particular for her leadership, technical expertise and mentoring skills.

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  • Law Degree, Universidad Pontificia de Comillas, Madrid, 1992
  • Business Administration Degree, Universidad Pontificia de Comillas, Madrid, 1993

Professional associations

  • Madrid Bar Association

Teaching activity

Teresa regularly lectures on the pharmaceutical law programmes offered by the Centro de Estudios para el Fomento de la Investigación.

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