What is the Ethics Channel?

Potential irregularities or wrongdoings can be reported through Uría Menéndez’s Ethics Channel in accordance with Spanish Law 2/2023 of 20 February on protecting persons who report regulatory infringements and combatting corruption (commonly known as the “whistleblowing regulation”), Portuguese Law 93/2021 of 20 December (which establishes the general regime for protecting reporting persons (i.e. whistleblowers)) and the General Rules for Preventing Corruption in Portugal, approved by Portuguese Decree-Law 109-E/2021 of 9 December.

Learn more about the Ethics Channel and how it processes personal data here:

How to report a wrongdoing

Potential wrongdoings can be reported to the Ethics Channel:

  1. In writing:
    • By email to canaletico@uria.com; or
    • by post to “Canal Ético” at calle del Príncipe de Vergara, 187, 28002 Madrid or Praça Marquês de Pombal 12, 1250-162 Lisbon, Portugal; or
  2. Verbally:
    • by calling +34 914 287 607 and leaving a voicemail message; or
    • via an in-person or virtual meeting, or conference call at the reporting person’s request.

Wrongdoings can be reported anonymously through the Ethics Channel although they are generally easier to investigate when the reporting person has disclosed their identity.

A list of the key information that Uría Menéndez needs to handle and analyse reports of wrongdoings and irregularities can be found here: