Family Businesses and Private Clients

“The team is excellent at all levels, both technically and from a business perspective. The lawyers understand our needs and lend us valuable support.” (Chambers Europe)


The Family Businesses and Private Clients’ Group includes lawyers from every practice area in  the firm who, in addition to possessing extensive legal expertise in their respective fields and jurisdictions, have a special understanding of the specific needs of family businesses, and of the issues which may affect their assets and those of their members.

The skills and expertise of Uría Menéndez in this area include:

Tax Law

  • Providing tax advice regarding investments and the reorganisation of family businesses: real estate transactions, project finance and business reorganisations.
  • Advising on the internationalisation of family businesses.
  • Advising on company reorganisations: withdrawal of shareholders and the reimbursement of contributions.
  • Wealth planning and advice related to tax issues that may arise from inheritance.

Private Law

  • Advising on the planning, negotiation, drafting and implementation of family agreements.
  • Advising on matters related to inheritance, such as the preparation of wills and agreements regarding succession and the calculation and distribution of estates, both in and out of court.
  • Advising on the planning and drafting of marriage contracts and cohabitation agreements.
  • Company law, including all issues regarding corporate governance, incorporations, amendments to articles of association, board secretaries and shareholders’ agreements.

Litigation, Arbitration and Administrative Law

  • Conflicts between shareholders, including the challenging of company resolutions, the enforcement of shareholders’ agreements and actions for directors’ liability.
  • Claims for contractual, tortious and professional liability.
  • Disputes relating to inheritances, including all forms of actions through the courts.
  • Proceedings concerning the validity, interpretation and enforcement of civil and commercial contracts.

Contact Lawyers

Eduardo Trigo
Partner since 1999. Madrid office / +34915860458
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Luis Viñuales
Partner since 2003. Barcelona office / +34934165174
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Gloria Marín
Partner since 2015. Madrid office / +34915860384
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Carlos Durán
Partner since 2016. Barcelona office / +34934165132
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Sergio Sánchez
Partner since 2011. Valencia office / +34963531772
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