Uría Menéndez, one of the best companies in Europe for knowledge management

The firm is among the 10 most outstanding companies according to the 2008 Europe MAKE (Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises) study

November 17, 2008

The knowledge management system of Uría Menéndez has been selected as one of the top 10 in Europe along with other prestigious companies. Uría Menéndez was the only law firm listed among the winners.

The 2008 Europe MAKE winners are as follows (in alphabetical order):

  • BP (United Kingdom)
  • British Broadcasting Corporation (United Kingdom)
  • Heineken  (Denmark)
  • Nokia (Finland)
  • Repsol-YFP (Spain)
  • Royal Dutch Shell (Netherlands/United Kingdom)
  • SAP (Germany)
  • Schlumberger (France)
  • Tesco (United Kingdom)
  • Uría Menéndez (Spain)

The 2008 Europe MAKE (Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises) study recognises at an international level those European companies that create, share and use knowledge effectively in their work. The study recognises the efforts of firms that believe that the transformation of knowledge into ideas, products and solutions of great creativity increases their competitiveness. In reaching its decision, the expert panel took into account the following factors:

  • Creating an enterprise knowledge-driven culture
  • Developing knowledge workers through senior management leadership
  • Innovation
  • Maximising enterprise intellectual capital
  • Creating a collaborative knowledge sharing environment
  • Creating a learning structure
  • Delivering value based on stakeholder knowledge
  • Transforming enterprise knowledge into shareholder value

The study has been carried out by Teleos, an independent knowledge management and intellectual capital research company and KNOW Network, a web-based global community of organisations devoted to networking, benchmarking and sharing best knowledge practices, leading to higher organisational performance.  

The results have been determined through questionnaires sent to senior executives and internationally renowned knowledge management and intellectual capital experts from Fortune Global 500.

Uría Menéndez has offices in Spain (Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia and Bilbao), Portugal (Lisbon and Porto), the United Kingdom  (London), Belgium (Brussels), Poland (Warsaw), the United States (New York City), Brazil (São Paulo), Chile (Santiago de Chile), Argentina (Buenos Aires), Mexico (Mexico D.C.) and Peru (Lima).