Timeline

  • 1946
    Year 1946:
    Professor Rodrigo Uría González begins his career as a lawyer and founds the firm
  • 1946
    Year 1946:
    Professors Rodrigo Uría and Joaquín Garrigues create the "Revista de Derecho Mercantil"
  • 1953
    Year 1953:
    The “Barcelona Traction” case begins, in which Rodrigo Uría González, and later Aurelio Menéndez, are involved
  • 1958
    Year 1958:
    First edition of the "Manual de Derecho Mercantil" published
  • 1973
    Year 1973:
    Aurelio Menéndez Menéndez and Rodrigo Uría Meruéndano join the firm. The firm becomes Uría Menéndez
  • 1985  -  1986
    Year 1985 - 1986:
    Rodrigo Uría Meruéndano works with the Spanish government on bringing Goya’s painting “The Marchioness of Santa Cruz” back to Spain
  • 1987
    Year 1987:
    Our Barcelona office opens
  • 1987  -  1988
    Year 1987 - 1988:
    Rodrigo Uría Meruéndano works with the Spanish government on bringing the Thyssen – Bornemisza collection to Spain
  • 1988
    Year 1988:
    Aurelio Menéndez becomes a member of the Royal Academy of Jurisprudence and Legislation (Real Academia de Jurisprudencia y Legislación)
  • 1990
    Year 1990:
    Uría Menéndez merges with the firm Viladás
  • 1990
    Year 1990:
    Professor Rodrigo Uría González receives the Prince of Asturias award for social sciences
  • 1990
    Year 1990:
    Our Brussels and New York offices open
  • 1992
    Year 1992:
    Our London office opens
  • 1994
    Year 1994:
    Aurelio Menéndez receives the Prince of Asturias award for social sciences
  • 1995
    Year 1995:
    Our Valencia office opens
  • 1997
    Year 1997:
    Our Lisbon office opens
  • 1998
    Year 1998:
    Our São Paulo office opens
  • 1998
    Year 1998:
    Association begins with Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal in Buenos Aires
  • 1998
    Year 1998:
    Association begins with Philippi, Yrarrázabal, Pulido & Brunner in Santiago
  • 1998
    Year 1998:
    Association begins with Payet, Rey, Cauvi in Lima
  • 1999
    Year 1999:
    Uría Menéndez merges with the firm Armero
  • 2000
    Year 2000:
    Our Bilbao office opens
  • 2000
    Year 2000:
    Uría Menéndez merges with the firm Figaredo & Asociados
  • 2000
    Year 2000:
    Our Mexico City office opens
  • 2001
    Year 2001:
    Passing of our founding partner Rodrigo Uría González
  • 2003
    Year 2003:
    Rodrigo Uría Meruéndano receives the Chambers and Partners, Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2004
    Year 2004:
    Uría Menéndez integrates with Vasconcelos, F. Sá Carneiro, Fontes & Associados
  • 2005
    Year 2005:
    Creation of the Professor Uría Foundation
  • 2005
    Year 2005:
    José María Segovia and Luis de Carlos become Managing Partners
  • 2005
    Year 2005:
    Relocation of the Madrid office to an emblematic building in Madrid’s calle Príncipe de Vergara
  • 2007
    Year 2007:
    Passing of Rodrigo Uría Meruéndano
  • 2007
    Year 2007:
    Our Warsaw office opens
  • 2008
    Year 2008:
    Harvard Business School has chosen Uría Menéndez as the subject of a case study that will focus on the firm’s development and strategy
  • 2009
    Year 2009:
    Our Beijing office opens
  • 2010
    Year 2010:
    Uría Menéndez integrates with the Portuguese firm Proença de Carvalho & Associados
  • 2011
    Year 2011:
    José María Segovia becomes Senior Partner and Luis de Carlos Managing Partner
  • 2011
    Year 2011:
    Aurelio Menéndez is awarded the title of Marquis of Ibias by HRH the King of Spain
  • 2015
    Year 2015:
    Uría Menéndez to take part in major Latin American law firm
  • 2016
    Year 2016:
    Uría Menéndez consolidates its project in Latin America by incorporating two Peruvian firms, Ferrero Abogados and Delmar Ugarte
  • 2017
    Year 2017:
    Uría Menéndez’s 70th anniversary celebrations. 70 years of experiences with you.
  • 2018
    Year 2018:
    Passing of Aurelio Menéndez
  • 2018
    Year 2018:
    Uría Menéndez – Proença de Carvalho moves to new premises in Lisbon
  • 2019
    Year 2019:
    Luis de Carlos becomes Senior Partner and Salvador Sánchez-Terán Managing Partner