Uría Menéndez has appointed its next senior partner as incumbent Luis de Carlos steps down.
Litigation partner Jesús Remón will take on the role on January 1, 2023 on a four-year term, according to a firm announcement. Salvador Sánchez-Terán will continue as the firm’s managing partner.
Remón joined the firm in 1996, and currently heads the firm’s litigation, arbitration and public law practice. In recent years he has handled such headline cases as a €112 million dispute between Santander and Italian banker Andrea Orcel over the withdrawal of a CEO job offer.
The decisions were made at the last general partners’ meeting on June 15. Remón replaces De Carlos, who will retire on December 31 after a 37-year career at Uría Menéndez, serving as senior partner for the last four.
De Carlos joined the firm in 1983, became partner in 1991 and was named managing partner in 2005. In 2019, he passed the baton as managing partner to Sánchez-Terán.
Sánchez-Terán said his predecessor, De Carlos, set the benchmark for members of the firm “not only through his profound legal judgment, but also his unwavering commitment to the values and ethical principles that have always guided the firm,” according to a statement.
Soon-to-be senior partner Jesús Remón worked as a lawyer for the State in the Spanish Constitutional Court before joining Uría Menéndez as a partner in 1996. He heads the firm’s Litigation, Arbitration and Public Law Practice Area, and will remain based in Madrid. Sánchez-Terán’s practice focuses on corporate, mergers and acquisitions, securities and banking law. He is also based in Madrid.
De Carlos expressed confidence in Remón and Sánchez-Terán’s leadership: “Our founding values will undoubtedly continue to be respected and Uría Menéndez will continue to be a leading Ibero-American law firm.”
One of Spain’s elite firms, Uría Menéndez has 12 offices in eight countries throughout Europe, South America and New York City, and continues to enjoy close ties with its European network of ‘best friend’ firms Slaughter and May in U.K., Hengeler Mueller in Germany, Bredin Prat in France, and De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek in the Netherlands.