Francisco Uría - KPMG Abogados, S.L.

Francisco Uría

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2012
Phone: 34 91 456 3400

KPMG Abogados
Address: Edificio Torre Europa,
Paseo de la Castellana 95
Tel.: +34 91 451 31 45

Educational background

Phd in law from Complutense University
Law Degree. Alicante University.  

Professional experience

Francisco has extensive experience in financial regulation, particularly in the banking, capital markets and insurance areas. He is also a recognized specialist in competition law, field in which he has published several publications.

At KPMG, Francisco manages the relevant team focused on financial and regulatory advice in areas related to financial institutions in general. He has experience in financial advising with regard to integration procedures of credit entities (mergers and Institutional Protection Systems), Due Diligence procedures of financial entities, banking and insurance contractual advising and capital markets matters.  

Francisco is State Lawyer (currently leave of absence), holding in the past, amongst other positions, the Secretary of State of Economy, the Spanish Tax Administration and the Legal Services of the State.

He has also held posts as Technical General Secretary of the Infrastructure Ministry (1999-2000), Technical General Secretary of the Finance Ministry (2000-2002), Deputy Ministry (Subsecretario) of Finance Ministry (2002-2004), General Vice Secretary and Chief of the Legal Department in the Spanish Banking Association (AEB)  (2004–2010).

He has also assumed the posts of Chairman of the AEB Legal Committee, member the European Banking Federation Legal Committee (2005-2010), Chairman of the AEB Tax Committee and member of the European Banking Federation Fiscal Committee (2005-2010).

He has been Director, amongst other, of the National Industries Participations Corporation (SEPI), of AENA and the GIF (currently extinguished). 

He has participated in the Task Force for the OCDE in connection with the Corporate Governance matters (1999), in the Fiscal Compliance Expert Group (FISCO) of the European Commission and, currently belongs to the Expert Group created by the European Commission named "CESAME 2 Sub-Group on Fiscal Issues“.

Francisco has participated in the publication of several articles and publications related to the financial sector, highlighting his role as coordinator of the book “Régimen jurídico de los mercados de valores y de las Instituciones de Inversión Colectiva (La Ley 2007)”. He is Member of the Madrid Bar Association.  

Practice Areas  

Financial Services, Legal

Office Location

Paseo de la Castellana, 295C
Edificio Torre de Cristal
Madrid, 28046

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2015 Lawyer of the Year in Financial Institutions of the Madrid Metro Area
Francisco Uría has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!

Practice Areas

Banking and Finance Law (Banking Finance, Regulatory)
Capital Markets Law
Financial Institutions
Labor and Employment Law (Financial Services, Labor)
Tax Law (Financial Services, Tax, VAT)

Other Information

Gender: Male