Javier Valle

Partner / Colombia
  • Practice areas / Infrastructure and Projects - Energy, Mining and Natural Resources - Banking, Finance and Capital Markets
  • Languages / English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Catalan

Partner at Uría Menéndez and, since 2015, also at Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría. He joined Uría Menéndez in 1990, where he headed the Corporate and Commercial Practice in the Barcelona office and was head of their São Paulo office (2003-2007). His legal practice focuses on M&A, energy, banking, infrastructure and project finance. He usually advises on joint ventures, acquisition and sale of industrial and services companies, on development, acquisition and sale of projects, and on project, corporate and acquisition finance, advising both to lenders and borrowers. He has regularly been named as a specialist by the most prestigious legal directories, including Chambers, PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook, Best Lawyer, The International Who's Who of Lawyers and Global Counsel. Javier advised developers in four project finance transactions that were awarded European Renewable Energy Deal of the Year 2002, Latin American Renewable Energy Deal of the Year in 2005 and 2006, and European Shadow Toll Road Deal of the Year 2010.


Work experience

  • 2015 - a la actualidad Partner

    Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

  • 2002 - a la actualidad Partner

    Uria Menendez

  • 2010 - 2015 Commercial Area Director

    Barcelona Office - Uria Menendez

  • 2003 - 2007 São Paulo Office Director

    São Paulo Office - Uria Menendez




Featured Cases

  • Citibank NA y Cititrust Colombia 2016

    Legal advice to the clients in their capacities as Colaterall Agent, Intercreditor Agent and Administratrive Agent in the Coastal Concessions Cartagena Barranquilla, Alto Magdalena, Connection North, Pacifico II, Pacifico III, Route to the Sea and Covioriente, among others.

  • Procaps Colombia 2016

    Legal advice to this pharmaceutical company with headquarters in Baranquilla in cases of financial and banking, corporate, real estate and tax law.

  • WEWORK Colombia 2015

    Legal advice in relation to various leasing contracts for buildings in Bogotá and Medellín.

  • ENCE Energía y Celulosa, S.A. Colombia 2015

    Legal advice to the client in a joint venture agreement with Valorem (Santo Domingo group) for the promotion and exploitation of renewable energy generation projects in Colombia.



  • 2015

    Spain. A Tough Challenge Achieved: No New Tariff Deficits in the Spanish Electricity Sector. New Guiding Principles of Economic and Financial Sustainability

    - European Energy Journal, n.º 1,
  • 2012 Barcelona

    El régimen jurídico de la prenda catalana

    - Estudios sobre Derecho de la empresa en el Código Civil de Cataluña, Bosch
  • 2012 Barcelona

    Estudios sobre Derecho de la empresa en el Código Civil de Cataluña

    - Bosch
  • 2008 Barcelona

    Ajustes conceptuales entre contabilidad y Derecho mercantil

    - La reforma contable y su proyección sobre la normativa mercantil y fiscal, J.M.Bosch Editor
  • 2007 London

    Spain. Securities World 2007

    - Securities World 2007, The European Lawyer
  • 2006

    Los emisores de valores latinoamericanos ante el mercado europeo

    - Actualidad Jurídica Uría Menéndez. Homenaje al profesor D. Rodrigo Uría González en el centenario de su nacimiento see publication
  • 2006

    Distintos sistemas fiscales a la hora de invertir

    - Economía Exterior, n.º 38 see publication
  • 2006

    Los emisores latinoamericanos de valores ante el mercado europeo

    - Revista de Direito Mercantil, n° 141
  • 2005

    La nueva Ley de Quiebras de Brasil

    - Actualidad Jurídica Uría Menéndez, n.º 11 see publication
  • 2004

    Invertir en infraestructuras en Brasil: las parcerías público privadas

    - Actualidad Jurídica Uría & Menéndez, n.º 9 see publication
  • 2004

    Una experiencia comparada reciente: la Ley Concursal española

    - Revista de Direito Mercantil, n° 134
  • 2003

    Un breve apunte sobre la nueva Ley General de Telecomunicaciones

    - La Ley, n.º 5915
  • 2000 Madrid

    Legislación sobre telecomunicaciones

    - McGraw Hill
  • 1997 London

    Spain. Banking and the Law 1997: a Supplement to the Euromoney Bank Register 1997

    - Banking and the Law 1997: a Supplement to the Euromoney Bank Register 1997, Euromoney Books,
  • November 1996

    El contrato de depósito de códigos de fuente

    - Partida Doble
  • 1994

    Las diligencias para la comprobación de hechos en la Ley de Competencia Desleal

    - Revista General de Derecho, n.º 595
  • January 1993

    La inscripción de las sucursales

    - Boletín de Información Mercantil


  • 1988 Lawyer Universdad de Barcelona Derecho



  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Hispanic-Colombian Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of the Barcelona Bar Association
  • President of the Business Law Section at the the Barcelona Bar Association (up to 2015).
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Brazil - Spain Chamber of Commerce (2004 -2007)

Academic activities

  • Academic Activities - 1991 - 2014

    Regular professor in several master’s degrees such as Commercial Law, Corporate, project finance and banking and finance

    Teaching - Various universities and the Barcelona Bar Association
  • Academic Activities - 1991 - 2014

    Professor Commercial Law

    Teaching - Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona

Seminars and Conferences

  • Speaker He is a regular speaker and commentator at law seminars and conferences relating to his field of expertise