Regulatory, Public Law, Urban Planning and Competition
Adolfo Menéndez MenéndezLawyer | ONTIER SPAIN · Madrid
Adolfo Menéndez joined ONTIER in July 2017 to act as Counsel at the Public Law Department. BA in Law by the Autonomous University of Madrid, started his legal career as a State Lawyer to the Tax Office and before the Audience and Courts of Toledo (1984). Later on, he joined the legal consultancy of the Spanish Ministry of the Presidency (1986) and then became Chief Law Officer at the legal consultancy of the Spanish Ministry of Health and Consumer Affairs (1987).
Between 1988 and 1995 he was part of the team promoting EY’s Tax & Legal Division. Later on he came back to the public sector to act as Deputy Secretary of Defence (1996-2000) and of Development (2000-2004). In 2004 he joined Spanish law firm Uría Menéndez, where he was a Partner and Partner Emeritus until 2016.
Member of the Madrid Bar Association and the Association of Spanish State Lawyers and taking part in the board of directors of both entities, he was also Founder and Vice-President of the Spanish Association of Aerospace Law, Member of the Spanish Aeronautical Society, Founding Partner of the Civil and Corporate Court of Arbitration, Member of the Arbitration Court of Football and Vice-President of the Spanish Association of Public Contracts Law.
Since 2013, he’s the President of the Spanish Association for Defence, Security and Space Technology Companies (TEDAE) and Counsel at INDRA. He’s also General Secretary at the Princesa de Asturias Foundation and the Spanish Association of Foundations, President of the Administrative Regulation Forum and Co-Head of the José María Cervelló Chair of the IE Law School.