He was a prestigious lawyer who specialised in commercial law and mergers and acquisitions. After many years as Managing Partner of Uría Menéndez, in 2005 he became Chairman of the firm. His constant dedication to the firm, extensive professional experience, organisational capacity and leadership skills set the course for Uría Menéndez in a key period. The British legal directory Chambers and Partners honoured him with the prize for “a lifetime dedicated to the world of law.”
In 2005, he established the Professor Uría Foundation in memory of his father, with the aim of promoting volunteerism among the members of Uría Menéndez. The volunteer programmes supported by the Foundation won the award for the best community initiative in the human capital section of the Fundación Empresa y Sociedad in 2006 (Mejor Acción Social en la modalidad de Capital Humano).
Rodrigo Uría Meruéndano held the following positions, among others:
For his professional career, he received the following honours among others: