Jones Day incorporates new real estate partner

Global law firm Jones Day has incorporated Javier Muñoz Méndez as a partner in the real estate practice in the Madrid office.

Muñoz Méndez has a 16-year track record in which he has worked on a wide variety of commercial and real estate transactions around the world. Javier advises national and international clients on all types of real estate transactions, including asset acquisitions, financing and sale and leaseback transactions. He also has experience in joint ventures, private equity investments, mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and refinancings.

“Javier brings extensive experience advising owners and investors in the real estate sector on the acquisition, development, construction, rehabilitation and sale of all types of assets,” notes Anna Cartwright, co-leader of Jones Day’s global real estate law practice. “His diverse experience in private equity and traditional real estate transactions makes him a valuable addition to our team in Europe. His expertise will be of great value to our clients around the world. I am confident he will make great contributions to our practice.”

Within the global practice, Muñoz Méndez joins a team of more than 120 lawyers experienced in providing legal solutions to real estate business opportunities around the world. This team works closely with corporate, finance, regulatory, litigation, tax and environmental lawyers to advise clients on every aspect of their real estate investments. The firm’s clients in the real estate practice include real estate private equity funds, institutional investors, investment banks and lenders, developers and real estate operators.

“Javier is highly regarded within the legal sector in Madrid for his professional achievements, as well as for his activity as a regular speaker and author on topics related to real estate law,” adds Marta Delgado Echevarría, managing partner of Jones Day in Madrid. “This combination of legal skill and academic knowledge will be an excellent complement to our team in Madrid. It is a pleasure to welcome Javier to our office.”

Javier holds a law degree from the Complutense University of Madrid. He has also been a lecturer in the Master’s Degree in Access to the Legal Profession at Universidad Carlos III and at Universidad San Pablo-CEU. He also regularly writes articles for economic and legal press in Spain.

“At a time when numerous institutional investors are firmly committed to making moves in the real estate market, at Jones Day we advise our clients in all jurisdictions, assisting in a significant portion of the most complex real estate transactions in Europe and Latin America, providing the best client service through global and local teams that work together in a coordinated and integrated manner,” says Luis Jiménez-Díaz, real estate partner in Jones Day’s Madrid office. “Javier’s arrival is a sign of our commitment to growing our already strong team. I am pleased to welcome him to Jones Day.”

“I am proud to join Jones Day and have the opportunity to work with some of the most reputable lawyers in our industry on real estate matters of international relevance,” says Muñoz Méndez. “The lawyers in Jones Day’s Madrid office are known for their involvement in multi-million dollar transactions and numerous cross-border financings in Europe. I am looking forward to being part of the team.”

Julia Gil