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Jones Day welcomes Javier Muñoz Méndez to Madrid Office as partner in Firm’s Real Estate Practice

The global law firm Jones Day announced today that Javier Muñoz Méndez has joined the Firm as a partner in its Real Estate Practice, based in Jones Day's Madrid Office.

Mr. Muñoz Méndez has 16 years of experience working on a wide range of corporate and real estate transactions around the world. He advises Spanish and international clients on all types of real estate deals, including purchases, fundings, and sale leaseback transactions. Mr. Muñoz Méndez also has experience working on joint ventures, private equity investments, mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and refinancings.

"Javier has a breadth of experience advising global owners and investors in the real estate sector on the purchase, development, construction, reconstruction and disposition of real estate," said Anna Cartwright, Co-Leader of Jones Day's Real Estate Practice. "This diverse experience in private equity and traditional real estate transactions makes him an important addition to our team in Europe and his counsel will be valuable to our Firm's clients worldwide. I look forward to his contributions to our practice group."

At Jones Day, Mr. Muñoz Méndez joins a global team of over 120 lawyers in Jones Day's Real Estate Practice, which provides clients with comprehensive legal solutions to business opportunities by drawing on deep experience in the real estate industry worldwide.  The Real Estate Practice works closely with corporate, finance, regulatory, environmental, tax and disputes lawyers at Jones Day to advise clients on every aspect of their real estate investments. The Firm's Real Estate clients include real estate private equity funds, institutional investors, investment banks and lenders, real estate developers,  and real estate operators.

"Javier is highly regarded here in the Madrid legal community for his professional achievements as well as his visibility as a frequent speaker and author on topics related to real estate law," said Marta Delgado Echevarría, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day's Madrid Office. "This combination of legal skills and academic insights will be an excellent complement to our team in Madrid and I am pleased to welcome him to our office."

Mr. Muñoz Méndez has served as a guest lecturer in the Master's Degree program for Accessing the Legal Profession at Universidad Carlos III and at Universidad San Pablo-CEU. He also regularly writes articles for the financial and legal media in Spain.

"As many institutional investors across the world move decisively into the real estate space, we serve our clients across all regions, advising on a significant portion of the most complex real estate transactions in Europe and Latin America, and providing best-in-class client service through our global and local teams working together in a coordinated, frictionless manner," said Luis Jiménez-Díaz, a Real Estate partner in Jones Day's Madrid Office. "Bringing Javier on board reflects our commitment to growing our already strong global team. I am delighted to welcome him to Jones Day."

Mr. Muñoz Méndez earned his law degree from Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He has been recognized for professional excellence in Chambers Europe ("Real Estate") and Legal 500 EMEA ("Real Estate and Construction").

"I am excited to join Jones Day and have the opportunity to work alongside some of the most respected lawyers in our profession on real estate matters of international significance," said Mr. Muñoz Méndez. "The lawyers in Jones Day's Madrid Office are renowned for their work on multibillion-euro transactions and numerous cross border financings in Europe. I look forward to joining the team."

Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,400 lawyers in 40 offices across five continents. The Firm is distinguished by: a singular tradition of client service; the mutual commitment to, and the seamless collaboration of, a true partnership; formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions; and shared professional values that focus on client needs.