Javier Urbano Jiménez

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  • English
  • French
  • Spanish


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Javier Urbano Jiménez



Javier Urbano is a partner in the Commercial Law Department of Garrigues, where he has pursued his professional career.

His areas of expertise include mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, insurance and private equity. He has participated in a large number of major M&A and private equity transactions.

He is an expert in, among other areas, cross border transactions and has acted as counsel for numerous multinationals with a presence in Spain. He has expertise in M&A transactions within the regulated insurance sector.

He has delivered courses on his areas of expertise, such as on the ESADE MBA course “Legal aspects of M&A transactions”, the Instituto de Empresa MAJ Course “Advanced corporate law matters” and the Asociación para el Progreso de la Dirección course “Corporate Law”. He has spoken on a range of corporate law issues at the International Faculty for Executives (IFAES) and has contributed to various seminars covering matters such as the cross border merger of corporations.

Javier Urbano is a member of the Madrid Bar Association, the Harvard Club of Spain and is a founding partner of La Francoargentina, S.A.




Academic background:

Degree in Law, Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE).

Master’s Degree in Law (LLM) Harvard Law School.


  • European Company Law. “Closely held corporations in Spain. The light vehicle competition”.
  • International Company and Commercial Law Review. “Defensive measures in tender offers under Spanish law”. (*)
  • Corporate Counsel. Cross border mergers. A Spanish perspective.
  • Coauthor of the book “Listed Companies” published by the Garrigues Collection (Marcial Pons).

 (*) originally published in Spanish