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, redevelopment and sale of all types of assets,” said Anna Cartwright, Co-Leader of Jones Day’s global real estate 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 that he will make a great contribution 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 real estate law topics,” adds Marta Delgado Echevarría, Managing Partner of Jones Day in Madrid. “This combination of legal expertise and academic knowledge will be an excellent addition to our team in Madrid. It is a pleasure to welcome Javier to our office.”
Muñoz Méndez has been a lecturer on the Master’s degree in Access to the Legal Profession at the Universidad Carlos III and at the Universidad San Pablo-CEU. He also regularly writes articles for economic and legal press in Spain.
“At a time when many institutional investors are firmly committed to making moves in the real estate market, at Jones Day we advise our clients in all jurisdictions, assisting on a significant proportion of the most complex real estate transactions in Europe and Latin America, providing the best client service through global and local teams working together in a coordinated and integrated way,” says Luis Jiménez-Díaz, Real Estate Partner in Jones Day’s Madrid office. “Javier’s arrival demonstrates our commitment to growing our already strong team. I am delighted to welcome him to Jones Day.”
Javier holds a law degree from the Complutense University of Madrid and is recognised for his professional excellence in Chambers Europe (“Real Estate”) and Legal 500 EMEA (“Real Estate and Construction”).
“I am proud to join Jones Day and to have the opportunity to work with some of the most reputable lawyers in our sector 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 look forward to joining the team.