Uría Menéndez mourns death of founding partner Iglesias Prada

Slaughter and May best friend Uría Menéndez has announced the death of one of its founders, Juan Luis Iglesias Prada.

Iglesias Prada passed away in Madrid on Friday (11 March), aged 69. He was due to retire from Uría later this year.

Iglesias Prada joined Uría in 1981, becoming a partner in 1982. He was made partner emeritus in early 2010. He combined his professional practice with teaching and was a professor at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid as well as one of the training support partners at Uría.

In addition to his legal career Iglesias Prada sat on the boards of several foundations and commissions.

He held the Spanish legal profession’s highest order, the Gran Cruz de San Raimundo de Peñafort, as well as France’s highest decoration, the order of the Légion d’Honneur.

In a statement Uría described Iglesias Prada as a “charismatic and loyal friend” and “mentor of generations of university students and role model for young lawyers at Uría Ménendez for over 30 years”.

“His memory will always remain with us,” the firm added.

Iglesias Prada is survived by his wife Carucha, daughter Carmen and son Juan.