Specialised in Complex Litigation and Arbitration, Complex Corporate Finance and Restructuring and Insolvency.
Has served as co-arbitrator and president of the arbitral tribunal in numerous domestic and international arbitrations (including the Swiss Arbitration Association and the LCIA), mainly on disputes relating to M&A, joint-ventures, gas, construction, hotels, ICT, financial derivatives, etc.
Vice-president of the Spanish Court of Arbitration (Corte Española de Arbitraje). Member of the board of directors of the Club Español del Arbitraje (CEA). Member of the ICC Institute of World Business Law, the London Court of International Arbitration, the CIMA Court of Arbitration, the Court of Arbitration of the Madrid Chamber of Commerce and the Arbitration Centre of the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Centro de Arbitragem Comercial da Câmara de Comércio e Indústria Portuguesa).
Member of the Academic Council of Fundación para la Investigación sobre el Derecho y la Empresa (FIDE).
First Spanish Partner and Head of Corporate and Restructuring, Ashurst LLP (2001-2013). Co-head of Litigation and Arbitration, Ashurst LLP (2001-2007).
Professor of Corporate Law, ICADE, Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid, Spain (until 2016-2017).
Professor of Insolvency Law, Fundación para la Investigación sobre el Derecho y la Empresa (FIDE) (2008-2014)
National Fellow and Visiting Scholar, Rock Center for Corporate Governance, School of Law, Hoover Institution, CDDRL and SIEPR, Stanford University, California, USA (2007-2008).
Member of the group of legal experts that drafted the EU Commission “Study on the conditions of claims for damages in case of infringement of EC competition rules” (2004) and of the ICC Task Force on Court Proceedings in Antitrust Damages Actions (2019-2020).
Degree in Advanced Studies (dissertation about variable purchase price and expert determination in M&A contracts, graded excellent), ICADE, Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid, Spain. Degree in European Legal Studies, College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium. Degrees in Law and Economics, ICADE, Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid, Spain.
First Spanish Partner and Head of Corporate and Restructuring, Ashurst LLP (2001-2013).
Co-head of Litigation and Arbitration, Ashurst LLP (2001-2007).
Partner, Ariño & Almoguera (now Ariño y Villar).
Associate and Partner, Melchor de las Heras (now CMS).
Secretary to the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee, the Appointment and Remuneration Committee and the Audit Committee of the Spanish listed company Tecnocom Telecomunicaciones y Energía (2013-2017).
Director and Secretary to the Board of Directors of Metrocall, a Tecnocom and Metro de Madrid joint-venture (2013 – 2017).
Secretary to the Board of Directors and General Counsel of the Radio Televisión Española Group-RTVE (1996-1997).