The Faculty of the Official Master's Degree in International and Business Law is composed of top-class academics, practitioners and public officials specializing in International and EU Law. In addition to the Faculty from the law school, the Master invites lawyers and professors from foreign universities to deliver lectures and seminars, including US law professors under the auspices of the Fulbright Program.
Luis Alcoz Coll
He is currently Senior Associate in the Corporate law practice of Clifford Chance where he joined in 1998. He has extensive experience in a vast number of national and international transactions involving the acquisition of companies and businesses, joint ventures, corporate restructuring, as well as the negotiation and drafting of corporate agreements.
Law Degree from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (1997). European Union Law Studies (Erasmus Scholar) at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Leuven, Belgium).
Ángel Alonso is a partner in the Madrid office of Uría Menéndez. He was seconded to the London office of Slaughter and May from September 1999 to February 2000.
He has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, finance, private equity investments and general commercial matters. He specializes in restructuring, distressed investments and insolvency, having at various times advised all the parties involved when companies are in financial difficulty.
He holds a degree in Law from Universidad Pontificia Comillas - ICADE and Master's Degree in Legal Business Practice, Instituto de Empresa.
José María Alvarez-Cienfuegos
José María Alvarez-Cienfuegos joined Davies Arnold Cooper in 2003. Since then he regularly advises Spanish and foreign insurance and reinsurance companies on energy and construction losses in Spain and Latin America. He also advices insurance companies on complex and protracted claims in USA when they have connections with Spanish Law. He is also experienced on product liability matters.
José María qualified in law in 2003 in Comillas Pontifical University (ICADE), Madrid.
Working since 2009 at the international legal department of Cintra Infraestructuras, S.A, the Infrastructure concessions subsidiary of Grupo Ferrovial, has previously worked at the M&A department of the New York office of O'Melveny & Myers and at Uría Menendez (Madrid) as senior associate.
LLB (2001) and BBA (2002) at Universidad Pontificia Comillas - ICADE (E-3); LLM in Corporate law at NYU School of Law (2007) and Advanced Professional Certificate in Law and Business at Stern School of Business (2007).
Agustín Cerdá Masip
He is currently Senior Associate at the Banking and Finance Department in Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira. He is also Professor at Universidad Pontificia Comillas - ICADE, Centro de Estudios Financieros (CEF), and regular speaker on project financing topics in several professional forums (AFI, ESCA, iiR España).
He holds a Degree in Law and a Degree in Economics with Honors at the Universidad de Valencia and a LL.M. at Harvard Law School.
Manuel Chamorro Posada
Wide experience at financial-law practice as in-house lawyer at Spanish (Savings' bank) and Luxembourg (Industrial public multi-listed) companies. Professor on banking-law matters at Instituto de Empresa (LLM program) and at Francisco de Vitoria University (Spain).
Law Degree at USC (Spain), doctorate program at UAM (Spain), LLM at IE Business School (Spain) and MBA on financial institutions at UNED (Spain).
He is partner at Cuatrecasas, Gonsalves Pereira. He has extensively dealt with international litigation and arbitration cases. He teaches Litigation and Arbitration Practice at the School of Law of the Universidad Pontificia Comillas - ICADE. He is a member of the Drafting Committee for the Independence and Impartiality Guidelines within the Independence and Impartiality Committee of the Spanish Club of Arbitration.
He holds an LL.M in International and Comparative Law with a Fulbright Scholarship, Georgetown University Law Center. Majoring in International Commercial Arbitration. Doctoral (Ph D) Courses, majoring in International Litigation and Arbitration, and Double degree in Law & Economic Science and Business Administration from Universidad Pontificia Comillas - ICADE.
Federico de Montalvo Jääskeläinen
Federico de Montalvo Jääskeläinen is PhD in Constitutional Law and Professor of Constitutional Law and Comparative Constitutional Law at the Comillas Pontifical University of Madrid, teaching political organization and Institutions of the Constitutional State as well as human rights and civil liberties.
He is also Professor of Medical Law and Bioethics at the Rey Juan Carlos University of Madrid and Professor in Master's degrees about Medical Law and Bioethics (Castilla-La Mancha, Murcia, Rey Juan Carlos University and Autonoma Universities).
He is member of the Santander Chair of Law and Minors and he has been working in the matter of minor's rights since 2000.
Besides teaching at Law Faculty he has been working as a lawyer (barrister) since 1992 specialized in Public Law, Insurance Law and Medical Liability and Medical, Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Law. He is also member of different public committees of Medical Law and Bioethics (Regional Ethical Committee of Clinical Trials and Bioethical Committee of Doce de Octubre Hospital of Madrid).
Andrés Delgado Casteleiro is a PhD researcher at the Law Department of the European University Institute. Also, he has worked as trainee at the European Commission's Legal Service (External Relations Team) and has been a visiting fellow at the University of Utrecht. His main research interests lay within the area of European Union External Relations and the relations between EU Law and International Law.
He holds a Master of Research from that institution and a Law degree with a specialization in European Law by the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.
Adam Dubin is the Director of the Master's program in International and European Business Law at Universidad Pontificia Comillas, where he teaches classes in contract drafting and legal English. In addition to his work at the University, Adam also runs a Madrid - based company that specializes in providing legal English seminars to law firms and multinational companies located on the Iberian Peninsula.
Adam holds a Juris Doctor from Pace University School of Law in New York, where he was a member of the Pace International Law Review. Adam also holds a Master's Degree in International Development Policy from the University of Manchester, England and is currently studying for a Ph.D. in International Law.
Prior to coming to the University, Adam was a Fellow at the United Nations in Cambodia as well as in India.
Dorothy Estrada Tanck
Dorothy Estrada is currently a Visiting Researcher at Fordham University School of Law in New York. She has worked in different issues of international law and human rights in the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Mexico City Commission on Human Rights.
Dorothy is PhD Researcher in Law at the European University Institute. She holds a MSc in Political Theory by the London School of Economics and Political Science, carried out with support of the National Council for Science and Technology (Mexico) and the MacArthur-Ford-Hewlett Foundation. She is a lawyer by the Escuela Libre de Derecho, Mexico City (ELD).
She is Professor of Law at the University of Zaragoza (Spain), where she teaches international arbitration, business transactions, litigation and conflict of laws. Additionally, she has lectured at numerous European and Latin American Universities.
She was a Visiting Scholar at Columbia Law School, Adjunct Professor at Fordham University and Post-Doctoral Researcher at Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht.
Katia Fach Gomez is graduated summa cum laude in Spain, holds a European -Spanish/German- Ph.D. summa cum laude in international environmental law and an LL.M. summa cum laude from Fordham University.
Rafael García Llaneza
He is a lawyer in the Madrid office of Uría Menéndez. Rafael headed up the Tax Practice Area of Uría Menéndez's New York office from 1993 to 1998 and was made partner in 2001. He focuses his practice on corporate tax, non-residents tax and accounting law.
Rafael García Llaneza holds a Law and Business Economics degree from Universidad Pontificia de Comillas.
He is partner and head of the tax department of Ashurst in Madrid. Eduardo is an expert in EU law and its interaction with direct taxation. Expert in transfer-pricing expert, particularly in the sphere of the European Community, he has being the Spanish private sector representative at the Joint Forum on Transfer Pricing of the European Union, since his appointment by the European Commission in 2002.
Eduardo Gracia has a degree in law and a diploma in business studies from the Universidad Pontificia Comillas - ICADE (E-1) in Madrid.
Steve Hess is a corporate partner in the Madrid office of Uría Menéndez. He regularly represents clients in structuring, negotiating and closing mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and other corporate transactions.
Steve received his B.A., summa cum laude, from Duke University in 1993 and his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1998. Following law school, he was a Fulbright fellow in Madrid where he conducted research on the Spanish criminal jury.
He works as Internal Audit Director at Unión Fenosa Gas. Associate professor at IE Business School and ICADE; Tutor-professor at UNED; and invited professor at Bordeaux Management School (BEM), Notre Dame University-Louaize Beyrouth (NDU) and St. Xavier's Collage, in Ahmedabad, India.
He holds a Law and Business Economics degree (E-3) from Universidad Pontificia de Comillas - ICADE, and an Executive MBA from IE Business School.
He is currently managing partner of Ashurst LLP Madrid office and head of its finance department. He specializes in banking, finance and capital markets, project finance and communications. He also has particular experience in energy, transport and infrastructure, arbitration, administrative and sports law.
Gonzalo holds a degree in Law and Economics from Universidad Pontificia de Comillas - ICADE E-3. He is state lawyer (Abogado del Estado).
She is an international tax lawyer and official correspondent of IBFD in Spain. She is also a Tax Professor at the University Complutense and at the Université Libre de Bruxelles.
She has a law degree from Universidad Pontificia Comillas - ICADE, a maîtrise in International and European Law (Université de Lovain) and a PhD with award in Tax Law (University Complutense).
He is presently partner of AMYA Abogados, a leading international shipping law firm based in Madrid, and lectures extensively in several Spanish universities.
He was lecturer and researcher full time at the University of Navarra School of Law for a number of years.
Carlos Llorente graduated from the University of Navarra School of Law (Pamplona, Spain), where he also received a Ph.D. in Law with Honors and the annual best doctoral thesis Award. He also holds an LL.M. from Columbia University in the City of New York (USA) and was granted a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar Award.
Ignacio Longarte is a senior Tax Partner at Deloitte in Spain. He is responsible for the Deloitte country Transfer Pricing practice with a solid Juridical, Tax, Accounting, Management and Strategy background.
He holds a Degree in Law from Universidad San Pablo-CEU. He received Stanford University's title for managing high tech companies, Phd in Taxation, Master in Corporate Taxation and Master in Legal practice.
He is Associate in the Litigation and Arbitration Department of Garrigues Law Firm since 2006. He has experience in issues such as contractual liability, tort, unfair competition, claims of partners against agreements adopted by corporation bodies, etc.
Member of the Carlos III University team in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot held on 2006 and coach assistant of the ICADE University team in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot held on 2011.
He graduated in Law and Economics in the University Carlos III of Madrid (2006).
Amparo Martínez Guerra
Since 2009, she is in charge of the R&D area at Rodríguez Ramos Abogados in Madrid and teaches Criminal Law and International Criminal Law at Universidad Pontificia Comillas - ICADE.
She was a visiting researcher at Harvard Law School (2003); at the Institut fur Kriminologie und Wirtschaftsstrafrecht, Albert-Ludwig Universitat (2004); at the European University Institute (2005), and at NYU (2006). She has been Hauser Global Fellow at NYU (2007-2008), where she has developed postdoctoral research focused on the role of the ICC Prosecutor, the UNSC and the cooperation of States Party with the Court.
Amparo Martínez Guerra received her LL.B from Universidad Complutese Madrid (2001), where she also complete her Ph.D (2006).
Maheta Molango is an associate at Baker & McKenzie employment law department. Maheta also worked at the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and at the Inter-American Development Bank.
He holds a Law and Political Science degree from the Carlos III University of Madrid and also holds an LL.M. (Summa Cum Laude) in International Law from the American University Washington College of Law.
Juan Jorge Piernas López
He has worked in different issues of international law and european law, particularly in the field of antitrust, for the European Commission and for an international law firm, i.e., Clearly Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. He has also participated as a national expert in a recent project of the European Commission on consular and diplomatic protection.
Juan Jorge Piernas López is a PhD Researcher in Law at the European University Institute. He holds a Law degree by Murcia University, a Master in European Interdisciplinary Affairs by the College of Europe (Natolin) and a LL.M. by Harvard Law School.
Jesús Quesada Ruiz
He joined Clifford Chance in 2007. He works in the Finance & Capital Markets department and specialized in securitizations, finance transactions, structured finance and general banking lending. In addition, he has advised financial entities on regulatory law.
Jesús Quesada obtained a double degree in Law and Business Administration from the Universidad Pontificia Comillas - ICADE (E-3) in 2008.
Javier Redonet is a partner with Uría Menéndez practising in the firm's capital markets and mergers and acquisitions groups. He advises regularly issuers and underwriters on initial public offerings and issues and offers of equity, fixed-income and hybrid securities. He also deals with public merger and acquisition transactions and advises clients on corporate law and on securities regulatory issues, as well as listed companies on corporate governance matters.
He holds a degree from Universidad Pontificia de Comillas - ICADE.
Alexandra I. Rengel - Mercado & Rengel
Ms. Rengel has been a partner in the firm of Mercado & Rengel since 1999. Her professional experience centers in the area of litigation.
She holds a Bachelor's Degree from Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts; a Juris Doctorate from Boston University School of Law; and an LLM from Saint Thomas University in Florida.
Maribel Rodríguez Vargas
Maribel Rodríguez Vargas is an associate at the Litigation and Arbitration group at Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira law firm, and has also worked at the International Litigation and Arbitration department at Dechert LLP in New York. She is Co-Chair of the Under 40 branch of the Spanish Arbitration Association (CEA-40).
She has lectured (New York CLE course) and moderated (American Society of International Law, Private International Law Group) in New York, Washington and Spain. She has further served as arbitrator at the Madrid Arbitration Moot (2010).
Maribel holds a Masters of Laws (LL.M.) from Columbia University in New York (Fulbright Scholar) and a Masters of Arts in European Advanced Legal Studies from the College of Europe, Warsaw Campus (Poland). She previously earned her Degree in Law from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
After working for Uría Ménendez, a leading Spanish law firm, for several years both in Madrid and in Lisbon, she joined the corporate legal department of BBVA. Silvia specializes in Corporate Law and her practice is focused on M&A and corporate restructuring.
Silvia Sánchez graduated from Deusto Law School, where she also attended a specialized program in Business Administration, and holds an LL.M. in International Trade and Business Law.
Jaime Sánchez Santiago
Counsel of the Clifford Chance corporate law department in Madrid and head of its Spanish insurance group. Before joining Clifford Chance he worked at the European Central Bank legal department. Jaime specialises in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions and in the insurance sector. He is also a professor in ICADE.
Graduate in Law at the University of Salamanca and Master of Laws (LL.M.) at the College of Europe and Harvard Law School.
Juan Ignacio Signes de Mesa
Référendaire at the chambers of the President of the General Court of the European Union. Prior to joining the General Court, he was an associate attorney at Estudio Jurídico Sánchez Calero, leading firm on commercial law in Spain.
He holds an LL.M. from Harvard Law School and from the College of Europe, and an LL.B. from Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
Peter Trepte is a barrister, called to the Bar of Gray's Inn in 1987. He currently practices from Littleton Chambers in London and from Grayston & Company in Brussels. He is also Professor with the Public Procurement Research Group at Nottingham University; Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply; and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
B.A. (Hons.) in English and French law from the University of Kent at Canterbury (UK); Licence en Droit in public/private law from the University of Grenoble (France); PhD in public procurement law from the University of Tilburg (Netherlands).
Javier Montero Rodríguez
He has always worked in the telecomms sector, currently in British Telecom as a regulatory and competiton lawyer, and previously in TELEFONICA and ZED (the leading world mobile phone value-added services player). He has been a Professor of European Union Law at the Faculty of Law - ICADE of the Pontifical University of Comillas from 1997 to 2011, and Assistant Professor of International Public Law at the Faculty of Law (UNED) from 1996 to 1998.
He holds a Law Degree (LLB) from the University of Salamanca (Spain), Diploma in EC Law at the Institute for European Law (K.U. Leuven - Belgium), Master of European Law (LL.M) from the College of Europe (Belgium) and LL.M in Telecomms, Internet and Audiovisual Law from the Universidad Complutense (Madrid, Spain).
Almudena de la Mata Muñoz
Dr. Almudena de la Mata Muñoz, European Affairs Coordinator (Legal Counsel), Banco de España and lecturer at Hamburg University (Germany).
Academic experience: Scientific researcher, Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Hamburg). Research fellow, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) (Brussels)- head of the European Credit Research Institute (ECRI). Since 2000 Lecturer in Berlin, Hamburg and Madrid.
Business experience: EU and global management positions (legal, regulatory and compliance) in leading international Financial Institutions (Brussels). Advisor to the European Commission and the Deutsche Bundesbank.
PhD Hamburg University. Law Degree (business law) (ICADE). Master European Law, Europa Institut (Universitaet des Saarlandes). Business Development Program Degree of the Haute École de Commerce (HEC)-Université de Lièje. Certificate Capital Markets, Regulation and Compliance. University of Reading (UK). Professional coach and NLP Practitioner.
Ainhoa Veiga Torregrosa
She is partner at ARAOZ Y RUEDA ABOGADOS, S.L.P. She leads the Antitrust/Competiton and IP/IT practices at the firm. She has also extensively dealt with M&A and Corporate Law.
She holds a Law degree from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), having spent the last year as Erasmus Student at the Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid, Universiteit Utrecht-The Netherlands. She also holds a master degree on European Law from the Institut des Hautes Études Européennes, Université Robert Schuman, Strasbourg-France; an LLM in International and Comparative Law from the Faculteit der Rechtsgekeerdheid, Vrije Universiteit Brussels-Belgium and an LLM from the School of Law, University of Georgia-USA.
Manuel Giménez Rasero
Manuel Giménez Rasero is a Partner at Areilza Abogados, a boutique litigation firm in Madrid. In addition to his work as a litigation Partner, Manuel leads a research group in collaboration with the Global Program for Access to Health of the UN Special Rapporteur for the Right to Health. Manuel is the President of the Rafael Del Pino Alumni Foundation and Vice President of Política Trespuntocero, a Madrid based Think Tank. Manuel received a double degree in law and business from Universidad Pontifcia Comillas as well as a degree in Political Sciences from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Manuel received his LL.M. in International Legal Studies at New York University School of Law as a Rafael del Pino Scholar. He also has a Diploma in Ordinary Proceedings before EU Courts from IE University.
Teresa Martín Castro
Teresa Martín Castro is a founding partner in Mavens Abogados www.mavens.es. Formerly she worked at Clifford Chance (1999-2005), and was a partner in Rodés & Sala (2005-08). She had started her career at Gómez-Acebo & Pombo (1993-95) and PwC-Landwell (1995-99).
Teresa has extensive experience in company and business law, family business, mergers and acquisitions, finance, private equity investments and insolvency and restructuring. Since 1994 she is also a laureate professor at various programmes at IE Law School in Commercial and Insolvency matters.
She holds a degree with honours in Law from Universidad Pontificia Comillas - ICADE (1993) and Master's Degree in Legal Business Practice, Instituto de Empresa / IE Law School (1993-94), also with honours.