Manuel’s broad experience makes him not just a financial expert, but also an expert in economic regulation and competition.
Manuel is an of-counsel in our office in Madrid with a focus on arbitration, banking and financial services and competition law.
Manuel is an arbitrator in commercial and international investment disputes. He is a lawyer and an economist with extensive expertise in corporate governance, securities and bond markets, as well as banking and financial regulation.
Manuel has a long international career as a senior public official, having gained vast experience as former chairman of Spain’s Securities and Exchange Commission (CNMV), vice-president of finance in the World Bank, member of the Financial Stability Forum (currently “Board”) and head of the Treasury and Deputy Minister for Economy in Spain’s Ministry of Finance. He was also a member of the EU Trade Policy Committee in the European Union, was in charge of the promotion and screening of foreign direct investment (FDI) into Spain and worked as economic consultant for international organizations.
Besides his work with us as an arbitrator, Manuel is also an independent non-executive director at Acerinox (the international Spanish stainless steel manufacturer) and columnist and chairman of the advisory board of Expansión, Spain’s leading financial newspaper. Manuel also has extensive writings and research on law and economics, game theory and behavioural finance.