Manuel’s broad experience makes him not just a financial expert, but also an expert in economic regulation and competition.
Manuel in of-counsel focusing on arbitration, Banking& Financial Services and Competition law, based in Madrid.
He is a lawyer and an economist, with a long international career as a senior public official and a strong reputation for independence, analytical capacity and writing skills.
An expert in corporate governance, securities and bond markets, and banking and financial regulation, Manuel has vast experience as former Chairman of Spain’s Securities and Exchange Commission (CNMV), Vice-President for 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.
He has researched and written extensively on law and economics, game theory and behavioural finance.
In addition to his work with us as an arbitrator in commercial and international investment disputes, he is also an independent non-executive director at Acerinox (the international Spanish stainless steel manufacturer), Spanish patron of newly established EADS Foundation and columnist and chairman of the advisory board of Expansión, Spain's leading financial newspaper.