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Álvaro has been a partner in Uría Menéndez’s Madrid office since 2003. He focuses his practice on international arbitration and domestic and international civil litigation.
He regularly represents clients in national and international arbitration proceedings, mostly in complex construction and corporate matters in the main international arbitration courts (such as the ICC Court of Arbitration, the London Court of International Arbitration and the Swiss courts) and the most important Spanish arbitration courts (such as the Civil and Commercial Arbitration Court (CIMA) and the Madrid Arbitration Court), as well as ad hoc arbitrations. His expertise include the recognition of foreign judgments and arbitration awards and seeking interim measures in support of arbitration.
Álvaro also advises on civil and commercial matters, especially in contract, real estate and construction law. Additionally, he has extensive experience in distribution and agency contracts, representing both domestic and international clients, particularly in the automotive sector. Additionally, he is an arbitrator in various arbitration courts and centres.
Álvaro is currently member of the London Court of International Arbitration and Vice-President of the Steering Committee of the UIA Arbitration Commission. Furthermore, Álvaro is a member of the Spanish Arbitration Club (Club Español de Arbitraje), and sits on both the board of directors and the Mediation Committee. He also is a CEDR accredited mediator and Academic Coordinator of the FIDE Mediation Club. Álvaro was an officer of the IBA Arbitration Committee and has acted as Chair of the Arbitration Guidelines and Rules Subcommittee and Co-Chair of the IBA Task Force for the revision of the IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration.
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