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Monday, September 26, 2022
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CEA elects Cuatrecasas partner as acting president

Cuatrecasas partner Alfonso Iglesia, an expert with over 30 years of experience leading Spanish and International Arbitration and Court proceedings, will replace Carlos Santos who, until his death on 9 February, chaired the Spanish Arbitration Club, Club Español del Arbitraje (CEA) and was a Litigation partner at Garrigues

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Alfonso specialises in International Arbitration, mainly concerning the construction, engineering, and energy sectors, and Litigation involving civil liability. In the construction and Engineering Law area, Alfonso Iglesia has represented Spanish and foreign companies in disputes relating to the implementation of projects in a wide range of countries, including Spain, Peru, Colombia, Panama, Romania, Bulgaria, Morocco and Saudi Arabia. His advisory services range from the contract negotiation phase to defending clients in courts of justice and arbitration courts, including negotiation procedures, mediation, expert determination, and disputes boards.

He has participated in ad hoc arbitrations, UNCITRAL arbitrations, and arbitrations administered by the main international arbitration courts (e.g., ICC, CIADI, CPA) and Spanish arbitration courts (e.g., Court of Arbitration of Madrid, CIMA and TAB).

In civil liability area, he has participated in cases such as tobacco litigation (representing a multinational tobacco company in collective actions and actions for indemnity) and the lawsuits over the fire in the Windsor building in Madrid (representing the building owner), as well as defending technology companies in class action lawsuits.

He is a member of the International Bar Association, of the ICC Institute, and of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He was until now vice president of the Spanish Arbitration Club and is a member of the board of directors of the Spanish branch of the International Law Association.

He regularly lectures at conferences and seminars on alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and arbitration, international construction contracts, and civil liability. He has participated in several publications and collective works on arbitration and construction.

He also lectures in the Master´s degree in Business Law at Universidad Pontificia Comillas-ICADE in Madrid.

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