Álvaro Mendiola

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Partner. Highly experienced in judicial and arbitration proceedings in distribution, energy, and competition law, and in claims arising from M&A transactions.

He has been involved in the restructuring proceedings of six of the most important automotive distribution networks in Spain.

For many years, he has represented several leading companies in the energy sector in settling contractual disputes, joint venture agreements and agreements in M&A and strategic assets. He was the first senior legal advisor in Spain to obtain a civil judgment awarding damages for breach of competition law.


He has lectured on European Community law on the Master in Corporate Law at the Universidad de Navarra and the Universidad Antonio de Nebrija. He is a regular speaker at many forums.

Professional Memberships

He is senior legal advisor to international and national arbitration boards and an accredited mediator. Member of the Madrid Bar Association, the International Bar Association, the Spanish Club of Arbitration, and the Young International Arbitration Group of the London Court.


He has also published several articles in journals specializing in distribution (Andimac) and corporate management (Manager).


Bachelor of Laws, Universidad de Navarra. LLM European Legal studies, College of Europe (Bruges).