An expert in international trade, Mr. Alvarez has worked on some of the most important cases involving maritime litigation in Spain in recent years.
A confirmed specialist in private international law, he has experience in questions regarding the determination of applicable law and the appropriate jurisdiction for international mergers, the negotiation of international contracts, and in providing the key procedural elements prior to cross-border litigation.
He has extensive experience in analyzing moveable property and real estate guarantees linked to international investments. He also serves as an arbitrator-judge in commercial lawsuits for various arbitration institutions.
Mr. Alvarez is also an expert in cross-border issues and private community law, advising public and private institutions linked to these sectors on an ongoing basis. His dealings with comparative law in numerous real estate investments abroad have contributed to the firm's know-how in this area.
Mr. Alvarez is a professor of private international law at the Universidad del País Vasco and a visiting lecturer at several universities, such as Harvard Law School.
The European Commissions Directorate-General for Justice, Freedom and Security named him an expert in the areas of civil law, borders, personal data protection, and security.
He is an associate member of the Instituto Hispano-Luso-Americano-Filipino de Derecho Internacional (The Hispanic-Portuguese-American-Philippine Institute for International Law).
Mr. Alvarez is secretary general of the Consejo Vasco del Movimiento Europeo (Basque Council of the European Movement), secretary of the Instituto de Gobernanza Democrática (Globernance), and vice-chairman of the Asociación Española de Profesores de Derecho Internacional y Relaciones Internacionales (Spanish Association of Professors of International Law and International Relations).
He is the author of five monographs on international law matters and of many publications for specialized national and international magazines.