José Manuel Otero Lastres


-Professor of Mercantile Law at the University of Alcalá de Henares since 1986.

-Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Leon from 1981 to 1985.

-Professor of Mercantile Law at the University of Leon (1981)

-Assistant Professor of Mercantile Law at the University of Santiago de Compostela (1979)

-Doctor’s degree in Law, University of Santiago de Compostela (September 1973)

-Degree in Law at the University of Santiago de Compostela (June 1969).

 Work & Activities


-Extraordinary prize for his degree in Law (2nd November 1969)

-Extraordinary prize for his doctor’s degree in Law (27th April 1975)

-“Castro Canosa” Research Prize for the best work published in the Faculty of Law (USC) in 1977.



He wrote several books and over seventy articles for Spanish and foreign magazines published in Spanish, German, French, Italian, Portuguese and English.



-Member of the International Advisory Board of the MA in Property (Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá - Colombia)

-Teacher of the Magister Lucentinus.

-Corresponding member of the Institute of International Business Law and Practice of the International Chamber Commerce.

-President of the Commission of Studies of the Spanish Court of Arbitration.

-Foundation member of the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property in Geneva.

-Member of the Institute of Industrial Law (USC)

-Scholar of Max-Plack Institute of Industrial Law in Munich (1974)

-Scholar of the Ministry of Education and Science from 1970 to 1973.



-Lawyer of the Bar Association of Madrid.

-President of the second section of the Self-Control Jury.



-He was editor of ‘La ley’ from 1985 to 1995 and nowadays he is a member of the advisory board of this magazine.

-Editor of “Revista de la Corte Española de Arbitraje”.

-Member of the editorial staff of “Abogados”, published by the Spanish Advocacy Council.

 Other Interesting Aspects

He was awarded the Merit Cross in the Advocacy Service on 3rd May 2010.

He was the secretary general of Real Madrid F.C. from 1990 to 1992.

He was the vice-president of The Spanish Disciplinary Committee for Sports from 1995 to 2001.

He usually gives lectures in Spain, Italy, France, Portugal and several countries of Latin America.

He is on the board of director of Real Madrid F.C.

He is the author of “Carta a Miguel y otros cuentos”, “Puentes de Palabras” and “Las nubes pueden ser gemelas” and the novel “La niña de gris”.