José Alberto Álvarez de Cienfuegos was born in Granada (Spain) on January 30, 1973. He started practicing law in 2000 and since has worked for several international law firms. From 2004 to 2006 he worked at a major law firm, a member of the legal network of a “Big Four” advisory and audit company, where he gained extensive experience in acquisitions, corporate law and commercial litigation.
He has significant experience in banking and finance, including rendering assistance to originators in securitization transactions and banking finance.
He has assisted construction companies in the negotiation of credit facilities, guarantee facilities, performance bonds and parent company guarantees.
He has coordinated the activities of the firm in collaboration with local lawyers in several jurisdictions, including Spanish and French speaking countries. He frequently collaborates with the contract and litigation departments in respect of conflicts of law and international law aspects.
He joined Studio Legale Padovan in 2007. He is enrolled with the Milan and the Madrid Bar Associations.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
José Alberto specializes in international commercial law, contract law and mergers and acquisitions.
José Alberto obtained his Law Degree from the Universidad de Granada, Spain (1997); attended post degree programs in Comparative Law. He was a Coimbra Group Visiting Scholar at the University of Pavia, Italy (1999-2000). He has taken part in courses and conferences on international and commercial law.
Spanish, Italian (native proficiency), English and French. Basic knowledge of German and Portuguese.