José María Alonso Puig earns acclaim from market commentators as "one of the leading arbitrators in Spain" who is "impressive counsel in high-stakes cases".
José María Alonso is the president of the Madrid Bar Association; president of the Madrid Multi-professional Association; and vice president of the Spanish Lawyers General Council.
He is also the managing partner of José María Alonso Abogados, SLP.
Mr Alonso focuses his practice on litigation relating to civil and commercial contracts and agreements, corporate disputes, disputes over agreements and transactions of a financial and insurance nature, international contracts and foreign investments and insolvencies.
As an arbitrator, he has participated in more than 300 proceedings (as sole arbitrator, party-appointed arbitrator or chairman of the arbitral tribunal), both in Spain (ad hoc, for the Madrid Court of Arbitration, the Civil and Commercial Court of Arbitration (CIMA) and the Spanish Court of Arbitration) and internationally (ICC Court of Arbitration, IACAC, LCIA, CIADI, ICDR, TAS/CAS, CBRHR-CEAR and CAM-CCBC, with which he is officially listed as an arbitrator).
As lawyer, he has represented clients in more than 2,000 proceedings before Spanish courts (involving domestic and international issues) and advised on Spanish law in judicial proceedings held in Portugal, France, the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Israel, Morocco and Australia. He has acted as legal counsel in numerous Spanish and international arbitration proceedings.