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Daniel Sarmiento Ramírez-Escudero
Daniel Sarmiento
Counsel. Madrid office



Daniel Sarmiento is counsel in the Madrid office. He joined the firm in 2015 as a consultant. His practice areas are European Union law and Spanish public law. He has also been a tenured lecturer on administrative and European Union law at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid since 2010.

He has extensive experience in the public sector, having worked for the Spanish Central Administration (2004-2006) and as a legal secretary in the Court of Justice of the European Union (2007-2015). His practice in European Union law covers a wide range of areas, such as competition, state aids, banking law, regulatory, litigation, constitutional law, private international law, tax law, criminal law and institutional affairs.

He is the author of several books, including El Control de Proporcionalidad de la Actividad Administrativa (“The Proportionality Assessment of Administrative Action”, Tirant lo Blanch, 2004), Poder Judicial e Integración Europea (“The Judiciary and European Integration”, Thomson-Civitas, 2004) and El Soft Law Administrativo (“Administrative Soft Law”, Thomson-Civitas, 2008). He regularly contributes to reputed legal journals such as the Common Market Law Review, the European Law Review or the Revista Española de Derecho Europeo.

He is a member of the executive committee of the Asociación Española para el Estudio del Derecho Europeo (Spanish Association for the Study of European Law), a fellow of the European Law Institute and a member of the editorial board of the Revista de Derecho Comunitario Europeo. Since 2010, he has coordinated the Global Judicial Forum at the Center for European Studies of IE University.


  • Law Degree, Universidad de Granada, 1999
  • Ph.D in Law, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 2003 (special award)

Membership of Professional Associations

  • Madrid Bar Association
  • Spanish Association for the Study of European Law (AEDE)
  • Spanish Association for the Defence of Competition (AEDC)
  • European Law Institute