Fernando Gómez

Counsel ––– Madrid
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Fernando Gómez is counsel and is based in Uría Menéndez’s Madrid and Barcelona offices. He has acted as arbitrator for the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Corte Española de Arbitraje, and Corte de Arbitraje de Madrid. He has frequently acted as an expert witness on aspects of Spanish law in corporate and contract matters before courts in various jurisdictions, such as the Court of Justice of the European Union, the Delaware Chancery Court, US Federal Courts, and the High Court of England and Wales (Queen's Bench Division), as well as arbitration institutions such as the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Vienna International Arbitral Centre and the American Arbitration Association (AAA).

He has also consulted extensively on complex commercial and civil transactions and litigation.

In 2010 Fernando was appointed by the European Commission to its Expert Group on a Common Frame of Reference in the area of European contract law.

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  • Doctor of Laws, Università di Bologna, Royal College of Spain in Bologna, 1988
  • Law Degree, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 1986

Professional associations

  • Madrid Bar Association
  • American Law and Economics Association
  • European Association of Law and Economics (where he is President between 2020 and 2023)
  • Society of European Contract Law

Teaching activity

Since 2001, Fernando has been a chaired professor of civil law (Catedrático de Derecho Civil) at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra School of Law in Barcelona.

He has lectured at New York University School of Law, the University of Chicago Law School, the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, the University of Wales, Hamburg Universität, the George Mason University School of Law and the Radzyner School of Law (IDC-Herzliya) in Israel.

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