Manuel Álvarez is counsel at Uría Menéndez. He joined the firm’s Madrid office in 2002. Since 2005 he has been based in the Barcelona office. He is a member of the firm’s white-collar crime team.

His practice focuses on criminal law and criminal litigation, particularly corporate crime, advising and representing clients before Spanish courts on, among other things, corporate fraud and directors’ liabilities, commercial bribery, criminal bankruptcy, tax fraud, criminal liability for workplace accidents, environmental issues, intellectual property infringements, e-crime (privacy, data protection and computer sabotage), theft of trade secrets, insider trading and market manipulation.

He also has wide experience in advising clients on corporate compliance matters, crime-prevention procedures (including anti-bribery programmes under national and international standards – the FCPA and UK Bribery Act) and internal investigations.

Mr Álvarez regularly lectures at universities and publishes articles, in both Spanish and international publications on a variety of white-collar crime, corporate liability and criminal law matters.