Pablo Alarcón gained his law degree in 1986 from Universidad Pontificia de Comillas, and his area of expertise is tax law.

Mr Alarcón was a partner in the legal and taxation department of Ernst & Young in Madrid until 1998, and from 1998 to 2000 he held the posts of secretary of the board of directors and asset planning manager of UBS España, SA. He joined Gómez-Acebo & Pombo in September 2000 and was a partner at the firm from 2002 to 2010. He is the founder of his own law firm. He has made various contributions to specialised publications and journals.

He has been a member of the Madrid Bar Association since 1986, and is also a member of the International Bar Association, American Bar Association, AEDAF (Association of Tax Professionals) and ITSG (International Tax Specialists Group).

Mr Alarcón has been teaching international taxation for many years at the IE University and Law School.