José Guardo is a partner and head of the banking and finance department at Clifford Chance’s office in Madrid. He obtained his degree in law from the University of Valencia (1992) and his master’s degree in EU law from the Carlos III University of Madrid (1993). He speaks English and Spanish.

José Guardo joined Clifford Chance as partner in September 2011, after 18 years at the Spanish law firm Garrigues, where he was appointed partner in 2003. He specialises in structured finance and energy and infrastructure projects.