Patricia Fernández Lorenzo Law Degree, Doctor in Law and PMD by Harvard Buisness School, Rafael Mateu de Ros, one of the founding partners of the firm, specialises in corporate and commercial law, corporate governance, Spanish and international tax law, as well as litigation and arbitration. As a Government Lawyer (Abogado del Estado), currently on leave, Rafael worked for serveral years for the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Finance, where he served as Director of the Central Resource Service, Head of Technical Cabinet of the Sub-secretariat and Deputy Director General. Subsequently he focued his career on the private sector, acting as secretary to the board of directors and general counsel of diverse companies (Endiasa, Eniepsa, Hispanoil) and as secretary to the board of directors of Bankinter, where he currently serves as Independent Director and Chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee. Permanent arbitrator of the Madrid Civil and Mercantile Arbitration Court (CIMA), the Madrid Arbitration Court (CAM), and member of the Banking and Finance Arbitration Committee of the European Association for Arbitration (AEADE). Rafael has authored numerous monographs and articles and frequently contributes opinion on legal and art issues in Spanish national newspapers such as El País, Cinco Días and Expansión.