Counsel for the state on leave of absence; expert in corporate governance and compliance; experienced in corporate legal representation, corporate disputes and the secretariat of boards of directors, defending entities in civil and commercial proceedings.

Before joining Cuatrecasas, Álvaro Botella held various positions in the Spanish state holding group of companies, SEPI; first in the SEPIDES Group, where he was the group’s secretary general and chair of the venture capital management company; and later in the Correos Group (the national postal service), where he was secretary general and secretary of the board of directors until 2018. He developed the compliance program for the entire Correos Group, chaired the compliance body for two years, and was responsible for implementing the program for over 50.000 employees.

He also handles civil, judicial review and criminal proceedings. Counsel for the state since 2009, he was chief counsel for the state in Palencia and Valladolid, and in the Department of Criminal Justice of the State Legal Service. Previously he was secretary of the governing board of UNICEF in Castilla y León

He prepares individuals taking the public competitive examinations for the Body of Counsel for the State.

He lectures on various courses at the Universidad Europea de Madrid, ESADE Business & Law School and the IE Law School.


  • Advanced Program in Competition Law
    IE Law School, 2010

    Bachelor of Laws
    Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 2003

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