Ayala de la Torre Abogados has appointed Santiago Martínez Lage (pictured) as its new president, at the proposal of José María Ayala de la Torre, a retired state lawyer and founder and managing partner of the firm specialising in litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution.
Martínez Lage is vice-president of the Spanish Association for the Study of European Law (Aedeur) and former secretary general of the Fédération internationale pour le droit européen (FIDE).
The new president of Ayala de la Torre has devoted most of his professional life to European Union and Competition Law and will also assume the management of the firm’s institutional relations.
He currently specialises in out-of-court dispute resolution and has acted as arbitrator in several proceedings administered by national and international courts. He was also a member of the Standing Committee of the Spanish Court of Arbitration and of its commission for the appointment of arbitrators and is an honorary member of the board of directors of the Spanish Arbitration Club.