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Carmen Alonso

Carmen Alonso
Member of the Governing Council


Place and date of birth

Madrid, 25 September 1944

Academic qualifications, distinctions and awards

  • 1974 Graduate in Law. Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
  • 1989 Doctorate in Law, with a cum laude distinction and special award.
  • 2010 Cross of Honour of the Order of St. Raymond of Peñafort.

Career details

  • 2011 to date 2011 to date Member of the Banco de España Governing Council.

    Member of the Banco de España Audit Committee, which she chairs since 2018.

  • 2010 Member of the Special Section for the reform of Bankruptcy Law (General Codification Board).

    Member of the Special Commission (Directorate General of Registers and Notaries) for the reform of Mercantile Law regulations.

  • 2009 Visiting Professor, Law School, University of Exeter, Exeter (UK).
  • 2007-2009 Member of the National Research Activity Evaluation Board (CNEAI).
  • 2006 Visiting Professor, Law School, Harvard University, Cambridge (Massachussets) USA.

    Director of the advanced interdisciplinary, inter-faculty research group on listed corporations (Real Colegio Complutense and Harvard Law School).

  • 2006 to date Permanent member of the Mercantile Law General Codification Board.
  • 2005-2008 Member of the Social and Legal Sciences Committee of Quality Evaluation and Accreditation.
  • 2005 Member of the Social and Legal Sciences Committee of the Quality, Accreditation and Prospects Agency of the Madrid Region Universities.
  • 2004-2011 Independent member of the Board of Directors and of the Executive Committee of the Caja de Ahorros de Navarra.
  • 2003-2007 Director of the Department of Mercantile Law, Universidad Complutense.
  • 2003 to date Speaker at the annual Harvard-Complutense Seminar at the Law School of Harvard University.
  • 2001 Visiting Professor, Facoltá de Giurisprudenza de la Università degli Studi di Bologna.
  • 2000 to date Chair of Mercantile Law, Universidad Complutense.
  • 1997 Visiting Scholar, Law School, New York University, USA.
  • 1996-1999 Chair of Mercantile Law, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha.

    Director of Mercantile Law, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha.

  • 1975-1995 Assistant Lecturer, Fixed-Term Lecturer and Tenured Lecturer in Mercantile Law, Universidad Complutense.
  • --- She has run numerous courses and seminars in the universities where she has held teaching positions and in various national institutions, covering subjects such as mercantile law, maritime law, corporate consultancy, bankruptcy law, unfair competition and banking law, among others. She has also participated in various courses and seminars at international universities, and in several master’s and specialist courses.
  • --- Founder and co-editor of the Revista de Derecho de la Competencia y la Distribución (Competition and Distribution Law Journal) (2007). Member of the steering and editorial boards of various journals: Revista de Derecho de Sociedades (Journal of Corporate Law) (1996); Revista Cuadernos de Derecho y Comercio (Journal of Law and CommerceNotes) (2002); Revista de Derecho Concursal y Paraconcursal (Journal of Bankruptcy and Para-Bankruptcy Law) (2004).
  • --- Visiting Scholar at several universities: Firenze (1985), Université Libre de Bruxelles (1990). Visiting Professor at the Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico (2004).
  • --- She has authored a range of books and articles published in specialist journals and has participated in numerous jointly authored books. She has also conducted various research projects.