Ignacio Pérez Valero


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  • Spanish


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Ignacio Pérez Valero



Ignacio Pérez Valero, who joined Garrigues in 2003, is head of the Criminal Law practice at the firm’s offices in Alicante and Murcia. He is currently counsel.

He has a wealth of experience in legal proceedings involving economic offenses in the business world, especially corporate crimes, crimes against workers’ rights, environmental crimes, planning and zoning crimes, and tax offenses.

He also provides advice on the implementation of corporate compliance programs at companies (Criminal Compliance).

He has lectured at the Criminal Law department of Universidad de Alicante since 1995 and has taught criminal law and prisons law at the Faculty of Law, Management and Administration of Companies (DADE) and at the Institute of Criminology at Universidad de Alicante.

He has been an associate lecturer at the Criminal Law department since 2007, teaching various criminal law and prisons law courses.

He has also lectured in corporate criminal law on various master’s degrees such as the Legal Methodology, Sources and Institutions course (Universidad de Alicante), the Master’s Degree in Business Counseling (Universitat Jaume I de Castelló) and Garrigues’s own Master’s Degree in Business Law.

He currently lectures in criminal law on the Master’s Degree for access to the legal profession jointly organized by Alicante Bar Association (ICALI) and Universidad de Alicante.

Ignacio Pérez Valero is a member of the Alicante Bar Association.

Academic background:

Degree in Law, Universidad de Alicante (1995).

PhD in Criminal Law, Universidad de Alicante (2000). Doctoral thesis entitled “The Corporate Crime of Forgery of Financial Statements under Article 290 of the Criminal Code”.


Author of various academic publications on criminal law, including “The Corporate Crime of Forgery of Financial Statements under Article 290 of the Criminal Code” (*) published by Tirant lo Blanch (2001). He has also published numerous articles, including “Drug Trafficking and Smuggling” (*) in Revista del Poder Judicial, “The problem of de minimus in defining the substantive subject-matter of homicide and bodily injury” (*) in Actualidad Penal, “The different concepts of corporate crime in the 1995 Criminal Code” (*) in La Ley, “Criminal liability of legal entities and incidental consequences under the Spanish Criminal Code” (*) (co-author), as well as numerous articles in the written press.

(*) originally published in Spanish. See Spanish CV for more information.