José Fernández Iglesias


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  • English
  • Spanish

José Fernández Iglesias

Principal associate


2004 - Present. Principal associate, Garrigues Abogados y Asesores Tributarios, Criminal Law Department. 2004 - 2006 (Madrid office); 2006 - present (Vigo office).

Since 2011, lawyer in charge of the Criminal Law department at the Vigo office.

Management of criminal proceedings across the whole of Spain.

Direct involvement as legal counsel before the courts, representing clients.

Provision of assistance at police stations, trials, evidence taking, preparation of expert evidence, lodging appeals. 

Specialized in advising on, and representing clients in connection with, economic crimes, corporate crimes, industrial property crimes, IT crimes, offenses against the public finance and social security authorities, crimes against honor, offenses against workers’ safety, money laundering, pardons, civil liability deriving from crimes and corporate compliance, among others. Experience in macro-trials and class actions.

Prisons law.

Preparation of reports.

Negotiations and formalities with the Government Legal Service, the Public Prosecutor’s Office, the State Tax Agency and the Judicial Police.

Training of new professionals.

Billings and accounts management.

Trade development at national and international level (Latin America).

1999-2003: external lawyer at ALLIANZ SEGUROS Y REASEGUROS (civil and criminal), Madrid.

1998-1999: assistant lawyer at AGF/UNION FENIX (civil and criminal), Madrid.

1996-2002: lawyer at the law firm García-Pablos & De Francisco, Madrid. Has assisted in cases such as Banesto, Argentia Trust and the Colza olive oil poisoning case.

2013: lecturer in Criminal Law on the Master’s Degree in Company Law, Universidad de Vigo.

2005: Seminar on offenses against the public authorities (Schola Iuris).

2003-2005: Associate lecturer at Centro Estudios Garrigues on “General principles of negotiation”.

Academic background:

Visiting Researcher and LLM Master of Laws, Harvard University, Law School (2003-04).

PhD in Law, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (unanimously rated “outstanding”) (2003).

Degree in Law, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (rated “notable”).


2009: “How to negotiate effectively” (*), Editorial Netbiblo.

2005: “Negotiation Basics” (*) (Asocia).

2003: “The crime of fraudulent administration” (*) (PhD thesis), Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

2001: “Procedural safeguards under Article 24.2 of the Spanish Constitution in the Prisons Regulations” (*), Boletín Jurídico UEM.

2004-2013: delivered numerous conferences on the Criminal Code to various bodies and platforms.

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