Juan Fernández-Armesto is a professional arbitrator, founder of Armesto & Asociados, law firm of professional arbitrators. Since 2001 Juan F.-Armesto has acted as sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator or chairman in almost 200 proceedings, including investment, commercial and construction arbitrations. He has been President of the Spanish Securities and Exchange Commission (CNMV) (1996-2000), partner of Uría Menéndez (1983-1996) and Chaired Professor of Commercial Law (1988-2009).