Antonio Morales is a State Attorney (on leave of absence) and leads the practice of Litigation, Regulatory, and Administrative Law in the Spanish offices. Mr. Morales has extensive experience in providing legal advice, as well as in managing complex arbitrations in international, national, and regional courts.
Mr. Morales is one of the best qualified lawyers in the field of arbitration, having advised and represented important national and international companies, especially in the energy, banking, and infrastructure sectors.
Doctor in Law from the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB), Mr. Morales passed the competitive examinations for the Spanish Bar Association in 1997. During his time in the Administration, among other positions, he was a State Attorney before the High Court of Justice of Madrid. Closely linked to the energy sector, between 2002 and 2005 he served as Secretary General of the Nuclear Safety Council.
Mr. Morales' recent experience includes:
- Representation of Novenergía in the arbitration procedure against the Kingdom of Spain regarding the violation of the existing regulations on the protection and promotion of photovoltaic installations, among other renewable energies, in Spain
- Representation of Gas Natural Fenosa in a major administrative dispute concerning the allocation of CO2 rights in Spain
- Representation of a leading Spanish bank in numerous lawsuits relating to the marketing of financial products
- Advising a Spanish energy company on the closure of a nuclear power plant
- Representation of an energy company in an ICC arbitration concerning a natural gas supply contract
- Defence of a technology multinational in a complex environmental lawsuit before the High Court of Justice of Madrid concerning a declaration of contaminated soil
- Advising a financial institution in a dispute against a syndicate of banks for breach of a financing agreement for the construction of several motorways in Spain