Santiago specializes in Sports law and is a member of the FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber. From 2010 to 2015, he headed, as General Counsel, the Legal Department of the Spanish Football Players Union (AFE).
While currently Santiago is a member of the FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber; formerly, he participated, in his position as AFE Head of Legal, at the dual Spain FA–AFE and La Liga–AFE Committees. He was also a member of the committee tasked with monitoring the conversion of Spanish football clubs into Limited Liability Sport Companies, under the auspices of the Spanish Secretary of State for Sports.
Santiago has broad experience in advising athletes, sports agents, and professional sport clubs on contractual matters, as well as representing clients before the Jurisdictional Committee of the Spain Football Association and the Spanish Courts, in sports law-related litigation.
He is a member of the Spanish Sports Law Association and the Commission on Sports Law at the Valencia Bar Association.
Santiago has over fifteen years of experience in legal advice on civil and commercial matters.
Since the very beginning of his professional career as a lawyer, Santiago has been advising businesses on business law aspects of their activity, and has also represented them in Court.
Highly valued by businesses as external legal counsel, Santiago’s contribution to the management of legal risks is of great value to our clients.
Santiago can therefore handle personally any legal matter, resorting to colleagues specialized in specific law areas within the Firm where this is required.