Experience

María Ángeles has spent much of her professional life at the Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, where she is Professor in Commercial Law and also holds various university management positions such as Director of the Centre for Employment Information and Promotion, Student Vice-Chancellor and General Secretary.

Of particular note during her career was her appointment as Director-General of Registries and Notaries of the Ministry of Justice (2009-2011), where she carried out important pre-legislative, organisational and advisory work for the Ministry in relation to private law. She also has extensive experience in providing legal advice to law firms through the preparation of expert reports and opinions.

Additionally, she has been an independent director on the Board of Directors of Neoenergía, S.A., where she was also a member of its Finance Committee and Appointments and Remuneration Committee. She has also been an independent director of Iberdrola España, S.A.U. She is currently an independent director on the Board of Directors and member of the Audit and Risk Oversight Committee of Iberdrola, S.A.

Education

She has completed research placements at the universities of Freiburg, Hamburg and Berlin, as well as at the Max Planck Institut für Privatrecht of Hamburg.

She has participated in both national and international research projects in relation to a wide range of subjects (corporate law, corporate governance, securities market law, the creation and management of SMEs, commercial contracts, international trade, business accounting and auditing and insolvency law).

Teaching

She has taught on the full programme in Commercial Law on the Degree and Grade in Law and the Degree and Grade in Business Administration and Management. She has also taught on further training programmes and on doctorate courses in relation to subjects such as Corporate Law, Banking Law and Financial Markets, the Reform of Listed Companies, Takeover Bids and Public Offerings, among others. She has been involved since they were established in the Master’s Degree in International Trade, the Master’s Degree in Credit Institutions and the MBA. She has also participated in numerous national and international conferences.

Publications

María Ángeles is the author of numerous publications on commercial law covering matters relating to consumer law, companies, shareholder rights and corporate governance, distribution agreements, banking agreements, competition law, the securities market and insolvency law. To date she has published five monographs and more than seventy articles in specialist journals and publications and has been the lead author of three co-authored books (The Creation, Administration and Management of SMEs, Towards a new mortgage market model and Economic and legal aspects of distribution agreements).

Monographs:

  • La impugnación de acuerdos del consejo de administración (Challenging resolutions of the board of directors) (1998).
  • El pagaré como garantía de un contrato de crédito (The promissory note as security for a loan agreement) (1999).
  • El derecho de impugnación del socio en la sociedad anónima cotizada (The right to challenge of shareholders of a listed public limited company) (2006).
  • La protección del deudor hipotecario (Protection of the mortgagor) (2013).
  • Las competencias de la junta general en asuntos de gestión (Powers of the shareholders’ meeting in management matters) (2018).

Special mention should also be made of her collaboration as director, secretary or member of the editorial board in specialist publications such as the Revista de Derecho de Sociedades (Company Law Journal), the Revista de Derecho Concursal y Paraconcursal (Insolvency and Pre-Insolvency Law Journal), the Revista de Derecho de la Competencia y de la Distribución (Competition and Distribution Law Journal), the Revista del Mercado de Valores (Securities Market Journal), Ley Mercantil or El Economista, among others.

Languages

German, English and Italian

María Ángeles Alcalá

Of Counsel
Corporate and Corporate Governance

María Ángeles Alcalá

Of Counsel
Corporate and Corporate Governance

Experience

María Ángeles has spent much of her professional life at the Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, where she is Professor in Commercial Law and also holds various university management positions such as Director of the Centre for Employment Information and Promotion, Student Vice-Chancellor and General Secretary.

Of particular note during her career was her appointment as Director-General of Registries and Notaries of the Ministry of Justice (2009-2011), where she carried out important pre-legislative, organisational and advisory work for the Ministry in relation to private law. She also has extensive experience in providing legal advice to law firms through the preparation of expert reports and opinions.

Additionally, she has been an independent director on the Board of Directors of Neoenergía, S.A., where she was also a member of its Finance Committee and Appointments and Remuneration Committee. She has also been an independent director of Iberdrola España, S.A.U. She is currently an independent director on the Board of Directors and member of the Audit and Risk Oversight Committee of Iberdrola, S.A.

Education

She has completed research placements at the universities of Freiburg, Hamburg and Berlin, as well as at the Max Planck Institut für Privatrecht of Hamburg.

She has participated in both national and international research projects in relation to a wide range of subjects (corporate law, corporate governance, securities market law, the creation and management of SMEs, commercial contracts, international trade, business accounting and auditing and insolvency law).

Teaching

She has taught on the full programme in Commercial Law on the Degree and Grade in Law and the Degree and Grade in Business Administration and Management. She has also taught on further training programmes and on doctorate courses in relation to subjects such as Corporate Law, Banking Law and Financial Markets, the Reform of Listed Companies, Takeover Bids and Public Offerings, among others. She has been involved since they were established in the Master’s Degree in International Trade, the Master’s Degree in Credit Institutions and the MBA. She has also participated in numerous national and international conferences.

Publications

María Ángeles is the author of numerous publications on commercial law covering matters relating to consumer law, companies, shareholder rights and corporate governance, distribution agreements, banking agreements, competition law, the securities market and insolvency law. To date she has published five monographs and more than seventy articles in specialist journals and publications and has been the lead author of three co-authored books (The Creation, Administration and Management of SMEs, Towards a new mortgage market model and Economic and legal aspects of distribution agreements).

Monographs:

  • La impugnación de acuerdos del consejo de administración (Challenging resolutions of the board of directors) (1998).
  • El pagaré como garantía de un contrato de crédito (The promissory note as security for a loan agreement) (1999).
  • El derecho de impugnación del socio en la sociedad anónima cotizada (The right to challenge of shareholders of a listed public limited company) (2006).
  • La protección del deudor hipotecario (Protection of the mortgagor) (2013).
  • Las competencias de la junta general en asuntos de gestión (Powers of the shareholders’ meeting in management matters) (2018).

Special mention should also be made of her collaboration as director, secretary or member of the editorial board in specialist publications such as the Revista de Derecho de Sociedades (Company Law Journal), the Revista de Derecho Concursal y Paraconcursal (Insolvency and Pre-Insolvency Law Journal), the Revista de Derecho de la Competencia y de la Distribución (Competition and Distribution Law Journal), the Revista del Mercado de Valores (Securities Market Journal), Ley Mercantil or El Economista, among others.

Languages

German, English and Italian