José Luis González-Montes

José Luis González-Montes


Professional career

José Luis has been a partner at BAYLOS since 2015. He previously worked at CREMADES & CALVO-SOTELO and GONZÁLEZ-MONTES Abogados. He has been practicing law for more than fifteen years, working in the areas of national and international litigation, as well as participating in the well-known Summer Scholarship programme of the Holland & Knight law office (Miami).
He specialises in Civil and Criminal Procedural Law and Arbitration. He has been a lawyer in civil and criminal cases, representing both major corporations (in sectors such as energy, finance, insurance, telecommunication, franchises, etc.) and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and/or individuals. In these cases, he has been in charge of important matters of bank rights for major finance entities (sale of preferred stock, subordinate debt, structured notes, procedures on preferential subscription rights on stocks, derivatives, etc.) and breaches of contract, as well as of commercial claims. Likewise, he has participated as a lawyer and coordinated some of the most representative collective actions in Spain.
He has also actively participated in numerous administrative arbitration cases for various national and international arbitration institutions, as both an arbitrator and a lawyer.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Law at the Madrid Complutense University, receiving the Award for Excellence in Academic Performance (1997).
  • Ph.D. in Law at the Madrid Complutense University, designated Summa Cum Laude by unanimity, with Prof. Miguel Ángel Fernández-Ballesteros López being his Doctoral Thesis Director and Prof. Víctor Moreno Catena, the Tribunal President (2000).
  • Practicing lawyer since 2003.
  • Member of the Spanish Arbitration Club.
  • Arbitrator of the (ICAM) Arbitration Court and of AEADE, among others.
  • Association of Procedural Law Lecturers of Spanish Universities.
  • Member of the Madrid Lawyer’s Association.

Among other distinctions, José Luís has been included in the Best Lawyers list in the area of Arbitration and Mediation (2011).


Author of numerous monographs, book chapters and legal articles, amongst which we can highlight the following monographs: “Criminal Prejudiciality In Civil Proceedings” (Madrid, La Ley, 2002); “Intervention of the Lawyer and the Solicitor in Civil Proceedings” (Madrid, Técnos, 2005); “Legal Control of Arbitration” (Madrid, LA LEY, 2008); and “Legal Assistance in Arbitration” (Madrid, Reus, 2009).
Among the articles, we can emphasise the following: “Monetary Responsibilities and Precautionary Measures in Criminal Proceedings” (Criminal Policy Journal); “Criminal Proceeding Reform: LECrim Reform Project for Streamlining Criminal Justice and Strengthening Procedural Guarantees” (Aranzadi Doctrinal Journal); “Reflections about the Organic Law Project for Modifying the LECrim to Strengthen Procedural Guarantees and Regulate Technological Research Measures” (Criminal Science and Criminology e-zine); “The Decree Acceptance Process (Criminal Policy Journal); and Pleas and International Arbitration (REDS).


Full Lecturer of Procedural Law at the King Juan Carlos University (URJC). He is currently preparing the documentation for University Department Head.
He is a regular teacher in various postgraduate and masters programmes, such as the CEAJ, ESIC, Cremades & Calvo-Sotelo Training Centre, URJC, Industrial Organisation Business School (EOI), CTO BUSINESS SCHOOL, URJC/ICAM Masters for Access to the Legal Profession, among others.
During the last years, he has been a guest speaker at various congresses and symposiums on diverse matters related to Procedural Law and Arbitration, with those held by the International Centre for Arbitration, Mediation and Negotiation (CIAMEN), Ibero-American Institute of Procedural Law, Police Directorate, ICAM and the Portuguese Institute of Mediation and Arbitration (IMAP), as well as at various universities.


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