Alvaro Sanchez-Bordona

Alvaro Sanchez-Bordona

Senior Associate

Álvaro has more than 13 years of experience advising Spanish Public Law and Regulatory issues on domestic and international transactions, as well as in contentious-administrative and administrative proceedings. 

He is qualified both in Law and Business Administration and as an Expert on Terrestrial Passenger, Transportation and Mobility Management.

He has a particular expertise in the Energy, Telecommunications and Transportation sectors, but he has covered during his career many matters related to public procurement, planning as well as a broad variety of regulated sectors.

He has also worked in the Central Bank of Spain as an Attorney in the General Secretariat and thus, it combines its experience advising the private sector, with an actual knowledge on how a public authority works in practice.


Representative matters

Avanza on litigation with public authorities regarding tender processes or disputes with on-going contracts.

Orange Espagne on the regulatory litigation it has against the CNMC and/or other operators.

A Spanish Authority on the possibilities for changing its legal structure.

Sandfire Resources Limited on its acquisition and funding of the Minas de Aguas Teñidas S.A. (MATSA) mining complex from Mubadala Investment Company (50%) and Trafigura (50%) for USD1.865bn. This transaction won Deal of the Year in the 2022 MNN Awards.

Bruc Opt Energy Partners, S.L. on recurring acquisitions from Ingeniería y Planificación Sostenible, S.L.U. of photovoltaic projects in Spain with a total capacity of 1.2 GW.



Pro bono

Advising a pro-LGTBI+ rights association in a dispute over public subsidies with the Madrid City Council.

Preparing an advocacy toolkit covering the administrative, legislative and judicial tools that could be used by citizens in Spain to influence public policy and improve democratic participation.

Helping a Ukrainian refugee to learn Spanish.

Published Work

  • Los tribunales tendrán la última palabra en la liberalización del tren, Cinco Días, 2020
  • La clave de la liberalización ferroviaria está en el detalle, Cinco Días, 2019
  • Próxima estación: la liberalización del tren, Cinco Días, 2017
  • El apoyo al crecimiento y la simplificación de cargas administrativas, La Ley, 2014

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

  • Attorney, Madrid Bar



Spain, 2010, Attorney


Expert in Land Passenger Transportation Management, UNED, 2019

Master in Business Law, Centro de Estudios Garrigues in collaboration with the Harvard Law School, 2010-2012

Law and Business Administration, Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE E-3), 2004-2010

International Exchange Programme, Vysoká Škola Ekonomická v Praze, Prague, 2009


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A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.