A Law graduate (1972). He obtained a doctorate in Law, winning the extraordinary doctorate prize (1980). State Attorney (1974), member of the Madrid Lawyers' Association since 1975 and legal advisor to the Spanish Parliament (1977). General Manager of the Tax Ministry's Technical Committee (1979). General Secretary of Spain's Parliamentary Lower House and Senior Legal Advisor to the Spanish Parliament (1983). Professor of Financial and Tax Law at Burgos (1995) and at Rey Juan Carlos University of Madrid (1999). General Secretary and Secretary to the Board of Directors of Bolsas y Mercados Españoles, Sociedad Holding de Mercados y Sistemas Financieros, S.A. (BME) (2002), AIAF Mercado de Renta Fija, S.A.U. (1992), Sociedad de Gestión de los Sistemas de Registro, Liquidación y Compensación de Valores, S.A.U. (Iberclear) (2002), BME Clearing, S.A.U. (2004) and MEFF Sociedad Rectora del Mercado de Productos Derivados, S.A.U. (2012). Member elect of the Royal Academy of Jurisprudence and Legislation (2010). Awarded the Great Cross of "San Raimundo de Peñafort", Great Cross of Aeronautical Merit. Author of numerous legal-financial publications.