BROSETA recruits Professor Otero Lastres

José Manuel Otero, Professor of Commercial Law, has joined BROSETA as a Senior Advisor to strengthen the Commercial and Litigation Departments of the Firm.

Founding Partner of the Otero Lastres Law Firm, Professor Otero is one of the most recognised commercial law experts in the country, and with an especially large reputation in the field of Industrial and Intellectual Property. He also has extensive knowledge and experience in the fields of unfair competition and advertising, preventive service of trademarks, patents, industrial designs and similar, and appeals, among others.

Bachelor and Doctor of Law, Professor of Commercial Law and Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of León between 1981 and 1985, his extensive professional curriculum vitae also includes recognitions such as the Cross of Honour of the Order of San Raimundo de Peñafort and the Cross of Merit in Service to the Law of the General Council of Spanish Law.

He is also a founding member of the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property, based in Geneva; of the Institute of International Business Law and Practice of the International Chamber of Commerce, and of the Institute of Industrial Law at the University of Santiago de Compostela, among others, as well as being the author of several books and more than ninety articles published in Spanish and foreign journals, such as in German, French, Italian, Portuguese and English.

In the legal publishing field, he has been the director of the Law Magazine LA LEY (is currently a member of its Advisory Board) and the Magazine of the Spanish Court of Arbitration, and is a member of the Editorial Committee of the magazine “Abogados”, edited by the General Council of Spanish Law, and is a member of the Editorial Board of the Commercial Law Journal.

For Manuel Broseta, President of BROSETA, “the incorporation of a jurist with the recognition and experience of Professor Otero, a reference not only in the field of Commercial Law and Industrial and Intellectual Property, but also in Litigation matters, is a great boost to our Firm in our objective to consolidate ourselves among the legal firms of reference in Spain. This also emphasises our links and prestige in Latin America, where he will help us to continue advising our clients effectively”.

Together with Professor Otero Lastres, the Otero Lastres team have also joined BROSETA.