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Carlos Hernandez

Partner, Madrid

Expert on regulated markets and public law, Carlos has carried out duties relating to the General State Administration in civil, criminal, social and contentious-administrative proceedings.


Carlos belongs to the Government Legal Service (GLS) in Spain (Cuerpo de Abogados del Estado), having carried out duties relating to the counsel for and defense of the General State Administration in civil, criminal, social and contentious-administrative proceedings. He has served before the Contentious-Administrative Chamber of the National Court; in the Crime Department of the Sub-Directorate General of Administrative-Contentious Disputes of the Spanish Government Legal Service; as leading GLS Counsel in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, where he also acted as Director of the Port Authority and Secretary of the provincial Economic-Administrative Court; and lastly, in the Administrative-Contentious Courts of Barcelona.

Prior to joining DWF-RCD, Carlos held a senior position in the Secretariat of Finance within the Ministry of Finance and Public Administration. He most recently served as Director General for the Regulation of Gambling, having previously served as Subdirector General for Gambling Regulation in the same Directorate. During this time, Carlos was also a Counselor in SEGITTUR (Public Corporation for Tourism Technology and Innovation Management) and a member of the European Commission Expert Group on Online Gambling Services.

He is a speaker in different forums, giving conferences related to legal topics in his specialty, he has been an instructor to candidates for the Government Legal Service and is the author and collaborator of various publications.


  • Best Lawyers 2020 - Administrative Law - Spain

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