Short CV/Education and training

  • 1977 – 1982
    Faculty of Law, University of Valencia, Spain

  • 1983
    State examination

  • 1984 – 1985
    Preparatory work for the doctoral dissertation, Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Freiburg, Germany

  • 1986
    Doctorate, University of Valencia

  • 1987
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification), Associate Professor (Profesor Titular, C3 rank)

  • 1991
    Humboldt Fellowship

  • since 1998
    Professor (C4 rank), University of Valencia

Selected publications

  • Medidas cautelares en el proceso penal hondureño (Einstweilige Massnahmen in Strafverfahren in Honduras), Tegucigalpa, 180 pp., 2015.

  • Mediación civil y mercantil (Mediation in Zivil- und Handelssachen), Tirant lo Blanch Verlag.

  • Mediación penal. Fundamento, fines y régimen jurídico (Strafrechtliche Mediation. Grundlage, Zielen und juristische Ordnung), Tirant, 2011.

  • Competencia Desleal. Tutela jurisdiccional -especialmente proceso civil- y extrajurisdiccional. Tomo I y II. (Unlautere Wettbewerb. Rechtsschutzes, insbesondere Zivilprozess, und Gerichsbarkeiten. Band I und II), Tirant lo Blanch, 2008.

  • Medidas cautelares en el arbitraje (Einstweilige Massnahme in Schiedsgerichtbarkeit), Civitas, 2006.

  • Seguridad, celeridad y justicia penal (Sicherheit, Geschwindigkeit und Strajustiz),Tirant, 2004.

  • De las medidas precautorias al proceso cautelar civil: una necesidad ineludible, Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivien), El País Verlag, 2003.

  • Tutela civil y penal de publicidad (Zivil-und strafrechtlichen Schutz der Werbung), Tirant lo Blanch, 1999.

  • Solucion extrajurisdiccional de conflictos (Alternative Dispute Resolution, ADR), Tirant, 1999.

  • Absprache im Strafprozess, Tirant, 1994.

  • Mediation post sententiam bei terroristischen Straftaten. Von der restorative justice zur reconstructive justice, ZSTW 2015; 127 (3); 767-787.

Selected projects

  • Arbitration and the judiciary in the 21st century, Spanish Ministry of Education and Science, 2005 – 2007

  • Projects for a doctoral program in Bolivia at the Gabriel René Moreno Autonomous University, 2004 – 2007

  • Project at the Nagoya Graduate School of Law (Japan): "A new framework for realizing effective transnational business litigation", 30 researchers, 2011.

  • On the culture of ADR: From mediation to arbitration, Spanish Ministry of Education and Science, 2008 – 2010.

  • Director of the Excellence Research Group on Mediation and Arbitration, 2010 – 2014; 2014 – 2017.

  • Experiences with mediation and arbitration in the Anglo-Saxon and Asian systems, Spanish Ministry of Education and Science, 2010-2013. .

  • ADR and the judiciary: Globalization or localization? Excellence project, 2014-2017

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Humboldt Foundation

  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

  • AIDP (International Association for Criminal Law)

  • Association of Context Property for Next Generation (ACPNG), 2015 – 2018

  • REP (criminal policy group)

Media coverage

  • Prorector of the University of Valencia, 2010-2014

  • Director of the Mediation and Arbitration Centre of the Valencia Chamber of Commerce (2007-2011; and since 2016)

  • Advisory member of national and international journals

Additional qualifications

  • Arbitrator

  • Mediator

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • Enjoy exchanging ideas

  • Harmonious collaboration

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Married to Carlos Esplugues Mota (Prof. Dr. of Private International Law, University of Valencia)

    Two daughters: Carla (27) and Carmen (23)

  • Author of a book of poems ("Poemas escogidos", Ed. País, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia)


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