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José Antonio Fernández de Alarcón Roca, Founding Partner in Legal Department, MONLEX

José Antonio Fernández de Alarcón Roca


Bachelors in Law from the Autonomous University of Madrid

Member of the Balearic Islands Bar Association (ICAIB)

Areas of expertise

Corporate Lawyer

Commercial law and labour law to businesses

National and International Tourism Investment


Spanish, English

Professional experience

Jose Antonio is a highly accomplished Corporate Lawyer with a focus on providing expert legal counsel in commercial law and labor law to businesses. As a founding partner and legal director of MONLEX, he has developed various legal specializations to serve individual clients and companies alike.

One of his key areas of expertise lies in providing legal counsel to hotel chains and companies associated with the tourism sector, both at the national and international levels. He boasts an impressive clientele that includes hotel companies, tour operators, online travel agencies, B2B businesses, incoming tourism services, M.I.C.E. companies, international insurance companies and brokers, IT companies, and real estate investors. Jose Antonio has been a dedicated attorney for Riu Hotels since 1987, currently holding the esteemed position of Director of the National and International Legal Department for the hotel chain. Additionally, he serves as the General Counsel for the Riu Group.

Jose Antonio’s legal acumen extends to representing ZONTUR (Association of Entrepreneurs of Tourist Areas of Spain) before HOTREC in Brussels (European Hotels and Restaurants Confederation).

In his role as the coordinator of the “Monlex Internacional” International Law Firms Network, Jose Antonio oversees agreements and alliances in over 20 countries, fostering Spanish companies’ investments in tourism worldwide.

He leads a specialized team handling extrajudicial claims and judicial procedures related to national and international civil liability matters in collaboration with a network of lawyers specialized in civil liability. Among his prominent clients in this area are Mapfre, Allianz, and Chubb, Hiscox, Aon, among others.

Apart from his legal endeavors, Jose Antonio actively participates in various Business Associations, including Young Entrepreneurs and the Confederation of Business Associations of the Balearic Islands. He has previously served as Vice President of the Hotel Federation of Mallorca and is a founding member of the “Fundación Impulsa,” which brings together major companies from the Balearic Islands and local government entities. Currently, he holds the esteemed position of Vice President of the Hotel Association of Playa de Palma and is an active member of the Board of Directors of the National Hotel Chains Association. Furthermore, he serves as the Secretary of the Association of International Hotel Investors (Inverotel), the first international hotel lobby that unites major Spanish and international hotel chains (Riu, Melia, Palladium, Bahía Príncipe, Iberostar, Excellence Group, Tyche, Sirenis, Catalonia, Impressive, HM Hotels, Princess, H10, Am Resorts, Bluebay, Inversora Santa Fe). He also holds the position of Secretary of the Junípero Serra Foundation, specializing in Tourism Business Master’s programs in collaboration with IESE and The Wharton School. Moreover, he is a board member of the Association for Management Progress (APD) and previously served as Vice President of the Cercle d’Economia de Mallorca, a prominent economic think tank in the Balearic Islands. Additionally, he is an active member of the Board of Directors of Turistec, the main cluster of technology and tourism companies in the Balearic Islands.

In addition to his legal endeavors, Jose Antonio is deeply committed to education, having served as a Professor of Labor Relations and Commercial Law at the Business Training Center of the Balearic Islands. Currently, he shares his expertise as a Professor in the Master’s Program in Tourism Contracts offered by the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB).

Jose Antonio has garnered recognition for his exceptional legal skills, having been honored by Best Lawyers in Spain and WWL (Hospitality). His unwavering dedication to his profession and the legal community continues to make him a highly esteemed lawyer in the field of Corporate Law.

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