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Gregory Marsden loves the complexity of the law, especially when it comes to cross-border transactions. One of just a handful of US lawyers qualified to practice in Spain, he spent many years establishing himself in a private practice in Madrid - building up his strength in cross-border negotiation and international arbitration - before deciding to remain in Europe and make the move to academia.
But if Prof Marsden loves the law, he has found a similar passion for teaching, something he discovered while he was still working as a lawyer. “In the mid-1990s, I started teaching a summer course as a favour to a friend at another business school and to my infinite surprise, I liked it,” he explains. “The student reviews were good and it got to the point where my class was the high point of the day.”
For Prof Marsden, the increasingly international nature of legal transactions is an exciting trend - one that he sees reflected in the global outlook of Instituto de Empresa’s graduate law programmes. He enjoys teaching subjects such as international dispute resolution where students have to consider different languages, different procedural rules and the difference of substantive laws. “Often it’s a complex situation - but that’s what I love,” he says.
Prof Marsden’s past experience in handling commercial, administrative and arbitration matters for both Spanish and international clients continues to inform his teaching and research. “There’s a way of thinking and looking at legal issues that never leaves you,” he says.