Dr. García is a Principal of The Brattle Group and heads the firm’s Madrid office.

He is an expert in economic and financial analysis and regularly provides advice on litigation matters as an expert witness. He offers particular experience in the estimation of damages in a variety of industries, including the energy, bank-assurance and telecommunications industries. He has more than 17 years of experience advising clients on regulation, restructuring policy, and competition in the US, Latin American and Europe.

Dr. García has provided expert witness testimony in Spanish court proceedings and international commercial and investment treaty arbitrations, including contractual disputes between shareholders, disputes arising out of commercial transactions and claims between investors and sovereign states under the Energy Charter Treaty. His expert witness testimonies have addressed the reasonableness of actions undertaken by sovereign states and the financial impacts of their actions on investors.

He has worked on disputes related to actions undertaken by different governments, including the government of Spain, the US, Republic of Peru, Argentina, Guatemala, and México, among others. He has presented and/or ratified expert testimony at the Court of Arbitration of the Official Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Madrid, the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce, the Inter-American Commercial Arbitration Commission, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, as well as ad hoc proceedings under the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law Arbitration Rules.

Prior to moving to Madrid, Dr. García spent five years in Brattle’s Washington, DC office.

Practices
Education

Universitat Pompeu Fabra, PhD in Economics and MS in Management

Universidad de Salamanca, BA in Economics

Personal Interests

Before joining The Brattle Group, José worked for Lexecon, Ltd. in London, Copenhagen Economics in Copenhagen, and NERA in Madrid. During the summer of 2001 he was awarded a visiting research grant at Boston University. José enjoys being active outdoors: playing soccer, scuba diving, and skiing. When he was younger, he played for the professional soccer team U.D. Salamanca in Spain. He is looking forward to practicing his soccer game with his young son, Bruninho (half Brazilian, half Spanish).

Testimony

September 2012

Expert Testimony in an arbitration matter under the arbitration rules of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) in a dispute arising under the Energy Charter Treaty between a group of fourteen photovoltaic foreign investors claimants against the Kingdom of Spain

July 2012 (ratified)

Expert Testimony, at the Corte de Arbitraje de la Cámara de Comercio de Madrid, in relation to the estimation of damages arising from the potential breach of a contract by BANCAJA (and BANKIA) concerning a bancassurance exclusive alliance between BANCAJA and AVIVA for the development, marketing, and banking distribution of personal insurance and pension plans through the BANCAJA network

January 2011 (ratified)

Expert Testimony at the Audiencia Nacional de Madrid, in relation to an antitrust case arising from the alleged abuse of dominant position by a Spanish utility concerning the competitive role of the distribution client’s database, SIPS, in the Spanish electricity market

October 2010 (ratified)

Expert Testimony at the Juzgado Mercantil de Barcelona, in relation to the estimation of damages arising from the alleged abuse of dominant position by a Spanish utility concerning the competitive role of the distribution client’s database, SIPS, in the Spanish electricity market