Lawyer for the State Carlos Hernández Rivera Becomes New Partner in the Regulated Markets Area at RCD – Rousaud Costas Duran
Prior to joining the firm, he was Director General for the Regulation of Gambling, a management body pertaining to the Secretariat of Finance (Ministry of Finance and Public Administration). He has a broad professional career comprised of other positions of responsibility in the General State Administration. He is an expert on regulated markets and public law.
RCD strengthens its services in the Regulated Markets area with the addition of Carlos Hernández Rivera, on leave from the Spanish Government Legal Service.
Carlos has 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 lawyer for the State 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 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.
In 2015 he received the award Máster de Oro a la Alta Dirección, granted by the Real Fórum Alta Dirección, and in 2014 he was recognized as Europe Gaming Regulator of the Year by the International Masters of Gaming Law.
In the words of Adolf Rousaud, Managing Director of RCD: “Carlos Hernández is a professional with an outstanding career that contributes solid experience of the public sphere and regulated markets. He joins the firm through its strong commitment to offer highly specialized service to our clients”. For his part, Carlos Hernández notes his confidence in the firm’s values: “I am excited to join the RCD project and to form part of a firm with an ambitious and innovative endeavor, and with great promise, having become one of the leading firms in the country in only 13 years.”