Alfonso Valero

Alfonso Valero Aguado

Principal Lecturer

Nottingham Law School

Staff Group(s)
Academic Division Nottingham Law School staff


Alfonso is the International Manager for Nottingham Law School. He coordinates and monitors international activities (including international visits, collaborations, course development) and recruitment and the evaluated impact on the student experience.

As a Principle Lecturer, Alfonso teaches the European Union Law module on the undergraduate courses. At postgraduate level he teaches Sports Law, International Dispute Resolution and International Commercial Transactions modules.

Alfonso is Deputy Editor for the Nottingham Law Journal and sits on the School Academic Standards and Quality committee (SASQ).

Career overview

Before joining NTU, Alfonso was a practising lawyer. He began his career as Abogado in Spain and subsequently qualified as a Solicitor in England while teaching sports law part-time in different universities in the UK.

Alfonso joined NTU as a Senior Lecturer and subsequently became a Principal Lecturer.

He completed his PGC in Sports Law at King's College London, an LLM in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution at Queen Mary University of London, and a PGCHE at NTU.

Research areas

Alfonso's research interests include:

  • European dispute resolution, in particular the international private law aspects
  • arbitration, specially the legal framework provided to resolve disputes through arbitration
  • sports law focused on disciplinary, sanctioning and challenges to panel decisions.

Alfonso is an active member of the Centre for Conflict, Rights and Justice and the Centre for Sports Law research centres.

External activity

Alfonso is co-founder and is now on the Editorial Board of, leading website for the discussion of legal issues in sport. As part of his role he peer reviews submitted articles and networks with sports practitioners ad sports stakeholders.

Alfonso is also a member of the Society of Legal Scholars, which allows him to keep abreast of legal developments in his area of study and in the legal education sector.

Press expertise

  • Sports Law
  • EU Law
  • International Dispute Resolution (eg arbitration, European cross-border commercial disputes)