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Jose Manuel Romero Moreno

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José Manuel Romero Moreno (Madrid, June 11, 1940) is a Spanish lawyer and university professor.


Family and education

He is the son of stockbroker and musicologist Carlos Romero de Lecea and Pilar Moreno Uribe and grandson of Jose Moreno Osorio, count of Fontao and civil engineer. He did his elementary and secondary studies at the College of Areneros of Madrid. In 1959 he entered the Complutense University of Madrid. In his second year of college, he accompanied the Prince Juan Carlos de Borbon.

In 1981 he received his doctorate for his thesis entitled "Fundamental rights and procedural protections in the nineteenth century in Spanish".


He founded his law firm in 1991. It merged three years later with the one of the former Minister Alberto Oliart.

In 1993 after his mother's death, he inherited the titles of Count of Fontao and Marquis of San Saturnino, continuing the family ties with the province of Lugo. That year King Juan Carlos appointed Romero as his Household's external legal counsel.

In 2004 he was appointed member of the board of directors of Patrimonio Nacional and Secretary of the Board of Real Instituto Elcano.

With the arrival of the new Monarch Felipe VI in 2014, he left the service of the Crown.

He is a Knight of the Real Maestranza of Ronda.

Nóos case

In December 2011 the press discovered that, as private legal adviser to the King, Romero Moreno had been trying to force Inaki Urdangarin to cease his commercial activities linked to what later was called the Nóos case. His efforts were unsuccessful and Urdangarin continued his activities.

A year and a half later, he declared as a witness before the investigating judge describing his exact intervention in the matter. On April 21, 2016 it ended his involvement in the case declaring as a formal witness at the trial opened by this cause.

Personal life

Romero Moreno married Ana María Duplá. Their children are Carlos Romero Duplá (b. 1972) and José Romero Duplá (b. 1979).


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