Professor Enrique Vallines

Professor Enrique Vallines


Enrique Vallines is a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law in the Department of European and Comparative Procedural Law.

He obtained his Degree in Law (1997) and his PhD in Procedural Law (2003, summa cum laude and Extraordinary Award) at the Complutense University of Madrid, after having studied different courses at the University of Comillas and the University College Dublin. Since 1998, he has been teaching and researching in the field of procedural law (both civil and criminal). In 2008, he became tenured Associate Professor (Profesor Titular) of Procedural Law at the Complutense University of Madrid (currently on special leave).

His publications cover various areas such as ‘access to information and evidence’, ‘evaluation of evidence and burden of proof’, ‘preclusion and res judicata’, ‘the pre-trial conference in civil proceedings’, ‘European joint investigation teams’ and ‘impartiality and independence of jurors and of persons entrusted with ADR proceedings’. He has been involved in several research projects dealing with the ‘harmonization of civil procedure in the EU’ and ‘judicial cooperation in criminal matters within the EU’, among other topics. He has also worked as an of-counsel consultant for two law firms in Madrid.

After he joined the MPI in June 2019, he took over the general coordination of the project ‘Comparative Procedural Law and Justice’, of which he is also a co-editor, together with Prof. Burkhard Hess, Prof. Margaret Woo and Prof. Loïc Cadiet. In addition to comparative procedural law, his current research interests include European procedural law and legal theory on justice systems and procedure.