Focused on In-House, Law Firm (Partner)

Dr. Alejandro Kress

Managing Director


Alejandro is a Managing Director in SSQ’s Spanish office. He started his career in legal recruitment in 2007, and has built up considerable experience, combining top quality recruitment advice with an in-depth understanding of the legal market and the highest standards of professional ethics.

Alejandro has experience working with partners and teams in both Madrid and Barcelona, and has been responsible for a number of high profile moves, including the opening of several international law firms in Spain. He also works closely with law firm clients on a number of strategic issues in Spain, Portugal and Latin America. On the in-house side, he focuses on recruiting lawyers across a range of sectors on behalf of leading companies and financial institutions.

Alejandro works across Spain, Portugal and Latin America as well as in a number of other jurisdictions including the USA, Kazakhstan, and the British Virgin Islands.

Alejandro studied law at ICADE (E-1), later qualifying in Spain. Prior to joining SSQ in 2007, he practised as a lawyer in the communications sector and worked in recruitment, management and strategy consultancy for leading Spanish companies and multinationals, both in the public and private sectors.

Alejandro holds a Master’s Degree in E-Business and a Postgraduate Degree in International Relations, having completed his PhD with highest honours in Projects and Systems Engineering (Data Protection and Technology) at the Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña. He speaks Spanish, English, German, French, Italian and Portuguese.


  • Spanish
  • English
  • German
  • French
  • Italian
  • Portuguese


  • Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE), Law and Business Law Degree (E-1)
  • Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña, Master’s Degree in e-Business
  • Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña, Ph.D. in projects and systems engineering (in the field of data protection and technology)