Sebastian Contin Trillo-Figueroa is a Spanish lawyer. He began his career working in the legal services of a bank, later in the private law department of the Council of Europe, and as an associate lawyer in the Cuatrecasas litigation department.
Sebastian moved from the private sector into public service in 2007, being elected councilman for three consecutive terms. In 2019 he became a member of parliament in the Aragonese Corts, one of the Spanish regional parliaments. He has been known for his fight against corruption and denouncing the misuse of public funds, underlining the need for good governance and higher ethical standards in politics. He has been a significant voice against populism.
Sebastian studied his law degree in Spain (completing the final year in Italy) and started his PhD studies, obtaining a diploma of advanced studies in commercial law. He has a master’s degree in European law (LLM) at the College of Europe in Belgium, and participated in the IESE Business School’s leadership program for public management. He is fluent in Spanish, English, French and Italian.
His research as an AsiaGlobal Fellow will focus on fighting the effects of populism in order to decrease its power and influence, and to improve the credibility of democratic institutions and processes.
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