Laiser Sailing is one of my hobbies

   My name is Ignacio Bats de la Gándara y Portilla, and this is my website. I’m a Bachelor of Laws, musician, entepreneur, and translator. I have also been known to film & edit, as well as writing fiction, nonfiction, and music critiques.



Academic Background:


◆   Bachelor of Laws, University of Cantabria

          ◇   Thesis: “The Global Response to Modern Terrorism and its Legal Construction”

◆   Responding to 9/11: Counterterrorism Policy in the 21 Century, Duke University & Coursera (Online)

          ◇   94.2% Certificate with Distinction

◆   Advanced English Course, Edinburgh School of English

◆   Scientific Baccalaureate, IES Santa Clara

          ◇   Health Sciences concentration.

◆   Obligatory Secondary Studies, IES Alberto Pico

          ◇   French Bilingual Studies

◆   Professional Music Studies, Oboe; Conservatories Jesús de Monasterio & Ataúlfo Argenta





  • English (Bilingual, Cambridge CPE C2)
  • Spanish (Native)
  • French (~B2; A2 certified by the Alliance Française)



As Translator:


You can check my IMDB profile by clicking here.



As Music Critic:




Written for fun:



For more information about me, work history, and references: please visit my LinkedIn or ask me for a copy of my CV.


A man is known by the books he reads – Ralph Waldo Emerson


This is a small list of books I consider absolutely essential, which will, hopefully, help you to know me better.


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