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Ramón y Cajal Abogados

Public Law

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What the team is known for

Ramón y Cajal has a strong public law practice, which draws on regulatory know-how in a range of sectors including banking and energy. The firm often advises construction or mining companies on contentious mandates linked to the award or performance of concession contracts. It defends successful bidders against appeals filed by competitors, and it assists with litigation filed as a result of the early termination of concessions. The team also acts for industry associations on varied advisory matters, including interactions with public authorities in respect of new regulations.

Strengths

Interviewees highlight the lawyers' ability to "draft responses which are technical but also client-friendly," adding: "They are proactive and keep me posted whenever there are developments."

"They have extraordinarily good deliverables; they always meet the deadlines, sometimes even giving us the papers earlier than committed, and the quality is always really high," says another source.

Work highlights

Defended FCC Construcción in proceedings filed by Obrascón Huarte Laín seeking to overturn the award of a concession to build a new road in Tenerife.

Notable practitioners

José Ignacio Vega has a broad public law practice that touches on areas of planning, environment law and life sciences regulation. He also assists with administrative appeals in relation to the award or termination of concession contracts. Clients value his strategic insight on complex cases.

Clients praise Pablo Silván 's ability to communicate topics clearly to regulatory authorities and say that "he is a top lawyer in administrative law situations." He defends construction companies against appeals from competitors seeking to overturn the award of public works contracts through public tenders. He also assists with appeals against decisions not to renew mining or energy concessions and has experience in challenges to the introduction of new regulations governing providers of funeral services.

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Overview

Our Public Law team offers highest-quality services in the fields of litigation, government contracts (including PPP projects) and regulatory issues (including regulatory enactment and discussions with regulatory authorities), actively participating in the infrastructures, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, energy, water, transportation and telecommunications markets.

We regularly provide advice to both public and private institutions in all aspects of administrative law, such as procedures for the preparation of general legal provisions, administrative organisation, public sector procurement, state aid and subsidies, state-owned assets and administrative liability, among others.

We collaborate with various public, state, regional or local agencies in the restructuring of industries or specific bodies.

Our services include:

  • General Provisions
  • Public sector procurement
  • State aid and subsidies
  • State-owned assets
  • Administrative liability
  • Compulsory expropriation
  • Disciplinary capacity of administrative law
  • Appeals in the administrative and contentious-administrative phases
  • Structuring of Public-Private Partnerships
  • Regulatory advice

Members

Silván, Pablo (Head of Department)

García Bernaldo de Quirós, Joaquín

Lara, Federico

Melón, Carlos

Vega, José Ignacio

Public Law

Ramón y Cajal Abogados

firm
Location

Almagro 16 - 18

Madrid

Madrid

Spain

28010

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Spain

Public Law


José Ignacio Vega
Band 3
Pablo Silván
Band 2