José Ignacio Vega

(+34) 91 576 19 00
Public Law


José Ignacio has been a partner in the Department of Government and Regulated Sectors since September of 2006, when he joined the firm.

Government Lawyer since 1992 (currently on leave), as such he was named Chief Legal Counsel in the Gubernatorial Delegation of La Rioja (1992-1996), and Chief Legal Counsel to the Ministry of the Presidency (1996-2000), as well as the then Ministry of Science and Technology (2000-2002). He served as Technical Secretary General for the Ministry of the Environment (2002-2004) and, previously he held the role of Technical Secretary General to the Ministry of Health and Consumption (Ministerio de Sanidad y Consumo) (2004-2006).

He was the chairman of the Sociedad Estatal Depuradora del Bajo Llobregat, S.A. (DEPURBAIX), the company responsible for the construction of the EDAR (wastewater treatment plant) of Llobregat (Barcelona) and its reutilization combined projects, along with the EDAR of San Adriá del Besos (Barcelona).

José Ignacio has distinguished experience as an advisor for matters relating to government/ public sector and environmental law, for administrations and public bodies, companies in the public sector and private companies relating to public and other entities. His practice has focused principally on public contracts, concessions, all kind of infrastructures and equipments, administration of public funds and in the sectors of energy (specifically renewable energies), environmental, geriatric, pharmaceutical and other sectors subject to administrative regulation or intervention.



  • Law Degree, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, 1987.
  • Government Lawyer (Abogado del Estado); passed the competitive (public) entrance exam in 1992.



  • Lecturer in Administrative Law on the Degree programmes (E-1, E-3 and E-5) and on the Access to Legal Practice Master’s programme at Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE).

  • He has been an assistant professor in government and public sector law at the Universidad de La Rioja, Universidad Complutense de Madrid and the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos de Madrid. He regularly lectures at legal seminars and conferences relating to his area of expertise.



He is the sole author of several works, and has collaborated on numerous other works, such as:

  • Práctica contenciosa para abogados [Contentious Practice for Lawyers] (annual publication). Published by La Ley
  • Problemas prácticos y actualidad del derecho administrativo [Practical Problems and Current Developments in Administrative Law]. Annual, 2014. Published by Civitas
  • La morosidad del sector público en el cumplimiento de sus obligaciones [Late Performance in the Public Sector]. Published by Civitas. 2012.
  • Comentarios a la Ley de la Jurisdicción Contencioso-Administrativa. [Comments on the Contentious-Administrative Jurisdiction Law] Aranzadi.
  • Comentarios a la Ley de Régimen Jurídico de las Administraciones públicas y del Procedimiento Administrativo Común. [Comments on the Law on the Legal Regime for Public Administrations and the Collective Administrative Process Law] Aranzadi.
  • Comentarios a la Ley de Contratos de las Administraciones. [Comments on the Administrative Contracts Law] Aranzadi.
  • Comentarios a la Ley de Contratos del Sector Público. [Comments on the Public Sector Contracts Law] Aranzadi.
  • Suma de subvenciones públicas y ayudas. [Summary of public subsidies and assistance] DAPP, 2008.
  • Obra pública: modelos organizativos y de ejecución. [Public sector work: organisation and execution models] DAPP, 2009.
  • 1000 Preguntas de derecho administrativo. [1000 Questions about administrative law] Francis-Lefebvre.
  • Memento práctico urbanístico. [Urban practice memo] Francis-Lefebvre.
  • Memento administrativo. [Administrative memo] Francis-Lefebvre.
  • Memento de infracciones y sanciones administrativas. [Administrative infractions and sanctions memo] Francis-Lefebvre.
  • Memento procesal. [Litigation memo] Francis-Lefebvre.
  • Memento formularios procesal. [Forms in litigation memo] Francis-Lefebvre.
  • Comentarios a la Ley 56/2007, de Medidas de Impulso a la Sociedad de la Información. [Comments on Law 56/2007: measures to promote the information society] Cívitas, 2008.
  • Comentarios a la ley sobre la introducción del euro. [Comments on the law concerning the introduction of the euro] Ministerio de Justicia and BSCH, 1999.
  • Materiales de prácticas de Derecho Administrativo II. [Materials for the practice of Administrative Law II] Centro de Publicaciones Universidad Juan Carlos I.


  • Madrid Bar Association (Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid).
  • Government Lawyers’ Association (Asociación de Abogados del Estado).
  • Royal Academy of Jurisprudence and Legislation (Real Academia de Jurisprudencia y Legislación).