Pablo Silván

(+34) 91 576 19 00
Public Law


He joined the firm in 2000 and became a Partner in 2005. Pablo previously worked for the Directorate of Legal Advice of the Council of Europe and Saragossa University.

He advises public and private clients on all Regulatory Law issues (government organization, public contracts, infringement and penalties, public property, etc.) and his expertise includes cases on infrastructures and public services, transport, power and mining, telecommunications and Food Law.

Pablo is widely experienced in court litigation counselling against the Government and at the Spanish Constitutional Court, and has counselled arbitration proceedings on infrastructure cases as well as taken part in the drafting and implementation of several public-private cooperation schemes.



  • Law Degree, University of Zaragoza, 1994.  Masters Degree in European Communities and the European Union, Real Instituto de Estudios Europeos, Zaragoza, 1996.
  • Preparation for the competitive (public) entrance exam for Public Legal Counsel to the Spanish Government (Abogado del Estado) from 1996-1999.
  • Advanced Programme in Telecommunications, Audio-visual Services and New Technologies Law, Instituto de Empresa, Madrid, 2000.
  • Diploma of Advanced Studies in Government and Public Sector Law, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 2007.
  • General Management Curricula, IESE Business School, Madrid, 2012.


Pablo teaches in the Masters Programme in Infrastructure and Energy Finance (Nebrija Business School, Madrid). He has also assisted in similar programmes for the Instituto de Empresa and the Universidad Pontificia Comillas-ICADE.



Pablo has contributed to various multi-author publications on administrative law, including:

  • "La morosidad del sector público" [Arrears in public sectors], Madrid, Civitas, 2012.
  • "Memento Experto Sectores Regulados. Tomo II (Transporte)" [Expert Memento on Regulated Sectors. Volume II (Transport)], Madrid, Francis Lefebvre, 2012.
  • “1000 Preguntas de derecho administrativo”. [1000 Questions about administrative law] Madrid: Francis Lefebvre, 2010.
  • “Obras públicas”. [Public works] Pamplona: DAPP, 2009.
  • “Suma de subvenciones y ayudas públicas”. [Summary of subsidies and public assistance] Pamplona: DAPP, 2008.


Madrid Bar Association (Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid).