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Jones Day adds state lawyer Javier Moya to Government Regulation Practice in Madrid

January 2018

The global law firm Jones Day has announced that state lawyer Javier Moya has joined the Firm's Madrid Office as Of Counsel in its global Government Regulation Practice.

Mr. Moya has deep experience advising public and private companies in their interactions and relations with numerous governmental administrative entities. His work on behalf of clients includes dispute resolution through litigation and arbitration, in Spain and internationally, on matters related to construction projects, financing and operation of public infrastructures, enforcement procedures, administrative contracting (tenders and contractual claims), authorizations, and concessions. Mr. Moya’s work has involved key regulated industrial sectors including energy, infrastructure, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, transportation, and environmental.

"Javier’s experience as a state lawyer, which has involved many industries and jurisdictions, makes him a very valuable addition," said Françoise Labrousse, who co-leads Jones Day’s Government Regulations Practice. "His arrival confirms the Firm’s commitment to providing our clients with the best possible talent to represent their interests in their dealings with government entities and regulatory matters in Spain, across Europe, and throughout the world. I look forward to his contributions and welcome him to Jones Day."

Mr. Moya has served as State Attorney before the National Court in regulated sectors including The Competition Authority, National Securities Market Commission, Bank of Spain, The Audit Commission, Fund for Orderly Bank Restructuring, and Court of Contract Appeals. He has been Legal Advisor to the Board of Directors of state company Adif and Adif High Speed Trains, and Deputy Secretary of the group companies, as well as Director of Legal and Deputy Secretary of Acuamed, a leading state water company in Spain.

Added Mercedes Fernandez, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day’s Madrid Office, “The decision to expand this practice was in direct response to our clients’ needs. Javier has fantastic experience from inside the public administration as well as his global perspective, which will bring value to our clients as he provides the advice and counsel they require while working in Spain’s regulated markets.”

Jones Day’s Government Regulation Practice is comprised of nearly 100 lawyers on five continents. With consistent success advising clients on complex regulatory matters, governmental investigations and enforcement actions, and in court disputes arising from government regulation or action, our team demonstratively understands government, business, and the political and policy environments where decisions affecting our clients are made.

Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 43 offices across five continents. The Firm is distinguished by: a singular tradition of client service; the mutual commitment to, and the seamless collaboration of, a true partnership; formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions; and shared professional values that focus on client needs.