Javier Fernández Rivaya

Javier Fernández Rivaya

Languages Known:

  • English
  • Spanish

Javier Fernández Rivaya



Javier Fernández Rivaya is a partner in the Administrative Law, Planning and Zoning and Environmental practice, which he joined in 2005. 
He has broad experience in the majority of areas relating to public law, with particular expertise in judicial review and penalty proceedings in multiple sectors (public procurement, securities markets, audit, domestic trade, energy, water, gaming, etc.). He habitually acts as legal counsel in proceedings for the protection of constitutional rights and in claims for financial liability brought against the public authorities.
He also has extensive experience in preparing reports and legal opinions on all kinds of issues relating to administrative concessions and contracts, as well as in drafting specifications  and defining models for the construction and entry into operation of public infrastructure.
In recent years, Javier Fernández Rivaya has participated in the preparation of draft legislation in different areas relating to public law and has advised public and private entities on public property, subsidies and aid, and legal reviews of companies in industries subject to administrative oversight.
Javier is a member of the Madrid Bar Association.

Academic background:

Law degree, Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

Executive Master’s Degree in Planning and Zoning, Centro de Estudios Garrigues.


Laws on Sponsorship and Foundations (Commentary on Law 49/2002, of December 23, 2002, on the tax treatment of not-for-profit entities and tax incentives for sponsorship, and on Law 50/2002, of December 26, 2002, on Foundations)” (*). Editorial La Ley, Madrid, 2003.

“Administrative Penalties” (*), Cuadernos de Derecho para Ingenieros / LA LEY - IBERDROLA - Asociación/Colegio de Ingenieros del ICAI, 2017.

(*) originally published in Spanish. See Spanish CV for more information.