Javier Fernández Rivaya


Languages Known:

  • English
  • Spanish

Javier Fernández Rivaya

Principal associate


Javier Fernández Rivaya is a principal associate in the Administrative Law, Planning and Zoning, and Environmental department.

He has extensive experience in the following areas, among others:

  • Legal assistance and representation in administrative and court proceedings across all regulated areas (e.g. healthcare, water, energy, infrastructure, gaming, domestic trade and the securities market), with special focus on penalties.
  • Legal representation in proceedings for constitutional protection.
  • Drafting legal opinions on all matters relating to public procurement.
  • Preparing terms of reference and defining PPP models for the construction and entry into operation of infrastructure.
  • Advising on public property.
  • Legal reviews of companies in industries subject to administrative oversight.
  • Assistance with subsidies and State aid, including recovery proceedings.
  • Advice on planning and zoning and on the environment.

Javier Fernández Rivaya is a member of the Madrid Bar Association.

Academic background:

Degree in Law, Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

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


Author of the book “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.

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