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Ramón y Cajal Abogados

Work +34 91 576 19 00
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Barcelona, Madrid

Jose Ignacio Vega

Work +34 91 576 19 00
Ramón y Cajal Abogados

Work Department

Government and Regulated Sectors.




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). José Ignacio has distinguished experience as an advisor for matters relating to government and public sector 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, 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.




Madrid Bar Association Government Lawyers' Association Royal Academy of Jurisprudence and Legislation.


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


Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences

Within: Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences

Ramón y Cajal Abogados has experience advising on regulatory, corporate and commercial issues arising from the life sciences and pharmaceutical industries. Science and technology expert Jose Ignacio Vega leads the practice, and can call on the expertise of Norman Heckh, who is particularly focused on cross-border work with healthcare companies. In the technology field, the department is advising Siemens Healthcare on data protection issues related to the processing of information coming from public administrations. Other work includes acting for neurobiology company Neuron in insolvency proceedings before the Commercial Court of Granada.

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Projects and energy

Within: Projects and energy

Ramón y Cajal Abogados provides ‘availability and know-how’ combined with the ability ‘to support and resolve complex issues which require knowledge in different areas of expertise’. The firm works across the sector, with a particular expertise in project finance and regulatory advice, ‘providing reliable, quick solutions’. The practice is led by restructuring and refinancing specialist Javier Menchén and public law expert Jose Ignacio Vega. The department is acting for Capital Energy in proceedings concerning a challenge to the declaration of nullity of a major wind farm in Galicia, as well as representing Hidrolazán in an administrative appeal, relating to the concession for the hydroelectric exploitation of a river in the province of Salamanca.

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Public law

Within: Public law

Ramón y Cajal Abogados offers 'speedy replies' and a 'tailored service'. Jose Ignacio Vega is representing Cementos Portland in a financial liablility claim against the Madrid regional government following the closure of a mining site. Federico Lara 'knows the client's needs and is dedicated'.

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