Mr Jose Ignacio Vega > Ramón y Cajal Abogados > Madrid, Spain > Lawyer Profile

Ramón y Cajal Abogados
28010 MADRID
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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.

Lawyer Rankings

Spain > Public law

Ramón y Cajal Abogados‘ ‘fantastic team‘ is ‘technically extraordinary’ and is also highlighted for its ‘empathy with the client’. The firm is known for advising on government contracts, with a particular emphasis on concessions and public-private partnerships schemes and regulatory matters. The practice also acts in legal defence before the contentious administrative courts across the energy, water, waste, transport, pharmaceuticals, health, social services and telecoms sectors. The ‘highly recommendedPablo Silván leads the team and advises public and private clients on contentious and regulatory issues. Also notable are former state lawyer Jose Ignacio Vega and the ‘excellentCarlos Melón.

Spain > Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences

Pharmaceutical companies and associations turn to Ramón y Cajal Abogados for regulatory and commercial advice, where they benefit from the vast experience of José Ignacio Vega, a former technical general secretary of the Ministry of Health. Norman Heckh brings his data protection expertise to the team, often advising major life sciences clients on the management of data, IT contracts and e-commerce.