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Javier Moya has more than a decade of experience advising public and private sector companies in their interactions with administrative agencies in Spain. He has advised entities assigned to the Spanish Ministry of Environment and Development in authorizations for discharges and environmental impact statements in large infrastructure projects. Javier has advised, litigated, and arbitrated, in Spain and internationally, on construction projects, financing and operation of public infrastructures (PPPs), sanctioning procedures, administrative contracting (tenders and contractual claims), authorizations, and concessions. His experience covers regulated sectors, including energy, infrastructure, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, transport, and the environment, particularly as it relates to water resources.

Before joining Jones Day in 2018, Javier worked in the public sector. During this time he served as a state lawyer before The Spanish National Court in the sectors involving competition, energy, and telecommunications issues before the Spanish Authority; the Spanish securities market; banking; accounting and auditing; credit institutions and investment firms; and the Court of Contract Appeals. He also was a legal adviser to the board of directors of Adif and Adif Alta Velocidad, including as deputy secretary of its integration companies, and a director of legal advice and deputy secretary of Acuamed, Spain's public water management company.

Javier has been a professor of administrative law at Universidad Deusto and at Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED). He is a member of the International Desalination Association (IDA) and the Asociación Española de Desalación y Reutilización del Agua. He also participated in the drafting committee for the preliminary Water Law project (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food).


  • Bally's acquires Gamesys for $2.7 billionJones Day advised Bally's Corporation in its $2.7 billion acquisition of Gamesys Ltd., an LSE-listed online gaming company.
  • Astellas transfers DIFICLIR in Europe, Middle East, Africa, and selected CIS to Swiss Tillotts Pharma AG for €109 millionJones Day advised Astellas Pharma Europe Ltd. on the sale of distribution rights to the product "DIFICLIR" in Europe, Middle East, Africa, and selected Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries to Swiss Tillotts Pharma AG for €109 million.
  • Infrastructure fund advised regarding bids for shadow toll roads and other infrastructure assetsJones Day advised infrastructure fund in connection with bids for shadow toll roads and other infrastructure assets.
  • Newell Brands sells The United States Playing Card Company to Cartamundi GroupJones Day advised Newell Brands Inc. in the sale of The United States Playing Card Company ("USPC") to Cartamundi Group, a leading manufacturer and distributor of playing cards and board games.
  • Merchant banking firm and Fortress Credit provide secured credit facility to Win SystemsJones Day represented a merchant banking firm and Fortress Credit Corp. in connection with a secured credit facility provided to Win Systems, an international developer of gaming machines software and manufacturer of gaming machines.
  • The following represents experience acquired prior to joining Jones Day.

    Intervened in criminal proceedings for environmental crimes, including the representation of the public entities involved in the largest European urban development, the so-called "Operación Distrito Castellana Norte". He also intervened in the rescue of the operations concession of a transnational railway line and the subsequent creation of a joint venture between Spain and France for its operation.

    Advised Adif in the Haramain Project (the AVE high-speed rail link between Medina and Mecca).

    Advised in a multitude of contractual claims arising from the execution of construction contracts.