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).
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.
- State Lawyer (Spain, 2005); University of Deusto (Degree in Economic Law 1998)
- Member 115309 of the Madrid Bar Association
- Served as a State Lawyer with: National Commission on Markets and Competition (CNMC), National Securities Market Commission (CNMV), Spanish Accounting and Auditing Institute (ICAC), Spanish Executive Resolution Authority (FROB), and Court of Contract Appeals, The Spanish National Court (SNC) (2016-2017); Highway Speed Railway Authority (2014-2016); Lottery Commission (2011); Director in the Social Department of the State Attorney's Office (2011); Superior Court, Madrid (2008-2011); and Spanish Inland Revenue, Basque Country (2005-2007)
- The Legal 500 EMEA (2021) — projects and energy
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