“The team provides comprehensive planning advice, such as drafting planning instruments, legal opinions and legislative texts, and assisting with real estate transactions.” (Chambers Europe)


In the Planning Practice Area we advise public authorities and private companies on planning, management, project execution and compliance. We work in multidisciplinary teams including lawyers specialising in real estate, tax and environmental law.

We have been involved in many of the most important planning matters in the Iberian Peninsula in recent years. Among others, we have advised on the development of one of the largest areas of developable land  and the creation of tourist, commercial and office centres, distinctive buildings and public installations.

  • Preparing and processing of planning instruments: territorial, general and development planning
  • Preparing and processing urban management instruments:
    • Equitable distribution of land (re-allotment and compensation)
    • Expropriation proceedings (joint and separate valuation)
  • Planning agreements: negotiating, drafting and approval of agreements on planning and urban management matters
  • Compensation boards and maintenance entities: setting up of planning and advisory entities
  • Urban planning agents: drafting and approval of urban development programmes
  • Processing and obtaining permits and licences:
    • Advice on specific licences, permits and planning authorisations (rural land, commercial licences, tourism authorisations, works, occupation, activity and occupation licences)
  • Implementation of building projects (due diligence):
    • Planning analysis of plots
    • Monitoring administrative approvals of urban developments
    • Verification of licences and permits
    • Compliance with sector-specific legislation
    • Sanction and disciplinary proceedings
  • Administrative and judicial proceedings:
    • Advice on planning proceedings, closure orders and sanctions
    • Administrative and judicial proceedings on the approval of planning and urban management instruments, the refusal of licences and imposition of sanctions
  • Participation in the drafting of new legislation

Contact Lawyers

Javier Balza
Partner since 2013. Bilbao office / +34944163796
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Antonio Gómez
Partner since 2016. Madrid office / +34915860335
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