GA_P recruits Assumpta Palau as counsel

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo has reinforced its Barcelona office Public Law practice with the incorporation of Assumpta Palau Marginet as counsel

Assumpta Palau Marginet (pictured centre), former director general for Contentious Affairs and former director general for Relations with the Justice Administration of the Government of Catalonia, joins the firm after more than forty years of service in the Catalan Public Administration.

Assumpta Palau has a degree in Law and a Master’s degree in Catalan Law from the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. She began her career as a technician in the Administration of Local Corporations at Sant Boi de Llobregat City Council. She has been a lawyer for the Generalitat de Catalunya since 1998 and a civil servant in the higher bodies of that institution. Among other posts, she has been head of the Legal consultancy for various departments of the Generalitat (Government, Interior and Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Food), director general for Relations with the Administration of Justice and director general for Contentious Affairs of the Generalitat’s Legal Office. She has also been a member of numerous public commissions, bodies, organisations and councils: member of the Governing Council of the Institute of Public Security of Catalonia, member-secretary of the Security Board of Catalonia, member of the Justice Commission of Catalonia, member of the Mixed Commission of the Governing Chamber of the High Court of Justice of Catalonia and the department of Justice, member of the Administrative Board of the Diari Oficial de la Generalitat de Catalunya and member of the Board of Arbitration and Mediation of Contracts for Farming and Integration of Catalonia. She also teaches Public Law, Local Law and Food Law at several universities.

Assumpta Palau is a great expert in providing legal advice on local and regional administration. She participated in the development of the first transfers of competences from the State Administration to the Generalitat, forming part of the team for the development of legislation and regulations in this field. She is also an expert in public safety and Food Law, among others.

In the picture, Assumpta is with Josep Ortiz (pictured left), head of the Public Law department of Gómez-Acebo & Pombo’s Barcelona office and Carlos Vázquez (pictured right), head of Gómez-Acebo & Pombo’s Public Law department.

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