José Juan Pintó Ruiz, distinguished contemporary Catalonian jurist and founding partner of Pintó Ruiz & Del Valle, died yesterday at the age of 93
The legal community is mourning the loss of José Juan Pintó Ruiz, renowned lawyer and Doctor of Law.
José Juan Pintó Ruiz (pictured) earned his Law degree with honours in 1949 and ten years later obtained a cum laude PhD in Law. He practiced as a lawyer and also taught at the Universidad de Barcelona School of Law. Among various relevant positions he held are dean of the Barcelona Bar Association, vice-president of the General Council of Spanish Lawyers, member of the Royal Academy of Jurisprudence and Legislation of Spain, of the Academy of Catalonia, of the Academy of Economic and Financial Sciences and of the Academy of Doctors.
He was president of Caja de Barcelona, co-president of La Caixa, president of Micro bank, the Spanish Confederation of Savings Banks, ISDE and La Caixa foundation, being also member of multiple Boards of Directors. He was the author of an extensive legal work and was the soul of the Spanish legal profession and of Economist & Jurist.
In 1903, his father, José Pintó Badals, founded Pintó Badals law firm, which he took over in 1949. In 1996, the firm was incorporated as Bufete Pintó Ruiz, and its merger in 1999 with Del Valle Abogados gave birth to the firm Pintó Ruiz & Del Valle. Dr. Pintó Ruiz was particularly renowned in the field of Catalonian Civil Law and its different professional, academic and scientific aspects, and is unanimously recognized as one of the most distinguished contemporary Catalonian jurists.