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Dr. JOAQUÍN TORNOS MAS

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Dr. Joaquín Tornos Mas

Dr. Joaquín Tornos holds a degree in Law from the University of Barcelona with the Extraordinary Degree Award, and a degree in Economics from the same University.

In 1977 he obtained his doctorate in law from the University of Bologna, Italy, with the qualification of Excellent cum laude and the Vittorio Emmanuele Prize.

He was Professor of Administrative Law at the University of Barcelona from 1986 until his retirement in 2022. He is currently Honorary Professor at the University of Barcelona. He was Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Barcelona from 1987 to 1991 and was President of the Consell Consultiu de la Generalitat de Catalunya from May 2004 to March 2006.

He is a member of the Royal Academy of Medicine of Catalonia and of the Academy of Jurisprudence and Legislation of Catalonia and a member of the General Codification Commission in the public law section. He is also chairman of the Legal Commission of Foment del Treball.

He was vice-president of the Spanish Association of Administrative Law Professors.

In 1999 he joined the firm Landwell as a collaborator, where he remained until December 2002. In 2003 he became a partner of the firm De Gispert-Tornos-Creixell, later Absislegal, and in September 2011, together with other partners, he created the firm Tornos Abogados.

He is the author of numerous publications on administrative law, with a special focus on territorial organisation, justice and economic administrative law. He combines his professional activity with an intense academic activity in the fields of teaching and research.

He is a member of various boards of directors of administrative law journals.

He is a lawyer of the Barcelona Bar Association (ICAB).

Featured since 2008 by the European directory Best Lawyers. He has been named Lawyer of the year 2024, in the specialty of Administrative Law and Public Finance.

In 2024 he has been recognised by the board of the prestigious European guide Chambers and Partners in the category Eminent Practitioner in Public Law.

Languages: Spanish, Catalan, French, Italian, English.

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