Xavier Junquera

Baker & McKenzie Barcelona S.L.P.


Xavier is a partner and leads the Public Law and Regulatory practice at Baker McKenzie Barcelona.

Xavier was a founder of the law firm Vila, de Miquel & Junquera in 1988, specializing in Public Law. In 1992, he joined Baker McKenzie and was based in the Chicago office in 1993 and 1994 before becoming a Principal in 1999. He was Managing Partner of the Barcelona office from 2006 to 2009. Xavier was the former chair of the Baker McKenzie Environmental, Regulatory and Planning practice group in EMEA.

Practice Focus

Xavier has broad experience advising national and foreign companies, as well as public institutions, in projects related to investments, infrastructure, acquisition of government-owned assets, works, activities, services and contracts in regulated sectors. He also handles litigation and arbitration in disputes against government bodies and agencies. His practice extends to the negotiation and drafting of PPP instruments, management contracts for government-owned assets, public procurement, concession agreements, administrative operating license schemes and environmental law.

Xavier is also specialized in real estate law matters, in both regulatory and transactional practice areas.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Bar Association of Barcelona - Administrative Law Committee
  • Bar Association of Barcelona - Environmental Law Committee


  • Barcelona~Spain (1987)


  • University of Barcelona (LL.M.) (1986)
  • Colegio University Abad Oliba (Diplomas on Real Estate and Urban Planning)


  • Catalan
  • English
  • Spanish

Previous Offices

  • Chicago