Lawyers specialising in disciplinary proceedings

Administrativando Abogados is a law firm specialising in complex cases involving sanctioning procedures

Operamos en toda España y tenemos oficinas -no propias-, a través de diversas colaboraciones, en Madrid, Barcelona, Sevilla y Córdoba. Si bien no contamos con delegaciones en el resto de territorios, podemos atender su asunto con máxima solvencia.

Concept of penalty proceedings or disciplinary case

Administrative sanctioning law is the repressive or punitive system that the legal system entrusts to the public administration.

It follows from the above that the administrative sanction is the fine imposed on the citizen by a public administration for the commission of an administrative offence, which, by constitutional provision, cannot consist, either directly or subsidiarily, of deprivation of liberty.

The imposition of the corresponding sanction on the offender shall be carried out by means of the administrative procedure established for this purpose.

Our team of lawyers, experts in administrative sanctions, defend with full solvency all types of proceedings of this nature.

Regulation

The sanctioning procedure is regulated in Title IV of Law 39/2015, of 1 October, on the Common Administrative Procedure of Public Administrations (LPAC), which regulates the bases of the procedure for the exercise of the sanctioning power.

Likewise, the above is consistent with the provisions of Chapter III of the Preliminary Title of Law 40/2015, of 1 October, on the Legal Regime of the Public Sector (LRJSP), which establishes the principles of the power to impose penalties (the principle of legality, non-retroactivity, typicality, responsibility, proportionality, prescription and the principle of security and legal certainty which states that no one can be judged twice for the same facts (ne bis in idem).

Defence proceedings against a penalty procedure

More and more frequently, the different Public Administrations, within the scope of their competences, deploy their police powers and initiate sanctioning procedures against third parties who have allegedly incurred in administrative infringements.

In such cases, our lawyers specialised in administrative sanctions, carry out the appropriate defence throughout the proceedings, that is to say, both in the phase of allegations against the agreement to initiate or initiate the sanctioning process, as well as on the occasion of the proposed sanctioning resolution.

Finally, it is necessary to lodge the appropriate administrative appeal against the sanctioning decision. Consequently, if the decision of the appeal is rejected, it is possible to appeal to the Courts of Justice (administrative litigation courts).

Our firm
Administrativando Abogados is a national boutique of reference dedicated exclusively to Administrative Law and Administrative Litigation (Contencioso-Administrativo). We operate throughout Spain and have offices, through various collaborations, in Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Badajoz and Cordoba.

Subjects in which a sanctioning procedure may take place

The areas in which the different administrations can impose sanctioning proceedings are very broad and, by way of example, and among many others, it is worth highlighting the following:

  • Sanctioning in urban and land-use planning matters.
  • Water sanctions.
  • Sanctioners in mines.
  • Environmental sanctioning.
  • Sanctioning in aeronautical matters.
  • Sanctioning in the agri-food sector.
  • Consumer sanctions.
  • Sanctioners in data protection.
  • Sanctioning in energy.
  • Sanctioning in telecommunications.
  • Sanctioning in the pharmaceutical sector.
  • Penalties in tobacco companies.
  • Traffic sanctioning.
  • Transport penalties.
  • Sanctioning (disciplinary proceedings) against civil servants or employees in the service of the Public Administration.

What do we deal with as lawyers specialising in disciplinary proceedings?

Our Lawyers in Administrative Sanctioning Law regularly file claims and challenges in all types of sanctioning procedures, whatever their scope of action (state, regional or local), either through administrative channels or before the Administrative Litigation (Contencioso-Administrativo) Jurisdiction.

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Adela Merino León

Associated

After working for other firms where she acquired a solid legal background, Adela joined Administrativando Abogados, participating in the defence of all types of administrative law proceedings.

Among other matters, she intervenes in procedures related to water law, civil servants, asset liability, administrative sanctions, public procurement, planning law and all kinds of administrative litigation appeals.

In addition to advising national and international companies, she participates in the defence of countless Public Administrations and Public Authorities.

She has also been in charge of the design and preparation of different teaching sessions on Administrative Law at the Administrativando Business School.

Nuria Carrasco Sánchez

Financial Director and Institutional Relations

After studying Business Administration and Management at the Faculty of Economics and Business Studies ETEA (currently Loyola), during more than twenty years of professional practice, she has been in charge of financial and accounting management in national and international companies dedicated to different sectors of activity.

At the same time, in many of these companies, she has been responsible for carrying out institutional representation functions.

María José Amo Gago

Director

After obtaining an extraordinary prize at the University of Cordoba and preparing for the competitive examinations for the judicial and prosecutorial career, she joined Aguayo Abogados, a firm specialising in Administrative Law (now part of Ejaso ETL Global). Subsequently, she joined Garrigues.

As a result of her extensive professional experience of more than ten years, she participates in the guidance and defence of those administrative and administrative litigation procedures of special technical difficulty, both nationally and internationally. She is also a specialist in dealing with administrative litigation appeals, for protection before the Constitutional Court and before supranational bodies such as the European Court of Human Rights.

She has also intervened in administrative litigation proceedings of major social relevance such as the Alvia Case or the challenge to the tender for the centralised purchase of Personal Protective Equipment by the Community of Madrid, among many others.

She holds the position of institutional relations coordinator at Administrativando Business School.

Natalia Montero Pavón

Asociada

Tras preparar las oposiciones a la carrera judicial y fiscal, se incorporó al Departamento de Derecho Administrativo de la conocida firma Sanguino Abogados.

Defiende procedimientos de suma relevancia en la totalidad de áreas que configuran el Derecho Administrativo. Entre otras materias, es especialista en aguas, minas, medio ambiente, función pública, responsabilidad patrimonial, expropiación forzosa, contratación pública, urbanismo y procedimientos sancionadores.

Igualmente, interviene de forma regular ante la jurisdicción de lo Contencioso – Administrativo en todas sus instancias.

Asimismo, compagina su labor como docente impartiendo puntualmente máster class sobre derecho público en la Universidad Loyola Andalucía.

También ha asumido la dirección y orientación de diferentes cursos de experto en Derecho Administrativo, principalmente en las materias de responsabilidad patrimonial, expropiación forzosa y contencioso – administrativo.

Ostenta el cargo de coordinadora académica en Administrativando Business School.

Antonio Pérez Valderrama

Director

He is a lecturer in Administrative Law and Public Procurement at the Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía in Madrid.

Previously, he has been a member of international law firms, such as Martínez Echevarría & Rivera Abogados, with management positions in the Administrative Law Department.

He has recently co-authored the “Manual sobre el Contrato Menor”, published by Editorial Aranzadi.

He is also a lecturer in the Administrative Law Section of Economist & Jurist and Administrativando Abogados. Among other events, it is worth highlighting the training on the possible nullity of administrative sanctions imposed during states of alarm as a result of Covid-19.

He has defended all types of Administrative and Administrative Litigation Law proceedings before any court.

He holds the position of executive director at Administrativando Business School.

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