Lawyers specialising in forced expropriations

Administrativando Abogados is a firm specialising in complex cases of forced expropriation

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.

Forced expropriations consist of the deprivation of private property or of legitimate rights or interests for reasons of public utility or social interest, and compensation must be calculated prior to the execution of the expropriation.

In this way, it should be indicated that the assets or rights that can be expropriated are those assets with patrimonial content that can be transferred to a third party because they are within the trade of things, such as: goods or things, subjective rights (such as usufruct) and legitimate interests (when there is, for example, an expropriation that results in the transfer of an entire population in accordance with the Law of Compulsory Expropriation).

Notwithstanding the above, there are assets or rights that cannot be expropriated, as well as assets or rights that should not be expropriated. Among the former, we find personality rights and public and communal property. On the other hand, what should not be expropriated are assets or property rights that are not strictly indispensable to satisfy the public utility or social interest, given that, in its effect, an abuse of expropriation could occur (with the exception of assets that are necessary in the future, but only when this is already foreseen or programmed).

Our team of expropriation lawyers will be able to advise you, with maximum specialisation, throughout the expropriation and even, once the expropriation has been completed, before the Provincial Expropriation Juries and even before the courts.


They are regulated by the Law of 16 December 1954 on compulsory expropriation.

Subjects in the expropriation procedure

The parties involved in a compulsory expropriation procedure are:

  • The expropriated person is the owner of the property, rights or interests of patrimonial content that are the object of expropriation.
  • The beneficiary is the person who will fulfil the purpose of public utility or social interest that legitimises the expropriation.

The expropriating administration is the legal person holding the expropriation power.

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.

Services we provide in general as compulsory purchase lawyers

Our lawyers specialised in compulsory purchase, will be able to advise the client in each and every phase of the compulsory purchase procedure.

We will intervene, where appropriate, in the formalisation of allegations and challenges to administrative acts aimed at compliance by the expropriating Administration with the requirements prior to compulsory expropriation (declaration of public utility and social interest and the need to occupy property or acquire rights), trying to prevent the expropriation from being carried out.

Services we provide in general as compulsory purchase lawyers

Likewise, and with regard to the valuation of the property to be expropriated, our expert expropriation lawyers can carry out the following actions:

  • Appear in person at the drawing up of the Pre-Occupation Act/Occupation Deed for the property in question.
  • Drafting of the valuation sheet for the property to be expropriated.
  • Supervision of the technical report on the valuation of the property, which must accompany the owner’s valuation sheet.
  • To express the appropriate rejection of the Public Administration’s appreciation sheet.
  • To challenge the decision issued by the Jurado de Expropiación Forzosa acting before the Administrative Litigation (Contencioso-Administrativo) jurisdiction.
  • Intervention in the reassessment procedure by one of our compulsory purchase lawyers.
  • Action in the reversion procedure.
  • Litigation for non-payment of the corresponding compensation.

Our team of expropriation lawyers provide services throughout Spain, putting themselves at your disposal for the best defence of your interests.


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Adela Merino León


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


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


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


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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