Administrative Law and Urban Development Law

Administrative law is the part of the legal system that regulates the organisation of public administration, and the way it interacts with individuals.

Urban development law is a branch of administrative law. It concerns the legislation that governs urban planning, territorial development and land use. It therefore sets out landowners’ specific powers and obligations.

The professionals who comprise this department focus their activities on a variety of matters concerning administrative and urban development law, dealing with the following issues:


Advising contractors and local bodies on the negotiation and execution of all types of contract drawn up with public administrative organisations.


In all the above-mentioned areas, and for all administrative issues, our lawyers specialised in this field defend the interests of our clients through opportune administrative remedies within the jurisdiction of the administrative courts, at all their various levels.


Providing legal advice to clients who are drawing up urban development plans.

Drafting and submitting management procedures (reparcelling, founding compensation boards and other collaborative urban bodies, managing said boards and bodies, defining management areas, etc.).

Advising owners, tenants and all types of right-holder who may be affected by the implementation of an urban development plan.

Planning permission. Advising on how to obtain all types of planning permission (building licences, operating licences, provisional land development licences, etc.).

Urban regulations. Advising on how to defend and react against illegal building works, demolition orders and their execution. Defence in disciplinary proceedings.


Our experts evaluate and lead the defence of interested parties via administrative channels, drawing up appraisal sheets, representing clients before the expropriating administrative body and the Expropriation Panel, and negotiating, as necessary, a fair price with the beneficiary administrative body or organisation.

They draw up expropriation projects and appraisal sheets for the beneficiaries of expropriations.

They advise technical committees on how to apply the valuation standards of compulsory expropriation legislation, and those of land law valuation.