Our highly specialised background has allowed us to cultivate a 360º approach with extensive professional experience in top-level law firms, the Administration and the company. ZONA offers total client orientation. We attend to their needs in a personalised manner, taking into account all perspectives and points of view in order to achieve an enriched, contrasted and honest service, both from a preventive and reactive perspective
Faced with such a changing ecosystem, we are constantly updating our knowledge in order to address the legal reality with a practical and business-oriented approach, but without losing rigour, of course. ZONA also has a network of collaborators in other branches of law and consulting who share the same principles in order to provide the best service to clients (private companies, individuals and public sector entities).
ZONA is a project led and promoted by
Rafael holds a degree and PhD in Law from the University of Barcelona. Diploma in Town Planner from the School of Public Administration of Catalunya. Master in Territorial and Urban Studies from the Polythechnic University of Catalunya and the University Pompeu Fabra.
With more than 20 years of professional experience in prestigious law firms, government and business, he has been recognised on several occasions by Chambers and Partners in the speciality of Planning (Band 4) and by Best Lawyers in Public Law.
Before founding ZONA he was the partner in charge of the Administrative Law Department of the Barcelona office of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and the national leader of the firm's Planning practice and, previously, senior associate lawyer at Garrigues and Legal Counsel to the Department of the Environment of the Generalitat de Catalunya.
He has been an associate lecturer in Administrative Law at the University of Barcelona for several years and regularly gives lectures at undergraduate, postgraduate and specialisation courses at prestigious institutions. Co-director of the Master's Degree in Planning Law at the Barcelona Bar Association. He has published more than 40 doctrinal studies (books, book chapters and articles) on Administrative Law and Planning.
Member of the Spanish Association of Town Planners, of which he has been treasurer.
Member of the Barcelona Bar Association.
Raquel holds a degree in Law from the International University of Catalonia. She holds a Master's Degree in Access to the Legal Profession from the International University of Catalonia.
She has 7 years of experience in the legal field and before joining ZONA she worked as a Senior Associate in the Administrative Law and Urban Planning Department of the Barcelona office of PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
She has taught several sessions for the Degree in Management and Public Administration at the Universitat de Barcelona as well as the Degree in Law at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
Her professional practice has focused on Administrative Law, Urban Planning and Regulatory Law in general, both in terms of legal advice and litigation.
She is a member of the Barcelona Bar Association.
Together with Rafael, she is fully involved in the ZONA project, with the intention of adding value and providing a comprehensive service to clients who require it.