LAWYERS C.V.
José Manuel Palau Navarro

Partner
Office:
Valencia 

Tel.: (+34) 96 351 38 35 
Fax: (+34) 96 351 60 74 


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Partner. José Manuel joined Gómez-Acebo & Pombo in 2004 and became a partner in 2007.


Education and professional career

  • Doctor of Law from Valencia University (2005).
  • Master of Law, major in Public Law, from Valencia University, 1984.
  • Bachelor of Political Science from the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (U.N.E.D.) [Home University], 1996.
  • Diploma in Town Planning Management from the Valencia Polytechnic University, 1988. 
  • Head of Secretariat at Burriana Town Hall (Castellón) between 14 October 1985 and 11 April 1988.
  • Senior Officer at Burriana Town Hall (Castellón) between 12 April 1988 and 4 November 1990.
  • Technician in Town Planning Discipline at the Territorial Town Planning Services of the Department of Public Works, Town Planning and Transport of the Generalitat Valenciana [Valencia Regional Government], between 5 November 1990 and 28 January 1992.
  • Head of Town Planning Section of the Territorial Town Planning Services of the Department of Public Works, Town Planning and Transport of the Generalitat Valenciana, between 29 January 1992 and 30 September 1995.
  • Head of the Territorial Town Planning and Territorial Regulation Service of the Department of Public Works, Town Planning and Transport of the Generalitat Valenciana, between 1 October 1995 and July 2003.
  • Administrative Secretary General of the Department of Infrastructure and Transport between July 2003 and September 2004.
  • Joined Gómez–Acebo & Pombo in September 2004.
  • Appointed partner of the Firm in January 2007. 
  • Counsel of the Valencia Football Club.


Specialisation

Administrative and Town Planning Law.


Membership of Professional Bodies and Associations

Member of the Valencia Bar Association. 


Teaching

Associate professor of administrative law at the Law Faculty of Valencia University, academic years 1995/1996 to 2003/2003.  


Languages

Valencian and Spanish.


Distinctions

europe firm

"Great strategic ability to guide disputes in order that we can resolve them in the best possible way"

The Chambers Europe 2017. Planning

chambers partners

"He has detailed knowledge of the administration and the specificities of the people who make decisions or have influence."

The Chambers Europe 2016. Planning

 

chambers partners

Clients praise José Manuel Palau's "very practical ability to apply the law to real life problems; he's a great facilitator."

The Chambers Europe 2015. Planning

 

chambers partners

"He has a good global vision and analyses all opinions to give an evaluation. He is also technically strong".

The Chambers Europe 2014. Planning

 

chambers partners

Valencia-based José Manuel Palau is a new addition to the rankings following enthusiastic praise from clients, one of whom states: "I have been impressed with his analysis of complex issues, combined with great team management skills".

The Chambers Europe 2013. Planning