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TUBAU & LAJARA & ECHAVARRI
Abogados Penalistas

THE FIRM

PHILOSOPHY

Tubau & Lajara & Echavarri, Abogados Penalistas is a law firm specialising exclusively in criminal law. We provide legal advice and go to court to defend the interests of individuals or legal entities. These may be defendants, or plaintiffs planning to take criminal or civil action in private prosecutions.

 

Due to their long careers in the profession, the firm’s lawyers have consolidated experience in a wide range of areas of criminal law, taking part in proceedings for crimes in what has become known as “traditional criminal law” (crimes against life, physical integrity, reputation, heritage etc.), as well as crimes linked to the business, corporate and tax sectors and public administration.

 

We know how important involvement in criminal proceedings is for the people involved, and through our top quality legal work we ensure that our clients have permanent and continuous attention and direct personal contact with their lawyer. This means they are not only kept informed of how the criminal proceedings are evolving, they are also able to raise any concerns and worries.

 

Along with advisory work and legal and out-of-court defence activities (which may be preventive or aimed at reaching agreement), partners at Tubau & Lajara & Echavarri collaborate with many institutions (Bar Associations, the Spanish General Council of the Judiciary, the Centre for Legal Studies of the Government of Catalonia, Legal Training Centres etc.), giving classes and taking part in a range of courses, conferences and master’s degrees focussing on criminal law, criminal procedure and constitutional law.

 

 

THE TEAM

Olga Tubau Martínez / Partner

Graduate in Law, Barcelona University (UB)

Member of the Bar since 1985, Barcelona Bar Association

Languages: Spanish, Catalan and French

Master’s in Criminal Law and Criminal Science from the Department of Criminal Law, Barcelona University (UB)

Former member of the Governing Body of the Barcelona Bar Association and Vice-President of the Criminal Law Section of the Barcelona Bar Association, also imparting classes there

Professor of Criminal Law in the Institute of Law and Economics (ISDE) (Based in Barcelona)

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Has been speaker at the following conferences and courses: 

Conference on “Duty solicitors and free legal assistance”. Barcelona Bar Association. February 1993.

Round Table “Journalists, Judges and Lawyers, an impossible relationship?” Catalan Association of Democratic Lawyers (ACJD). May 1997.

Has given classes on criminal law and criminal procedure at the Institute of Law and Economics (ISDE) since 1997.

The Defence Lawyer in Criminal Law. “Crime and Justice”. Col.legi Major Sant Jordi. Barcelona University (UB). December 1998.

“Women and Law = Justice?” Interdisciplinary forum on violence against women. Barcelona Bar Association. April 1998.

5th Congress of Criminal Law Students. “Crimes against the environment”. April 1998

“Investigative stage of the criminal trial”. Judges for Democracy. June 1999.

Course on abbreviated procedure. “Stay and provisional dismissal”. Barcelona Bar Association. 2000.

“Criminal law and social movements”. Committee for the Defence of the Rights of the Individual. Barcelona Bar Association. April 2000.

“Long sentences and article 25 of the constitution”. Barcelona Bar Association. September 2001.

“The jurisdictional function”. Committee of Relations with the Administration of Justice. Barcelona Bar Association. December 2002.

“Women and justice today”. Women’s Week. Faculty of Law. Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). April 2003.

“The constitutional model of legal recruitment and training”. Francisco de Vitoria Law Association. March 2003.

“Influence of Law 28/220 of 24 October on family proceedings”. Matrimonial Law Section. Barcelona Bar Association. 2003.

Conference on “The current situation in the penitentiary area”. Barcelona Bar Association. May 2004.

“Domestic violence”. Legal Forum. Barcelona Bar Association. May 2004.

Conference on “The reform of the Criminal Code, provisional custody and the enforcement of judgments”. Government of Catalonia’s Centre for Legal Studies and Specialist Training (CEJFE) and General Council of Judicial Power (CGPJ). October 2004.

“Oral proceedings”. Abbreviated procedure course. Barcelona Bar Association. April 2005.

“The comprehensive law against gender-based violence”. Faculty of Law. Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). March 2005.

Supplementary training seminar “Immediacy and orality”. CGPJ. May 2005

Speaker on the course on “Domestic violence”. Council of Bar Associations of Catalonia. October 2005.

Speaker at the Seminar on “The Law on comprehensive protection against gender-based violence”, Barcelona Bar Association. October 2005.

Speaker at the seminar on “The Green Paper of the administration of justice”, organised by the Ministry of Justice, Government of Catalonia, 9 November 2005.

Speaker on the course on “Abbreviated procedure”. Barcelona Bar Association, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009.

Speaker on the course on “Evidence in criminal proceedings”. Barcelona Bar Association, 2006.

Speaker on the course on “Medical negligence”, organised by the Catalan Bar Council. January 2006

Participant in the working group on “The study of the professional competences of judges of the first Instance and investigation”, organised by the CEJFE. May 2006

Speaker on the course on “The jury court”. Barcelona Bar Association, 2007

Speaker on the Master’s on “Criminal law practice”, Barcelona Bar Association course, 2008-2009, 2009-2010 and 2010-2011.

Member of the Penitentiary Civic Committee of the Ministry of Justice, Government of Catalonia.

Speaker on the course “Publicity and direction of the oral hearing” on the on-going training programme for judges and magistrates, organised by the CGPJ. April 2011 and April 2012.

Speaker on the specialist course on “Economic criminal law”, Abad Oliba-CEU University. June 2012 and April 2013.

Speaker at the seminar on “Criminal law reform and the introduction of effective measures of internal control”, organised by the Firm MAZARS. Madrid. November 2011.

Speaker in the multidisciplinary debate on “Discrimination and hate crimes”, organised by the Faculty of Law, Barcelona University (UB). December 2011

Speaker on the course on “Appeal for cassation in criminal matters”, organised by Barcelona Bar Association. February 2012

Publications:

  • - “Los ciudadanos y la ley penal” (Citizens and criminal law)Plaza y Janés, Publishers
  • - Co-author of “Mujer y derecho penal” (Women and criminal law). Tirant lo Blanch, Publishers
  • - Has contributed articles with legal content to the newspapers La Vanguardia and Ara
COLLAPSE
Lydia Lajara Fernández / Partner

Graduate in Law, Barcelona University (UB)

Member of the Barcelona Bar since 1993

Spokesperson of the Criminal Law Section of the Barcelona Bar, 2000 to 2004

Coordinator of Master’s in Criminal Law, Barcelona Bar Association. 2008-2009, 2009-2010 and 2010-2011

Professor of Criminal Law, Institute of Law and Economics, ISDE (Barcelona)

Has given classes on Criminal Law, (General Part), in the Faculty of Law, Abad Oliba University, Barcelona

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Lecturer on course on Abbreviated Procedure. Barcelona Bar, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2012

Lecturer on course on the Jury Court. Barcelona Bar, 2007

Lecturer on Master’s in Criminal Law. Barcelona Bar, 2008 to 2011

Participation in several Cafés Criminales organised by the Criminal Law Section of the Barcelona Bar

Publications:

  • - Article on enforcement in criminal procedure, Revista Jurídica de Cataluña
  • - Has contributed to the newspaper La Vanguardia de Barcelona
COLLAPSE
Carlos Echavarri Paniagua / PARTNER

Graduate in Law, Barcelona University (Abat Oliba)

Member of the Bar since 2001, Barcelona Bar Association

Languages: Spanish, Catalan and English

Master’s in Legal Practice, Barcelona Bar Association

Member of the Criminal Law Section, Barcelona Bar Association, where he has also given classes (2010-2013) 

Professor of Criminal Law at the Barcelona Bar Association

Speaker at conferences and courses on Criminal Law at the Barcelona Bar Association:

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Graduate in Law, Barcelona University (Abat Oliba)

Member of the Bar since 2001, Barcelona Bar Association

Languages: Spanish, Catalan and English

Master’s in Legal Practice, Barcelona Bar Association

Member of the Criminal Law Section, Barcelona Bar Association, where he has also given classes (2010-2013) 

Professor of Criminal Law at the Barcelona Bar Association

Speaker at conferences and courses on Criminal Law at the Barcelona Bar Association:

  • - Reform of the Criminal Code
  • - Laundering of funds
  • - Disclosure of secrets 

Publications

  • - Món Jurídic
  • - Sporadic contributions to Catalunya Ràdio

 

COLLAPSE
Beatriz Montoya Moya

Graduate in Law, Barcelona University

Member of the Bar since 2010, Barcelona Bar Association

Master’s in Criminal Law and Criminal Science, Barcelona University (UB) and Pompeu Fabra University (UPF)

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Vice-president of AINED (Inter-University Students Association of Criminal Law and Criminal Science involved in the organization of the students annual congress of Criminal Law and Criminal Science, Barcelona University (2008-2010)

 

COLLAPSE
María Moreno Vera

Graduate in Law, Sevilla University (US)

Member of the Barcelona Bar, Barcelona Bar Association (collegiate member nº 39961)

Collaborator online for Valentina Sanzone Italian law firm (00161 Roma – Via G. A. Guattani, 8)

Collaborator in Amnesty International for women’s rights division

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Last courses:

Theoretical and practical present of computer crimes (UOC)

VI Congress on International and Universal Criminal Law. Deprivation of liberty abroad

Debatable aspects of task evasion: imprescriptibility and relation with the crime of laundering

COLLAPSE
Ramon Muns Tubau

Graduado en Derecho por la Universidad de Barcelona

Colegiado desde el año 2016 en el Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Barcelona

Idiomas: español, catalán e inglés

Máster en Abogacía por la Universidad Oberta de Catalunya

EXPAND
M. Ángeles Jover Esteban

Secretary, Administration and Accounting.

PRACTICE AREAS

CRIMINAL OFFENCES

 

Crimes threatening life and physical and moral integrity

  • Murder, first-degree murder and homicide by negligence, abortion, injury and torture

 

Crimes against freedom

  • Illegal detention, kidnap, threats and coercion

 

Crimes against sexual freedom and indemnity

  • Sexual aggression, abuse and harassment

  • Crimes relating to prostitution and the corruption of minors

 

Crimes against privacy, right to freedom from injury to reputation and inviolability of domicile

  • Discovery and disclosure of secrets and unlawful entry

 

Offences against reputation

  • Calumny and insult

 

Crimes against family rights and duties

  • Child abduction and desertion of domicile

  • Non-payment of alimony

 

Crimes against property and against the socio-economic order

  • Larceny, theft, usurpation, misappropriation, criminal deception, bankruptcy involving criminal negligence, alteration of prices in public tenders and auctions and criminal damage

 

Crimes related to intellectual and industrial property, the market and consumers

 

Corporate crime

  • Unfair administration, false accounting, abuse of majority rights and imposition of detrimental agreements, denial of the right to information

 

Crimes of reception and laundering of funds

  

Public finance and Social Security offences

  • Tax evasion, subsidy fraud and Social Security fraud

 

Crimes against workers’ rights

  • Illegal trafficking of workforce, imposition of exploitative working conditions and offences in relation to industrial risk prevention (occupational accidents)

     

Crimes related to regional development and urban planning, the protection of historical heritage and the environment

  • Illegal constructions, unlicensed buildings, pollutant dumping and emissions

Crimes against public health

  • Issuing and sale of damaged or out of date medicines, alteration of the manufacture of medicines, adulteration of foodstuffs

  • Cultivation or production of or traffic in narcotic substances

 

Offences against road safety

  • Dangerous driving, driving under the influence of alcoholic drinks or toxic substances, driving without permit or licence and refusal to undergo tests to determine blood alcohol levels

 

Falsehoods

  • Counterfeiting currency, credit cards and stamped documents

  • Misrepresentation of facts in public, official, mercantile or private records

 

Crimes against public administration

  • Criminal misfeasance in public office by government employees.

  • Failure to prevent the commission of an offence

  • Non-provision of assistance

  • Bribery, influence peddling, misappropriation of public funds, fraud and extortion

  • Negotiations and activities prohibited to government employees

 

Crimes against the administration of justice

  • Judicial malfeasance

  • Failure to comply with the duty to prevent crimes

  • Arbitrary use of the law

  • False accusation and allegation

  • False testimony

  • Obstructing justice and professional misconduct

  • Breach of sentence

 

Offences relating to the exercise of fundamental rights and public liberties

 

Crimes against public order

  • Undermining of authority, its agents and public servants, resistance and disobedience

  • Public disorder

  • Illegal possession of weapons

 

Minor criminal offences, misdemeanours

 

COURTS

 

Investigating Courts throughout Spain

 

Criminal Courts and Provincial Courts throughout Spain

 

Jury Court

 

National High Court of Spain

 

Supreme Court of Spain

 

Juvenile Courts

 

Courts of Violence against Women

 

 

 

PRESS

La Vanguardia, 27/5/2016

Absueltos los dos mossos acusados en el caso Ester Quintana

http://www.lavanguardia.com/sucesos/20160527/402080935259/absueltos-moss...

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