Maïtena Manciet Fouchier

Maïtena Manciet Fouchier began her professional career as a lawyer in 1986, after working in the academic sector at the Université des Sciences Sociales de Nice. Her practice focuses on corporate and public law matters. She holds a Ph.D. in Private Law and a Master’s Degree in Law and Economy from the Université de Droit et de Sciences Economiques (Nice, France). She speaks fluent English, Catalan, French and Spanish.

Firm Overview:

Montel & Manciet Advocats was founded in 1992 and since the beginning it has been dedicated to integral and multidisciplinary legal counselling for both individuals and enterprises, with wide experience in outstanding domestic and cross-border transactions.

In continuous adaptation to the market, Montel & Manciet Advocats has a strong commitment to its clients in the development of their activities in Andorra and abroad. Its highly qualified team has a diverse and complementary academic background and professional experience abroad, and is engaged in rendering an efficient and dynamic service to its clients.

Xavier Jordana Rossell

Graduate in Law (University of Barcelona). Prime Assitant in the Notary’s Office in Andorra (1984-1985). Mayor (1984-1985). Judge for Civil and Commercial matters/Examining Magistrate (1986-1993). Member of the Governing body of the Andorran Bar Association (1998-2002). Appointed by the Andorran Government as member of the “Superior Commission of Finances” (1998-2004). Member and President of the “Institut Nacional Andorrà de Finances” (INAF), the sole authority in the supervision and control of the andorran financial and banking system (2005-2007). Minister for urban development and town and country planning (2007-2009). Lawyer in practice since 1996.

Practice Areas:

General Business Law. Dispute Resolution. Last year I worked in important transactions and legal proceedings in the Principality of Andorra.

Professional Memberships:

Head. Senior and Managing Partner.

Firm Overview:

Established in 1997 by Xavier Jordana, during recent years the firm has consolidated its presence in the Principality of Andorra, with a strict focus on the practice of law in the three principal branches: civil (including mercantile and employment), criminal (particularly financial and matters of prevention of money laundering) and administrative.

The firm offers personal service and advice, keeping up a very close and continuous relationship with their clients. It has acted in several important operations, taking advantage of rigorous working standards and a thorough knowledge of Andorran law and society, in which significant changes are taking place.

One of the firm’s important features is its capacity and skill in dealing with cases individually and in an overall context, applying the most appropriate focus and personalised solutions.

The firm concentrates on independence, rigour and reliability in its work and in personal and professional ethics. The office works as a top-quality legal boutique and all the members are committed to compliance with common principles and objectives, such as quality work, loyalty in personal treatment, punctual information to the clients and persistence in achieving results.

There are three lawyers and one legal counsel in the firm: Xavier Jordana, Senior and Managing Partner, Sònia Ruiz and Maria José Párraga, associates, and Manuel Moragón, recently joined the firm this year, as legal counsel.

Xavier Jordana qualified in 1983 at Barcelona University (Spain). His experience includes being Judicial Secretary in the Courts of Andorra, Prime Assistant in the Notary’s Office in Andorra, Mayor, Examining Magistrate / Judge for civil and commercial matters, Member of the governing body of the Andorran Bar Association, Member of the Superior Finances Commission (a public body with competence in the prevention of money laundering), President of the National Institute of Finances (INAF), the highest authority in supervision and control of the Andorran financial and banking system, Minister of Town & Country Planning and Environment in the Government of Andorra (2007/2009). His career and his long experience and background in different fields (both public and private) make him one of the most accomplished lawyers in Andorra, able to act as a truly global jurist in both the ambit of public law and the context of private law and also in the courts, before all jurisdictions and in matters of all kinds.

Sònia Ruiz graduated from Lleida University (Spain) in 1996. Postgraduate course in Andorran Law at the Andorran University. Lawyer in practice with the firm since 1998, in the areas of criminal law (especially defense in financial cases and money laundering matters), civil law (property conflicts between private parties and between public corporations), family (divorces) and inheritance matters. She also handles bankruptcy.

Maria José Párraga graduated in Law from the National University of Distance Education (UNED) in 2004. After setting up Lextoday in 2011 she joined the firm in 2013, working in the areas of civil (especially senior executive employment), mercantile and company law, with a special emphasis on foreign investment in Andorra.

Manuel Moragón graduated in Law from Castilla – La Mancha, Toledo (Spain) University in 2006, and followed that up with his training on the judiciary and working as a legal counsel. He joined the firm in 2017, working in the areas of civil law (inheritance matters), criminal and commercial law.

Daniel Arqués i Tomàs

Daniel Arqués i Tomàs is a Managing Partner of the firm Arqués Ribert Junyer Advocats. He obtained his degree in Law at the University of Navarra (Spain) and joined the firm in 1989, of which he is today responsible for the area of mercantile and tax. His professional training also includes the certificate of Trademark Agent (Government of Andorra – 1996), a module on international taxation (ESADE – 2000), and a postgraduate degree in financial management (Uda and UdL – 2007/8). Mr Arqués served on the Governing Board of the Andorran Bar from 1995 to 2002 and has been a contributing professor to the postgraduate course in Andorran Law since 2002. He speaks Catalan, Spanish and English.

Firm Overview:

Arqués Ribert Junyer Advocats was established in Andorra la Vella in 1964 by the attorney Josep Maria Arqués Campillo. The firm is run by three managing partners and has a team of 16 lawyers and legal advisors. The firm has been ranked yearly by Chambers Global and Chambers Europe as the leading company in General Business Law since 2006; its three managing partners being ranked likewise. The firm mainly advises companies and individuals on family assets, and provides them with advice in the corporate, tax, mercantile, town planning, labour, IP, regulatory, financial and corporate finance areas. The international clients of the firm include banks, financial institutions and multinational corporations with interests in the Principality as well as other law firms which act on behalf of their clients. In January 2012, the firm opened an office in Barcelona (Spain), where five lawyers work in the regulatory, financial, corporate, tax and mercantile areas.