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Name: Xavier Jordana Rossell
Firm Name: Xavier Jordana Advocats
Country: Andorra
Expertise: Business Law

Telephone: +376 807030
Fax: +376 807035
Email: [email protected]

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Professional Biography:

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.