Josep MARIA Paret Planas

He has over 25 years’ experience in legal advice and in the defense and prosecution of criminal proceedings followed by crimes related to business activity.


My experience as a lawyer began when I joined Cuatrecasas in April 1991, to develop the newly created specialty of Economic Criminal Law. In 2000, I began to lead this practice in the Barcelona office, and was appointed department manager. A few years later, I became a fee-paying partner, a position that I held until May 2019. During this period I have intervened as a director lawyer, sometimes as a prosecutor and sometimes as a defender, in particularly complex criminal proceedings of great public notoriety in courts throughout the country, and later all kinds of crimes related to business activity (crimes against the Public Treasury, crimes related to public and private corruption in business, crimes against property and the economic order, crimes against intellectual and industrial property, crimes against the environment and crimes against safety at work resulting in homicide and injuries, etc.). My legal expertise has allowed me to work with several Ibex 35 companies, with multinationals and with medium-sized companies that are leaders in their respective sectors, and to advise on highly complex legal issues, both in criminal proceedings already initiated and in preventive advice related to corporate criminal liability (corporate defense and compliance) and to the avoidance of criminal liability of directors and managers. Recommended by the main legal directories since their first editions (Chambers, Best Lawyers).


Construction, industrial, services, technologies, banking and financial, administration and public sector companies.



During all this time I have combined my activity as a lawyer with academic activity, obtaining the title of Doctor in Criminal Law and giving lectures in various legal and business forums. Lecturer of the subject of criminal litigation in the Master’s Degree at the Faculty of Law of the Pompeu Fabra University.


Spanish, Catalan, French and English.