Javier Vidal-Quadras Trías de Bes
Partner in charge of the Civil Law and Litigation Area
Education: Graduate in Law (1984) from the University of Barcelona.
Professional experience and expertise: I am the co-founding partner of the firm and head of the Civil and Procedural Law department. My main activity is focussed on litigation and arbitration of contractual content, agency and distribution, inheritance and wills, mortgage, competition law, corporate lawsuits and lawsuits arising from the purchase and sale of companies, liability of directors, financial instruments, class actions, leases and bankruptcy law. Before founding AVQ, I practised at Torralba y Asociados and Garrigues Abogados, in the latter case as director of the Procedural Law department in the Barcelona office. I was an associate professor at the Abat Oliba University, the International University of Catalonia (UIC) and the ESADE Ramon Llull University. I currently teach Civil Litigation and Professional Ethics as part of the Master's Degree in Law at the Abat Oliba CEU University in Barcelona. I am a recognised expert in my field in the publications Best Lawyers and Chambers
Practice area: Crisis and conflicts Legal business and contracts Damages and liability Market and Competition Person, Company and Assets
Publications: Some contributions in law journals: "La presunción de uso del procedimiento ajeno patentado del artículo 61.2 de la Ley de Patentes", in General Law Review, NUM. 666, Valencia, March 2000, pp. 2299-2325; and "Arbitraje de organismos autónomos sobre publicidad engañosa", in the collective work Diccionario Terminológico del Arbitraje Nacional e Internacional Comercial y de Inversiones. Lima 2012.
Associations: Member of the Barcelona BAR Association (1988).
Languages: Spanish, Catalan and English