Juan Ignacio Xiberta


A strong advocate of preventive advice. Lawyers have to solve problems. In any conflict situation, whenever possible, an agreement must be reached. Teamwork is essential. Every conversation with a colleague leads to an avenue to be explored in order to find the best legal option.

The biggest challenges: To work well, to be useful and to provide value to our clients.


Practising lawyer since 1993 and expert in environmental law. He advises industrial companies, waste manager plants, business associations and public administrations on all types of matters related to waste, water, odours, noise, environmental licences and authorisations, accidents, environmental liability procedures. He coordinates the criminal law team in matters involving crimes against the environment.

Bodies to which he belongs:

Member of the Barcelona Bar Association.


With more than 25 years of experience in environmental advice, he leads this speciality at LIFE Abogados.

He pursues his professional practice in advising both the Public Sector and companies, associations and managers in all types of matters: sanctioning, obtaining and modifying licences, negotiations with the environmental authorities, civil lawsuits with environmental implications, development of waste management strategies, etc.

Languages: Spanish, English and Catalan.

He holds a degree in Law from Universidad de Barcelona. Master in International Business Law from the University of Hull (England) where he specialised in environmental law. His dissertation on EMAS was published in the European Environmental Law Review.

Teaching, publications, conferences

He frequently participates in courses, masters, conferences, round tables and debates and regularly publishes articles in environmental journals. He has a blog on current events in the field, which he combines with the firm’s blog.