• We are Terraqui
  • We are Terraqui
  • We are Terraqui
  • We are Terraqui
  • We are Terraqui

Founded in 1996, Terraqui is a law firm specialized in environmental law.

We bring a blend of legal expertise in environmental legislation issues, standing out in the area of waste, natural resources, territory and urban planning as well as in public procurement.

We have consolidated our experience addressing mainly to clients of the environmental sector.

We provide legal advice to achieve on environmental management, on administrative, civil and criminal liability, and offer training in environmental matters.

At Terraqui, we generate legal knowledge applied to the needs of our customers. Terraqui walk with you to meet your environmental challenges.

Services

Our knowledge about environmental law allows us to advise, defend and train our customers. Since 1996 we work with companies, specially in the environmental sector, governments, special interest groups and academic institutions.

We offer comprehensive advice

We provide legal advice to achieve on environmental management, on administrative, civil and criminal liability, and offer training in environmental matters.

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  • We help our clients to anticipate and solve unforeseen legal challenges that appear in your daily management, and provide counselling on environment issues. We help to prevent environmental risks and to improve the management in your company.
  • We work to legalize activities and obtain the necessary permits
  • We are always near by, informing of the changes of the legislation with environmental incidence that can affect your activity. We offer a fee service to orientate the organization in the fulfilment of the law and to save extra economic costs.
  • We provide legal advice on drafting legislation and assist our customer in his relation with the legislative process.
  • We give legal counselling to Sustainable Business Organizations

 

We do defense

Terraqui works to support our clients’ best interest by administrative procedure or before Court.

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Often discrepancies occur between the specific authority that leads environmental normative aspects or related and the way the activity is developed. Terraqui works to support our clients’ best interest by administrative procedure or before Court.

Administrative defence
  • We work with environmental records (such as pollution, waste, water, natural resources, mining activities).
  • We appeal to obtain permits.
  • We manage claims on environmental taxation, public procurement and state aid.
  • Non-observance of European law is raised to the Community authorities.
Legal defence before courts

We offer counsel and defence our clients before contentious administrative, criminal, civil proceedings:

  • Fines, cessation of activities, inactivity of a public administration body, protection of fundamental rights.
  • Crimes against natural resources and environment.
  • Preventing and reminding environmental damages, emission and immission approach.
  • Breaches of Community law before the Court of Justice of the European Union.

 

We offer training

The dynamism of environmental law – the most changing within administrative law– forces us to constantly update our legal knowledge. We apply this information on our advisory work and defence, but also we transfer it to academic institutions and other organizations where we direct customized training.

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Expertise:

  • Universitat de Barcelona
  • Universitat Rovira i Virgili
  • UOC
  • Escola d’Administració Pública
  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • Universitat de Girona
  • Cambra de Comerç de Barcelona.
In-Company training for Organizations

The legal aspects directly affect the environmental management of organizations. It is therefore important to have specialized and up to date training that enables decision-makers to keep abreast of technical and legal obligations incorporated to their activities. Terraqui provides specific training in policy with environmental impact adapted to each organization.

Founded in 1996, Terraqui is a law firm specialized in environmental law. We bring a blend of legal expertise in environmental legislation issues, standing out in the area of waste, natural resources, territory and urban planning as well as in public procurement.

Team

At Terraqui we are characterized by an upgrade spirit, by a demanding accuracy of the legal criteria and by clear vocation for environmental law.

We love this job because it involves working with professionals from different sectors and because each case is a challenge that requires us to keep up.

At Terraqui the activity of lawyers goes beyond their own work in the office, because we understand the importance of knowing in-depth and on-site our clients activity and thus provide the most appropriate legal solution to their needs.

Christian Morron

Christian Morron Lingl

Lawyer, Bachelor of Law from the University of Barcelona (LLB 1990).

Rigorous study of each case, perseverance, continuous updating of environmental law and full involvement with customers are the sources on which I founded Terraqui and keep on maintaining its spirit.

Founder of Terraqui (January 1996), and he is the coordinator of his team and collaborators.
Founder of the Environmental Law Section (1992) at the Barcelona Bar Association (ICAB), he was the Secretary until 1995 and Chairman until 2002. Secretary of the Fundación Forum Ambiental Board of Trustees since 2007. Member of several associations and organizations related to environmental management.
He conducts many courses; he is a conference speaker and author of articles on environmental legal topics since 1993.

Laia Soriano-Montagut Jené

Laia Soriano-Montagut Jené

Ms. Soriano is member of the Association of the Bar of the city of Barcelona (ICAB). She received in 2000 a LL.B. from the University of Lleida, Catalonia (Spain); a Master degree in Urban Planning and Real Estate at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Catalonia (Spain), in 2001; and a Professional Master of Territorial and Urbanistic studies, with Technician Town Planner Diploma by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and the Public Administration School of Catalonia, in 2009.

My global analytic spirit has taught me that details are the key to conflict resolution

Laia Soriano-Montagut Jené has 10 years of professional practice, mainly in the local and autonomic public administrations. Ms. Soriano focuses her practice in administrative, territorial and urban planning Law.

Gemma Modolell i Boira

Gemma Modolell i Boira

Ms. Modolell received Law degree from the Universitat of Barcelona, Catalonia, (Spain), in 1996 and an LL.M. from the University of Edinburgh (U.K.), in1998.

My career path on National as well as European affairs, and my knowledge of administrative, public sector procurement and environmental law, allows me to offer a global advice to our clients on how to implement regulations that affect their companies from an strategic perspective

Gemma Modolell i Boira has a wide experience working in the Public Sector offering legal advice to international, national and local organizations.
Before joining Terraqui, Ms. Modolell worked as a Head of the Procurement and Legal Counsel department of the Waste Agency of Catalonia (Spain), for more than 8 years.
Her experience includes also the position of Legal Advice to the Ministry on the Environment in international environmental matters during the Spanish presidency of the European Union, in 2002. Moreover, Ms. Modolell is a Legal Consultant for European projects regarding the development and implementation of the Environmental Community Law.

Alexandra Farbiarz Mas

Alexandra Farbiarz Mas

Ms. Farbiarz received her degree in Sociology from the Universitat of Barcelona, Catalonia, (Spain), in 1997 following a LL.M. specialising in Biotechnology and Environment Scientific Communication at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in 2000. She has enlarged her knowledge receiving a LL.B. in Life Coaching from Escuela Coach Creativo , in 2009.

Articulation of different perspectives of communication and the development of productive dialogues allow me to search for and built up a creative and an effective communication.

Alexandra Farbiarz is an expert in communication, training and coaching.
Specialized in improving interaction for organizations and individuals, has over more than 10 years of experience as head of the Communications Department in public and private sector, mainly in the field of engineering and environment.