Máster Universitario en Abogacía + Curso de especialización en Derecho Penal económico

Junto al Máster en Abogacía, el Curso de Especialización en Derecho Penal Económico se adentra en esta especialidad dentro del derecho penal, cuya elaboración no se limita al desarrollo y al estudio de los delitos considerados económicos, sino que también se ha extendido a aspectos metodológicos: la extensión del derecho penal económico, su fundamento conceptual, el desarrollo técnico y teórico sobre aspectos de la parte general del derecho penal económico, la medida en la que la sanción penal se extiende a conductas que implican la infracción de normas esenciales en la vida económica, y especialmente en la responsabilidad de la empresa respecto al mercado y a la administración, y en la responsabilidad de quienes tienen deberes de fidelidad respecto a los intereses de la misma empresa

doble advocacia + derecho penal
Official Master's Degree in Legal Profession + Master's Degree (Lifelong Learning) in Taxation and Tax Consultancy
Course title

Official Master’s Degree in the Legal Profession + Master’s Degree (Lifelong Learning) in Taxation and Tax Consultancy 

Academic area

Law and Political Science 

Duration / Credits

16 months
150 ECTS

Official Quality Certification - AQU



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Student profile 

Law graduates who wish to practise law and specialise in the field of taxation and tax consultancy.

Admissions and enrolment

Application via website, submission of documentation and formalisation of admission at the University.

Calendar and timetables

From October 2022 to June 2024
Monday to Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. / Friday from 3:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

Academic Calendar

Official Master’s Degree in the Legal Profession

The private university with the most experience in the field of law in Catalonia.

Why study at UAO CEU?

1. Professional focus

Law 34/2006, of 30 October, which regulates access to the professions of lawyer and court attorneys, introduced the requirement of a professional qualification in addition to a degree prior to registration with Professional Associations.

This additional training consists of taking an entrance exam (qualifying exam), after passing 60 ECTS credits of training courses accredited by the Ministry of Justice and 30 ECTS credits of supervised placements.

In order to adapt to this new regulatory framework for the teaching of Law and preparation for the practice of the legal profession, Abat Oliba CEU University provides the additional training now required by the law, integrating subjects directly related to the practice of the profession and other cross-cutting subjects that are particularly important (such as deontology, negotiation and training in the values of equality and respect for human rights).

The Master’s Degree (Lifelong Learning) in Taxation and Tax Consultancy will give you all the tools you need to enter this profession fully prepared to succeed. With high-quality teaching staff, comprised of members of the finest law firms and consultancy firms in Spain, as well as members of the various Spanish tax administrations.

2. Experience

We have been training legal experts since 1973. The private university with the most experience in the field of law in Catalonia.  

3. Preparation to practise as a lawyer

All students of the master’s are given personalised access to the Legal Quiz by Editorial Lefebvre (a database with more than 1,500 multiple-choice questions from the bar exam) and two digital books: Memento acceso a la abogacía and Memento ejercicio profesional de la abogacía.

4. Methodology

The Master’s Degree in the Legal Profession is taught using a combined system that includes three simultaneous methodologies: 

  • Lectures by renowned jurists
  • Case study discussion seminars based on real-life scenarios
  • Workshops to study practical and communicative skills and abilities
5. Teaching staff

Teaching staff comprising academics, lawyers, judges and other legal professionals selected for their background, prestige and teaching skills. 

6. Employability and the international focus

The average employment rate for those who have completed postgraduate studies at UAO CEU is 95%. Our students acquire the linguistic and cultural knowledge they need to work anywhere in the world.

7. Information resources

The Library Service is designed to support study and research with the primary objective of meeting students’ educational and scientific needs. It has ample opening hours, even on weekends, with the best IT facilities.

UAO CEU also offers a large digital repository containing open-access publications derived from the teaching, research and institutional activities by the university’s teaching staff, students and alumni.


Legal Profession

Taxation and Tax Consultancy Syllabus  

Teaching staff


Classes in the Official Master’s Degree in the Legal Profession are taught by experts and professionals with proven teaching or professional experience, and have been chosen for their recognised prestige and specialisation in the field of the legal profession:


Academic Management of the Master’s

José Ramón Agustina Sanllehí
Full professor of Criminal Law and Criminology.

Academic Coordination

Isabel Arias Díez
Degree in Law from the UB. Master’s Degree in Business Law from UAO CEU. Lawyer at Tornos Abogados



ICAB Coordination

Jesús María Sánchez García. Member of the ICAB Governing Board, Regulations and Delegations Committee.

Advisory board

  • José María Fuster Fabra. PhD in Law from the University of Barcelona. Partner of counsel at Fuster-Fabra Abogados.
  • Juan Antonio Roger. Partner and director of the Commercial Law Department at Foro Legal Abogados.
  • Esaú Alarcón. Lawyer at Gibernau Asesores.

Teaching staff

  • Jordi Agustí. Former Supreme Court Judge.
  • Juan Antonio Pérez Rivarés. Partner at Uría & Menéndez.
  • Christian Herrera Petrus. Partner at Herrera Abogados.
  • Enrique Rovira del Canto. Judge at the Provincial Court of Barcelona
  • Ignacio Ripol Carulla. Partner at Overseas Law Practice.
  • José María Fuster-Fabra. Managing partner at Fuster-Fabra Abogados.
  • Juan Antonio Roger Gamir. Foro Legal.
  • Jacinto Gimeno Valentín-Gamazo. Lawyer.
  • Isabel Arias Díez. Tornos Abogados.
  • José María Rojí. Partner at CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo.
  • Adolfo Lucas Esteve. Associate Professor of Civil Law at UAO CEU and substitute judge at the Barcelona Provincial Court.
  • Enrique Bacigalupo. Judge emeritus of the Supreme Court.
  • Javier Vidal-Quadras. Partner at Amat & Vidal-Quadras.
  • Alfonso del Castillo. Lawyer at Cuatrecasas.
  • Álex Farreres. Partner at Uría & Menéndez.
  • Jordi Bertomeu García. Lawyer.
  • Enrique García Echegoyen. Lawyer.
  • Marcos Espuny Garrigues. Lawyer.
  • Ezequiel Miranda. Cortés Abogados.
  • Pablo Nuevo. Professor of Constitutional Law at UAO CEU.
  • Carmen Parra. Professor of International Law at UAO CEU.
  • Jesús Sánchez. Lawyer. Member of ICAB’s Governing Board.
  • Carlos Pérez del Valle. Professor of Criminal Law and Dean of the San Pablo CEU University. Former Supreme Court Lawyer.
  • Enrique García Echegoyen. Lawyer and president of the ICAB Training Committee.
  • Enrique Rovira del Canto. Judge at the Provincial Court of Barcelona
  • José Luis del Olmo. Associate professor of Marketing and Sales Management at UAO CEU.
  • Marc Molins. Partner at Molins & Parés Abogados.
  • Rosa M. Foix Miralles. Lawyer.
  • Lídia Pérez. Lawyer.
  • Cristina Rodríguez-Obiols. Lawyer at MDA & Lexartis.
  • Esaú Alarcón. Lawyer at Gibernau Asesores.
  • Julio Naveira. Dean of the Mataró Bar Association. Former president of Consell de l'Advocacia Catalana.
  • José Mª Fernández Seijo. Judge at the Provincial Court of Barcelona
  • Juan José Guardia. Director of studies of the Degree in Law at UAO CEU.
  • Juan Manuel de Castro. Lawyer at RCD Abogados. Commercial Magistrate on leave.
  • Elena Tarragona. Lawyer at Ramón y Cajal Abogados.
  • Antonio Sánchez Gervilla. Partner at SANGER Abogados.
  • Ana Campuzano. Full professor of Commercial Law at San Pablo CEU University.
  • Jerónimo Maíllo. Professor of Community Law at San Pablo CEU University.


Academic Management

Alberto Artamendi. Lawyer in the tax law department of Uría Menéndez.

Academic Coordination

Juan Oliba Privat. Lawyer specialising in tax procedures at Crowe Spain.

Juan Ramón Ramos Raich. Former Partner of PwC for 20 years and former CEO of PwC Business Advisors.

Teaching staff

  • Silvia Cano Arteseros. Inspector and Coordinator at the Tax Agency of Catalonia. PhD in Law.
  • Jaime Vizcaino. Secretary of the Economic Administrative Court of Catalonia.
  • Nuria Cabre Plana. Partner at Garrigues.
  • Jaume Cornudella Marques. Former inspector with the Spanish State Tax Administration Agency. Partner in charge of Tax Procedures at Pwc.
  • Sergio Gonzalez-Anta. Partner at KPMG.
  • Alberto Artamendi Gutiérrez. Lawyer in the tax law department of Uría Menéndez.
  • Oliver Ayoso Mena. Practising lawyer.
  • Patricia Bonet Macías. Lawyer at Net Craman Abogados.
  • Joana Coll Gomilla. Lawyer in the tax law department of Uría Menéndez.
  • Juan Francisco Corona Ramón. Tax advisor, financial analyst and accounts auditor. PhD in Economics and Business Sciences and Professor of Applied Economics.
  • Pablo Espolita. Senior Associate of Private Client & Wealth Management at Cuatrecasas.
  • Lluis Esquerra. Lawyer and TAB Arbitrator. President of the Commercial Law Section of the Barcelona Bar Association.
  • Sergio Gonzalez-Anta Rodríguez-Orta. Partner in the People Services Area of KPMG.
  • Javier Grávalos Olivella. Partner at Ortega Condomines and Tax Inspector (on leave of absence).
  • Jordi Hernandez Pomes. Head of Corporate Tax Services and International Tax at KPMG.
  • Jaume Menendez Fernández. Vice-President of the Economics and Taxation Committee at Foment del Treball Nacional.
  • Jaime López. Partner at RSM ES
  • Juan Oliba Privat. Lawyer specialising in tax proceedures at Crowe Spain.
  • Quim Oses. National Director of Tax Functions at Lidl Supermercados S.A.U.
  • Marilo Pardo Serrano. Practising lawyer.
  • Jaume Perellò. Partner of the tax department of Cases i La Cambra.
  • David Ramirez. Partner in charge of M&A at PwC Tax & Legal Services.
  • Juan Ramón Ramos Raich. Former Partner of PwC for 20 years and former CEO of PwC Business Advisors.
  • Ramón Vilarroig. President of the Economic Administrative Court of Castelló.


Career opportunities


Students who obtain the Official Master’s Degree in the Legal Profession from Abat Oliba CEU University will be able to pursue a career in the practice of law in various fields, either in law firms or providing legal consulting to businesses.

Students who obtain the Master’s Degree (Lifelong Learning) in Taxation and Tax Consultancy will be able to go on to work in large national and international law firms and consultancy firms operating in Spain. They can work as internal tax advisors for national and multinational companies operating in Spain, as well as external tax advisors and managers, and they can pursue careers in the civil service (as inspectors or tax administration technicians with the State Tax Administration Agency or in the various regional or local tax administrations).

Thanks to our collaborations with various professional tax and tax consultancy bodies, students have the chance to take part in professional work placements.


Fees and scholarships


On-site students: €15,795*
*Price valid for the 2024–2025 academic year.

Tuition fees correspond, solely and exclusively, to the provision of teaching as part of the programme enrolled on, and this is the only service offered in exchange for the payment of those fees. By enrolling, the student accepts that decisions made by the competent authorities may, directly or indirectly, render it necessary to carry out teaching, tutoring, work placements or assessment tests either in person or via distance learning.

The student accepts that they remain obliged to pay any such fees in full even if, for reasons beyond the control of the University, some of the educational activities included in the degree cannot be carried out as initially provided for in the course guides at the beginning of the academic year. If restrictions are part in place, the University will provide the student with a guarantee that the activity will be rescheduled when possible, taking into consideration the interests of the student and any other applicable academic criteria.


Once you have formalised reservation of your place, the remaining amount can be paid in the following ways:

  • One-off payment

    A one-off payment entitles you to a discount of 3% on tuition fees.

  • Payment by instalments

    In 3 instalments in the first year and 2 instalments in the second year.


  • Monthly payments

    10 instalments with special 0% interest financing. This also entitles students to a discount of 3% on tuition fees.

  • Other financing agreements

    With Banco Santander, CaixaBank, BBVA and Banc Sabadell. This also entitles students to a discount of 3% on tuition fees.

  • Cancel your place after reservation

    Students have until 21 June to cancel their reserved place. This way, you can book your place now and be free to cancel if your circumstances change*
    *Deadline for cancelling subject to changes in the official enrolment calendar


Master’s and Postgraduate Department
Bellesguard, 30. 08022 Barcelona
Tel. +34 93 253 72 03
[email protected]

Quality and regulation



Thanks to our collaborations with various professional tax and tax consultancy bodies, students have the chance to take part in professional work placements.

This profile includes:

  • Graduates in Law, Business Administration and Management, Business Sciences, Economics or other degrees with similar or related content who have just completed their university studies and who wish to work or specialise in the field of tax law.

  • Professionals who wish to reorient their career towards tax consultancy or related areas.

  • Professionals working in related areas or where they come into contact with tax law (e.g. accounting or human resources) and who wish to broaden their knowledge in this area in order to advance as professionals, provide advice with a comprehensive overview or respond autonomously to the challenges that taxation poses in their area of work.


This programme is aimed at lawyers who wish to have a specialised view of the new risks faced by institutions. In addition to enabling students to go on to practise law, this dual programme offers students the necessary tools to solve the problems that taxation poses in economic flows in an autonomous, solvent and rigorous way.

This main objective is achieved through the following sub-objectives:

  • An understanding of the functioning of the Spanish tax system as a whole and the specific taxes that comprise it, as well as the principles and foundations on which they are based.
  • Developing the ability to identify, understand and interpret the applicable rules and existing administrative and legal decisions that are relevant to the solution of specific legal problems, as well as the ability to relate and connect them to each other in order to arrive at reasonable solutions.
  • Familiarisation with and fluency in the preparation and drafting of tax assessments and self-assessments, procedural texts and legal reports.
  • Understanding the specific problems of clients in order to carry out resolution-oriented tax planning or advice.
  • Respect for the ethical and deontological principles that should govern all professional practice.



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