José María Michavila
Trustee, Norman Foster Foundation; Former Minister of Justice, Government of Spain, Madrid, Spain
José María Michavila holds two degrees in Contemporary History and Law. He holds a PhD in Economic Administrative Law and a postgraduate degree from the London School of Economics. He was professor of Administrative Law at the Complutense University of Madrid.
He is a founding partner of the law firm ‘MA ABOGADOS’ and of the Multi Family Office ‘MDF (Michavila de Fernando) Family Partners’. Between 1993 and 2004 he was a member of the National Executive Committee and a member of the Spanish Congress of Deputies. In March 2002 he was appointed Minister of Justice, becoming the youngest Minister of the Government. Since 2008 he has been a professor of Contemporary History in the Master’s Degree in Humanities at the UFV (Universidad Francisco de Vitoria).
Since 2012 he is also Elective Counselor of the Council of State. In 2018 he was recognized by the Gredos Awards for his solidarity activity.