Enrique Lucas Murillo de la Cueva

Managing partner – Bilbao


Graduate Law School, Universidad de Deusto, Biscay, Spain.

Professional career

Juris Doctor, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain.
Reader (Associate Professor) of Constitutional Law.
Professor (without tenure) of Constitutional Law.
On leave of absence from the Senior Body of State Civil Administrators.
Director of the Secretariat of Relations with Parliament in the Basque Government.
Secretary General of Legal Counsel for the Basque Government.
Chairman of the Legal Advisory Committee of the Basque Country.


He is a specialist in Constitutional and Regional Law and in Administrative Law.


Professor at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (1981 – 1984).
Professor at CES Cardenal Cisneros (1984 – 1985).
Professor at Universidad de Deusto (1991 – 1993 and 1997 – 2000).
Professor at the Basque Institute of Public Administration of Biscay (1993 – 2001).
Professor at Universidad del País Vasco (1990 to date).

Membership of Professional Bodies and Associations

Biscay Bar Association (2006)
Basque Academy of Law (2006)
Association of Spanish Constitution Experts (2003)
Basque Studies Society (2004)
Member of the Royal Bascongada Society of Friends of the Country




He is the author of numerous publications, including the following books:

El lehendakari, Basque Institute of Public Administration (IVAP), Oñati, 1990.
El lehendakari: organic-functional analysis, Civitas, Madrid, 1991.
The right of association, Tecnos, Madrid, 1996.
Equality and autonomy (competences over associations in constitutional jurisprudence), Civitas, Madrid, 1999.
Autonomous communities and European policy, Civitas, Madrid, 2000.
Crisis and renewal of the Economic Agreement, Foundation Ad Concordiam, Bilbao, 2005.
The challenge of regional provisions and resolutions before the Constitutional Court, IVAP, Oñati, 2005.


“The Reservation to the Constitutional Court of the jurisdictional control of the Basque fiscal norms and the creation of the conflict in defence of the autonomous autonomy against the laws of the State”. In The jurisdictional privilege of the Basque tax regulations. IDP. Madrid, 2010.
“ The Historical Territories Law: state of the question ”, Thomson-Aranzadi in The foral normative power of the crossroads: constitutional fit, fiscal model and economic crisis , Thomson-Aranzadi, Cizur Menor, 2013.
Commentary on the First Additional Provision of the Constitution in Commentary on the Spanish Constitution, 40th anniversary 1978-2018. Tiranta Lo Blanch, Valencia 2018.
Commentary on articles 57autonomous control authorities) and 59( Treatments contrary to the Regulation (UE) 2016/679, In Commentary to the General Data Protection Regulation and the Organic Law on the Protection of Personal Data and guarantee of digital rights, Thomson-Reuters Aranzadi 2019, en prensa.


“The jurisdictional guarantee of the Economic Agreement”, JADO- Bulletin of the Basque Academy of Law , (ISSN 1888-0525), 2009.
“The simple majority in the adoption of agreements of the General Council of the Judicial Power ”. Dykinson. Law, company and society magazine, 2014.
“ Human rights and health care before the European Court of Human Rights ”. Law and Health Magazine . Vol. 29 ext. XXVIII Congress 2019.


Public Authorities


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  • 2019

Best Lawyers 2021 (since 2015).Administrative Law

Best Lawyers 2020 (since 2015).Administrative Law

Best Lawyers 2019 (since 2015). Administrative Law

The Legal 500 2019. Public Law