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The accolade recognizes the Firm’s commitment to legal developments in Latin America

Garrigues’ online courses to Latin American judges awarded at the Managing Partners’ Forum Awards 2009

10/21/2009

Garrigues won the “Best Learning Programme” at the MPF European Practice Management Awards held yesterday night at The Marriot Hotel in London. The Firm was also the second finalist in the categories “Use of Technology” for Logalty and “Management of Knowledge” for its Insolvency Extranet.

Garrigues won the “Best Learning Programme” at the MPF European Practice Management Awards held yesterday night at The Marriot Hotel in London. The Firm was also the second finalist in the categories “Use of Technology” for Logalty and “Management of Knowledge” for its Insolvency Extranet.

The Awards judges, who are leading international management consultants or experts, considered the online accounting courses developed and taught by Garrigues partners as one of the most innovative initiatives in Europe. The free two-month, on-line accounting course for 30 judges from eight Latin American countries is Garrigues contribution to the World Bank’s Global Development

Learning Network (GDLN) training program of high-level civil servants in Latin America. The project is carried out by the Garrigues Foundation through CEDDET (Distance Learning Center for Economic and Technological Progress), a foundation that is the node for the GDLN in Spain. The aim is to improve judges’ understanding of basic accounting so they can better grasp insolvency and restructuring matters.

Garrigues’ co-managing partners, Fernando Vives and Ricardo Gómez-Barreda, expressed their satisfaction at the award, “which recognizes our Firm’s ability to share its unique knowledge and experience with Latin American countries, contributing to their economic and social development”
Garrigues was also second finalist in the categories “Use of Technology” and “Management of Knowledge” for Logalty and its Insolvency Extranet. The former is a joint venture between Garrigues and T-Systems that enables contracts to be signed securely over the internet. The latter is a web 2.0-type IT platform that has become the most comprehensive and dynamic knowledge database in the area of insolvency and out-of-court restructurings in the Spanish legal market.

First introduced in 2002, MPF´s awards are the only awards focusing on the full range of management disciplines within professional services firms in Europe. The awards aim to recognize the most noteworthy contributions in management that range from marketing, HR, technology, finance, facilities, knowledge management, best brand and leadership, amongst others.

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  • Javier Ybáñez, partner in charge of Garrigues’ Corporate/Commercial Law practice area, yesterday night at The Marriot Hotel in London with the prize.