Garrigues Partners’ Meeting names Fernando Vives and Ricardo Gómez-Barreda as the Firm’s new Managing Partners
Meeting in Alicante, Garrigues’ partners have approved the appointments of Fernando Vives and Ricardo Gómez-Barreda as the Managing Partners of the Firm, a position they will take up on September 1. The new Managing Partners are set to take over from José María Alonso and Miguel Gordillo, whose tenure at the helm of the Firm over the last nine years has been characterized by continuous growth, the consolidation of the Firm’s commanding position in Spain, and international expansion.
Their time in charge has seen Garrigues take its place as the country’s top law firm in terms of billings and professional headcount. In 2000, the year in which José María Alonso and Miguel Gordillo took up the reins at Garrigues-Andersen, some 700 people worked at the Firm and billings stood at Ptas. 16,300 million (close to €98 million). Nine years down the line, the Firm is set to close FY2009 with professional fee revenues of over €330 million, and headcount at the Firm has now passed the 2,600-mark.
Fernando Vives and Ricardo Gómez-Barreda are due to take up office on September 1, following long and successful professional careers at Garrigues.