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A professional limited liability company, Garrigues is owned by all of the Firm's practicing partners.
Partner status is open to all those professionals who, having practiced at the Firm, are promoted by the Partners’ Meeting at the proposal of the managing body. Partners may only hold one or two shares. None of the partners holds more than 2% of the Firm’s capital (something that sets our Firm apart from the rest).
The Partners’ Meeting is the Firm’s ultimate deliberating and decision-making body. The Firm’s management, administration and representation lies with its managing body, with the authority conferred on it by the law and its current bylaws.
Structure and governing and managing bodies
All Garrigues partners are members of the Partners’ Meeting, which, every four years has to elect and appoint the members of the Firm’s managing body, presided over by a sole director: the Firm’s Managing Partner, a position currently held by Fernando Vives.
The Managing Partner has to account to the Partners’ Meeting at least once a year. He is supported in his work by the following consultative bodies envisaged in the bylaws: the Senior Partner, the Board of Managing Partners, and the Professional Practice Committee, each with their own respective functions.
At present, the Senior Partner is Ricardo Gómez-Barreda, whose brief is to chair the Board of Managing Partners. Both the Managing Partner and the Senior Partner are full members of the Board, on which a total of 14 partners currently sit.