Garrigues has been named the top firm of the year in Spain by Chambers Europe, in the awards ceremony held yesterday in Milan. The award is the result of research by the independent British publication Chambers & Partners for the annual edition of its prestigious European directory, in which the opinion of clients is crucial.
Garrigues has received four awards at the Latin Lawyers Awards for its role as legal advisor on four major projects in Latin America, all led by the banking and finance practice. The Garrigues team in Chile won two awards: the best financial restructuring of the year and the best funding under ESG criteria; Peru won another award for the best project finance in the infrastructure sector; and the fourth award was for the best energy project finance, advised by the Garrigues team in Portugal.
Garrigues has won the award for the leading M&A firm in Iberia in 2022. This accolade is given each year by Mergermarket, one of the top specialized global M&A publications, recognizing the work of legal and financial advisers on the biggest deals of the year in Europe. This is the fourth time Garrigues has won the award.
Garrigues has been doubly recognized as firm of the year in Spain in the categories of tax disputes and indirect tax. The publication International Tax Review (ITR), which covers tax news from firms across the globe, has granted these awards in the context of the EMEA Tax Awards, held yesterday in London and attended by the most noteworthy European firms and lawyers in the tax field.
Garrigues was again one of the biggest winners at the sixth edition of the Expansión Legal Awards for Excellence in Business Law Practice, hosted by the daily financial newspaper Expansión.
Garrigues has added another regional award to its collection after being named Infrastructure Law Firm of the Year: Southern Cone by financial publication Latin Finance at the Project & Infrastructure Finance Awards, which recognize the best Latin American projects and finance deals in the infrastructure sector. Six financing deals advised on by Garrigues, in the specific areas of social infrastructure, digital infrastructure and telecoms, energy and ports, were also winners.
Garrigues has been awarded first prize as the best Latam Local Legal Adviser of the year by the publication specializing in project and infrastructure finance IJ Global, which acknowledges the work of legal advisers in large transactions every year in North and Latin America. Five projects advised by Garrigues in the transport and power sectors were also awarded prizes.
Garrigues was named the Team of the Year for the Andean States in banking and finance law by the International Financial Law Review (IFLR), which each year selects the best deals carried out in the Americas. In choosing the winners, the IFLR Editorial Committee takes into account the cross-border element, as well as innovation and the valuation of the companies involved.
In Spain, Garrigues has received two law firm of the year awards for its copyright advisory services and industrial property agency services, and in Portugal, it won the law firm of the year award in the advisory and contentious category
Garrigues has received the award for the “Most Innovative Law Firm of Continental Europe’ in the ‘FT Innovative Lawyers Awards’ organized each year by the prestigious newspaper Financial Times and the specialized consultant RSG Consulting. The awards ceremony was held for the first time as a virtual gala, which accentuated the importance of the role of collaboration in a year marked by the COVID-19 public health crisis.