Garrigues is unstinting in its commitment to supporting and promoting legal research and forging ties with the world of academia. Both activities are means with which to transfer the know-how, methodology and experience gained from professional practice to the world of training.
In November 2011, Garrigues reached an agreement with Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICAI-ICADE) to create the Garrigues Chair on the Modernization of Company Law, with the aim of promoting research into company law and examining the best ways to update Spanish corporate legislation in the European and global context of legal and economic operators. The Chair aims to become a benchmark in Spain for public and private debate and for research into company law.
The Garrigues Chair in Law and Business at Universidad de Zaragoza was also created in late 2011. This is the first Chair in Spain to consider legal and business concepts to be inextricably linked, with the aim of encouraging research and development of the law and its connection to the business community, by generating knowledge in the legal and economic areas most closely linked to business activity. The Chair awards the Garrigues Prize to students at the university each year.