Garrigues’ Innovation Think Tank wins Best Strategy Implementation at the Managing Partners’ Forum Awards

Ignacio Corbera (center), the partner in charge of Garrigues’ London office, picks up the award.

Garrigues has taken the international award for Best Strategy Implementation for its Innovation Think Tank, an internal ideas laboratory made up of more than one hundred professionals from different offices and professional categories which is driving innovation at the firm and promoting a different, more cross-cutting, collaborative and flexible way of working. The awards are presented by the Managing Partners’ Forum (MPF), a professional organization based in London that brings together senior executives from law firms and consulting firms in the City, in collaboration with the Harvard Business Review and the Financial Times. Each year, the awards recognize the capacity for innovation in internal management shown by international firms, as well as their progress in the quality and effectiveness of their client service. Four specific aspects are taken into consideration: Leadership & Strategy, the Client Journey, Operational Excellence and Responsible Business.

As well as winning an award for its Innovation Think Tank, Garrigues was the most featured Spanish law firm, with nominations in three other categories. The firm was a finalist for Best Thought Leadership in the Client Journey category for Garrigues Digital, which provides a new approach to the advice offered by the firm on the major challenges faced by companies in the digital era.

The firm’s other two nominations came in the Operational Excellence category. Under Best Corporate Culture, MPF shortlisted the Garrigues Optimum plan, a pioneering initiative in the Spanish legal services industry to further career development for women. Garrigues’ second nomination was for the corporate app Garrigues Work, under Most Innovative Business Process. This internal app, conceived and designed by the Innovation Think Tank, allows professionals to immediately access non-confidential client management information while on the move and promotes cross-selling between firm colleagues.

Garrigues regards innovation not as an end in itself but rather as a necessity in order to deliver the best possible client service at all times. With this in mind, the firm is making great efforts to provide training to all of its professionals, both in legal tech tools and other disciplines required in the current context.