International Tax Review names Garrigues Tax Firm of the Year in Spain and Portugal
The acquisition by Blackstone of the real estate assets of Banco Popular, on which Garrigues acted as adviser, won the award for Impact Deal of the Year
Fernando Castro Silva, Eduardo Abad and Pedro Miguel Braz, partners of Garrigues.
Garrigues has been doubly recognized as Tax Firm of the Year in Spain and Portugal. The firm collected the honors bestowed by International Tax Review (ITR) at the European Tax Awards held yesterday in London. These prestigious annual awards reward excellence in tax matters by European firms. The firm also picked up a third award for its participation in Blackstone’s acquisition of the real estate assets of Banco Popular, listed by ITR as Impact Deal of the Year.
Garrigues has been recognized on numerous occasions since the awards were first launched in 2005: it has received the most tax awards in the Iberian Peninsula and is a benchmark in Europe. Just over a month ago, UK directory Chambers & Partners also named Garrigues Tax Firm of the Year at its awards dedicated to the Spanish market.
Fernando Vives, chairman of Garrigues, highlighted the importance of these awards for the team: “These accolades showcase the work of the entire tax practice and consolidate our position as a benchmark in international business law.”
The expertise of the team led by Eduardo Abad was one of the aspects most highly valued by the ITR panel, which also took into account the firm’s innovation, its international expansion, particularly in Latin America, and the size of the team, which enables Garrigues to participate in major cross-border deals.