Celia Herrero Cantó is the winner of the 2019 Young Lawyers Awards, hosted by Centro de Estudios Garrigues and Fundación Garrigues. Bárbara Montanari and María Rodrigo Muro came in second and third place, respectively. The acting Minister of Justice, Dolores Delgado García, handed out the diplomas at the headquarters of Centro de Estudios Garrigues.
Javier Ybáñez has been appointed senior partner of Garrigues by the partner´s board meeting following the expiry of Ricardo Gómez-Barreda’s term of office and his decision not to seek its renewal.
Garrigues scooped both Peru Most Innovative Law Firm of the Year and Capital Markets Firm of the Year in the Andes at the Americas Awards organized by International Financial Law Review (IFLR). The awards ceremony, held last night in New York, recognized the advice provided by firms in the region that participated in the most innovative cross-border transactions and that have demonstrated their knowledge and expertise in strategic areas, such as M&A or banking and finance.
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 strengthened its Mexico office by recruiting Manual Llaca and a team of four expert tax litigation lawyers. By hiring these professionals, Garrigues consolidates its Mexico City office and shores up the Tax Department throughout all of Latin America. Garrigues runs a tax practice in the 13 countries in which it operates, including its five regional head offices (Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru).
Garrigues has been voted the best law firm to work for by law students participating in the 2019 Most Attractive Employer survey conducted by Universum. This is the sixth year in a row that the firm has been chosen by students.
Garrigues posted revenues of €364.6 million, up 2.1% (€7.5 million) on the previous year. The main driver behind these earnings was the international business (Garrigues has offices in 13 countries on 4 continents), with an increasingly strong revenue contribution - 13.2% of total earnings at the 2018 year end.
Garrigues has been named Tax Firm of the Year at the Chambers Spain Awards. The award was presented at the first edition of the national awards organized by UK directory Chambers & Partners to recognize the work of firms operating in Spain.
When responding to a fake news crisis, the communications strategy and the legal strategy must go hand in hand. This was one of the conclusions reached during the event How to handle a fake news crisis - Legal and communications strategies, organized by Garrigues and Estudio de Comunicación.
Garrigues has strengthened its team in Portugal by bringing on board Tomás Pessanha as partner in charge of the Corporate and M&A practice at the Oporto office. Pessanha has had a lengthy professional career as adviser to domestic and foreign businesses and institutional investors on corporate law, commercial contracts, M&A, private equity, venture capital and restructuring processes.