Garrigues took the award for Latin American Deal of the Year in the banking and finance category for its advice to Metro de Bogotá and Financiera de Desarrollo Nacional on the financing of the largest urban transport project in Colombia. The awards are presented annually in São Paulo by Latin Lawyer, one of the most prestigious publications in the sector, and bring together the main firms and companies in the region. 
The professional association @asLAN has presented Cesar Mejías, the Head of Garrigues’ Technology Department, with an award in recognition of his “professional career as a CIO in the private sector” at the Directivos que Impulsan la Transformación Digital (Managers driving Digital Transformation) awards ceremony held in Madrid on April 3.
Garrigues partner Alfonso Lamadrid de Pablo has been named Competition Lawyer of the Year - Under 40 at the annual awards presented by Global Competition Review (GCR), a specialist publication with over 20 years’ experience in the international legal sector. The awards ceremony took place in Washington D.C., bringing together the top lawyers and law firms from the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe.
Forética, the association of corporate social responsibility businesses and organizations held an event yesterday at which it presented the results of its Enterprise 2020 campaign, to encourage youth employment and drive technological transformation from the standpoint of sustainability and social responsibility.
Garrigues was named the best infrastructure firm in Latin America as part of the annual IJGlobal Awards, which recognize the region’s best advisors in infrastructure and project finance. The award was given in ceremony held in New York, which brought together the main companies and firms operating in Latin America.
Garrigues has been named Trademark Contentious Firm of the Year: Portugal by international publication Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) at the 15th Annual IP Awards. Garrigues picked up the award last night in London at a ceremony attended by the leading European firms.
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.
Garrigues been awarded the Mention as Equal Opportunity Employer at the 1st Corporate Social Responsibility in Employment Awards launched by the Madrid Regional Government through the Department of Economy, Employment and Finance. These awards recognize the work of companies and organizations that adopt measures to help improve working conditions and enhance employee wellbeing.
Garrigues has been named ‘Law Firm of the Year for the Andes’ at Latin Finance’s Deal of the Year Awards, which recognize the best deals in Latin America each year. The awards ceremony held last night in New York, where the publication is headquartered, brought together the major financial operators and leading international law firms in the region. This is the second time Garrigues has won the award.