Garrigues has joined other participants in the United Nations Global Compact - the largest business sustainability initiative worldwide - in supporting the Climate Ambition Accelerator. Using science-based targets, the program will enable emissions to be halved by 2030 and net-zero emissions to be achieved by 2050.
Garrigues is the only law firm listed in the new Europe’s Climate Leaders 2021 ranking produced by Financial Times, which names the 300 European companies demonstrating the greatest reduction in emissions over the period 2014 to 2019.
On International Data Protection Day, the Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD) honored Foundation 29 as one of the two recipients tying for the Award for Proactivity and Best Practices in comply with the General Data Protection Regulation and the Spanish Law on Personal Data Protection and the Safeguard of Digital Rights (Category A) for its project HealthData 29 Playbook, a guide to creating a public data repository of health systems, in which Garrigues advised.
‘Becoming Net Zero’, Garrigues’ initiative for energy efficiency and sustainability, has been chosen by Comunidad #PorElClima to form part of the 101 examples of actions implemented by businesses to combat the climate emergency. Comunidad #PorElClima is a multi-stakeholder alliance focused on implementing the Paris Agreement in Spain and recognizing the commitment and ambition by Spanish companies to bring about climate change. In this, the third edition, 62 large companies and 39 small and medium-sized companies from over 20 different business sectors have been chosen. Garrigues is the only law firm singled out in the legal sector.
Universidad Pontificia Comillas and Garrigues have signed an agreement to create the Garrigues-ICADE LegalTech Observatory. This new observatory, which will form part of the Faculty of Law of Universidad Pontificia Comillas (Comillas ICADE), through the Center for Innovation in Law (CID-ICADE), is a project that was created with a view to having an impact on the legal, corporate and academic world and to encouraging the study and dissemination of the interconnection between law and technology.
Garrigues was one of the biggest winners at the fifth edition of the Expansión Legal Awards for Excellence in Business Law Practice, hosted by the daily financial newspaper Expansión. The firm received four awards: Best firm in the Digital Economy sector, Most innovative project, Best Pro Bono initiative and Best transaction.
Foundation29 (Fundación 29 de febrero) is a non-profit organization specialised in artificial intelligence applied to health. It creates technological tools based on aggregation, treatment and protection of medical data and its use in intelligent systems that help patients, professionals and industry take decisions.
The Garrigues Mexico office has been recognized for another year running (the fourth in a row) as a Socially Responsible Enterprise (ESR® 2018), a distinction awarded by Centro Mexicano para la Filantropía (Cemefi) and Alianza por la Responsabilidad Social Empresarial (AliaRSE) to companies that have duly met the established corporate social responsibility standards.
Last Thursday, more than a thousand people attended the tenth edition of Rock & Law, the legal community’s outreach concert, held for the third time in Barcelona (Sala Razzmatazz). The initiative raised more than 96,812 euros through the sale of tickets and contributions by sponsors, which will be donated to the Cuenta conmigo pediatric palliative care support project run by the Enriqueta Villavecchia Foundation. It is the highest amount raised in the history of Rock & Law in Spain.
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.