Garrigues has appointed Miriam Barrera and Óscar de Santiago as the new joint partners in charge for Catalonia, Aragón and the Balearic Islands. They replace Fernando Rey, who headed that region since 1998.
Garrigues scooped up the award for “Law Firm of the Year: Spain” handed out every year by the Euromoney journal, the International Financial Law Review (IFLR). This is the seventh time the firm has received this European award in recognition of its work.
Garrigues continues to consolidate its offering in Latin America with the hiring of Adriana Espinosa to head the infrastructure practice in Colombia. Espinosa is well-known in the Colombian market for her advice to companies and State bodies on the structuring and execution of major projects. Her appointment as an equity partner will be submitted to the next Garrigues Partners’ Meeting.
Garrigues takes the award for the second year running
Garrigues has named Francisco Soler as the new partner in charge in the Valencia Community and Murcia. He replaces José Luis Martínez Navarrete, who headed the firm in that region since 2007.
Garrigues took the award for Portuguese IP Firm of the Year for the second year running at the annual Global IP Awards organized by the international publications World Trademark Review (WTR) and Intellectual Asset Management (IAM). The firm collected the award last night at the award ceremony in London.
Garrigues was named the law firm of the year for the Andes region, as part of LatinFinance’s Deals of the Year Awards. With this accolade, the LatinFinance editorial team recognized Garrigues for its legal counsel in certain landmark financial deals in Latin America during the past year. The awards ceremony held last night in New York, where the US publication is headquartered, brought together the top investors, banks and law firms operating in Latin America. This is the third time Garrigues has won this award, this time for the second year in a row.
The Permira Funds, a PE fund with a strong track record in investments in Consumer and Education, has reached an agreement with the law firm Garrigues to develop high quality and specialized programs in the social sciences area both in Spain and Portugal.
Garrigues received the FT European award for legal innovation in London last night, for creating a new way to help international investors recover non-performing loans (NPL) from financial institutions. The newspaper took into account the huge impact of this legal innovation, which creates a new standard and improves competition and the appeal of the Spanish NPL market, one of the most active in Europe. This new approach, conceived by Garrigues’ Restructuring and Insolvency Department, allows funds to rapidly foreclose, auction and award the assets, saving a great deal of time and money.