Garrigues ramps up global push with London arbitration play and Chile tie-up

Garrigues ramps up global push with London arbitration play and Chile tie-up

Garrigues continued its global expansion by hiring its first English-qualified partner in the City with the arrival of Winston & Strawn’s co-head of international arbitration, Joe Tirado, to start an arbitration practice. The launch comes in the same month the firm added Chile to its Latin American network.

Tirado will become co-head of international arbitration as the firm seeks to provide a London hub for disputes in Latin America, where alternative dispute resolution has become commonplace following a series of investor-state disputes stemming from the nationalisation of energy assets across the continent in the 1990s. Tirado becomes the second lawyer in Garrigues’ London office, alongside corporate lawyer Ignacio Corbera Dale.

Continue reading “Garrigues ramps up global push with London arbitration play and Chile tie-up”

Growth mode: Kennedys bolts-on US law capability with local hires and forms fifth LatAm alliance

Growth mode: Kennedys bolts-on US law capability with local hires and forms fifth LatAm alliance

Kennedys has made two local partner hires in Miami in a move which will allow the firm to practice US law for the first time. US-qualified Neil Bayer and Dan Sanders will join Kennedys’ Miami office and will oversee the firm’s US advisory capability. The hires come as the firm aims to give ‘rise to new local growth opportunities and strengthen its London market capability’.

Continue reading “Growth mode: Kennedys bolts-on US law capability with local hires and forms fifth LatAm alliance”

Garrigues in Latin America: a step ahead – Javier Ybañez discusses the firm’s international position.

Garrigues in Latin America: a step ahead – Javier Ybañez discusses the firm’s international position.

We would like to think that staying one step ahead is one of Garrigues’ hallmarks – one of our obsessions. Garrigues was the first Spanish law firm to become an institutional organisation and leave behind the traditional model of an inherited family business to become a firm owned purely on merit, and this some decades before our competitors chose the same route.

Being the first to take such a difficult step is probably what instilled our enduring pioneering spirit. Many years ago we were the first major Spanish law firm to open an office in New York and, more recently, the first to publish a corporate social responsibility report. To some extent, this background has undoubtedly driven us to be the first major Spanish law firm to open its own offices in the principal Latin American cities.

Continue reading “Garrigues in Latin America: a step ahead – Javier Ybañez discusses the firm’s international position.”