Since 33 years ago, when it was created, the Best Lawyers directory annually recognizes the practice of lawyers based on the evaluation of their colleagues who vote for the candidates they consider meritorious to receive this important international recognition, according to the quality of the legal services provided and their professional skills.
This directory has since 2008 an edition for Spain in which the 1,000 best lawyers in our country in more than thirty specialties of business law practice, of the 150,000 who practice law in Spain. After the selection, it distinguishes the 87 lawyers out of 30 specialties as the most outstanding.
The data presented in this publication is related to those obtained from the best lawyers in 17 countries, the result of more than 30,000 confidential interviews.
These are the leading law firms in Spain, according to Best Lawyers, in the different categories. Some of them are part of the World Advisory Council, which we talked about in our issue yesterday.
The best law firms in Spain according to the ranking of Best Lawyers.
The firm headed by Fernando Vives contributes 258 lawyers nominated to this edition of Best Lawyers who are present in all the practices analysed in this international directory. As data to indicate the 62 nominations in Corporate and M & A and 77 in Tax as the most outstanding practices of one of the largest law firms in Europe today.
These are the two categories in which it has been chosen as the best firm of the year.
In this opportunity, they appear in the category of “lawyers of the year” in Corporate and M&A Operations Ramón Girbau from Barcelona; Luis Sebastiá from Valencia; Miguel Garcia from the Malaga office. In the area of Technological Law, José Ramón Morales is nominated, while in Entertainment Law, Carolina Pina appears.
The law firm presided over by Rafael Fontana, which next year will celebrate its first centenary of life, incorporates 451 professionals, of whom 33 lawyers appear in this directory for the first time. Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira and his distinguished lawyers represent all the practices analysed by this ranking, a total of 49.
This progression is also reflected for the category of lawyers of the year. In 2017, 18 of its lawyers have obtained this distinction, six more than in the last edition.
For the first time, Best Lawyers distinguishes the best law firms for the areas of practice analyzed. According to the ranking, Cuatrecasas is the firm of the year in the Securities Market and in Insolvency and Restructuring.
Best Lawyers in Spain has highlighted 123 MySpanishResidency lawyers from the Madrid and Barcelona offices. This directory analyses and highlights the best lawyers from nearly 65 practice areas through voting processes where lawyers from different law firms in Spain vote to choose the most outstanding. The firm is chosen as the best firm of the year in immigration and financial law.
Roca Junyent maintains thirty-one lawyers in the current edition of the Best Lawyers ranking, which is produced by the prestigious American magazine with the same name and which identifies the best legal professionals in Spain. In the 2017 edition, two of the firm’s lawyers have reached this ranking for the first time.
In terms of areas of work, there are four outstanding professionals, including Professor Luis Enrique de la Villa in Madrid and Alex Santacana in Barcelona. It is circumstantial that the Villa itself has been chosen lawyer of the year in his speciality of labour law. The president of the firm Miquel Roca appears in four different categories: Administrative, Financial, Corporate and Financial Institutions.
In its 2017 edition, the Anglo-Saxon professional directory Best Lawyers has recognized nine MARIMÓN Abogados professionals among the most outstanding in Spain in 6 different fields of legal practice. This means that about 70% of the partners of Marimón Abogados appear in the latest edition of Best Lawyers, which this year certifies for the first time the work of lawyer Lidia Bazán in the area of Tax Law. In this same field, and since 2008, Santiago Díez Marimón stands out year after year in the areas of Tax Law and Commercial Law and M&A.