ECIJA SBGB, the law firm created in 2019 from the fusion of Madrid-based global firm ECIJA and Puerto Rican firm Sanabria Bauermeister García & Berio (SBGB), has announced the promotion of two of its lawyers to partner.
The new partners, Anfranz N. Vázquez Bragan and Alberto J.E. Añeses Negrón, strengthen ECIJA SBGB’s areas of corporate law, tax law, labor and employment, entertainment, sports and intellectual property.
Anfranz N. Vázquez Bragan is part of the team that founded ECIJA SBGB in Puerto Rico and oversees the practice of sports and entertainment law of the firm, in addition to being part of the labor and employment and intellectual property divisions.
Anfranz holds an LLM from Columbia Law School, where she graduated as a Harlan Fiske Stone scholar. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Puerto Rico School of Law and holds a bachelor's degree in Foreign Affairs, magna cum laude, from the University of Virginia. In addition, she completed the UVA's McIntire Business Institute Program Certification.
While a law student, she participated in an internship at the United Nations International Labour Organization in Geneva. In addition, she worked as a law clerk at a law firm in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Anfranz has a publication on the Law Review of the University of Puerto Rico, in its edition on Labor and Employment Law in 2017.
During 2016, she represented Puerto Rico in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court competition in Washington, DC. Anfranz is also a notary public and is admitted to the practice of law before the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico.
Alberto Añeses Negrón joined ECIJA SGBG in 2019 as part of the corporate and tax law division. His main practice focuses on the area of corporations, international taxes, the Puerto Rico Tax Incentives Act, as well as municipal and property taxes. In addition, he specializes in local and federal taxation, intellectual property and bankruptcy law.
Añeses Negrón is also active in the area of litigation in civil and commercial matters. He has filed cases with the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, the Puerto Rico Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico.
Commenting on the promotions, Fernando L. Berio Muñiz, managing partner of ECIJA SBGB, said: "For years, our customers have been accustomed to our service in all areas of law. Both Alberto J.E. Añeses Negrón and Anfranz N. Vázquez Bragan bring with them unique experiences and values representing what ECIJA SBGB is."