The Spanish legal market is currently experiencing a period of strong economic growth that began a few years ago. The robust economic environment has helped boost this process. In 2017 Spain had one of Europe’s fastest-growing economies. Home to one of the oldest legal markets in Europe, the country is a decentralized state, a fact that shapes the local legal market, which is dominated by five major firms with strong Spanish roots and significant international presence. Despite the dominant position of domestic practices, foreign law firms are quite active in the Spanish market. New legaltech business models have the potential to revolutionize the Iberian legal market. They pose significant challenges, yet provide a wealth of opportunities for both established and new firms.

SPAIN : Global Independent Law-firms Gaining Momentum

The Spanish legal market is currently experiencing a period of strong economic growth that began a few years ago. The robust economic environment has helped boost this process. In 2017 Spain had one of Europe’s fastest-growing economies. Home to one of the oldest legal markets in Europe, the country is a decentralized state, a fact that shapes the local legal market, which is dominated by five major firms with strong Spanish roots and significant international presence. Despite the dominant position of domestic practices, foreign law firms are quite active in the Spanish market. New legaltech business models have the potential to revolutionize the Iberian legal market. They pose significant challenges, yet provide a wealth of opportunities for both established and new firms.

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Garrigues Continues to Expand in Spain and LatAm

At the recent Garrigues partners’ meeting, the appointment of fifteen lawyers to equity partners was approved. Twelve of them are based in Spain, with the remaining three based in Brussels, Bogotá and Lima.   These appointments take the number of p...

Eduard Saura became Managing Partner of Accuracy’s Madrid office in 2006 following years of experience with cross-border transactions. He is expected to help the Spanish office grow and expand the firms’ activities in Latin America. Here, he sheds some light on Spain’s legal market and Accuracy’s ambitions for the future.

Eduard Saura (Accuracy Spain): “European investors are turning their attention to South America”

Eduard Saura became Managing Partner of Accuracy’s Madrid office in 2006 following years of experience with cross-border transactions. He is expected to help the Spanish office grow and expand the firms’ activities in Latin America. Here, he sheds so...

After its successful collaboration with Mexican former state company Pemex, Spanish law firm Cuatrecasas has opened a branch office in Ciudad de Mexico. Two international partners lead the Mexican branch: Javier Villasante, expert in mergers and acquisitions, and Fernando Bernad, an expert in Finance.

Spanish Law Firm Cuatrecasas Opens New Branch in Mexico

After its successful collaboration with Mexican former state company Pemex, Spanish law firm Cuatrecasas has opened a branch office in Ciudad de Mexico. Two international partners lead the Mexican branch: Javier Villasante, expert in mergers and acqu...

London-headquartered 700-lawyer international firm Fieldfisher has officially combined with 60-lawyer Spanish firm JAUSAS

Fieldfisher’s Rapid International Expansion Culminates in Spanish Tie-up

London-headquartered 700-lawyer international firm Fieldfisher has officially combined with 60-lawyer Spanish firm JAUSAS

During the INTA annual meeting held in Orlando, the new firm held a reception to announce that Avahlegal and Lerroux & Fernández- Pacheco have become AvaLerroux. AvahLegal became the first Mexican firm to have a presence in four countries: Mexico, (Mexico City, Merida, Cancun, Monterrey and Guadalajara); Spain (Madrid and Alicante, provided by Lerroux); Cuba (La Havana); and the US (Washington, DC).

Mexico's AvahLegal and Spanish firm Lerroux & Fernández- Pacheco become AvaLerroux

During the INTA annual meeting held in Orlando, the new firm held a reception to announce that Avahlegal and Lerroux & Fernández- Pacheco have become AvaLerroux. AvahLegal became the first Mexican firm to have a presence in four countries: Mexico...