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Awards and recognition

Pérez-Llorca and our leading lawyers have recently been recognised by various national and international publications in their awards for both our performance on deals and our client service.

Chambers Europe Awards 2017: Spain Law Firm of the Year

On 7 April 2017 in London, Pérez-Llorca received the award for “Spain Law Firm of the Year” at the Chambers Europe Awards 2017 ceremony. The Firm received this award for the second time after having been named “Iberian Law Firm of the Year” in 2006, and having also won “Spain Client Service” in the 2015 edition of the awards.

On 7 April 2017 in London, Pérez-Llorca received the award for “Spain Law Firm of the Year” at the Chambers Europe Awards 2017 ceremony. The Firm received this award for the second time after having been named “Iberian Law Firm of the Year” in 2006, and having also won “Spain Client Service” in the 2015 edition of the awards.

Some of the most prestigious European law firms attended the awards ceremony which took place at the Grosvenor House Hotel. Representatives from Pérez-Llorca included, among others, the Resident Partner of our London office, Fernando Quicios, and the Corporate Director and Partner of the Firm, Constanza Vergara Jaakkola. The trophy was collected by Gerard Serra, Head of the Barcelona office, who affirmed that: “To again be recognised as Law Firm of the Year is a source of great pride for all of the professionals who work at Pérez-Llorca. This award, without a doubt, serves as an impetus to continue striving for excellence in our work and offering our clients the best advice possible.”

Pedro Pérez-Llorca, Senior Partner at the Firm, stated: “I would like to thank Chambers & Partners for rewarding the Firm's hard work in 2016. I would also like to thank all of the professionals who work at Pérez-Llorca because this award recognises their dedication, commitment and hard work day in day out.”

Mergermarket European M&A Awards 2017

Pérez-Llorca won the award for “Spain M&A Legal Adviser of the Year” at the XI Edition of the Mergermarket European M&A Awards 2017.

Pérez-Llorca won the award for “Spain M&A Legal Adviser of the Year” at the XI Edition of the Mergermarket European M&A Awards 2017.

The gala ceremony, which took place in London, recognises the work of European firms who have been at the helm of M&A transactions throughout the year.

With this latest accolade, the firm closes an excellent year after having also received the 2017 Chambers & Partners award for “Spain Law Firm of the Year” in April.

The event brought together leading law firms and financial service providers from across Europe. Pedro Pérez-Llorca, Senior Partner at Pérez-Llorca, collected the trophy and stated that “This is yet another award which recognises the tireless work that Pérez-Llorca's lawyers carry out on a daily basis. We are extremely grateful to Mergermarket for rewarding the Firm’s hard work in M&A transactions in Spain and our ongoing efforts in this practice.

In January 2017, three new partners joined the Corporate practice: Alfredo Lafita, Javier Carvajal and Pedro Fernández, and Ander Valverde, a senior associate, was promoted to partnership.

Pedro Pérez-Llorca was accompanied by the team from Pérez-Llorca London, led by partner Fernando Quicios.

Best Lawyers 2018

The legal directory Best Lawyers® has named Pérez-Llorca their 2018 “Law Firm of the Year” in Spain for the practice of Real Estate Law.

The legal directory Best Lawyers® has named Pérez-Llorca their 2018 “Law Firm of the Year” in Spain for the practice of Real Estate Law.

This accolade is based on peer to peer votes from partners and lawyers at other firms, their “Lawyer of the Year” awards, and the firm’s reputation on the Spanish market.

In their latest listings, 94% of the partners at Pérez-Llorca are included and it is an even higher percentage than last year. Once again, Corporate and M&A Law is the area in which Pérez-Llorca has the most partners and associates listed.

Additionally, two of our partners have been recognised as a “Lawyer of the Year” in Madrid: Pedro Pérez-Llorca, Senior Partner of Pérez-Llorca, in the category of Corporate and M&A Law and Fausto Romero-Miura, Corporate partner, for Real Estate Law.

Pedro Pérez-Llorca was previously recognised in this same area in 2014 and was recognised in Banking and Finance Law in Madrid in 2015. Previous winners of the “Lawyer of the Year” include Ana Ribó, Litigation and Arbitration partner who received this accolade in Barcelona in 2017 for Litigation and in 2014 for Arbitration and Mediation. Javier Carvajal, Corporate partner, also received this distinction in 2017 for Venture Capital Law in Madrid and José Ramón de Hoces, Public Law partner, for Media Law in Madrid in 2016.

Best Lawyers® started in the United States in 1983 and has become one of the most well-known legal directories on the market. Their listings and awards depend on the ballots they receive from renowned Spanish lawyers who are already listed in their directory. On these ballots, lawyers are asked to evaluate their peers and other firms.

Financial Times Innovative Lawyers 2017

Pérez-Llorca was recognised in the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards, which the financial broadsheet presented to European law firms for their innovative work.

Pérez-Llorca was recognised in the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards, which the financial broadsheet presented to European law firms for their innovative work.

Pérez-Llorca was included in the “Top 50 Law Firms and Legal Service Providers 2017” thanks to its work the area of “Legal expertise.”

In addition, in the in the categories of “Driving Value” and “Enabling Business Growth” the firm ranked at the “Commended” level which is the third level of distinction established by the awards.

In this edition of the awards, 112 law firms and legal service providers presented 1006 submissions. These submissions were researched by the editors of the Financial Times, consultants at RSG Consulting and independent legal experts of the various European jurisdictions. In addition, the researchers interviewed the lawyers in charge of each case for which submissions were sent in as well as the clients involved.

Iberian Lawyer 40 Under Forty Awards 2017

Elena Veleiro is the most recent lawyer from Pérez-Llorca to have her professional career recognised in the “40 Under Forty” awards organised by Iberian Lawyer.

Elena Veleiro is the most recent lawyer from Pérez-Llorca to have her professional career recognised in the “40 Under Forty” awards organised by Iberian Lawyer.

These awards highlight Veleiro as one of the forty best lawyers in the Iberian peninsula under the age of forty this year.

Veleiro joins the following lawyers from Pérez-Llorca who have won in previous editions: Pedro Pérez-Llorca, Senior Partner of the firm, who was also awarded ‘Best Lawyer at a Law Firm’ in 2007; Adriana de Buerba, partner of the White Collar Crime practice area; Guillermina Ester and Félix J. Montero, partners of the Litigation and Arbitration practice area; as well as Corporate partners Javier Carvajal, Carmen Reyna, Iván Delgado, Julio Lujambio, Pablo González Mosqueira and Alejandro Osma, the latter being awarded one of three special prizes, the ‘Outstanding Achievement Award’ in 2013.

Winners

Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence 2015: Spain Client Service

The legal directory Chambers and Partners presented Pérez-Llorca with the award for Client Service in Spain at the Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence 2015, held in Amsterdam.

The legal directory Chambers and Partners presented Pérez-Llorca with the award for Client Service in Spain at the Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence 2015, held in Amsterdam.

Recognition

Pérez-Llorca is ranked in various prestigious legal directories such as Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, The Legal 500 EMEA, IFLR 1000, Who’s Who Legal and Best Lawyers®. 37 lawyers from the firm are ranked in 23 different practice areas in Chambers.

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