This accolade is based on peer to peer votes from partners and lawyers at other firms, their ‘Lawyer of the Year’ awards, the number of lawyers listed for the practice area and the firm’s reputation on the Spanish market.
In total, Pérez-Llorca boasts 81 professionals recognised by Best Lawyers® in 40 practice areas, a 22% increase in the number of lawyers acknowledged by the directory compared to 2020. ‘Corporate M&A Law’ is the area in which the most lawyers and partners at Pérez-Llorca are listed (32), followed by ‘Litigation’(16),‘Private Equity Law’ (14), ‘Banking & Finance Law’ (12), ‘Administrative Law’ (10) and ‘Real Estate Law’ (9).
Additionally, five of our lawyers have been recognised as a ‘Lawyer of the Year’: Daniel Cifuentes, Employment partner, for the category of ‘Employee Benefits Law’ in Madrid; José María de Paz, Corporate partner, for ‘Venture Capital Law’ in Barcelona; Antoni Frigola, Competition of counsel, for ‘Product Liability ’ in Madrid; Joaquín Ruiz Echauri, Insurance and Reinsurance senior partner, for ‘Insurance’ in Madrid and Gerard Serra, Corporate partner, for ‘Real Estate Law’ in Barcelona.
Solid recognition over a number of years
In prior editions, several of our professionals have been recognised as ‘Lawyer of the Year’ for different practices. Pedro Pérez-Llorca, senior partner of the Firm, also received this distinction for ‘Investment Funds’ in 2020, ‘Private Equity Law’ in 2019, ‘Corporate M&A Law’ in 2018 and 2014 and ‘Banking & Finance Law’ in 2015 in Madrid. Likewise, Javier Carvajal, Corporate partner, was recognised as ‘Lawyer of the Year’ for ‘Venture Capital Law’ in 2017 in Madrid; Alfredo Lafita, Corporate partner, for ‘Venture Capital Law’ in 2019 in Madrid; Alejandro Osma, Corporate partner, for ‘Real Estate Law’ in 2020 in Madrid; Fausto Romero-Miura, Corporate partner, for ‘Real Estate Law’ in 2018 in Madrid and Andy Ramos, Intellectual & Industrial Property and Technology counsel, for ‘Information Technology Law’ in 2020 in Madrid.
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.