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The Firm

A Leading Firm

About us

Pérez-Llorca is a pre-eminent law firm in Spain. We provide high-end advice to international and domestic clients in connection with the largest and most complex transactions and disputes in Spain or matters with a Spanish component. We pride ourselves on offering unrivalled quality, service and long-term commitment to clients. The majority of our work is cross-border and often involves several jurisdictions. As an independent law firm, we approach multijurisdictional work by providing turnkey solutions together with other leading independent firms from Europe, the Americas or Asia. We offer full-service advice on Spanish law and operate from our offices in Madrid, Barcelona, London and New York.

We are committed to having well-rounded lawyers. Their constant training is a priority for us
With more than 35 years’ experience in the Spanish market, our highly motivated lawyers and staff work towards a common goal: to contribute to the business success of our clients, offering first-rate legal services whilst always adhering to ethical and professional codes of practice. We are committed to having well-rounded lawyers and therefore, their continuous training is a priority for us. The firm seeks to satisfy its clients’ needs and desired outcomes for their endeavours in the most efficient way possible. Since our founding in 1983, we have experienced continued growth, both in terms of lawyers and practice areas. This is down to our commitment to innovation, constant adaptation to the needs of our clients and the close attention we pay to market trends.

A global practice

Pérez-Llorca’s international strategy is to accompany our clients wherever they are based, wherever they have operations or wherever they need us. We achieve this through our close connections with the leading firms in each jurisdiction in order to offer our customers the best and most specialised advice in each country. We believe that this is the key to our success and is part of what makes us unique: we are always able to offer our clients the best option for each case by adapting our service to their needs and finding the best local firm to collaborate with. We work in a large number of jurisdictions. Our profound understanding of the legal market in each country allows us to offer turnkey solutions which are adapted to the specific needs of our clients.

Secondments

Our lasting relationships with firms in other countries have allowed us to forge collaborative relationships with those firms through secondments. We welcome lawyers from other countries to work in our offices in Spain, while lawyers at Pérez-Llorca complement their training with international experience, enhancing their multi-jurisdictional awareness and knowledge at the world’s leading forums such as New York or London, among others. These exchanges further reinforce our global presence and facilitate communication when working with our clients both in Spain and abroad.

LatAm Desk

Our LatAm Desk, led by NY resident partner Ivan Delgado, is made up of a team of Spanish lawyers from our New York, Madrid and Barcelona offices who have in-depth knowledge of the region and valuable experience working on all types of transactions. Our New York office is the gateway to the Latin American market. We advise our Spanish clients as well as local clients and firms on investment opportunities and their internationalisation efforts. Our Litigation and Arbitration team, also part of our LatAm desk, has extensive experience advising on all types of disputes and pre-litigious matters. From our LatAm Desk, Pérez-Llorca’s experienced lawyers offer expert advice on matters within the region that have a Spanish component. We have established best friend relationships with prestigious law firms specialising in a range of different practices in order to ensure that we find the best fit for all of our clients’ needs.

Ivan Delgado

idelgado@perezllorca.com
T: +1 646 846 66 66
F: +1 646 863 2850

New York

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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.

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

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.

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.

Pérez-Llorca/IE Chair

The Pérez-Llorca/IE Chair is a joint initiative between IE Law School and Pérez-Llorca. It is a unique agreement that benefits from the expert knowledge of an academic institution and the experience of a professional law firm, focusing on the field of commercial law. It promotes research and the dissemination of specialised knowledge in this area and related disciplines from an international perspective.

This project focuses on the practice of law both at a national and an international level and first-rate professionals are chosen as speakers for the seminars and workshops. Among these speakers are prominent figures from the academic world as well as judges, senior judges and ministers who delve into and reflect on current legal issues, their practical importance and their legal scope. Since its creation in 2010, the Pérez-Llorca/IE Chair has held numerous seminars and workshops at an international level thanks to the international expansion of both establishments. Since 2016, the project has expanded globally thanks to the support of Pérez-Llorca’s offices abroad (in London and New York).

Innovation

At Pérez-Llorca we are aware that one of the major challenges faced by law firms is how to use technological innovation as a tool to improve efficiency and competitiveness. Clients not only demand an excellent service, but also that it be provided in the most efficient and competitive way possible. In the context of the firm’s digital transformation and its total commitment to technological innovation, various groundbreaking technological solutions and tools are being implemented in the fields of artificial intelligence and e-discovery, among others.

Diversity

We aspire to reflect society’s diverse and multicultural characteristics in our workforce by employing people of different genders, cultures, ages and areas of the world, as this diversity enriches our firm and the work that we do. Pérez-Llorca is made up of professionals from more than 15 different nationalities across three continents. We strive for equal opportunities and as a result, 58% of our workforce is made up of women. These diverse working teams enable us to produce the best and most innovative results.

Pro Bono

Our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project is closely linked to our values of equality and justice, and is based on the continued commitment of everyone at the firm to serve the community with the aim of improving social inequality. ​Through our CSR project, and particularly through pro bono work, we want to help the most disadvantaged members of our society. We want to be able to fulfill our ethical duty to serve society and allow our lawyers to fulfil their commitment to solidarity. One of Pérez-Llorca’s objectives is to help to build a fair and just legal system which, in our opinion, is part and parcel of a lawyer’s moral and ethical duty. In order to centralise and manage this work, we have set up a Pro Bono Committee. Our social actions are aimed at many different groups, among others, children, immigrants and disabled persons.​ Despite having an established list of priority groups, the Pro Bono Committee analyses any new proposals they are presented in order to see whether we are able to assist other groups within our society. We, as lawyers, view the provision of our legal services as our primary pro bono activity, as this is what differentiates us from other groups and  where we believe we can contribute the most. These activities are aimed at developing collaborations between social projects and our professional services which reflect our ethical obligation to be of service to the community by offering legal advice and information. We have the support of various foundations whose goal is to promote strategic business activities to help improve the society we live in.

CSR / Pro Bono Report 2018

Offices

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Madrid

Pérez-Llorca’s headquarters have been located in the Castelar building since 2013. The emblematic building, designed by Rafael de la Hoz and Gerardo Olivares, is equipped with cutting-edge technology, making it highly sustainable, efficient and accessible to all. This innovative design facilitates teamwork while guaranteeing the utmost comfort for Pérez-Llorca’s clients. The building’s design allows for maximum exposure to natural light, thereby helping to conserve energy. ​

SENIOR PARTNER

MAD

Paseo de la Castellana, 50
28046 Madrid
T: +34 91 436 04 20
F: +34 91 436 04 30
info@perezllorca.com

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Madrid

Pérez-Llorca’s second office is located in the Torre Foster which is named after the renowned English architect that designed it. Torre Foster is one of the most emblematic buildings in Madrid and the second tallest in Spain. It is located in the Cuatro Torres Business Area, an avant-garde business complex. Torre Foster is equipped with the latest technology, making it a smart building due to the central computer system which controls some of the building’s systems and facilities.

SENIOR PARTNER

MAD

Paseo de la Castellana, 259A
28046 Madrid
T: +34 91 436 04 20
F: +34 91 436 04 30
info@perezllorca.com

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Barcelona

Pérez-Llorca’s Barcelona office has been in operation since 1995. From its location in one of the most iconic buildings in the city, the Alta Diagonal Building, the Firm is able to contribute to the growing economic and business success of the important economic area of Barcelona by offering the highest quality of services.

PARTNER, BARCELONA OFFICE DIRECTOR

BCN

Av. Diagonal, 640 8ºA
08017 Barcelona
T: +34 93 481 30 75
F: +34 93 481 30 76
info@perezllorca.com

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LON

24 Monument Street, 8th floor
EC3R 8AJ London
T: +44 207 337 97 00
F: +44 207 621 94 50
info@perezllorca.com

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London

As the financial capital of Europe, London was chosen as the location for Pérez-Llorca’s first foreign office. The firm took up residence in the City, the financial hub of the British capital, in 2014. The office is located in Monument Place, a sustainable building equipped with the most up-to-date technology and constructed to the highest environmental standards. From this office, we advise our UK-based clients on matters concerning Spanish law and adapt our multidisciplinary assessment to their individual needs.

RESIDENT PARTNER AT THE LONDON OFFICE
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NYC

375 Park Avenue, 38th floor
10152 New York
T: +1 646 846 66 60
F: +1 646 863 28 50
info@perezllorca.com

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New York

Our New York office is Pérez-Llorca’s second overseas office after London. These two offices give the Firm a presence in the two largest financial hubs in the world. From the office located on Park Avenue, we advise our US and Latin America-based clients on Spanish law and adapt our multidisciplinary assessment to their needs.

RESIDENT PARTNER AT THE NEW YORK OFFICE

Contact list

Senior Partner

Pedro Pérez-Llorca

pperezllorca@perezllorca.com
T: +34 91 436 04 24
Partner, Barcelona Office Director

Gerard Serra

gserra@perezllorca.com
T: +34 93 481 30 75
Resident Partner at the London Office

Fernando Quicios

fquicios@perezllorca.com
T: +44 207 337 97 01
Resident Partner at the New York Office

Iván Delgado

idelgado@perezllorca.com
T: +1 646 846 66 66
Partner, Corporate Development Director

Constanza Vergara Jaakkola

cvergara@perezllorca.com
T: +34 91 423 20 92
CIO

Rafael Madero

rmadero@perezllorca.com
T: +34 91 426 30 50
General Counsel

Fernando Dongil

fdongil@perezllorca.com
T: +34 91 423 24 95
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