Garrigues triumphs at The Lawyer European Awards

More than 180 senior lawyers from across Europe converged on the Hotel Arts to celebrate outstanding legal work by law firms across the Continent.

Former UK ambassador to the US and outspoken diplomat Sir Christopher Meyer presented 16 awards in front of an audience of lawyers from more than 25 countries.

The awards honour the work of law firms based in countries in Europe, including a separate award for Best International Office that was open to international firms. Herbert Smith Moscow picked up that gong.

A judging panel, made up of managing partners from firms in the UK and in-house counsel, helped pick the winners from more than 90 submissions.

Garrigues won Iberian Firm of the Year and scooped the top prize of European Law Firm of the Year, with judges praising its outstanding year and innovative growth into new countries.

Pádraig Ó Ríordáin, managing partner of Irish firm Arthur Cox, picked up Managing Partner of the Year for his work restructuring Ireland’s banking system.

For a full list of the winners click here.