Spanish firm Broseta Abogados has named tax head Luis Trigo as its first managing partner, in an ‘institutionalisation’ bid designed to set the firm up for future expansion.
Trigo’s appointment is part of a programme of modernisation at the firm, which was first founded in 1975. Manuel Broseta, the founder’s son, is now Broseta’s senior partner.
The new structure has also seen the appointment of former Garrigues-Andersen managing partner Alberto Terol as an independent advisor to the firm’s board.
Trigo told The Lawyer that the restructuring was designed to help Broseta achieve its goals of becoming a more internationally-focused firm, and followed on from the firm’s development from being a local practice in Valencia to a domestic national outfit.
“Because of the expansion and internationalisation of the firm we want to become more similar to our competitors,” said Trigo. “We have a plan to expand and grow which is critical to us.”
He added that the firm has introduced clearer performance objectives for associates and partners in an effort to make career paths better and more appealing.
“We want this firm to be more attractive for hiring,” said Trigo. “We need to make the firm more professional. The criteria to become a partner and the career of the partners as well needs to be a bit more based on objectives and quality. We can work better together.”
He said the firm’s Latin American alliance, launched earlier this summer (19 July 2013) was a key part of Broseta’s strategy, but that the firm also wanted to work more closely with other independent European firms in the future.