Garrigues promotes 19 as turnover rises to €352.8m

Spanish firm Garrigues has reported turnover of €352.8m (£314.27m), a 5.5 per cent increase on 2009.

The firm announced the figure, which includes revenues from both legal and tax services, at its partners’ meeting in Madrid today. The figure is an €18.5m increase on last year’s turnover.

The firm has also announced the promotion of 19 partners.

“Against a very difficult economic backdrop, these results reflect the strength of Garrigues’ business model”, said co-managing partner Fernando Vives. “[The firm’s] resiliency lies in our workforce’s collective effort and its ability to provide quality, value-added service to our clients.”

Garrigues is the largest independent firm in Europe in terms of revenues and head count, with more than 2000 lawyers working across 29 offices in Spain and Portugal and ten more offices world wide.

Garrigues’ financial year ends 31 August.

The new partners are:

Barcelona: David Sanz Pérez (public law) and Antonio Sendra Sala (labour and employment)
Bilbao: Alberto Guerra San José (corporate/commercial)
Las Palmas: Rafael Ruiz Pina (tax)
Madrid: Abigail Blanco Vázquez (tax), Elisa Caldeiro Ruiz (labour and employment), Gonzalo García-Fuertes Iglesias (corporate/commercial), Sergio González Galán (corporate/commercial), José Miguel Pinillos Lorenzana (corporate/commercial), Ana Garrote Fernández-Díez (litigation) and Diego Vicente Pérez (litigation)
Murcia: Juan Bolea Meroño (tax) and Marta González Pajuelo (litigation)
Oviedo: José María Muñoz Paredes (corporate/commercial)
San Sebastián: Joseba Sáez Moral (tax)
Seville: José Ramón Ténor Peñafiel (corporate/commercial) and Blanca Rodríguez-Piñeiro Durán (litigation)
Toledo: Armando Garrido Fernández (public law)
Valencia: Ernesto Rey Cardos (corporate/commercial)