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Spain

Clients engaged in business in Spain and abroad rely on Latham & Watkins to offer unique, tailored business law advice.

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Clients come to Latham’s Spanish offices for counsel on the most complex domestic and cross-border transactions. The Madrid and Barcelona offices also advise clients on finance, litigation and arbitration, regulatory, tax and antitrust matters mainly on behalf of Spanish and international companies, private equity firms and financial institutions.

The firm's Madrid clients span most industry and financial sectors, including banking, energy, telecommunications, water, automotive and real estate. While Latham's Barcelona-based clients are diversified across industries such as chemicals and pharmaceuticals, automotive, metallurgy, textiles, food, consumer electronics and graphic arts.

Latham's Spanish team is in a unique position to advise on all aspects of any transaction, due to the synergies developed by working collaboratively with colleagues in multiple practices across the firm. Its offices draw strength from the global network of firm lawyers with significant experience representing entities with interests in Spain.

In addition, Latham’s Spanish practice is key to the firm’s Latin America Practice to facilitate transactions for Spanish and European clients throughout Latin America.

Awards & Rankings

Latham's Spanish practice has received a number of awards and is highly recommended by directories. The team's latest recognitions include:

  • International Tax Review (ITR): Latham’s Spanish Tax department won the 2014 European Capital Markets Tax Deal of the Year for the financing of the purchase of Altamira, Banco Santander’s real estate division.
  • International Tax Awards: The Spanish Tax department was awarded with the Sustained Excellence in M&A Tax Planning 2014 by International Tax Awards in Spain. This is the team's second consecutive award, after having been named 2013 International Tax Awards – M&A Tax Planning Firm of the Year in Spain, which recognized the team's experience, dedication and good reputation in the market.
  • Chambers Global - The Spanish team was ranked as Band 2 – Corporate in Chambers Global 2014.
Join Us

Lawyers interested in joining Latham’s Spanish offices should send their CV, academic grades and motivation letter to Jordi Domínguez, the lawyer responsible for the recruiting process, in care of this e-mail address: recruiting.spain@lw.com. For more information, visit www.lw.com/joinus.

Lawyers in the Madrid and Barcelona offices of Latham & Watkins provide pro bono legal advice to various non-profit organizations and foundations in Spain, and share with the other Latham offices this commitment. The office is also a proud supporter of the IE University's Scholarship for Entrepreneurial Lawyering, which directs an annual scholarship to students accepted into IE University’s Bachelor of Laws (LLB) program who demonstrate outstanding academic qualifications and entrepreneurial extra-curricular involvement.

Latham ranks first in the provision of pro bono services in Spain, according to the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s third annual TrustLaw Index of Pro Bono. The 2016 index was “compiled with data collected from over 130 law firms—both large and small—and representing 64,500 lawyers in 75 countries, [and it] provides a snapshot of the resources mobilised by the industry in support of social causes, while also monitoring the growth of the sector globally.”

In addition, each year the Madrid office’s Latham & Watkins Runners Club invites clients and friends of the firm to join them in the Carrera de la Ciencia, a 10-kilometer race that takes place in Madrid every fall to raise funds for Fundación Deporte y Desafío, a private, nonprofit organization whose primary objective is the social integration of physically, mentally, visually or hearing-challenged people through specially adapted sports and outdoor activities.

Survey of Pro Bono Practices and Opportunities

A multi-office team of Latham & Watkins lawyers and professional staff from across the firm’s offices globally conducted extensive research to prepare the 2016 edition of the “Survey of Pro Bono Practices and Opportunities” report. Conducted in conjunction with the Pro Bono Institute (PBI), the unique report is an essential resource for local practitioners, in-house teams and non-profits on pro bono practices around the world.

 

 
 
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