Revenue at Garrigues, the largest Iberian law firm, fell in the last year while lawyer numbers at the firm have dropped by more than a quarter over a five-year period. Yet it is one of the best places to work in Spain, according to a recent report. What´s the secret?
Specialist intellectual property firm Elzaburu recently topped a table ranking law firms according to revenue per lawyer. However, behind the impressive figures lies the story of a firm looking to reposition itself in an increasingly competitive market
When London-based insurance firm Clyde & Co opened an office in Madrid in 2013, some people in the legal sector wondered why. With the Spanish economy going through a tough period, there was a view that it was not the best time to be trying to establish a new operation. But as Partner Ricardo Garrido points out, the insurance industry – which Clyde & Co internationally has partly built its reputation on serving – is counter-cyclical, so, in fact, it was a good time to launch.
Portugal´s pbbr (Pedro Pinto, Bessa Monteiro, Reis, Branco, Alexandre Jardim & Associados) was born in 2010 from the fusion of PRR&A (set up by Pedro Pinto and Inês Reis) and an ex-ABBC team led by César Bessa Monteiro and Carla Branco.