Devesa & Calvo strengthens its Commercial practice
Devesa & Calvo has strengthened its Commercial practice by hiring Juan Antonio Botella as partner from Garrigues
Devesa & Calvo has announced the hiring of Juan Antonio Botella. The lawyer joins the firm as partner after 12 years at Garrigues, where he held the position of senior associate. Botella will lead the Commercial practice at Devesa & Calvo.
Juan Antonio Botella holds a degree in Law and Business Administration and Management from the UA, having completed an Executive Master’s degree in Business Law from the Centro de Estudios Garrigues in collaboration with Harvard Law School. Botella has participated since 2010, in numerous business restructuring and M&A operations.
A spokesperson from Devesa & Calvo said, “Juan Antonio brings together significant experience and practice in commercial and civil contracting, nationally and internationally, also providing advice to companies on corporate matters, as well as business succession processes and implementation of family protocols.”
David Devesa, CEO and founding partner of the firm, affirms that, “this extraordinary hiring is key to continue betting on the excellence of the service provided to the client and to continue promoting the growth of our firm, which in 2021, has closed again with another increase of 32 ´75% of turnover and already counts on 21 professionals.”
For his part, Botella is, “very excited about this new stage that I am beginning, as well as proud to be part of a firm that is already a prestigious reference in business advocacy and that has a first-class team.”
The Commercial team, whose management will be assumed by Botella at Devesa & Calvo, will form a close tandem with M&A operations, restructuring, private clients and in the ongoing advice to companies, with the tax team led by José María García Guirao, also a partner of the firm and former colleague of Botella at Garrigues.
With the incorporation of Botella, David Devesa, who to date performed the function of CEO, will focus exclusively on his functions of general management and business expansion, as well as to lead the most significant M&A operations.