DLA Piper appoints two partners to co-lead ESG in Spain

DLA Piper consolidates its ESG practice globally appointing Jean-Pierre Douglas-Henry as Global Head of Sustainability and Resilience and partners Paz de la Iglesia and Joaquín Hervada as co-heads of this area in Spain

DLA Piper reinforces its commitment to the ESG practice with the appointment of Jean-Pierre Douglas-Henry (pictured left) as Global Head of Sustainability and Resilience. This newly created position will report directly to the firm’s Management Committee. The creation of the position responds to the firm’s desire to coordinate and intensify the actions that the firm has been developing for years in the areas of Sustainability and ESG, responsible business and pro bono, as well as to promote the growth of these practices.

DLA Piper strengthens its ESG leadership in Spain with the appointment of partners Paz de la Iglesia and Joaquín Hervada as co-heads of the practice in Spain. DLA Piper has created a structured team in Spain, made up of specialists in Corporate, Regulatory, Labour, Financial and Corporate governance matters, among others, which allows it to advise clients in a cross-cutting manner. The team works with Spanish and international clients based in Spain who benefit from our local market knowledge combined with an extensive network of offices integrated into the global ESG practice.

Joaquin Hervada (pictured right) commented: “The global component of sustainability shapes our team’s approach and makes this type of advice key for any company looking to expand. We help our clients understand this changing and complex environment and bring their plans to fruition.”

Paz de la Iglesia (pictured centre) added: “It is becoming increasingly evident that ESG criteria, not only in terms of sustainability but also transparency, best practices, etc., are indispensable for value creation and cannot be left aside. The fact that DLA Piper is a multidisciplinary firm, together with the global perspective that our presence in more than 40 countries gives us, puts us in an unbeatable position to respond to our clients’ needs in this area.”

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