ECIJA promotes two partners

ECIJA has announced the incorporation of Librado Loriente and Juan Eugenio Tordesillas to join the firm’s partnership in its Madrid office

Following the recent additions of partners in the Competition and Corporate/M&A areas of ECIJA, the firm’s Partners Committee has agreed to the appointment of two new partners, Librado Loriente (Litigation & Arbitration) and Juan Eugenio Tordesillas (Compliance). The promotion of both partners reinforces the front line of the firm’s structure, which in recent years has seen exponential growth in its staff and recurrent work.

The two new partners have received the favourable vote of ECIJA’s Partners Committee and have joined ECIJA in March 2021 to reinforce, respectively, ECIJA’s partnership in the areas of Litigation & Arbitration and Compliance, key disciplines in the coming years in the firm.

Juan Eugenio Tordesillas (pictured left) has relevant experience in advising on Regulatory Compliance and Corporate Governance matters, and after his previous experience as founder of the boutique Comter, he now becomes a partner after holding, for the last two years, the role of manager of the Governance, Risk & Compliance area of ECIJA in the Madrid office. Since joining ECIJA in 2017, Juan Eugenio has made a decisive contribution to the development of the area, providing solid technical knowledge and a clear business vision, as well as a special focus on the needs and interests of the areas and Corporate units supervising control and Compliance in different sectors of activity.

In this regard, the new partner of ECIJA has played an important role in advising national and international clients on Regulatory Compliance in the financial sector, also in the Fintech area, and in consulting on the Regulatory Compliance requirements to be considered by the private and public sector (Public Compliance). Juan Eugenio also carries out relevant training and work dissemination as a postgraduate lecturer at different public and private universities, and as a speaker (e.g. at the XII National Congress of Lawyers in 2019).

On the other hand, Librado Loriente (pictured right) has also been promoted to partner in the Dispute Resolution. Litigation and Arbitration area of ECIJA in Madrid after developing his professional career 7 years with the firm. Since joining in 2014, the new partner has made a decisive contribution to building the loyalty of an extensive list of clients from multiple fields and sectors who required the firm to provide specialised Legal advice with high value-added. In this role, he has had a multidisciplinary role within the Dispute Resolution area, leading and coordinating Legal advice and defence projects for national and international clients in Civil and Administrative proceedings, especially in the retail, telecommunications, technology, banking and finance sectors. The new partner also stands out for his involvement in Legal proceedings related to trademark and Unfair Competition disputes, among others.

On these promotions, Alejandro Touriño, ECIJA managing partner, said: “It´s an act of justice to the work, effort and commitment shown by both professionals throughout their time with us. We are delighted that professionals like them continue to grow in ECIJA and help us to strengthen our position of multidisciplinary leadership. We are also confident that we will continue to strengthen other areas of the firm with the incorporation of new partners in the coming months, in line with our strategic growth strategy.”

These new appointments come at a time of expansion for the firm. After the latest partner promotions, not only in Spain but also in the firm’s offices in Portugal, Chile and Mexico, ECIJA has managed to exceed 670 professionals and reach the figure of 138 partners globally, consolidating its position among the five firms with the largest increase in staff in Spain, according to legal sector media.


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