Jabier Badiola talks with Iberian Lawyer about his new stage as Dentons´ Spain managing partner
Badiola, named Dentons´ Spain new managing partner in June, gives Iberian Lawyer the scoop after the public announcement of Jesús Varela´s departure and talks with Desiré Vidal, Iberian Lawyer chief editor, about his plans for the law firm
In the interview, which will be fully available in Iberian Lawyer September issue, Badiola shows, from a personal angle, how he has been doing since he was appointed the new head of Dentons Spain after the public announcement of Jesús Varela´s departure, former Denton´s managing partner and head of its Real Estate area. It was then we all knew that Valera, along with other two partners; Tax partner José Ramón Vizcaíno and Litigation & Arbitration partner, Julio Parrilla, were leaving Dentons to work at Pérez-Llorca, causing a bit of a shock in the legal sector, that witnessed the unusual move.
Badiola acknowledges that the appointment took him by surprise, mainly due to the urgency to respond, and tells us how he received this new professional challenge as one of the most appealing of his life so far. He also reveals us, first hand, his intentions to keep up with the firm´s growth and expansion plans, that seem to include both internal promotions and hiring external new talents or partners in which, according to Badiola, they have been working on for the last months.
With the odd situation recognised, Badiola feels comfortable and strong with his new challenge of making Dentons Spain as big as its other European bases, as he considers Dentons a big family, with room for those who are committed and identified with his growth and specialisation project for the firm.
In this interview, Jabier Badiola (pictured) shows himself as a charismatic leader who, although reserved, has a very well-set agenda to achieve the planned objectives.
Having said that, now you know you can´t skip reading our full interview coming soon!