Spanish law firm Olleros Abogados has confirmed it will become a member firm of Andersen Global.
Olleros, which has offices in Madrid and Valencia, will now operate as Andersen Tax & Legal.
An Andersen statement said the firm would combine forces with Andersen Tax & Legal’s existing Barcelona team “with whom they already share a close relationship”. Together, they will operate as Andersen Tax & Legal in Spain.
Olleros Abogados has nearly 160 professionals, and in 2016 the firm increased both turnover and headcount by 20 per cent, the statement said.
The addition of the Olleros offices in Madrid and Valencia means Andersen Tax & Legal now has more than 1,800 professionals and a presence in 59 locations worldwide.
Jaime Olleros, managing partner of Andersen Tax & Legal said: “I began my professional career at Arthur Andersen in Madrid in the tax, legal, and foreign investment departments, and later founded Olleros Abogados with the goal of offering the most innovative and comprehensive solutions for our clients. A decade at Andersen instilled important principles in me such as transparency and high calibre client service capabilities that remained strong at Olleros Abogados and will continue at Andersen Tax & Legal.”
Toni de Weest Prat, managing partner of Andersen Tax & Legal in Barcelona, said: “The partners and professionals at Olleros exemplify the attributes that I hope for in my colleagues, and formally joining together is the logical next step in seamlessly integrating with other locations in Spain and globally.”