Open and sustainable offices: The new commitment of law firms

Functionality, comfort, innovation, sustainability, practicality and openness are some of the requirements that firms demand when choosing their new workspace. Iberian Lawyer spoke to the partners, managing partners and architects of Ontier, Andersen, Cuatrecasas, DLA Piper, Casas Asin, Ecija and Abdón Pedrajas Littler, some of the law firms that opted for new offices this year. 

Among the firms that changed their offices, Ecija moved in 2022 to a building located at Calle Serrano 69 in Madrid, designed by the architect Fernando Higueras with a total surface area of more than 5,000 square metres spread over seven floors.  

“This move responds to the growth experienced by the firm in recent years, which has forced us to triple the space in just five years and now leads us to need a unique and singular headquarters in the heart of the golden mile of Madrid,” says the firm’s partner, Alejandro Touriño to Iberian Lawyer. 

The same is true for DLA Piper, which has recently moved to the building located at Castellana 39 in the spanish capital. “This move to a complete building will allow us to adapt to the new postpandemic work environments, more open, bright and flexible, with a strong investment in technology that helps to design functional and collaborative areas as well as allowing an easy adaptation to change in future work models; and having a more sustainable space in which energy efficiency, air quality and thermal, acoustic and environmental comfort are prioritised”, explains Jorge García Cuestas, property and workplace manager of the firm. 


Irina Wakstein