SPB signs new managing partner of litigation and arbitration

Squire Patton Boggs has announced the signing of Javier Izquierdo as managing partner of its litigation and arbitration practice in Madrid. The new partner in the Madrid office joins the recent additions of corporate partner Carlos Blanco and competition partner Gorka Navea.

With more than 20 years of experience, Javier develops his practice in civil and commercial litigation, financial litigation, insurance litigation, construction litigation and bankruptcy. In addition, he also has an excellent track record in arbitration before the Madrid Chamber of Commerce (CAM), the Civil and Commercial Court of Arbitration (CIMA), and before the Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

Jonathan Jones, European managing partner, says: “Over the past two years, we have focused on developing our M&A, private equity and financial services offering across Europe. We are delighted with the work and reach of these teams, which have broadened the scope and depth of the work we do for our clients. The development of the corporate area has generated new opportunities for our litigation practice, and we have committed to hiring new partners in London, Paris, and now in Madrid, to respond to our clients’ demands.”

“With the addition of Javier to the firm, we secure the services of a market-leading team that will be able to lead our practice in Spain to reach Squire’s level in other jurisdictions with a stronger litigation tradition.”

Teresa Zueco, managing partner of the Madrid office, highlights: “We are delighted to welcome Javier to the firm. Javier is one of the leading litigators in the country, so it is great news that he has decided to join us.”

On his appointment, Javier Izquierdo highlights that, “Squire Patton Boggs’ recognized track record in Dispute Resolution in the US, its ambitious growth plan and the dynamism of its Madrid office make the firm a perfect fit for my practice and my clients.”

Julia Gil