The global U.S. and U.K. firms may not be looking over their shoulders just yet, but Spanish firms have begun to extend their reach beyond Iberia and Latin America, their traditional strongholds. In the past few years, leading Spanish firms, including Uría Menéndez, Garrigues, Maniega & Soler, and Cuatrecasas, have ventured into regions such as Eastern Europe, Asia and Northern Africa.

“The expansion of Spanish law firms has been due to the expansion of Spanish companies, which have made an enormous jump abroad over the past 15 years,” says José María Alonso, managing partner of Madrid-based Garrigues, which now has eight offices outside Spain. “Spanish companies have stopped being provincial, and they’ve shed their fears. Who would have thought that a Spanish company [Grupo Ferrovial, S.A.] would run Heathrow Airport?”

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]