Squire Patton Boggs is creating a litigation practice in Madrid with the hire of a partner from Spanish law firm Pérez-Llorca.

Partner Javier Izquierdo will lead the transatlantic law firm’s litigation practice in the Spanish capital, filling a new role in a new practice for the Madrid office that will grow over time, a spokesperson for Squire Patton Boggs told Law.com International. He is expected to join the firm on September 1.