Garrigues is an international legal and tax services firm that advises clients locally, regionally and globally from every angle of business law. Garrigues’ strength lies in its team of over 2,000 people working cross-functionally to resolve their clients’ problems. And in the values that it shares in the 12 countries across 4 continents where it operates: unparalleled service quality, ethical commitment and an innovative approach that enables it to anticipate market needs. The ultimate goal is to help build a climate of trust and security that fosters business development in a fairer, more ethical, responsible and sustainable society.

Year this Office was Established: 1941
Lawyers Worldwide: 2095


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Regulating AI in the EU, US and OECD: the difficult balance between security and driving innovation

The regulations that are starting to emerge in various different jurisdictions pose major challenges, not just for users, but also for developers of AI systems. In this article we will look at the main differences and the areas of common ground. Artificial intelligence has revolutionized many aspects of our lives, from healthcare to national security. However, its use has also raised concerns in connection with privacy, discrimination and security. For this reason, the EU, the US and the OECD have recently issued or are in the process of issuing regulations, with a view to controlling or supervising the use of AI and protecting individuals’ fundamental rights...

COVID-19: Payments on Account and Depreciations for a Longer Period than the Maximum Period Established for Tax Purposes

In the context of the current COVID-19 pandemic, new measures were approved to enable companies to increase their cash flows. Payments on account (FY2021) Taxpayers who are cooperatives or have obtained in the 2020 fiscal period a turnover up to the maximum limit set for their classification as medium-sized enterprises (i.e. EUR 50 million) are now allowed not to make the first and second payments on account when they verify that they will not obtain any taxable profits or the payment already made is enough to cover the estimated amount...

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Garrigues hires two new partners in Mexico

Lawyers Gerardo Lemus and Santiago Chacón have joined Garrigues’ Mexico office as partners to further consolidate the commercial and tax law practices. Gerardo Lemus, with over twenty-four years’ experience, joins Garrigues’ corporate/commercial law practice in Mexico from law firm Kuri Breña, Sánchez Ugarte y Aznar, S.C. An expert in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, international finance, real estate law and telecommunications law, he is also well versed in economic competition matters. Gerardo has broad expertise in major acquisitions of shares and assets involving local and foreign companies, including private equity investment funds...

Chambers Rewards Garrigues for its Client Service

Garrigues picked up the Client Service Award at the Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence 2013 ceremony held on Thursday night at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, attended by representatives from a host of European law firms. This is the third consecutive occasion that Garrigues has received this ultimate recognition from clients. The award takes its place among the honors collected by Garrigues in recent months, in the wake of the Client Trust Award handed out by the journal Iberian Lawyer at the Premios Oro España award ceremony, and the 2013 Client Choice Award for Firm of the Year in Spain from the legal review International Law Office...

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