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Andersen Appoints José Vicente Morote and Íñigo Rodríguez-Sastre as Co-Managing Partners of the Firm in Spain

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The move is part of the firm's succession plan, which began with the creation of the Board of Directors, which advises on the selection of the Managing Partners and setting the firm's strategy for the coming years

Andersen has appointed José Vicente Morote and Íñigo Rodríguez-Sastre as co-Managing Partners of the firm in the Madrid, Valencia and Seville offices, and will combine the position with the leadership of the Public Law and Regulatory and the Litigation and Arbitration practices, respectively.

Jaime Olleros, who is a member of the Global Board of Directors of Andersen Global, will remain in the position as Managing Partner until 1 January 2021, when the new Co-Managing Partners take up their duties in order to continue promoting the growth of the firm.

The appointment is part of the firm's succession plan, which began with the creation of the Board of Directors in January 2020. This body advises and consults on the selection of firm Managing Partners and sets the strategy of the firm, which maintains its commitment to constant and sustainable growth in Spain. Andersen in Spain is comprised by over 250 professionals, and is immersed in a strong process of international expansion.

José Vicente Morote has a PhD in Law from the University of Bologna and has been a Partner of the firm since 2013. He specializes in Administrative, Urban and Real Estate Law and heads the Public and Regulatory Law department of then Olleros and now Andersen. During his long professional career, he has advised numerous private companies and public administrations on matters related to Administrative Law. He is a public servant on special leave. He holds different responsibilities as the European Legal Coordinator and is a member of the European Regional Board of Directors. In addition, he is a university professor and has produced a large number of legal publications.

Partner Íñigo Rodríguez-Sastre is also a lawyer and joined the firm in 2013 as head of the Litigation area and currently leads the Arbitration practice. He has significant professional experience acting in contentious proceedings before ordinary courts as well as representing companies from various sectors, such as construction, in both national and international arbitrations. He is also a professor at various universities and business schools, such as Instituto de EmpresaBusiness School, and has collaborated in numerous legal publications. Additionally, Íñigo is recognized by Chambers & Partners.

Andersen is the Spanish member firm of Andersen Global. Andersen Global is an international association of legally separate, independent member firms comprised of tax and legal professionals around the world. Established in 2013 by U.S. member firm Andersen Tax LLC, Andersen Global now has nearly 6,000 professionals worldwide and a presence in over 201 locations through its member firms and collaborating firms.

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