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Andersen incorporates DA Lawyers

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Andersen in Spain takes another step forward in its expansion as the firm reaches an agreement with DA Lawyers, bolstering its capabilities and team in the Madrid office as the firm strategically plans for significant growth over the next several years.

The transaction reinforces Andersen’s areas of specialization, emphasizing the departments of M&A, litigation, labor, real estate, insolvency, tax, audiovisual, intellectual property and sports law.

Ivo Portabales, Managing Partner of DA Lawyers, joins Andersen's M&A department as a Partner and brings with him a team of more than 75 professionals and 16 Partners. The group joins the Madrid office and expands the firm's staff to more than 320 professionals in Spain, providing services in all areas of law while increasing the synergies within the rest of the firm's offices.

Co-Managing Partners of Andersen in Spain José Vicente Morote and Íñigo Rodríguez-Sastre said, "One of the pillars in our strategy is to strengthen our Madrid office so it continues to be the flagship of the Spanish member firm and allows Andersen to position itself among the leading firms in Spain’s legal market. We plan to continuously reinforce our capabilities and develop all our practice areas to ensure clients receive best-in-class solutions. Our firm’s objective in the country aligns with the vision and expansion strategy of the global organization.”

Ivo added, “The merger allows our team to offer clients a full suite of comprehensive, integrated services and provide them with greater geographic coverage in Spain and globally. Our shared commitment to client service reinforces our values and vision to providing innovative, best-in-class services in a seamless manner.”

Andersen is the Spanish member firm of Andersen Global, 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 more than 7,000 professionals worldwide and a presence in over 275 locations through its member firms and collaborating firms.

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