ALFA International Welcomes Bufete Barrilero as Its New Spanish Member

ALFA International (ALFAI) is thrilled to announce that Bufete Barrilero, one of Spain’s prominent independent law firms, has been approved by the Board of Directors to take over the Spanish Membership from Buigas effective January 1, 2024. Buigas officially integrated with Bufete Barrilero as part of the firm’s overall growth strategy. The combined firm now has more than 250 professionals throughout Spain.

Bufete Barrilero began its legal practice in Bilbao and Madrid in 1991 and presently has offices in Bilbao, Madrid, Barcelona, San Sebastián, Sevilla, Vigo, and Málaga. The firm provides comprehensive legal services to clients, covering tax, labor, commercial, corporate, M&A, financial and capital markets, litigation and arbitration, insolvency and restructuring, real estate and urban planning, intellectual property, criminal, administrative and regulatory, corporate governance and compliance.

Bufete Barrilero has named Ignacio López-Balcells, Mireia Blanch and Roberto Giralt Leinweber as Contact Partners in Barcelona, Bilbao and Madrid, and Elisa Lemus as a Contact Partner in Bilbao. The firm will be involved in ALFAI’s European Regional Group and in the Business Litigation, Construction, Corporate Transactions, Future Leaders, Intellectual Property & Information Technology, Labor & Employment, Real Estate, Women’s Initiative and Workers’ Compensation Practice Groups.

Ignacio López-Balcells, a long-time ALFAI member, stated, “We are excited to be part of Bufete Barrilero as the firm is similar to Buigas with its shared philosophies, ethics and values, and in the way it provides legal services. Bufete Barrilero is now one of Spain’s Top 10 law firms, and I am confident that the merged firm will provide more opportunities to refer work throughout the ALFAI network.”

ALFAI’s CEO, Jessica Zaroski Bauer, echoed the sentiment: “We are delighted to welcome Bufete Barrilero to the ALFAI network and are excited to continue working with our Spanish colleagues. We know the expanded presence in Spain will be of great value to the ALFAI network.”

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Office Locations and Phone Numbers

Iradier 19-21
08017 Barcelona
+34 93 200 12 77

Alameda Urquijo 12
48008 Bilbao
+34 944 793 400

Calle Velázquez 12
28001 Madrid
+34 915 763 424

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