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Cuatrecasas has recruited Juan Manuel Ruiz Aizpuru as a partner of the firm in its Bilbao office. Until now, Mr. Ruiz Aizpuru was director of legal services for Spain and Europe at BBVA, the bank at which he developed his professional career.

The new Cuatrecasas partner joined BBVA in 1976 in Banco Vizcaya's Central Litigation Department and has held various positions within the bank's legal services. He was director of legal services for the Basque Country, director of legal consultancy for the Industrial Group, director of legal consultancy for Diversification, Corporate and International Banking, and deputy director-general and director of legal consultancy for Banking Business and Diversification. Since 2003, he was the bank's director of legal services for Spain and Europe.

Apart from his work in BBVA's legal services, Mr. Ruiz Aizpuru has been a member of the boards of directors of over a dozen companies and has lectured at the Vizcaya Bar Association's Escuela de Pra¬°ctica Juri­dica. He currently lectures on banking law in the Masters in Company Law at the Universidad de Deusto.

Cuatrecasas: three generations united by law

Cuatrecasas, one of the leading law firms on the Iberian Peninsula, has a team of over 800 lawyers. Founded in 1917, its legal practice covers all areas of business law. By combining corporate law and litigation with a powerful tax, financial and labour practice, it offers its clients comprehensive legal advice that emphasises a personal approach and achieving results. Cuatrecasas offers advice through its network of offices located in the main cities of Spain and Portugal, as well as in Brussels, London, New York, Paris and Sao Paulo.

  • Best Spanish Law Firm of the Year 2007 by International Financial Law Review
  • Independent European Firm Award 2007 by Dcideurs Strtgie Finance Droit
  • Best Managed Firm Europe 2006 by Managing Partners Forum
  • Best Spanish Law Firm of the Year 2005 by International Law Office
  • Iberian Law Firm of the Year 2004 by Chambers


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