Martínez-Echevarría entrusts a historic EY with renovating its digital area


New changes in Martínez-Echevarría Abogados, immersed since the arrival of Albert Rivera, in March 2020, in an ambitious growth plan based on territorial expansion and the opening of new areas of activity. The law firm of Malaga origin has started a internal restructuring that affects the remodeling of its organizational structure. The modifications involve certain practice areas, specifically those of the most recent creation and in which those responsible for the firm see greater business potential.

Sources consulted by this means explain that the scope of the reorganization undertaken has forced to rethink the structures of some areas. One of the most affected has been Intellectual Property, to date directed and promoted by Javier Galán López, who has just joined Ecija. According to these same voices, Galán made the personal decision to look for a new project after being directly affected by some organizational changes that happen, among other issues, by include IP practice under the umbrella of digital law.

The firm considers that this integration responds to the need to give the area the necessary boost to pursue the business and billing objectives set by the management team. Thus, after the passage of Galán, they have wanted to bet on a more senior profile to take the reins of the project led by Albert Rivera. He is José Domínguez, a reference in the legal sector with more than thirty years of professional experience at EY Abogados, which has been entrusted with the strategic challenge of leading the practice of digital law in this new stage.

Domínguez has reinforced the area with the hiring of Ignacio Alba and Mario Embid

With a degree in Law from the Complutense University of Madrid and a master’s degree in legal advice from the IE Business School, the figure of Domínguez enjoys historical status in the world of business law, due to his years of experience and breadth of knowledge. Especially in the Legal division of the Big Four, where he has served as CEO for years and played a key role in attracting customers.

In this sense, official sources from Martínez-Echevarría confirm the new work scheme entrusted to Domínguez, who landed in December 2020 as a partner in digital, IP, corporate and M&A, all of them areas in which he has developed his career.

Regarding the objectives that Domínguez has set for the digital department, which has just been renamed as New technologies and industrial and intellectual property, it has already begun to work on the reinforcement of its team of lawyers with the hiring of Ignacio Alba and Mario EmbidThe latter being the one who, due to his previous career at Cremades and ECIX, will occupy the position left by Javier Galán.

These names will be incorporated a few weeks apart from Pablo Espejo, who landed in the Marbella office last December as a civil and urban planning specialist. I signed the latter who joins, in turn, other renowned such as those of Ramón Ruíz (M&A) and Óscar Murillo (mercantile) who carried out the signing in 2021.

Vicente Morató, managing partner of Martínez-Echevarría Abogados, speaks calmly about the movements of people. He refers to this continuous coming and going so common in law firms as “natural team adjustments, which allow the healthy exit of less strong lawyers, to whom we leave less path, such as those less aligned with the project. The important thing is that, Following the traditional management approach, they are all replaced by replacements of a higher level and value. “


Source: LA INFORMACIÓN – Lo último by www.lainformacion.com.

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