The former president of government José María Aznar has signed Latham Watkins, first law firm in world by billing, informed Europa Press sources who know appointment. Aznar, who will join firm next March as an international advisor, arrives at Latham Watkins in hands of Juan Picó, who assumed that same month his position as managing partner of Spanish office of firm.More information
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José María Aznar was until end of 2017 senior advisor of DLA Piper, American firm that Copresidía Picó before his signing in November by his competitor Latham Watkins, as he announced this Tuesday five days.
Juan Picó was one who promoted Aznar's incorporation to firm, and he is now doing it again in his new career destination, where former president of Government is expected to contribute his expertise on Latin America, one of most Coveted by Anglo-Saxon law firms.
Among current positions of José María Aznar stand out his presence on board of News Corporation, conglomerate presiding tycoon Rupert Murdoch; He is an advisor to gold Extraction company Barrick Gold Corporation, member of International Advisory Council of Atlantic Council and patronage of Royal Institute Elcano, in addition to presiding Faes.
Picó, who was responsible for international responsibilities and global management of DLA Piper, will pass at Latham Watkins, based in new York, to focus on Spanish market, replacing José Blanco in post. Besides Picon, two or partners of DLA Piper, Ignacio Gómez-Sancha (commercial law and securities market) and José Antonio Sánchez-Dafos (mergers and acquisitions), will join firm that has been in Madrid for 10 years, specifically corporate department.
In this sense, global president of Corporate Department of Latham Watkins, Marc Jaffe, said on occasion of signing of Picon that Spain "continues to be an important investment platform for Latin America", where y see "opportunities "To leverage ir expertise in mergers and acquisitions, finance, infrastructure and oil and gas projects, among or areas in region.
Latham Watkins, founded in 1934 and with presence in 14 countries, plans to close 2017 year with a turnover of more than 3 billion dollars. Its workforce consists of more than 2,600 lawyers.