The Barcelona office of Baker McKenzie, leading global law firm, today announced the hires of Joaquín Fabré as a new partner in Banking & Finance and Gemma Piqué as counsel for Employment, strengthening its position as the leading international law firm in Barcelona and adding expertise to help clients navigate unprecedented financial and workforce challenges.
Joaquin Fabré has extensive experience advising on national and cross-border financial transactions, including corporate transactions, acquisitions, leveraged finance, real estate transactions and refinancing operations. He joins from Latham & Watkins.
The new partner has extensive experience advising on complex national and cross-border financial operations, including sometimes foreign syndicated financing operations, alternative financing products, and designing and executing restructuring strategies. For the past five years, he has performed his job at Latham & Watkins and has extensive professional experience at other international law firms.
Graduated in Law and Master in International Legal Studies from the American University, Washington College of Law, Joaquín regularly advises banks and other financial institutions, as well as corporate borrowers and issuers in a wide range of financial operations.
Javier Menor, the managing partner of Baker McKenzie in Barcelona, commented: "We are delighted that Joaquín Fabre is joining our Firm and will offer his experience and knowledge to assist our clients. With his hire and that of Gemma Piqué as Employment counsel, our firm reaffirms its ambitious strategy in these complex moments, with clear vocation of offering our experience and talent available to our clients, reinforcing the Banking & Finance and Employment areas in a very relevant way, significantly through these extraordinary times."
Joaquín Fabré said: "I am very pleased to join the Barcelona office of the world's premier global law. Financing is a vital area for our clients and being able to help them right now is, without a doubt, an exciting challenge for me."
In addition to Joaquín, Gemma Piqué joins as counsel of Employment from Deloitte, where she worked as Principal Senior Manager of the practice in Barcelona. Graduated in Law from ESADE and with a Masters in Labor Law and Social Security from the same institution, Gemma has extensive national and international experience advising companies in the public and private sector on employment matters (recruitment, disciplinary procedures, geographic and functional mobility, modifications of working conditions), transactions, due diligence and business restructuring.