The “Real Estate family” -as they colloquially call themselves- had last night a great opportunity to meet, recognise each other and celebrate their mutual roles at the tribute evening held at the Hotel Urban. The event was attended by more than twenty lawyers from firms such as Garrigues, Cuatrecasas, Pérez-Llorca, Simmons & Simmons, CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo, KPMG Abogados, Cases & Lacambra, Hogan Lovells, Gómez-Acebo & Pombo, Baker McKenzie, Ashurst, Dentons, Eversheds Sutherland, Araoz & Rueda, JAP, King & Wood Mallesons, Andersen, Ramón y Cajal, Watson Farley & Williams and RocaJunyent. The event was also attended by the heads of the legal departments of Idealista, sponsor of the event, Sociedad General Inmobiliaria de España (LSGIE), CBRE Spain, Neinor Homes, Culmia, CBRE IM, Excem Real Estate, Azora, Montepino, CBRE Real Estate, Avintia Construcción, Nhood, Metrovacesa and Aliseda Inmobiliaria.
All of them, lawyers from the lists Top Real Estate Legal Dealmakers in Spain and Top Real Estate in-house lawyers in Spain, received their deserved trophies in a warm atmosphere being Andrea Viale the one to open the private practice lawyers recognition and Coro Morales, the person in charge of the ceremony to recognise the in-house lawyers. The meeting included an emotive tribute to Ricardo Echevarría, partner and member of the Board at Cuatrecasas, who passed away last week, causing a real shock in the sector, where he was so dear and valued both by his peers and clients. Gema Muñiz, head of Legal at Culmia, and personal friend of Ricardo, was the one in charge of dedicating a few words to his person, being difficult for her to keep on at some moments, moved by the emotion of remembering him so vividly. Also, Esteban Flores, Real Estate partner at Cuatrecasas, offered his testimony as a closer colleague and friend of Echevarría, giving a whole resemblance of his unique personality.
After the recognition part of the event, the guest enjoyed a cocktail dinner, taking the opportunity to share moments and experiences with their peers and clients, without the regular tension caused by their respective legal roles.