7 March 2023
The new alliance of Taylor Wessing and ECIJA enhances an already competitive international offering for TMC and Life Sciences & Healthcare sector clients with interests in Europe and the rest of the world for both firms.
We have entered into a new strategic alliance to support our clients with interests and growth opportunities in Spain and Portugal, as well as Latin American markets in which the firm has an established network of clients.
ECIJA is a leading law firm in Spain and Portugal renowned for its outstanding expertise in the TMT sector as well as being the most innovative law firm in Continental Europe.
Taylor Wessing is a leading international law firm renowned for its outstanding expertise in its areas of strategic focus including: TMC; Life Sciences & Healthcare; Real Estate, Infrastructure & Energy; and Private Wealth.
This collaboration is in response to the continued investment, innovation and expansion of TMT and life sciences companies worldwide. Those companies will benefit from specialist sector support and a strong network of experts across the five main jurisdictions in Europe.
Both firms have a distinct reputation in the legal industry and have demonstrated consistent growth in recent years. Continued investment in their offering to deliver excellence in service and in response to client needs is also clear from recent expansions and the new talent they continue to attract.
Commenting on the alliance, Taylor Wessing's UK Managing Partner and Co-chair of Global Board, Shane Gleghorn said: "The Iberian Peninsula is an important region for our clients and their business growth. Widening our European offering to encompass each of the Euro 5 is part of our strategy to support clients in our core sectors and practice areas. We are delighted, therefore, that this alliance enables us to expand our client relationships by providing specialist expertise and excellence across the countries where our clients are investing.”
Taylor Wessing's Germany Managing Partner and Co-chair of Global Board, Olaf Kranz said: "Like ours, ECIJA's strategy is focused on representing our clients and creating opportunities for them in the major technology and life science hubs around the world. ECIJA'S success and trajectory is impressive and there has always been clear alignment with our values and symmetry across our strategic areas of focus."
ECIJA Chairman, Hugo Écija said: "This alliance confirms our commitment to consolidate our position as an international firm and as a benchmark in the digital economy".
ECIJA Managing Partner, Alejandro Touriño continued: “We identify a huge opportunity in approaching the market together, creating a worldwide leading powerhouse in TMT. In Taylor Wessing we have found a partner with whom we share strategy, values and corporate culture."
The new strategic alliance for Taylor Wessing and ECIJA creates a combined network of over 3000 professionals and 500 partners in 62 offices in 33 jurisdictions around the world.
For press queries relating to this announcement, please contact Heather McMaster (UK) and Astrid Grosch (Germany).