Ashurst strengthens its Litigation practice in Madrid with the appointment of a new partner

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    Global law firm Ashurst announces the appointment of José Ramón Casado as a partner in its dispute resolution practice, based in Madrid.

    José Ramón joins from Baker McKenzie, where he headed up the firm's Civil Litigation and Arbitration practice. He has over 20 years' experience in corporate, commercial and civil litigation, as well as in domestic and international arbitration. He has also advised numerous clients on intellectual property and insolvency proceedings, both nationally and internationally.

    Tom Connor, EMEA Head of Dispute Resolution, commented: "The further growth of our dispute resolution capability across Europe is a strategic priority for Ashurst. We are very pleased to welcome José Ramón into our Madrid disputes team and excited to have him working alongside Jose Antonio Rodríguez. Ashurst's European disputes practice has grown significantly in the last few years and we will continue to invest in this business."

    Matthew Saunders, Global Head of International Arbitration said, "Our Madrid practice has a high profile in the Spanish arbitration market and will be further strengthened by the hire of José Ramón – all in the global arbitration team greatly look forward to working with him."

    Jorge Vázquez, the managing partner of Ashurst in Spain, added: "José Ramón is an excellent addition to our Madrid office. His experience and expertise complements our current practice and allows us to further enhance our client offering. José Ramón is a highly valued professional whose extensive track record makes him a great fit for us. We are delighted he is joining the team."

    José Ramón Casado, said: "I am very excited by the opportunity that Ashurst presents. The firm's litigation and arbitration team, for me, is undoubtedly one of the best in the Spanish market - not only because of its high quality client base, but also due to the excellence of the professionals who make it up, starting with Jose Antonio Rodríguez. It is a privilege to be part of Ashurst and I look forward to helping the team continue to achieve great success in the future."

    Head of the Spanish Litigation and Arbitration team, José Antonio Rodríguez, concluded: "I am delighted to welcome José Ramón to our team. I have known him for more than 20 years and his track record as a litigator and arbitrator is impeccable, so I am proud to now count him as a colleague. The arrival of José Ramón will also consolidate the growth of our litigation and arbitration practice, allowing us to offer even more comprehensive advice to our clients.