Press Room

22 June, 2020

The technical committee of Expansión Jurídico (Spain’s Financial Times partner) Awards has chosen ECIJA as finalist in a total of 5 categories

Once again, for the fifth consecutive year, the newspaper Expansion has announced the nominations for its awards for excellence in business law, where the Firm has been chosen as a finalist in up to 5 categories: best firm in digital economy, best intellectual property firm, best probono initiative, most innovative project and best lawyer of the year.

This new edition of the awards, which has once again benefited from the technical assistance of IE Law School, has set a new record for participation, with up to 236 entries divided into 15 categories, from 85 firms operating in Spain.

ECIJA, winner of the Digital Economy Award (2019), the Intellectual Property and Data Protection Award and the Most Innovative Project Award (2018, 2017 and 2016), has once again shown its leadership in the business law world and aims to renew these distinctions, as well as to achieve other distinctions for which it had not been nominated in any of the previous editions.

But it is not only at a collective level that the results achieved by ECIJA are optimal. At an individual level, ECIJA has also received an important nomination, in the category of best lawyer of the year, from its founder and Executive President, Hugo Écija. For this discipline, the technical committee of the awards has taken into account the activity carried out by the Firm’s President during the last year, valuing his leadership, strategic vision and the management of large scale operations.

The jury, made up of a prestigious group of 46 experts, managing partners of the largest firms in Spain and secretaries of the board of companies of the Ibex 35, will meet in the near future and will decide once again the winners of one of the most prestigious awards on the national scene.

In the words of Hugo Écija, ECIJA’s Executive Chairman and founder: “This latest recognition continues ECIJA’s winning streak of recent years in the Expansión Jurídico Awards, where for the fifth consecutive year the Firm continues to be recognized as a leader in innovative practices and initiatives”. In this sense, he recalled that the nominations swell the list of awards as innovative European firm by the Financial Times, best TMT firm in Europe by The Lawyer and best new technology firm by Forbes.


ECIJA, with more than 20 years of experience, is in the Top 10 of the best firms in Spain, according to the prestigious rankings of Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500 and has consolidated its position in the first place as a full service law firm. It has been recognized by The Lawyer as the best TMT firm in Europe and by the Financial Times as one of the ten most innovative firms on the continent. Its relevance in the local market has been recognized by Expansión and by Forbes, who have recognized it as the best firm in Digital Economy in Spain. ECIJA has a team of 99 partners and more than 550 professionals worldwide, distributed in countries such as Spain, Portugal, United States, Chile, Honduras, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador, Puerto Rico, Panama and Mexico.


Hugo Écija