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Global Competition Review has just announced the nominees for the 2019 GCR Awards.  And….

Unsurprisingly, Pablo is (once again) nominated as best Academic of the Year. This is the third time in a row, which speaks volumes about his influence in international competition law and is turning him into the Peter O’Toole of competition awards 😉 This time should be the definitive.

My firm, Garrigues, is nominated for the European Firm of the Year Award. This is a testimony to great work from an admirable group of lawyers over recent years.  As I have often explained to many of you, I have repeatedly chosen Garrigues over other paths mainly because of the human and legal quality of its lawyers, and that has only kept improving. We are doing many things now that not so long ago seemed impossible for a non Anglo/American firm, and we have fun doing them. In my totally biased view, my colleagues very much deserve this Award. Plus the firm has never curtailed my freedom to write on the blog, which is a sign of trust that may also deserve credit from those of you who oddly enjoy our nonsense here.

I have also been nominated for the Lawyer of the Year (Under 40) Award. Yes, as my colleagues have made sure to remark, contrary to what my hair may suggest I’m still 35.

Your vote counts, and you can cast it (in under 1 minute) clicking here.[If you have friends or colleagues who also read the blog, please use any means of threat and intimidation at your disposal to make sure they vote -the right way- too].

Forgive our leveraging of the blog for a self-serving campaign. In spite of my recent diatribe against politicians getting their hands on our discipline, I always liked politics and electoral campaigns (one day, perhaps… ), and this may be as close as I’ll get to campaigning!

Written by Alfonso Lamadrid

7 February 2019 at 7:34 pm

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