Partners

Our partner legal search team is the largest in the market. We operate across Spain, Portugal and Latin America. Our team has built up an unrivalled track record at partner level. Our consultants have been responsible for some of the most high profile moves across the industry. We have long established relationships with the majority of the leading US, UK and other international law firms operating in Spain as well as many of the leading domestic practices.

Each search is bespoke. We work with clients to establish exactly what talent would best benefit their business, updating them on the current market and advising in realistic terms how successful their search will be. 

Our Methodology

We approach all lawyers in a highly sensitive and confidential manner, introducing new opportunities only to those who we think fit our client’s instructions. We spend time with each of our clients to agree messaging before we approach the market in order to ensure that there is a consistent picture.

We have a dedicated research function and our team is continually mapping the market across Spain, Portugal, Latin America and around the world. Therefore, we are able to identify the right lawyers very quickly and to deadlines. Our international network also means that clients have access to the very best talent around the world.

Once a short list has been agreed SSQ will manage the entire process:  agreeing the messaging with the client; meeting with candidates in the first instance; setting up meetings for the client with candidates; advising on business plans and helping clients formulate and deliver offers.

Our track record

Corporate

  • Corporate M&A partner: from a transatlantic law firm to an international law firm
  • Corporate M&A partner: from a transatlantic law firm to an international law firm
  • Corporate M&A partner: from a Spanish law firm to an international law firm
  • Corporate M&A partner: from a US law firm to a Spanish law firm
  • Corporate M&A partner: from a transatlantic law firm to legal arm of a professional services firm
  • Corporate M&A partner: from a Spanish law firm to an international law firm
  • Corporate M&A counsel: from an international law firm to another international law firm
  • Corporate M&A partner: from a magic circle law firm to a Spanish law firm
  • Corporate M&A partner: from a magic circle law firm to an international law firm
  • Corporate M&A partner: from a Spanish law firm to an international law firm
  • Corporate M&A partner: from a law firm in Kazakhstan to an international law firm
  • Corporate M&A partner: from a UK law firm to an international law firm
Banking & finance

  • Banking & finance partner: from a Spanish law firm to an international law firm
  • Banking & finance partner: from a law firm in Kazakhstan to an international law firm
  • Banking & finance partner: from a UK law firm in Kazakhstan to an international law firm
Employment

  • Head of employment: from a Spanish law firm to an international law firm
  • Employment partner: from an international law firm to another international law firm
  • Employment partner: from a UK law firm to an international law firm
  • Employment partner: from an employment boutique to an international law firm
Real estate

  • Head of real estate: from a transatlantic law firm to an international law firm
  • Real estate partner: from a boutique law firm to a Spanish law firm
  • Real estate partner: from a boutique law firm to a Spanish law firm
Public law

  • Public law partner: from a top Spanish law firm to an international law firm 
  • Public law/Energy partner: from an international law firm to a magic circle firm 
IT/Data protection

  • IT/Data protection partner: from a Spanish law firm to an international law firm
  • IT/Data Protection partner: from a UK law firm to an international law firm
Other

  • Insolvency partner: from a US professional services firm to an international law firm 
  • Insolvency partner: from a Spanish law firm to the legal arm of professional services firm
  • EU law partner: from a transatlantic law firm to the legal arm of professional services firm
  • Tax partner: from a magic circle firm to an international law firm 
  • Head of litigation: from a Spanish law firm to the legal arm of professional services firm
  • Insurance/Aviation partner: from an international law firm to another international law firm