Garrigues is an international legal and tax services firm that provides business law advice on the main economic scenarios of the global marketplace. Since its creation in 1941, the Firm has been noted for its international outlook and innovative nature. Under a single integrated management team and with the same quality standards, its professionals (over 1,400) operate in thirteen countries across Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas and advise on the most relevant and complex transactions in the market. Garrigues embarked on a new phase in 2013 with the roll-out of its own Latin American practice and is one of the European law firms with the largest office network in the region. It currently has more than one hundred professionals in Latin America, distributed among its five offices: Bogota, Lima, Mexico City, Santiago de Chile and Sao Paulo. It also has own offices in London, New York and Brussels, as well as in Spain (in twenty cities), Portugal, Poland, Morocco and China. In 2015, the firm opened a new office in Beijing to complement its existing office in Shanghai (operational since 2005), both of which are strategic locations for the coordination of transactions between the Americas, Asia and Europe.