DLA Piper moves office to Madrid

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DLA Piper is taking up new premises in Madrid, moving just down the street into offices of roughly the same size but with plans to change the layout to provide more flexible workspaces, the company said.

The 80-lawyer firm will occupy the entire building at 39 Paseo de la Castellana, just north of downtown on a major north-south thoroughfare, the firm said.

Since arriving in Madrid 20 years ago, the company has occupied three floors of a building at 35 Castellana.

The new premises are 4,128 square meters, slightly larger than its current premises, which measure 4,125 square meters, the firm said.

The move will take place by the end of the year, once the renovations which will begin in July have been completed.

“We wanted to change our headquarters to Madrid to provide a better working environment for our professionals and clients, said Jesús Zapata, Country Managing Partner of DLA Piper Spain, in a statement.

“With this move to an entire building, we will have a more modern and sustainable environment, with larger, brighter and more flexible spaces, prioritizing energy efficiency, air quality and thermal, acoustic and ambient comfort” , did he declare.

Jorge García Cuestas, property and workplace manager at DLA Piper Spain, said the renovation would retain private offices but also include common areas and coworking spaces and feature outdoor terraces.

“We are still defining all the spaces,” Garcia Cuestas said via email. “A very large space will be dedicated to the reception and the auditorium, as well as a representative space on the top floor for the meeting rooms.

Like most law firms in Spain, DLA Piper is currently organizing its firm presence by empowering working groups to decide what is best for them. The company plans to establish a hybrid model where staff would be primarily in the office but retain the ability to work remotely, Garcia Cuestas said.

“Circumstances have changed throughout the pandemic and we have adapted to both government recommendations and our business needs,” he added.

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