Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira appoints José María Acedo managing partner of its office in Vitoria-Gasteiz


Mr. Acedo takes over from Mr. José María de Lorenzo, who managed the office since it opened in 2006

Mr. Acedo will manage Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira’s office in Vitoria-Gasteiz. He takes over from Mr. de Lorenzo, who will continue acting as partner, while gradually handing over his responsibilities before retiring. Both Mr. Acedo and Mr. de Lorenzo have established careers in the province of Álava, and together they led the project to open the office in Vitoria-Gasteiz in 2006. Over the last four years, the office has formed a team of lawyers specializing in all branches of business law.

Before joining Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira, Mr. Acedo, a highly regarded labor lawyer, was a partner at the law firm Guevara Abogados with Mr. Juan Ramón Guevara, ex deputy prime minister of the Regional Government of the Basque Country. An active member of the Employers Association of Álava since its foundation, he managed its Collective Bargaining Department and Legal Affairs Department.

In line with Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira’s policy to coordinate all the Basque offices, Mr. Acedo leads the labor practices of all three Basque capitals, having some of the autonomous region’s leading companies as clients.

With a Bachelor of Laws (legal-economic specialty) from Universidad de Deusto, Mr. Acedo was also a member of the Labor Relations Committee of the Basque Business Confederation, known as Confebask, and represented the Employers Association of Álava on the Board of Labor Relations of the Basque Country.