Cuatrecasas is meeting point between Spain and US


Firm hosts Spain-US Business Forum, now in its seventh edition, for third consecutive year

About 200 participants attended the Seventh Spain-US Business Forum held at the Cuatrecasas headquarters in Madrid and organized by the Spain-US Chamber of Commerce. The forum analyzed the key aspects of the commercial relations between the two countries and the investment opportunities for Spanish companies in the US.

Senior Partner at Cuatrecasas Rafael Fontana gave the welcome speech. After thanking the guests and speakers for attending, Mr. Fontana reminded everybody of the good relations between the countries now, sending a reassuring message to American investors at a time of intense political activity in both countries.

Of the speakers at the forum, we highlight Marisa Poncela, state secretary for commerce; José Luis Bonet, chair of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce; and Alan Solomont, chair of the Spain-US Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors and former ambassador. Marisa Poncela reminded everybody that “there are 32,000 Spanish companies present in the US or developing some kind of activity there.” She highlighted the qualitative aspects of Spain’s commercial relations with the US, including the fact that Spanish companies are exporting innovation and operating in sectors of high value-added sectors such as infrastructure, energy and telecommunications.

Closing the ceremony were Álvaro Rengifo, chair of CESCE, a trade risk management company; Salvador Marín, chair of COFIDES, a company offering financing for investment projects in foreign countries; Petra Mateos, vice chair of the Spain-US Chamber of Commerce; Thomas Reott, counselor for economic affairs at the US Embassy in Spain; and Inmaculada Riera, general manager of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce.