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Madrid: 9 June 2016

The first GC Powerlist in Iberia was launched at an event in Madrid on Thursday 9th June, with a champagne reception hosted at the Casino de Madrid, where over 100 in-house lawyers came together to celebrate the very best of the Spanish in-house legal talent.

The GC Powerlist is a publication designed to highlight the most influential and innovative general counsel in a market. A three month process of nominations, background research and interviews concluded in the selection of 110 in-house lawyers across Spain and Portugal.

Included on the list are the key in-house lawyers for such brands as Iberdrola, Telefonica, Canon, Amazon, Mango, Hiscox, Dow, Citibank, Santander, Mercedes-Benz, Aon, Accenture, Google, Diageo, Siemens, Carrefour, PepsiCo, European Central Bank and Avon. The full list can be seen here.

One of the GCs at the event told us, "The GC Powerlist could not have come at a better time for us. We are fighting to get our voices heard within the business, and accolades such as this are essential for our profile and standing within the organisation."

Another commented that "one of the things I'm going to take away from this is meeting in-house lawyers in other industries. There's a lot that we can learn from each other - and hearing a different perspective is very helpful. I've made new connections here that I will stay in touch with to share thoughts."

The launch of the GC Powerlist: Iberia was covered in El Pais, which is Spain's largest newspaper. The article, in Spanish, can be read here.

Our thanks to those Spanish firm who sponsored the GC Powerlist: Iberia - Olleros Abogados, ARPA Abogados and Fornesa Abogados.

Scroll down below to see photos from the evening.