Firm Profile > Andersen > Madrid, Spain

Calle de Velázquez, 110

Industry focus: Food Tier 2

The agrifood group at Andersen acts for food companies and associations in a range of matters, with an emphasis on corporate, commercial, tax and customs. Tomás Rivero leads the team, which includes Ignacio Aparicio, 'an outstanding business lawyer with superb knowledge and knows how to support large corporations'. Belén Palao left the firm in April 2021.

Practice head(s):

Tomás Rivero

Other key lawyers:

Ignacio Aparicio; José Miguel Soriano


They have a highly competent team. It compares very favorably with other firms’ teams.

They have a close and very cordial treatment. In particular, partners like José Miguel Soriano show great reliability and speed in responding to our requirements.

We have worked with them for years, and they work with a very competitive and close dynamic. Before any problem they find an adequate solution.’

Knowledge of the affairs of the Company, and efficiency and speed in resolving commercial and civil matters.

I am working with the Custom Team in the Madrid Office. My experience with this team is fantastic due to the (i) willingness to help (the team is very committed) (ii) availability (the team always find a moment for us) (iii) expertise (the Custom team is technically proficient in its area) (iv) transparency and reliance. The main advantage I see is that I do not feel like an “economic objective” but like a business partner and its approach is very practical and realistic.

Andersen Legal Team have offered outstanding legal services, business relevant advice, always in a timely manner presenting unique business acumen and business friendly approach. Especially Ignacio is an outstanding business lawyer with superb knowledge and knows how to support large corporations.

Clear bonus is Ignacio and his team. Knowledgeable, extremely sharp, communicative, with a closer attitude is a true asset for any company doing business in Spain.

The team utilizes modern tools eg Legal Tracker in relation to Billing and linking the services provided with actual legal fees charged.’

Key clients

Newrest Group Holding

J. García Carión

Grupo Andrómeda

Grupo Migasa

Congelados y Frescos del Mar (Confremar)

Grupo Alimentario Citrus

Imperial Tobacco

Federación Española de Alimentación y Bebidas (FIAB)

Federación Española del Vino (FEV)

Cooperativas Agro-alimentarias

Asociación de Cerveceros de España

Grupo Emperador

FEPEX (Federación Española de Asociaciones de Productoras Exportadoras de Frutas y Hortalizas)

ARIFRUIT. (Asociación de empresas de frutas de la Rioja)

Helados Estiu

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

Highlighted for its ‘global business vision, commitment, pragmatism and ease of teamwork‘, Andersen focuses on mid-market transactions and has a broad client base. Valencia-based practice head Ignacio Aparicio also manages the firm’s Cuban Desk and is highly regarded. Of counsel and member of the Cuban Desk Adargelio Garrido also receives praise, as do Jaime Olleros and senior associates José Trujillo and José DeusaJavier Bustillo Guzmán  joined in January 2021.

Practice head(s):

Ignacio Aparicio

Other key lawyers:

José Trujillo; Jaime Olleros; José Deusa; Adargelio Garrido; José Ignacio Olleros; Ignacio Ariño; Javier Bustillo Guzmán


‘The high specialization of this firm in international investment projects and, especially, in investment projects in Cuba stands out.’

‘The advice of Ignacio Aparicio is noteworthy. He has extensive experience in advising on investment processes in Latin America and the ability to anticipate the needs that may arise in projects. In Ignacio’s team, other professionals also stand out, Adargelio Garrido and José Trujillo, among others.’

‘They have a support structure that allows obtaining adequate advice in each area of need, not only in terms of field of work but also in terms of geographical location and knowledge of local legislation.’

‘Closeness, speed, adaptation to the client. Very positive for associates Jaime Olleros and Ignacio Aparicio, but also a good connection with José Ignacio Olleros or Ignacio Ariño.’

‘Global business vision, commitment, pragmatism and ease of teamwork.’

‘Andersen’s team of lawyers and prosecutors is highly qualified and very committed to our interests. They study and understand the needs we have in each situation to advise us in the best possible way.’

Andersen’s lawyers share the same culture and values. The way of working is the same, seamless. Its qualities are the adaptation to our needs and to the type of operation in which we participate. Its closeness and familiarity. Without a doubt, a reference for us is Ignacio Aparicio, leader of the national and European practice in the area of Corporate and M&A. In his team, we highlight associates José Trujillo and José Deusa.’

Key clients

Aena Desarrollo Internacional SME, S.A.


Imperial Brands

Celanese Corporation

Enel Green Power, S.L.

Thales España

Enerpac Corporation

CompuGroup Medical SE

Brooklyn Fitboxing International

Grupo Arum

Delaviuda Confectionary Group


J. García Carrión

Dispute resolution Tier 4

Andersen's arbitration practice provides ‘broad and deep knowledge about international commercial arbitration and is able to handle highly complex cross-border disputes to the highest quality’. The firm’s expertise covers commercial, real estate and financial disputes, including international arbitration. The team of ‘expert lawyers’ is co-led by Iñigo Rodríguez–Sastre, who specialises in civil law, corporate law and litigation; litigation and insolvency expert Benjamin Prieto; and José María Rebollo, who focuses on international arbitration, criminal law and litigation.

Practice head(s):

Iñigo Rodríguez–Sastre; Benjamín Prieto; José María Rebollo

Other key lawyers:

Elena Sevila; Luis Cortezo


‘Great organizational capacity of the team to respond to the questions raised, always quickly and providing adequate criteria and legal vision. All the lawyers who provide us with their services are experts in procedural matters, an issue that gives us comfort and transmits security. Distinguished for the availability they show to the client, their good attention and dedication in matters.’

‘They stand out in my opinion for 3 reasons: experience, knowledge and teamwork. In the case of the Managing Partner, BENJAMIN PRIETO, he knows our topics and communication with him is constant. Unlike other firms, whenever we require it, he is available, providing fast and precise solutions from the first moment. The Firm Director, JOSE MARTINEZ ENGUIDANOS, is the one who coordinates the work of the entire ANDERSEN team. Expert in procedural matters that transmits security and excellent coordination of the team. We maintain fluent communication with him and he is interested in all the issues that arise at our company, regardless of whether they are civil or other procedural matters. It’s a plus for us.’

‘Efficiency, and preparation. They are very fine in the details and in comparison with other firms with which I have worked, much more agile when preparing the demands. Work with the Team of Benjamín Prieto, Jose Martinez and Elena Aupí. Also highlight their proximity and availability when required.’

‘Very effective communication between the different members of the team and highly specialized advice.’

‘Expert lawyers who understand and adapt to the mentality and culture of the team they are going to work with.’

‘Andersen’s arbitration team has broad and deep knowledge about international commercial arbitration, is able to handle highly complex cross-border dispute at the highest quality.’

‘Inigo stands out as a highly experienced arbitration practitioner, whose calm demeanor helps manage even the highest of pressure situations, always to the benefit of the client’s interest. Inigo delivers results, and does not spend time and energy on side aspects of a case, which have no relevance to the outcome of a case. His ability to identify the key aspects of a case and fully focus on such aspects is quite impressive.’

‘The closeness to the partner, the dedication and involvement of each lawyer. They all get involved and make you feel like the firm’s most important client. ‘

Key clients
























Employment Tier 4

Andersen incorporated DA Lawyers in June 2021, bringing labour expert Victoria Caldevilla to lead the firm’s employment department. The labour team is traditionally well versed in strategic and reputational advice, with a client base that includes a number of multinationals requiring assistance with cross-border matters. Post-insolvency reorganisations are a specific strength for the team, which includes Pablo Santos in Barcelona.

Rising stars

Marta Pérez - Moltó Abogados

Practice head(s):

Victoria Caldevilla

Other key lawyers:

Pablo Santos


‘The Andersen team always strives for excellence, with an unbeatable level of involvement.’

‘Its high availability, its excellent legal technical criteria and the search for disruptive solutions to the challenges that arise.’

‘Excellent customer orientation and quality of service. Absolute adaptation to the profile of the client company, its sector and its size. Agility in response and total availability.’

‘They function like a real team, and they all show involvement in the process from start to finish, from the junior attorney to the partner in charge. Very good technical knowledge, they transfer expertise to the client.’

‘High knowledge of the business and union reality with a strong level of contacts. Proven experience in the field of negotiation in matters of collective scope.’

Victoria Caldevilla: anticipation, efficiency and empathy, mixed with a full knowledge of her discipline, our history and our strategy. The lever of many key necessary agreements for the organization.’

Thorough knowledge of labour laws. They have adapted quickly to our sector. They give fast and reliable answers. Very good results in a complicated trial.’

Its strengths are the ability to work, availability, specialisation in labour law and knowledge of the banking sector, and our organisation.

Key clients

Isolux – Corsan

Grupo Parques Reunidos


Grupo Redexis Gas

Grupo Ricoh España

Grupo Pullmantur

DHL Global Forwarding Iberia

Acciona Infraestructuras

Az Valor



Intellectual property: Trade marks Tier 4

In a significant move, Andersen incorporated DA Lawyers in June 2021. The team has a strong record in trade mark enforcement for domestic companies, both for media and technology clients as well as a number of notable sports and leisure companies. The department is led by José Garrido, who is experienced in international IP prosecution strategies.

Practice head(s):

José Garrido


‘Extensive and detailed knowledge of the legal and practical aspects of the world of patents and intellectual property in the different jurisdictions at a global level. Very competent team.’

‘In addition to its wide field of activities, the specific domain in the area of patents and intellectual property is outstanding. The relationship with the client is very close and inspires confidence due to its great professionalism. In this area of specialization, the technical knowledge and negotiation skills of partner José Garrido Pastor seem outstanding.’

‘Absolute control over the entire procedure and the appropriate actions to be carried out. It has a team that mixes the experience of a Senior Director with young talented people.’

‘DA Lawyers provides expert advice that is also practical and relevant. Also, our matters continue to be managed by an experienced partner rather than a junior associate which we really appreciate as matters are resolved more efficiently.’

‘Jose Garrido is an expert in trademark law and a professional who responds quickly and thoroughly to all inquiries.’

Key clients

High Tech Hotels & Resorts


Peris Correduria De Seguros

Portal Golf Gestion

Talisman Ventures

Granalu Transformaciones

Geniova Technologies

Zebra A/s

Public law Tier 4

Andersen is known for its ‘very sound and specialised environmental legal practice'. From offices in Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia and Seville the firm advises companies, public authorities and the public sector on a range of public law issues, including contracts, litigation and mobility matters. Sectors in which the department has significant expertise include water, ports, telecoms, energy, healthcare and commerce. Practice head José Vicente Morote focuses on public and regulatory law, public procurement and regulated sectors. Also notable are Carlos Minguez, who joined in 2019 and brings ‘great experience and technical understanding’; and Arancha Bengoechea, who arrived from another law firm and has strength in environmental law.

Practice head(s):

Jose Vicente Morote

Other key lawyers:

Carlos Minguez; Arancha Bengoechea; Carlos Morales


‘Very sound and specialized environmental legal practice. ’

‘Carlos Minguez, great experience and technical understanding, Carlos Morales, availability.’

Key clients

AESA (State Aviation Safety Agency)








ANGED (Spanish Association of Large Distribution Companies)


IVO (Valencian Institute of Oncology)

Berklee College of Music

Grupo Gimeno

Roland Berger


Junta de Andalucía

BEFESA Medio Ambiente

Levantina de Recursos Mineros

AIK Energy

Thyssenkrupp Elevadores, S.L.


UTE Energía Galicia


Ministerio de Transporte, Movilidad y Agenda Urbana




Ayuntamiento de Valencia

Sociedad Anónima Municipal del Suelo de Valencia

J. García Carrión

Real estate and construction Tier 4

Known for providing commercial advice from offices in Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia and Seville, Andersen has broad real estate experience covering the acquisition of portfolios of real estate assets, sale and leasebacks, joint ventures, financing, refinancing and SOCIMIs. The firm integrated DA Lawyers in June 2021, further bolstering its real estate practice, which also has expertise in the areas of urban planning and construction law. José Vicente Morote leads the team. Other key names in this field include real estate and construction law expert Maite Hernández , Antonio Ñudi, Carlos Peña, Cesar Morales Romero-Requejo, who focuses on multinationals and Spanish large and mid-size companies, and Eduardo González Yebra, who assists listed companies, national and international consulting firms, SOCIMIs and family businesses with real estate assets.

Practice head(s):

Jose Vicente Morote

Other key lawyers:

Maite Hernandez; Antonio Ñudi; Carlos Peña; Cesar Morales Romero-Requejo; Eduardo González Yebra; María Chaves; Javier Cortés; Juan Luis Vives;


The team is made up of highly valuable professionals. Their commitment to the client is high and their delivery times for documents / case analysis are short. The deal with the client is close, providing closeness and a feeling of comfort. The outstanding partners would be Mr. Eduardo González and Mr. César Morales.

Strengths: speed and efficiency They adapt quickly to what we ask of them. Closeness.’

Eduardo González is fully involved. They are very competitive in every way.’

The team led by César Morales is one of the most reliable in the market in the hotel real estate area. Their understanding of the business from both an investor and hotelier perspective gives them invaluable value as advisers.’

Its ability and main strength is the knowledge of the sector and strong alignment with the client’s needs. The team is made up of great professionals with extensive experience in the sector, from its partners César and Eduardo, to the rest of the team (from the most junior to the most senior).’

I believe that the plus that makes them stand out is their alignment with the client and their total dedication. They manage to adapt to your needs and speak your same language, always providing practical and technically perfect solutions, even when you request immediate answers. César, Eduardo, Javier and Juan Luis are outstanding in their work and in the legal advice they provide.’

Mr. Eduardo González, Mr. Cesar Morales: the human quality that they demonstrate and their constant concern for customer service, together with their high level of professionalism and their experience, makes them stand out from their competitors. With their professionalism and fantastic customer service, they generate a high level of credibility from the beginning, and therefore a great relationship of trust with the client.’

Eduardo Gonzalez always makes himself available and their timely response to our requested services is very valuable to us. He provides good advice pointing out the issues and also presents alternatives or ways to resolve the issues in a practical manner.’

Key clients

Mahou and Atlético de Madrid

Santé Realty Investments

Grupo Ibosa

Admentum Gestión Global

Stahler Real Estates

Eiffage Infraestructuras

Brillongo Fruits

Junta de Compensación de Los Cerros

Grupo Inversor Hesperia

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 4

Well-regarded firm Andersen covers a range of issues, including corporate restructuring, debt recovery, acquisition of companies and assets, liability of directors and managers, national and international insolvencies and extrajudicial restructurings. The practice is supported by a strong corporate finance department and has been increasingly active in Covid-19 related insolvency and pre-bankruptcy proceedings and advice. Insolvency expert Javier Mata co-leads the team with Barcelona-based Álvaro Gámez Serracarbassa, who specialises in insolvency law, restructuring and litigation.

Practice head(s):

Javier Mata; Álvaro Gámez Serracarbassa

Other key lawyers:

Ignacio Aparicio; Benjamín Prieto; Ana Ferrando


Very professional team where everyone is very clear about their mission, organized and meticulous.’

I would say that the discipline and systematic rigor in the process of executing the legal actions necessary to defend the interests of the clients with order and in accordance with the law.’

‘The plus with respect to the market is its prestige as a team and its proximity. I know that many competing firms prefer to collaborate with this Andersen area given its prestige and good name.’

‘Ignacio Aparicio, a noble and close person who will not hesitate to take time away from him to solve a problem, in addition to showing that he is a highly educated and intelligent person.’

Key clients



















Tax Tier 5

Andersen is ‘very attentive to detail and very accessible’, advising on a range of transactional, advisory and litigation tax matters. The firm is experienced in transfer pricing, M&A, private equity, joint ventures, domestic and international tax planning, corporate restructuring, banking and real estate investment, as well as verification, management and inspection procedures carried out by the tax administration. María Olleros specialises in international tax and cross-border matters. She co-leads the team with Barcelona-based Toni Prat, who focuses on tax advice, commercial and corporate law and private equity.

Practice head(s):

María Olleros; Toni Prat

Other key lawyers:

Antonio Ballester; Celia Gallach; Tomás Rivero Villamarín


Highly professional office, very attentive to details and very accessible.’

‘Its high preparation of affairs and technical ability. We normally work with Antonio Ballester and Celia Gallach.’

‘In the field, perfect knowledge of theory and practice. Knowledge even of the people in the Administration with whom to deal. Highlighting the ability to communicate information.’

Availability and speed in solving day-to-day issues. The argumentation and documentation of its conclusions. Supervision of the work of his team In particular Tomás Rivero Villamarín is the one who shines in these 3 characteristics.’

Key clients

Servicios Funerarios Montero, S.A.

Net de Gerrers

Altabana Group

Sotogrande, S.A.

Grupo Azvi

Promotora de Cigarros


J. García Carrión

Banking and finance Tier 7

The Andersen team provides ‘excellent dedication’ in corporate finance operations, acquisitions, project finance and structured finance matters. The firm has particular strength in financial regulation and fintech matters. Guillermo Yuste has expertise advising on a range of financial issues, including trade, acquisition, syndicated and project financing. He co-leads the practice with Carlos Salinas, who specialises in corporate finance and debt restructuring.

Practice head(s):

Guillermo Yuste; Carlos Salinas


‘All the offices are updated on legislative developments, and all the offices with which we work are equipped at a technological level.’

‘For a team that works in circumstances that are normally quite stressful and complex, having clear, concrete and concise advice is a great support.’

‘What differentiates this firm is the closeness to the partner, the dedication and involvement of each lawyer.’

‘They all get involved and make you feel like the firm’s most important client.’

‘360 service and attention, with excellent coordination with international teams.’

‘The dedication in this area is excellent.’

Key clients

Stahler Real Estate



Avanzalia Solar, S.A.











Santander InnoVentures

The firm: Andersen in Spain has offices in Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia and Seville. The team is made up of more than 250 professionals led by 40 partners responsible of the design, coordination and management of the best fitted teams for each operation.

The firm advises mainly in the legal and tax fields working with an integrated team of vast experience in business law, among others: corporate and M&A, tax, litigation, arbitration, restructuring or public law, in different sectors of business activities. Andersen has wide experience in advising companies in cross-border transactions and their projects abroad with a particular expertise in Cuba –with the Cuban Desk services- or Israel.

Andersen is the Spanish member firm of Andersen Global, an international association of legally separate, independent member firms comprising tax and legal professionals around the world. This association allows the team to provide best-in-class advice in complex transactions to important domestic and international clients in Spain and across the globe in a seamless and consistent manner everywhere.

Areas of practice: Andersen has extensive experience in every field of business law and tax advice, providing their clients comprehensive high-quality legal advice on domestic and international projects.

The corporate and M&A practice provides advice to companies and other legal entities, ranging from their incorporation to all their transactions, specialising in mergers and acquisitions (M&A), restructuring, corporate law, commercial contracting, corporate governance and banking and finance. The banking and finance practice covers made-to-measure design of all types of corporate finance operation, acquisitions, project finance and structured finance, both simple and syndicated.

The dispute resolution team advises on commercial and contractual disputes at all levels and before all institutions, also advising distressed companies in relation to all insolvency issues. The team is also specialised in corporate crime, from tax evasion and fraud to money laundering and corruption and has a strong arbitration practice advising in national and international arbitrations and before various arbitration institutions.

In the employment field, the firm provides advice on complex and technical matters, with a strong focus on employment litigation, terms of employment, corporate transactions and collective matters involving trade unions and works councils.

The tax practice is specialised in local and international advice in tax policies that optimise taxation and structure the business and transactions according with the law and the business strategy of the clients. The advice is provided independently as no audit services are rendered in the firm. Likewise, the firm has wide experience on public law matters with a strong focus on public contracts, acting for public administrations, bidders and successful bidders and also on the implementation of private initiative participation models in public infrastructure development projects, among others.

The firm also has highly specialized departments for the implementation of effective systems to supervise regulatory compliance and crime prevention.

Moreover, the culture and audiovisual team is very experienced in providing comprehensive advice in national and international co-productions and the firm has a team the highly specialized professionals in technology, data and digital business.

The firm has strong expertise advising and co-ordinating international projects where knowledge in several jurisdictions is required. In this circumstances, the different professionals and teams from Andersen work in a variety of cross-border matters and with firms from all over the world, adapting its expertise and services to the specific jurisdiction and necessities.

Department Name Email Telephone
Public and regulatory law / Real Estate José Vicente Morote
Dispute resolution / Arbitration Íñigo Rodríguez-Sastre
Corporate and M&A / Cuban desk Ignacio Aparicio
Restructuring and insolvency Javier Mata
Accounting Joaquín Ureña
Criminal and corporate compliance Benjamín Prieto
Employment Alfredo Aspra
Tax Toni Prat
Restructuring and insolvency Álvaro Gámez
Dispute resolution / Arbitration José María Rebollo
Corporate / Banking & Finance Carlos Salinas
Tax María Olleros
Culture, sports and entertainment / Media and IP Patricia Motilla
Photo Name Position Profile
 Antonio Ñudi  photo Antonio Ñudi Partner
 José Luis Aguilar  photo José Luis Aguilar Partner
 Jaime Aguilar Mulet  photo Jaime Aguilar Mulet Partner
 Ignacio Aparicio  photo Ignacio Aparicio Partner and head of the Corporate and M&A department in Spain. Ignacio…
 Alfredo Aspra  photo Alfredo Aspra Partnert and head of the Employment Law and Social Security department
 Arancha Bengoechea Bartolomé  photo Arancha Bengoechea Bartolomé Partner
 Javier Bustillo Guzmán  photo Javier Bustillo Guzmán Partner
 Luis Cortezo  photo Luis Cortezo Partner
 Javier Cubillo Gómez-Alonso  photo Javier Cubillo Gómez-Alonso Partner
 Jaime Espejo  photo Jaime Espejo Partner
 Ramón Faus  photo Ramón Faus Partner
 Ramón Faus  photo Ramón Faus Partner
 Álvaro Gámez  photo Álvaro Gámez Partner and head of the Restructuring and Compliance department in the Barcelona…
 Rocío Gil Robles  photo Rocío Gil Robles Partner
 Maite Hernández  photo Maite Hernández Partner
 Sergio Samuel Juárez  photo Sergio Samuel Juárez Partner
 Isabel Martínez Moriel  photo Isabel Martínez Moriel Partner
 Yago Martos  photo Yago Martos Partner
 Javier Mata  photo Javier Mata Managing Partner of the Madrid office.
 Bartolomé Matas  photo Bartolomé Matas Partner
 José Vicente Morote  photo José Vicente Morote Partner and head of the Public and Regulatory Law Practice in the…
 Patricia Motilla  photo Patricia Motilla Partner and head of the Culture, Sports & Entertainment Department.
 José Ignacio Olleros  photo José Ignacio Olleros Partner
 María Olleros  photo María Olleros Partner and head of the Tax department in the Madrid, Valencia and…
 Carlos Peña  photo Carlos Peña Partner
 Toni Prat  photo Toni Prat Partner and member of the Advisory Council and European Regional Board of…
 Benjamín Prieto  photo Benjamín Prieto Managing Partner of the Valencia office and head of the Litigation, Bankruptcy…
 José Manuel Pumar  photo José Manuel Pumar Partner and head of the Seville office.
 José María Rebollo  photo José María Rebollo Partner and head of the Litigation department in Barcelona.
 Tomás Rivero  photo Tomás Rivero Partner
 Íñigo Rodríguez-Sastre  photo Íñigo Rodríguez-Sastre Partner and head of the International Arbitration department of the firm in…
 Carlos Salinas  photo Carlos Salinas Managing Partner of the Barcelona office and Head of the Corporate Law…
 Pablo Santos  photo Pablo Santos Partner
 Elena Sevila Sánchez  photo Elena Sevila Sánchez Partner
 Jaime Silva  photo Jaime Silva Partner
 José Miguel Soriano  photo José Miguel Soriano Partner
 Joaquín Ureña  photo Joaquín Ureña Partner and head of the Accounting Law department in the Madrid, Valencia…
 Guillermo Yuste  photo Guillermo Yuste Partner
 Borja de Gabriel Pérez-Sahuquillo  photo Borja de Gabriel Pérez-Sahuquillo Partner
Professionals : 250+
Lawyers : 200+
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Other offices : Barcelona
Other offices : Valencia
Other offices : Seville

Diversity is key

At Andersen, our people are considered to be our firm’s greatest asset. Their uniqueness and expertise set us apart, which is why we aim to hire dedicated and creative professionals with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Thanks to our diversity, every day at Andersen provides an opportunity to meet new faces, learn about new initiatives, offer unique insights and grow professionally. Due to the fact that we strongly believe that diversity and inclusion are integral to our overall success, we count them among our number one priorities at Andersen. Each and every day, we commit ourselves to pursuing our goal to develop an environment that celebrates differences and treats all individuals with equal respect. Encouraging diversity and supporting inclusion is part of our firm’s global strategy and culture.