The Financial Times names Uría Menéndez Most Innovative Law Firm in Europe in Supporting Refugees and Migrants

September 22, 2023

Last night Uría Menéndez received the award for Most Innovative Firm in Europe in the category of Supporting Refugees and Migrants at the FT Europe Innovative Lawyers Awards 2023. 

Shortlisted with seven other international firms, Uría Menéndez won the award for the pro bono project taken on by a large team led by José Alberto Navarro that obtained judicial recognition of the Spanish nationality of a stateless minor as a remedy for the violation of her human rights. This matter was handled in collaboration with Programa Ödos.

This award is international recognition for the excellent pro bono work of Uría Menéndez and the Professor Uría Foundation in the fight to guarantee fundamental rights for refugees. The firm’s pro bono practice has been shortlisted for the last four years and was also recognised in 2021.

Uría Menéndez was also shortlisted as Most Innovative Law Firm in Europe (headquartered outside the UK), and in the categories of Innovation in Client Delivery for developing the MomentUM platform and Innovative Lawyers in Cyber Security and Data Protection for implementing Component 15 (“digital connectivity, cybersecurity, 5G deployment”) of the Spanish Recovery Plan.

Furthermore, José Alberto Navarro was shortlisted for the Innovative Practitioner award.

The prestigious Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards recognise the most innovative law firms and deals in the European legal sector in the last 12 months. This year, the winners were chosen from more than 500 submissions put forward by firms from all over Europe. RSG Consulting, which was in charge of analysing the submissions, interviewed hundreds of clients referred by the shortlisted law firms.

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