The European Legal Awards were created with the main purpose of enabling the attendees to share a day with other lawyers, promoting excellence and knowledge through teaching, research, and proactive networking.
The award-winners cover the most varied fields, working daily with great dedication in a sector in permanent evolution, where the update has immediate effects.
A city with a history as extensive as Paris hides a lot of anecdotes and curiosities often unknown to those who visit it for the first time.
Its New Bridge is actually very old since it is the first bridge in the city built in stone, since the previous ones were made of wood.
Paris is also the city of light, but many do not know why Louis XVI decided to illuminate the streets with gas lamps, making Paris the first European city supplied with public light. All thanks to the thefts. Thefts were very frequent at that time and lighting the streets at night was a brilliant solution.
The organization of El Suplemento chose the lights of Paris, the European city par excellence, to illuminate the celebration of the First Edition of the European Legal Awards, that recognize the work of lawyers, law firms and legal professionals Europewide.
Once the city has been chosen, choosing the meeting point becomes a fairly easy decision to make since, if any place in Paris stands out for its history, its beauty and its location, it is the famous Ritz Hotel located in the Vendôme Square. An incomparable framework, taking into account the dates on which we are. The hotel, illuminated by elegant garlands, trees and Christmas lights, is known worldwide not only for its history, but also for the popularity of its guests. Coco Chanel lived at the Ritz for 34 years, in a three-bedroom suite currently known as Coco Chanel Suite. The Heminway bar gets its name from the feat starring Ernest Heminway during World War II. He arrived at the hotel in a jeep, taking a group of soldiers to the Ritz bar and proclaiming him released while ordering champagne for everyone. The popular journalist wrote: "When I dream alive in heaven, the action always takes place at the Ritz in Paris."
Of course, the emblematic place did not disappoint. At 6:30 pm, the award-winners began to arrive to the welcome cocktail, held in a lounge with an entrance to the Grand Jardin, 1 600 square meters of green in the city center.
Despite the transport strike called for December 5, coinciding with the day of the event, the winners arrived without inconvenience to the Ritz Hotel and the night passed like silk, with the atmosphere of being surrounded by people who share profession and interests.
After posing in the photocall for the official photo, the winners took a seat in the Vendôme lounge, where the awards ceremony was conducted by the journalist Sonia Fernández, host of the program “A Punt Directe”, magazine of the Valencian public television.
There was a total of 18 winners in this First Edition of the Eurpean Legal Awards. Eighteen categories represented at European level and recognized by the commendable work of the professionals who exercise them. The winners have been: Daci & Associates Attorneys at Law (Law office of Albania), Serrano Abogados (Bank Law), BLM Law (Family Law), Ricardo Ibáñez Abogados (Medical Health Law), De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés (International Public Law), LegalSegur (Labor Law), Cerha Hempel (European Public Law), Óscar Mercé Abogados (Commercial Law), PRK Partners (Data Protection), Gutiérrez Labrador Abogados (Agrocultural Law), Céline Carsalade (Inheritance Law) , Del Prado & Partners Solicitors (Administrative Law), AG Paphitis & CO LLC (Litigation and Dispute resolution), Arnaut & Iberbrokers (tax law), Fernández Ortea & Pérez Holanda Abogados (International Law), Giambrone Europe LLP (Mergers and Acquisitions), Pardo Geijo Abogados (Criminal Law) and Jean- Manuel López (Professional Career).
In his opening speech, the director of El Suplemento, Antonio Queijeiro, thanked the attendees for the effort to attend the meeting taking into account the adversities of the strike, and recalled that “everything around us has to do with the right and the law, since it is the basis of our personal, economic and business relations, as well as relations with the State and the Administration”.
To close the awards ceremony, the manager of El Suplemento, Pablo Suñer, thanked the collaboration, effort and dedication of the entire team, which "have made possible the celebration of this event". He also recalled that, of this First Edition of the European Legal Awards "the most important are the winners".
The touch of glamor to the ceremony was put by the Valencian stylist Tomás Salcedo, of the firm Thommy Estilistas, who was in charge of the styling of the entire staff of El Suplemento, including the impeccable look of the presenter Sonia Fernández.
The gala was enlivened by the imposing voice of soprano Vanessa Cera and her group Opera Show, which, in addition to opening the gala, surprised at desserts with a flashmob that stunned attendees. The final touch was put by the lyrical singers encouraging the public to bump their glasses in a farewell toast.
Entertaining at the Ritz Paris is to celebrate the art of excellence. The elegance of the hotel's private salons and the unique savoir-faire of its personnel always make receiving at the Ritz Paris an unforgettable event. Offering your guests such a special moment is a rare privilege and you can be assured that every aspect of your occasion will rise to your expectations.
15 Place Vendôme, 75001, Paris,Paris
The organization does everything possible to provide them with the greatest comfort in their transfers to Madrid and within the capital. A high quality professional service with a guaranteed final amount and no surprises that can be paid directly or managed by us, at no additional charge.
ACCOMMODATION AT THE HOTEL RITZ PARIS
This emblematic hotel, overlooking the Place Vendôme and dating from 1898, is 1 km from the Louvre Museum and the shops of the Champs Elysees. The elegant rooms have a French-style décor in pastel colors, artwork, antiques, Wi Fi and a marble bathroom. The suites have a palatial style and include a separate living room and, in some cases, a private terrace with views of the garden. The superior suites are luxurious and feature themed décor and views of the Place Vendôme. The hotel has 2 bars (one dedicated to Hemingway), a bistro, 2 exclusive restaurants, several lounges, a gym, a luxurious indoor pool and a chic spa with Chanel beauty treatments. . Special rates for those attending the event. According to availability.
The organization will try to have available an alternative hotel more suited to their preferences, tastes or budget, depending on availability.
IN THE EVENT
Atendees will enjoy a selected menú in charge of prestigious chefs that will delight them. Our Protocol and RRPP team will contact you before the event in order to check if you have any type of Food intolerance or if you are following any type of diet.
Guests can also enjoy the best restaurants and bars in the area. To do this, we collect different options of establishments that, in our opinion, offer the best proposals or a special promotion for those attending the event.