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Former Latham & Watkins' Team Launches Ambar

February 2020

A high-end alternative legal services firm for the Spanish and Latin American market.

  • Ambar announces exclusive alliance in Spain and Latin America with Axiom, the global leader in high-caliber, on-demand legal talent
  • Ambar also announces a technology partnership with Salesforce and Microsoft to offer customers a new array of services and cutting-edge technology, including customer-focused applications

NEW YORK/ MADRID – February 11, 2020 – Ambar, a new alternative legal services provider in the Spanish market, has announced it has launched operations in Spain and Latin America. Ambar will provide the Spanish and Latin American enterprise market with high-end flexible and agile legal talent, supported by technology-enabled solutions and information-driven operations.

Ambar brings innovation and transparency to the Spanish legal industry, helping modern legal departments work in a flexible, integrated and cost-effective way by providing on-demand expertise, capacity and technology.

Along with the company’s launch, Ambar is also announcing an exclusive alliance in Spain and Latin America with Axiom, the global leader in high-caliber, on-demand legal talent. Axiom will leverage its global market presence to offer Ambar clients access to legal talent outside of Ambar’s home markets. Ambar, in turn, will leverage its extensive local network to offer agile legal talent to those Axiom clients seeking legal support in Spain or Latin America.

Ambar offers elite lawyers a more modern way of practicing the law. Ambar’s legal talent network already consists of former Big Law partners, State Attorneys (Abogados del Estado), law school professors and other elite lawyers in the Spanish market.

Ambar will also design tailored, best-in-class and flexible teams to represent clients in high-end M&A and private equity transactions.

“We have a terrific team that will shake the Spanish legal industry. Our mission is to offer the best alternative services for high-end work to our most demanding clients by leading the redefinition of the legal market in Spain and Latin America” said Manuel Deó, CEO of Ambar.

Ambar’s executive team are all veterans of Latham & Watkins (Spain). CEO Manuel Deó, was a partner and the head of the Corporate and Private Equity Department. Rosa Espín, Ambar’s Chief Revenue Officer, was a counsel in the Energy, Land & Resources Department, and Belén Bautista, Ambar’s Chief People Officer, was the former office manager.

Ambar is backed by private investors and sponsors including many well-regarded executives from the private equity, legal, technology and business communities.

Said David Pierce, Executive Vice President and Head of Global Sales, Axiom: “The Axiom model helps General Counsel reimagine their legal departments, providing access to the right legal expertise and client support to help achieve their business goals. It also empowers lawyers to reimagine their legal careers, giving them choice over how, when, and with whom they work. We’re excited that Ambar embraces that model like we do. This strategic relationship will enable both Axiom and Ambar to meaningfully extend the benefits of on-demand legal talent to the Spanish and Latin American markets.” 

“We are thrilled to announce this alliance with Axiom and introduce Axiom’s global capabilities to our clients. We believe in a better way of providing best-in-class legal solutions. We are determined to offer that better way to lawyers and clients, alike,” continued Deó.

Ambar has also entered into strategic partnerships with Microsoft and Salesforce to accelerate Ambar’s digital transformation, develop AI tools and deliver secure and reliable solutions to help Ambar’s customers and lawyers.

Ambar’s growth plans include opening two offices in Latin America by the end of 2020.


About Ambar
Ambar is a law company providing high-end legal and consulting services to blue chip companies, private equity sponsors and Fortune 500 in Spain and Latin America. Ambar provides high-end flexible and agile legal talent supported by technology-enabled solutions and information-driven operations. Ambar’s multi-disciplinary team of legal, business and technology experts optimize the legal resources and capabilities of law departments and private equity firms. www.ambarpartners.com

 About Axiom
Axiom, the global leader in high-caliber, on-demand legal talent, is disrupting the way legal teams and lawyers work. Axiom enables clients to access over 2,400 talented lawyers though a curated platform and build more dynamic teams to drive better business outcomes. Axiom empowers lawyers across industries and practice areas to thrive while pursuing more of the work they love. The company is deeply committed to gender equality and diversity and prides itself on having one of the most diverse employee populations in the industry. Axiom works with over half of the Fortune 100 companies, and currently operates in North America, the U.K., Central Europe and Asia Pacific. www.axiomlaw.com


Carrie Kalish