Jones Day partner Mercedes Fernández wins Chambers Europe 2020 "Outstanding Contribution" Award

Mercedes Fernández, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day's Madrid Office, has won the Chambers Europe 2020 Award for "Outstanding Contribution" to the legal profession. The "Outstanding Contribution" award category reflects notable achievements over the past 12 months including outstanding work, impressive strategic growth, and excellence in client service.

Ms. Fernández's comments in accepting the award are quoted in full below:

Thank you Chambers and Partners for the wonderful honour in receiving your "Outstanding Contribution" award in recognition of my work.

I want to also express my sincere congratulations to the rest of the nominees and winners since they are all a clear example of professionalism, dedication, and fellowship.

For more than 25 years, in my daily work I have tried to achieve some fundamental objectives that I consider essential in the practice of law: excellence in technical ability, quality in client service, industry knowledge, and trust. When thinking of this, a few quotes come to mind. "Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work" by Aristotle. "A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work" by Colin Powell.

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