Salans has acquired the Madrid-based law firm Masons Buxeda Menchen as well as the firm led by Alejandro and Juan Ignacio Alonso, based in both Madrid and Barcelona. The acquisition adds 24 Spanish lawyers to Salans, taking the firm to 550 lawyers globally operating from 18 offices. Salans’ new presence consists of six partners and a further 18 fee earners. Clients include banks and investment companies, transport and construction companies, energy suppliers as well as many medium and large-scale enterprises. Its core practice areas are corporate/M&A, energy, real estate and construction, taxation, arbitration and litigation and employment.