11 September 2015


Revenue of 20 largest Iberian law firms grows 3% to €1.27bn
An increase in foreign investment in Spain and Portugal meant 17 of the 20 largest Iberian firms increased their revenue in the last year

PLMJ advises on sale of Barclays’ Portuguese operation to Spanish bank Bankinter
The deal was led by Hugo Rosa Ferreira, the partner who heads PLMJ’s banking and finance practice and the firm’s UK Desk.

Garrigues, Cuatrecasas, Uría and Abreu ‘most attractive’ legal sector employers

Garrigues, Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira, Uría Menéndez and Abreu Advogados are the “most attractive” legal sector employers among students in Iberia, according to new research.

Ashurst recruits banking partner from Cuatrecasas
Ashurst has recruited Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira banking partner Fernando Navarro.

Miranda elects new board chairman following lawyer exodus
Lisbon-based law firm Miranda has elected Diogo Xavier da Cunha – the firm´s managing partner – as chairman of its board of directors for the period 2015-2018.

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Latin America News

Akin Gump launches cross-practice Cuba initiative

International law firm Akin Gump has announced the launch of a cross-practice initiative devoted to advising clients on legal and lobbying strategy with regard to opportunities in the Cuban market.

Cremades, Calvo Sotelo opens in Chile
Spanish firm Cremades & Calvo-Sotelo has announced it will begin operations in Chile after reaching an agreement with Erbetta, Costa, Melo & Guzmán Abogados.

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Law firm profile

Jones Day´s Madrid office has been on a significant recruitment drive over the last year and this shows no signs of letting up as the firm looks to ensure its Spanish practice matches the capabilities of its other offices around the world

Client view

External lawyers must stop thinking about clocking up hours because it gives the impression that they don´t care about their clients, says Andrade Gutierrez’s Pedro Vidigal Monteiro.

Iberian Lawyer TV
Infrastructure, IP, IT and white-collar crime work booming in Latin America
Julio Veloso, Broseta

Lusophone Africa and Brazil offer major opportunities for Portuguese firms
Gonçalo da Cunha, F. Castelo Branco

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Legal Summit 2015
Developing an international strategy: How to navigate the “perfect storm”

17 September, Lisbon

As part of the 40 under Forty Awards Evening Iberian Lawyer will hold the Legal Summit – a debate for a specially invited group of law firm leaders and General Counsel.
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Examining public procurement

15 October, Madrid

As a result of government changes at local, regional and national level, the questioning of long-term contracts linked to current projects, services and/or suppliers has become an increasing trend.
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