12 November 2015



Headcount at Portugal´s largest firms increases by up to 50% in last year
Growth in M&A, litigation, finance and tax work led to a number of major firms going on a recruitment drive with VdA, in particular, undergoing significant expansion.

RCD Espanyol shareholders advised by Cuatrecasas on share capital sale
Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira advised La Liga football club RCD Espanyol’s main shareholders on the sale of 45.1 per cent of the club’s share capital.

PLMJ instructed by ECS Capital on shopping centre deals
PLMJ advised venture capital fund ECS Capital on the acquisitions of shopping centres Dolce Vita Funchal, Vivaci Caldas da Rainha and Vivaci Guarda.

Bird & Bird launches Spanish real estate practice with hire of Broseta partner
Bird & Bird has established a real estate practice in Spain with the hire of Isidro del Moral from Broseta Abogados.

Herbert Smith Freehills’ Madrid office advises on PhotoBox Group sale
A multijurisdictional Herbert Smith Freehills team – which spanned the firm’s Madrid, London and Paris offices – advised PhotoBox Group on its sale to Exponent Private Equity and Electra Partners.

Cuatrecasas, Chiomenti, Gide & Gleiss Lutz unite to form regulatory hub
Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira has teamed up with Italian law firm Chiomenti, French heavyweight Gide Loyrette Nouel, and Germany’s Gleiss Lutz to create a Frankfurt-based “regulatory hub” focusing on the banking sector.

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The Latin American Lawyer

Simpson Thacher advises on €1.1bn Peruvian bond issuance
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has represented the Republic of Peru on the issuance and sale of €1.1 billion 2.750% Euro-denominated global bonds due 2026.

Argentinian firms Tanoira Cassagne and Cier, Regueira merge
Argentinian firm Tanoira Cassagne Abogados has boosted its ranks by incorporating four-partner firm Cier, Regueira & Asociados.


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TMT special report

Time to sell yourself
The TMT – related issues facing clients are mounting up, whether they be related to data protection, cybersecurity, or fiber optic conflicts, for example – this means plenty of work for TMT lawyers, but work needs to be done on raising the profile of the expertise they offer.

Iberian Lawyer TV
Brazil: ‘A good time to invest’
Vitoria Nabas
Nabas Legal

Oil price slump sees investors look to Portugal
Rodrigo Almeida Dias, FCB&A

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Client view

Delayed responses from firms affect clients’ business
Law firms that show a sense of urgency will have the advantage when it comes to winning legal work because quick response times are crucial, says Indra’s Luís Graça Rodrigues


Is your company secure or an easy target?
Developing strong strategic teams to mitigate risk

17 November, Madrid

Nowadays corruption, hacking or identity theft are as common as they are perplexing. Many of such cases involve some kind of data breach, which might develop into money laundering.
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Generation 3.0 The future is here

26 November 2015, Madrid, 19.00-21.00

For decades, legal experts have been predicting radical changes in a profession whose approach has stayed the same for centuries.

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