19 January 2016


Three in four partners in Spain expect profits to grow in 2016
Expansion will be the buzzword in the Spanish legal market next year, with the majority of firms anticipating an increase in profits, revenues and headcount.

Clifford Chance advises JLIF on Barcelona metro deal
Clifford Chance was instructed by John Laing Infrastructure Fund (JLIF) on the acquisition of an 80 per cent stake in Transportes y Equipamientos Publicos Dos, according to Mergermarket data.

Uría instructed by GPF Capital on Acuntia acquisition
Uría Menéndez advised private equity fund GPF Capital on its acquisition of 66 per cent stake in information technology company Acuntia.

RCD advises on €11.5m funding round for development of HIV vaccine
RCD – Rousaud Costas Duran advised biotechnology company Aelix Therapeutics on a ‘series A’ funding round of €11.5 million.

Aquila Capital instructs King & Wood Mallesons on Barcelona real estate deal
King & Wood Mallesons advised German fund Aquila Capital on the acquisition of a residential real estate development in Sant Cugat del Vallés, a northern suburb of Barcelona.

Miranda integrates Oporto firm Amorim Advogados
Lisbon-based law firm Miranda & Associados has announced the integration of Oporto firm Amorim Advogados.

JLL instructs ABBC on acquisition of Portugal’s Cobertura
ABBC advised real estate investment company JLL on its acquisition of Portuguese residential property agency Cobertura.

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The Latin American Lawyer

Paul Hastings instructed on first Latin American IPO of 2016
Mexican homebuilder Javer has instructed Paul Hastings on its global offering of shares which consisted of a public tranche in Mexico, a private placement in the United States and a Regulation S offering in other countries.

Four law firms instructed on Publicar Multimedia’s cross-border acquisition in Latin America
Brigard & Urrutia in Colombia; Carey in Chile; Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal in Argentina and Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano in Peru have advised Publicar Multimedia on its acquisition of hibu Latinoamérica.


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Company & corporate report

Investors on edge
M&A activity in Iberia is on the increase, in part due to the availability of cheap finance – however, there are fears political instability could derail transactions

Legal update

Iberian Lawyer TV
Portuguese economic recovery remains fragile
Manuel Santos Vítor, PLMJ

The  “bad guys”  are inside your

Bruce Goslin, K2

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How teamwork can make a difference in legal services
Using corporate culture and values to develop stronger teams – lessons from the sport of rugby

26 January 2016, Barcelona

Traditionally, lawyers are perceived as having one clear objective: winning. When it comes to teamwork and managing talent, what can we learn from the sport of rugby? Read more


Lawyers’ Management Program

24 to 28 May 2016, Madrid

The global market for legal services is undergoing a period of unprecented change. The recent economic turmoil, coming as it does after a period of sustained growth, brought many of the challenges of delivering legal services into sharp focus. As Warren Buffet famously noted, “you only find out who is swimming naked when the tide goes out”. Read more


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