22 May 2014



Slaughters and Uría advise on €1bn La Caixa issue
Slaughter and May and Uría Menéndez advised Caixa d’Estalvis I Pensions de Barcelona (La Caixa) on its issue of €1bn 2.375 percent senior unsecured notes due 2019. Read more

Investors turning attention from Spain to Portugal
Law firms in Portugal specialising in capital markets could be set for a boost as lawyers say Portuguese debt ´trading at a discount´ compared to Spanish debt as investors shift their focus.Read more

Energy companies must engage communities earlier to avoid lawsuits
Energy companies need to take steps to engage local communities affected by energy projects at an earlier stage to reduce the risk of environmental lawsuits, attendees at a British Embassy event in Madrid heard this week. Read more


In good company:

Five steps to manage the risks associated

with third parties in the Global Supply Chain

Find out more 17th June, Madrid

In collaboration with:

Banking & Finance Report 2014
Sea of liquidity

Spain and Portugal have experienced an increase in fund-based financing over the last year as investors from overseas take advantage of the opportunity presented by the banks reluctance to lend. But how committed are funds to the Iberian market? Some lawyers argue that they are merely opportunists that will soon turn their attention elsewhere. Read more

Law Firm Profile
Going against the grain, Clyde & Co
When London-based insurance firm Clyde & Co opened an office in Madrid in 2013, some people in the legal sector wondered why.
With the Spanish economy going through a tough period, there was a view that it was not the best time to be trying to establish a new operation. But as Partner Ricardo Garrido points out, the insurance industry – which Clyde & Co internationally has partly built its reputation on serving – is counter-cyclical, so, in fact, it was a good time to launch.

Read more

Legal updates

Private equity – Portugal
A stable market for investment
By Patrícia Costa Gomes

Read more
Insolvency – Spain
Insolvency: Restructuring outside formal proceedings
By Juan Oñate

Read more

Latest jobs

Check all the latest job vacancies from some of the biggest law firms
Full details

Latest digital edition
now available

ONLY €8 a month.