23 February 2016

The new issue of Iberian Lawyer is out now. The cover story reveals that trainee intake at Spain and Portugal’s biggest firms is on the increase, while we also report on how the legal arms of the ‘Big Four’ auditors have grown their share of the Iberian M&A market. In addition, the latest issue also includes the Tax Annual Report, as well as the Litigation & ADR Annual Report. It also includes a special report on the Iberian legal recruitment market.

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Allen & Overy advises Bridgepoint on €500m Bora Wind sale

Allen & Overy advised UK-based Bridgepoint Advisers on the sale of its Spanish asset Bora Wind Energy Management to Exus Management Partners.

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Clifford Chance instructed by Borealis on €492m CLH deal

Clifford Chance advised Canadian company Borealis Infrastructure Management on its acquisition of a 15 per cent stake in Spain’s Compania Logistica de Hidrocarburos (CLH).


Watson Farley & Williams acts for Cerberus on its €1bn acquisition of Renovalia

Watson Farley & Williams advised fund manager Cerberus Capital Management on its acquisition of Renovalia Energy, the Spanish renewable energy company.

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Pérez-Llorca defends BlaBlaCar against Confebús’ attempt to suspend its activities

Pérez-Llorca successfully defended car-pooling platform BlaBlaCar against an attempt by Confebús, an association of bus operators in Spain, to stop its activities.

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Gómez-Acebo & Pombo appoints new managing partner and reveals 2015 results

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo has appointed Carlos Rueda as its new managing partner.

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Quantum Capital Partners, advised by GMQ Abogados, closes purchase of Stora Enso

GMQ Abogados has closed a complex acquisition transaction, advising the German equity fund Quantum Capital Partners. The German investment company acquired Stora Enso Barcelona.

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Dutilh Abogados adds tax boutique Misaver

Dutilh Abogados announced the incorporation of Misaver Asesores Tributarios y Legales, adding two new partners and their team.

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The Latin American Lawyer

White & Case instructed on $400 million road project in Peru

White & Case has advised on the long-term project financing for an 875 km toll road project in Peru.

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Carey instructed on $15.7 million financing of mining exploration program in Chile

Carey advised Quantum Pacific Exploration (QPX) in a co-financing agreement with Asset Chile.

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Event report

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Company boards often lack the know-how to fight cybercrime

Knowledge of cybercrime among company directors is improving, but many board members are ‘technologically challenged’ and don’t act on information

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Legal update – Spain


Ruling on early termination clauses in mortgage agreements – Roca Junyent

By means of its ruling on March 14, 2013, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) had the opportunity to rule on the shortcomings of the Spanish justice system as it relates to the interpretation of Council Directive 93/13/EEC and establish the guidelines that the national court should follow to determine the unfairness of clauses in mortgage loan contracts concluded with consumers.

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Iberian Lawyer TV

Portugal: Regulatory burdens leading to financial sector consolidation

Luisa Soares da Silva, MLGTS



Uncertainty surrounds labour reform in

Naiara Rodriguez Escudero, Linklaters



Managing investment in fragile economies. How has the compliance tsunami affected Latin America?

9 March 2016, 10.00 am-11.30 am, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

With the global economy in continuous turmoil,foreign investors are actively looking for signs to identify emerging marketsin Latin America that can bring secure returns.


Lawyers’ Management Program

24 to 28 May 2016, Madrid, Instituto de Empresa

Now in its 6th successful year, IE Law School’s Lawyers´ Management Program is the only global program designed to better equip lawyers – be they within legal departments or law firms – with the knowledge and skills they require in this ever-changing environment.

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