29 January 2016





Income of 50% of partners in Portugal went up last year

Confidence building in Portuguese legal sector with more than half of partners in Portugal expecting a further increase in earnings in 2016

Herbert Smith advises Kingdom of Spain in victorious investor-state arbitration

Herbert Smith Freehills advised the Kingdom of Spain in its victorious investor-state arbitration under the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce rules commenced by European investors Charanne (of the Netherlands) and Construction Investments (of Luxembourg).

Ontier advises Grupo Carso on Realia takeover bid

Ontier advised Grupo Carso, the Latin American conglomerate owned by the Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, on its takeover bid for property company Realia.

Rastar Group instructs Rousaud Costas Duran on RCD Espanyol acquisition

Chinese toy manufacturer Rastar Group was advised by Rousaud Costas Duran on the acquisition of 54% of the capital share of Spanish La Liga football club RCD Espanyol.

Cuatrecasas instructed by Banco Popular on Universalpay sale

Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira advised Banco Popular on the sale of Universalpay Entidad de Pago to US company EVO Payments International.

King & Wood Mallesons instructed on €116m EDP Group acquisition

King & Wood Mallesons advised EDP Group on the €116 million acquisition of piped gas assets in the north of Spain – specifically the Basque Country, Cantabria and Asturias region – from Repsol.

The Latin American Lawyer

Philippi, Prietocarrizosa & Uría launches in Peru

Philippi, Prietocarrizosa & Uría, the Iberian American law firm, has announced its merger with Peruvian law firms Ferrero Abogados and Delmar Ugarte.

Shearman & Sterling and Philippi Prietocarrizosa & Uría instructed on Chile’s $2.7 billion bond offer

Shearman & Sterling in New York and Philippi Prietocarrizosa & Uría in Chile have advised the underwriters on Chile’s notes offerings and “switch” tender offer.

Employment special report

All change?

Political upheaval in Spain and Portugal means it’s possible that the two countries’ labour laws could change significantly in the coming year – however, anxiety among investors could be good news for employment lawyers who will be needed to provide advice on the best way to proceed in an uncertain climate

Client View

Law firm specialisation benefits clients

Lawyers specialising in a particular field understand a client’s business and therefore the advice they provide is practical, rather than theoretical, says Citibank’s Isabel Charraz

Iberian Lawyer TV


Who is watching your company?

2 February 2016

As businesses are becoming more international, they often do not realise how foreign regulators, in particular US regulators, are taking steps to monitor companies and expecting them to comply with their strict regimes.

Cheaper better and quicker? Dealing with a more competitive market

10 February 2016

In every part of the world, lawyers are facing a more competitive market. Firms are lookingat how they increase income while reducing their costs where possible. In part, this is about deciding if they focus on ‘top’ work, embrace ‘standard’ work or aim to do both?

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