3 December 2015



Uría and Allen & Overy advise on €275m brandy business sale
Uría Menéndez advised Beam Suntory on its agreement to sell its Spanish-based brandy and sherry business to Emperador.

Pérez-Llorca advises Telefónica on Synergic deal
Telefónica was advised by Pérez-Llorca on its acquisition of Spanish data analytics consultancy Synergic Partners, according to Mergermarket data.

Cuatrecasas instructed by Agile Content on MAB listing
Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira advised audiovisual content and big data specialist Agile Content on its listing on the alternative stock market, Mercado Alternativo Bursátil (MAB).

AVM instructed on $1.5bn Angolan Eurobond issue
AVM advised a syndicate of banks – which included Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) – on Angola’s first Eurobond issue, which was valued at $1.5 billion.

KPMG Abogados instructed on Advent’s sale of Alcala Farma
Advent International Corporation was advised by KPMG Abogados on the sale of Spanish pharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing organisation Alcala Farma to Groupe Synerlab.

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The Latin American Lawyer

Dentons to open in Colombia and Mexico
Global law firm Dentons, the world’s largest by headcount, is set to merge with Colombian law firm Cárdenas & Cárdenas, and Mexico firm López Velarde, Heftye y Soria (LVHS).

Paul Hastings hires partner to head proposed Brazil office
Paul Hastings has recruited partner Roberta Bassegio – a New York and Brazil-qualified energy and infrastructure specialist – from Brazilian law firm Veirano Advogados to head its proposed new office in São Paulo, which would be the firm’s first in Latin America.


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Law firm profile

Our man in Havana? – Olleros
Following a substantial increase in both revenue and lawyer numbers in recent years, Olleros Abogados is now looking to expand into Cuba


IP/IT update – Spain

New Spanish patents act
Joaquín Ramón Lopez Bravo
Herrero & Associados

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Compliance TV
The key elements of an effective investigation (in Spanish)
Cecilia Pastor and Pablo Dorronsoro
Baker & McKenzie


Transparency and internal reporting channels are vital (in Spanish)
Gerardo Manso

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Cyber Security is your board leading by example?

10 December, 2015,online session

Most organisations rely on technology to deliver efficiencies across their business, but the risk of cyber attack and the damage wrought by cyber criminals is often significant.

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Your new year’s resolution: Focus on winning clients

11 December, 2015, Lisbon

Firms spend a lot of time on a new business opportunity.  Your firm is on their list to receive the Request for Proposal. Now what?

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Legal profession

ISDE law degree launched in partnership with Complutense University
Law school ISDE has launched a new law degree course in partnership with the Complutense University of Madrid.

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