8 January 2016




Artificial intelligence is opportunity, not threat, say Iberian lawyers
Amid fears that AI will mean law firm associates are laid off, leading firms in Spain in Portugal insist lawyers will not be replaced by machines, though security risks exist.

MLGTS advises Real Madrid star Ronaldo on €75m hotel project
Morais, Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados (MLGTS) advised Real Madrid football player Cristiano Ronaldo on partnership agreements with Group Pestana Hotels & Resorts for the development of four hotels in Madeira, Lisbon, Madrid and New York.

Clifford Chance and Cuatrecasas instructed on Marina Barcelona 92 deal
Clifford Chance was instructed by Turkish conglomerate Dogus Holding on its acquisition of a 70 per cent stake in shipyard Marina Barcelona 92.

Uría advises on sale of Procter & Gamble plant
Uría Menéndez advised US-headquartered Procter & Gamble on the sale of a detergents and air fresheners plant in Mataro, Spain.

Cuatrecasas instructed by Grupo Villar Mir on Torre Espacio sale
Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira was instructed by Grupo Villar Mir on the sale of the Torre Espacio building in Madrid to the Philippine group Emperador.

Roca Junyent corporate partner leaves for Olleros Abogados
Olleros Abogados has recruited corporate and M&A partner Jaime Espejo from Roca Junyent.

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The Latin American Lawyer

Carey instructed by IFC on $200m Itaú Chile loan
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) instructed Carey in relation to a $200 million loan to Chilean bank Itaú Chile.

Mattos Filho recruits Mattos Muriel white-collar crime partner
Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados has announced the arrival of partner Thiago Jabor Pinheiro from Mattos Muriel Kestener.


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News focus

Who stands out?
New ranking of law firm brands in Iberia reveals that Uría Menéndez and PLMJ are the top brands in Spain and Portugal respectively – the leading law firm brands are easily remembered, but also associated with market reputation and expertise in major deals and transactions.

Client view

‘Cheap legal services can prove expensive in the long run’
Law firms cause frustration when they only offer legal solutions – advice must have legal commercial and economic aspects, says Grupo Catalana Occidente’s Joaquín Guallar Pérez.

Iberian Lawyer TV
40 Under Forty Winners: Are you optimistic about the future for Iberian law firms?

Private equity funds targeting Portugal
José Maria Corrêa de Sampaio
Abreu Advogados

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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


ICC VII International Arbitration Congress – Costa Rica 2016

14 Febrero 2016, San José

“New arbitration practices, new actors, new trends” Top-class speakers, topical discussions, relevant news, an excellent opportunity to network. Read more


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