April 2011

Welcome to the April Iberian Lawyer email alert,

bringing insight and analysis for lawyers who advise international business interests in Spain and Portugal as well as the increasingly global interests of Iberian businesses around the world.

Scott Appleton
Iberian Lawyer 


Battle for control of Spain’s airports finally begins
Cuatrecasas wins law firm pitch for AENA privatisation mandate as infrastructure companies fight for position in the bid process  
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Lawyers highlighting uncertainty as Portugal moves closer to financial bailout
Companies’ nervousness over new investments compounded by Government’s collapse
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International Bar Association Annual Conference

Open to both members and non-members of the IBA, this year’s event will feature – as always – a wide array of substantive sessions, workshops and panels, addressing issues ranging from arbitration to M&A law, from human rights to the ethics of the legal profession.

When: October 30th – November 4th 2011

Where: Dubai

What will Dubai 2011 offer?

  • The largest gathering of the international legal community in the world – a meeting place of more than 4,000 lawyers and legal professionals from around the world
  • More than 180 working sessions covering all areas of practice relevant to international legal practitioners
  • Up to 25 hours of continuing legal education and continuing professional development

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Barcelona Report: Finding a new economic formula: Iberia’s projects paralysis
Barcelona is experiencing an ongoing process of change from a primarily industrial economy to one that is increasingly knowledge-led. The transformation is not however one that happens overnight, presenting the city and its law firms with challenges and opportunities.
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Law firm profile

Campos Ferreira, Sá Carneiro: A partnership of equals
The departure of two of Portugal’s most prominent corporate lawyers from leading Lisbon law firms at the end of 2009 has prompted the creation of a significant new player in the Portuguese corporate legal market.
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Legal updates
Administration & Public Law
By Miguel de Avillez Pereira

Corporate compliance in Spain: is it indeed required?
The steps required for Portuguese privatisations: The Portuguese Stability and Development Plan (PEC) puts on the agenda the privatisation of state owned companies …
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Corporate & M&ASJ_Berwin
By Isabel Rodríguez
SJ Berwin
Would a pan-European contract law help Europe’s small businesses? Last summer, the European Commission revived proposals for a single European system of …

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