April 2012

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I am delighted to announce the launch of Iberian Lawyer Digital – the online version of Iberian Lawyer magazine, available now.
The online digital magazine gives you the freedom to access all of the information in the current and past issues of Iberian Lawyer magazine wherever you are and whenever you need.


Scott Appleton

Iberian Lawyer



Banking consolidation creating new Spanish giants

Regulatory pressure bringing new mergers as law firms fight for shrinking number of clients. Read more  


Telecoms fines highlight regulatory scrutiny

ECJ’s decision to uphold record fine against Telefónica demonstrates a key driver behind the Spanish Government’s decision to merge eight national regulatory agencies. Read more


Cuatrecasas following trend towards full partner equity

Move away from salaried partner status sees some first having to attain performance targets. Read more




A shield or a sword?
  International lessons from
       EU & Competition Law

           for Portuguese Businesses

Where: Lisbon

When: Tuesday May 8th, 2012

Barcelona Report 2012: Still in the race
While the Catalan economy, local industries and the professions suffer the force of the recession, the message from lawyers is clear when it comes to the future ─ do not underestimate Barcelona.
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Law Firm

Beyond just the law ─ services and solutions  
If you mix sports, legal services and technological solutions, the result is a firm primed to capitalise on the old adage of “slow and steady wins the race”.
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Legal updates 

Real Estate
By Luís Filipe Carvalho
and Helena Nunes Menúria
Revitalisation of the Portuguese real estate lease market: The dominant topic in the current Portuguese real estate market is the reform of the urban lease..
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Legal updates 
By Raquel de la Viña,
BDO Abogados
Spain’s Labour Law reform: On February 10th, 2012, the Cabinet approved Royal Decree-Law nº 3/2012 regarding urgent measures to reform the Spanish labour market. In the short-term….
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Latest jobs 

In-house lawyer, Barcelona. Reporting to the Legal Department, the role involves being… Full details


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