E-alert April 2013

Welcome to the Iberian Lawyer email alert, bringing insight and analysis for lawyers who advise on international business interests in Spain and Portugal as well as the increasingly global interests of Iberian businesses around the world.

Joanna Lee
Iberian Lawyer




Global arrivals showing renewed interest in Spanish market
White & Case finally launches in Madrid, ending years of speculation, and will shortly be followed by the UK’s Clyde & Co. Read more

Funds capitalising on distressed market
The recent interest in private equity investments in Spain is seeing international funds finally taking advantage of the distressed assets market and more competitive pricing to buy up important domestic businesses.  Read more

Clifford Chance secures SAREB’s €60bn asset sale
The firm outbids Spanish heavyweights and, in an unusual move, is joined by a losing bidder for the contract.Read more

Iberia´s In-house lawyers face increasing demands to manage business risk and compliance issues. Join the forthcoming Breakfast Master Class series on Corporate Governance and Compliance:

Topic: Bribery and corruption has no borders. Is the lawyer the guardian of Company ethics?
Where: Barcelona
When: May 23rd, 2013
In cooperation with Osborn clarke
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Topic:  A High risk matter: Information management: A legal duty or part of company strategy?
Where: Madrid
When: May 30th, 2013
In cooperation with Iron Mountain  & Uría Menéndez
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Banking & Finance Report
A Finance facelift


Spain’s banking sector is still in the midst of a restructuring that is affecting it on an unprecedented scale. And while Portugal’s banks have been recapitalised, they are still under very strict deleveraging requirements. A key challenge for both countries remains the liquidity gap. And alternative sources of financing are proving the ‘go-to’ funding to cover the lack of traditional bank financing.
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Client View
Banking, but not as we know it 


Avoiding a problem before it happens is the key to successfully navigating the demands of the modern day banking sector says João Lourenço, General Counsel and Director of Litigation at Millennium BCP.
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Legal updates  
Labour & Employment – Spain
Salary reduction: An alternative to redundancies reforms
By Montse Rodríguez, BDO Abogados
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Corporate Governance- Portugal
Control in the new CGOV Code
By José Pedro Fazenda Martins
Vieira de Almeida 
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Iberian Lawyer Top 40 under Forty Awards 2013


March-April issue now available
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