E-alert August 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 Pnto Bull Lee
Iberian Lawyer



Portugal’s litigation gains much needed efficiency boost
New code promises to have a big impact on the discovery process and speed up the country’s failing court system.Read more

Ambitious commercial moves take Spain into the 21st Century
Finally, an aged legal system is being overhauled to fit the needs of a modern market.Read more

Groundbreaking measures hit Compliance Code
From a ‘nice to have’ to a ‘must have’, compliance programmes are now to become a mandatory part of statutory law.Read more

40 under Forty Awards Ceremony

On behalf of the 40 under Forty Awards Jury, it is a pleasure to invite you to attend the Awards Ceremony on September 26th, 2013 in Madrid.

Where: Museo del traje, Madrid
When: September 26th, 2013
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Turning contacts into clients … at home and abroad

Law firms spend huge amounts of money and energy in generating new leads – from seminars to websites, and conferences to advertising and sponsorships. But what do they need to do to convert those leads into fee-paying clients? And, in particular, what do they need to be aware of when they are approaching potential clients in a cross-border environment – clients that do not necessarily share their language or culture?

Where: Online session
When: September 17th, 2013
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Global report
Solving the global puzzle


This year continues to be a hard one, and the quest for internationalisation is stronger than ever. Africa, Asia-Pacifi, Latin America and the Middle East are the prime targets, and clients and their law firms are expanding their operations as part of very calculated international strategies. Globalisation is a complicated puzzle, but many are close to solving it.
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Client view
Practising what you preach

If you’re selling advice and solutions, you need to ensure that you practice them internally, says Antonio Gómez Jarillo from Everis
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Legal updates

Environmental – Spain
New coastal reforms
By Juan Rodríguez Cárcamo,

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Labour – Portugal
New hiring incentives
By Inês Reis,

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Latest jobs

Abogado para el Área Procesal y Concursal Firma Legal, Madrid, Ref: 80713IB

Check all the latest job vacancies from some of the biggest law firms
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