February 2014

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 Pinto Bull Lee

Iberian Lawyer




Investment banks targeting Spain’s capital markets
The cajas may have collapsed and financings fraught, but new foreign financial institutions are establishing a presence in Spain renewing hope for an upturn in the market.
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Google puts EC antitrust enforcement in the spotlight
Investigation into allegations of market dominance by the US technology giant highlights the growing antitrust enforcement power of the EC.
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Potentially discriminatory reform threatens trade
Attempts to promote Portuguese producers with reforms on individual restrictive trade practices risks losing them to foreign rivals.
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3D perspective: Corporate Compliance
Best commercial practices: A pending issue for companies with serious consequences

Online session, March 12th, 2014
In recent years, and following the Spanish criminal law reforms, companies have given considerable importance to preventing corrupt conduct in business at all levels. Find out more

Performance management:
Developing successful lawyers;
What are the key elements?

Online session, March 18th, 2014
The current market requirements to be a successful lawyer demand more than just technical skills. They include personal attributes such as efficiency, adaptability and communication skills, as well as leadership,  and strategic business sense.
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Tax Report 2014
Taxing times

Under a rain of reforms, Iberia’s tax frameworks are an ongoing ‘work-in-progress’. Their respective governments have been on a drive to attract foreign investment and increase each country’s competitiveness. While some measures have been very welcomed, others are creating even more legal uncertainty. And 2014 looks set to be another challenging year, say lawyers. Read more

Client View
Individuals defend your interests, not law firms

The driver of decisions to outsource is based on the professional excellence of specific individuals, rather than the brand of a law firm, says Sergio Redondo. Read more

Legal updates

Labour – Spain
A quiet social security reform
By María Victoria Jiménez de Pablo
Deloitte Abogados

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Litigation – Portugal
New Portuguese Civil Procedure Code
Rui Tabarra e Castro
F. Castelo Branco & Associados

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