January 2012

Welcome to the 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



China Three Gorges’ bid secures EdP stake  

The Portuguese Government has announced that the winning bid in the sale of its remaining shares in EdP, the leading domestic utility, was China Three Gorges. Read more     

Thomas Cooper Madrid hires signal renewed focus

UK-based shipping and international trade firm Thomas Cooper has announced the expansion of its Madrid office and the launch of a more domestic-focused practice with the addition of two new partners. Read more     

Linklaters to expand restructuring beyond UK  

Linklaters is to expand the restructuring process announced at the close of 2011 in a move that will likely now extend across the firm’s international offices, according to London media reports. Read more



In-House College 2012 Lisbon

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Where: Pestana Palace, Lisbon 

When: February 23rd, 2012 


Energy & Renewables Report 2011:
Recharging the energy sector

Many of Spain and Portugal’s largest businesses operate in the energy sector but even they have not gone untouched by the financial downturn. Variable demand, reduced revenues and regulatory uncertainty are prompting energy players to change strategies, say lawyers in Spain. In Portugal, the drivers of change are more acute: the Government’s ongoing privatisation programme.
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Law Firm Profile

A focus on the capital – Jausas 
Agustín Bou, Managing Partner and Head of Restructuring of Spanish firm Jausas, is a man with a clear mission. His goal is to expand his firm’s capabilities and specifically to develop its practice and profile in the Spanish capital, Madrid.
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Legal updates  LU
Labour & Employment
By Vitor Madeiras Rodrigues, ABBC

The pressures facing Portuguese labour law : The severe economic crisis, rising unemployment and the austerity measures resulting….
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Projects & InfrastructureLU
By Roberto Esquivel
Oller Abogados

Public-private collaborations: a recipe for development : Costa Rica has an imminent need to develop infrastructure in all areas…. 

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