January 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 LawyerEditor




New Bond Exchange may save SMEs
A new way to access financing could bailout many SMEs in the short-term while potentially offering long-term opportunities to this market the future.
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Revolutionary new Customs Code to enhance trade
EU commits to enhance business, provide lacking legal certainty and harmonisation and facilitate trading increasingly likely, although new Guidelines hope to clarify transparency and disclosure obligations.
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Sweeping reform could reveal potential of gas sector
With a growing tariff deficit, proposed Government measures could also increase competition and make Spain a hub for the gas industry .
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Lawyers Management Program

8 day program: 19th-22th February, Madrid and 9th-12th April, London
The program is designed for those who currently, or who are preparing to, manage and lead groups of lawyers whether in private practice or in other business organizations
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C5’s Forum on Anti-corruption
Spanish and International Perspective

26–27 March 2014, Intercontinental Hotel, Madrid
Tailoring your company’s compliance programme to meet the requirements in Spain and other major jurisdictions

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EU & Competition Report 2013:
A culture of change

Portugal’s new competition law and Competition Authority Council may finally be what instils a lacking competition culture in the country, say lawyers, while Spain’s new Super Regulator has everyone on tenterhooks as to whether or not it is a positive step forwards. Read more

Law Firm Profile
East meets
King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin
In an incredibly competitive market, the key is differentiating yourself from the competition. As clients are internationalising more and more, law firms are following suit and trying to offer something over and above their rivals. Such is the example of the recent launch of King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin, the first global law firm headquartered in Asia. With over 2,700 lawyers in 30 locations worldwide, the network is based on the three pillars of Australia, China and Europe, a combination that has not yet been seen at this level. Read more

Legal updates

Tax – Spain
New corporate tax amendments
By Marta Esteban and Eugenia Castrillón
Herbert Smith Freehills Spain

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Real Estate – Portugal
Rebirth of the residential real estate market
By Duarte de Athayde
Abreu Advogados

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Latest jobs

Compliance Adviser, Barcelona, Ref: 210114IB
Check all the latest job vacancies from some of the biggest law firms
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