May 2011

Welcome to the May 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 


The Portugal bailout: good or bad news for Iberia’s business and financial community?
Lawyers sense a need for companies to pre-empt the coming major legal and economic reforms.  
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40 under Forty Awards Jury announced today
Over 30 prominent representatives of the Iberian legal profession will be charged with selecting the winners of this year’s Iberian Lawyer 40 under Forty Awards, to be held in September in Barcelona.
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International Bar Association Annual Conference

Open to both members and non-members of the IBA, this year’s event will feature – as always – a wide array of substantive sessions, workshops and panels, addressing issues ranging from arbitration to M&A law, from human rights to the ethics of the legal profession.

When: October 30th – November 4th 2011

Where: Dubai

What will Dubai 2011 offer?

  • The largest gathering of the international legal community in the world – a meeting place of more than 4,000 lawyers and legal professionals from around the world
  • More than 180 working sessions covering all areas of practice relevant to international legal practitioners
  • Up to 25 hours of continuing legal education and continuing professional development

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Projects & Finance Report: On hold: Iberia’s projects paralysis
There is no doubt that the Iberian projects sector has been significantly affected by the economic downturn, say the region’s lawyers. Austerity drives by the Spanish and Portuguese Governments have seen projects cancelled, delayed or reduced as public spending has been cut, access to bank financing has become more difficult and the viability of many projects is questioned.
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Client view

Nokia: A call for radical leadership change
Nokia has undertaken a radical restructuring of its law firm roster and in-house legal team to achieve a more creative approach to legal issues.
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Legal updates
By Ana Castro Gonçalves
Franco Caiado Guerreiro

Corporate compliance in Spain: is it indeed required?
Tax Arbitration in Portugal – a new regime: As a result of international trends and a proclaimed aim to spare time and costs, as well as to reduce …
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Corporate & M&AGarrigues_LU
By Claudio Doria Tölle
Using expert witnesses more efficiently
A change of circumstances: Various players in the M&A market (which includes financial investors, lawyers and advisers) and …

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Latest jobs
EMPLOYMENT LAW IN-HOUSE LAWYER: Ibex 35 company is looking for an in-house lawyer specialized in employment law, with minimum 8-10 years’ experience, preferably in a leading law firm. Excellent level of English is a must. Full details

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