May 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 Lee

Iberian Lawyer




Reforms resulting in a new employment landscape
Historic reforms make dismissals much easier for troubled companies resulting in a wave of announcements. Read more

Boutiques emerging from market restructuring
Lisbon and Madrid have seen the launch of a number of specialist firms in recent months, reflecting changing client demand but also increasing tensions within some larger firms businesses. Read more

The dollars and ‘sense’ of alternative fee arrangements
Innovative AFAs can provide law firms with a competitive edge and help forge long-term relationships with new and existing clients, say Craig V. Rasile and Rachel Nanes.Read more


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Mediation Forum 2013: Master Class & Mediators Gathering

An annual two-day Mediation Forum in London hosted by Mediation and Training Alternatives (MATA) in cooperation with Iberian Lawyer’s In-House Club.
The skills-based Master Class will be followed by personal guidance from some of Europe’s leading mediation experts, offering a unique opportunity to share, learn and discuss the better use of mediation when resolving disputes.

Where: London
When: July 4th-5th, 2013
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Barcelona report
Keeping its engines running

Barcelona has not taken its foot off the gas pedal. While market conditions may be tough, there are sectors that are proving very resilient, and lawyers are finding themselves somewhere between optimism and pessimism when it comes to the year ahead.
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Law firm profile
You win some, you lose some


In the current climate where Iberian markets are in crisis, some say the only way to survive is by having a strong international presence either through own offices abroad or being part of an international organisation.
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Legal updates

Banking & Finance – Portugal
New measures enter banking & finance sector
By João Caiado Guerreiro and David Coimbra de Paula, Caiado Guerreiro
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Data Protection – Spain
New Data Regulation and lobbyists
By Fernando Ramos
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Iberian Lawyer Top 40 under Forty Awards 2013



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