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Tuesday, 16 February 2021 13:46

Top scorers in the (Sports Law) Legal field

The need for specialisation in sports-related matters is not new in the Spanish legal market. The multiple legal aspects involved in this industry (image rights, sponsorship, complex transfers, the irruption of investment funds in transfers, clubs and sportsmen´s tax matters, or doping, among others) and the sophistication of the industry mean that professional sportsmen and sportswomen and sports entities need the best legal advice combined with high standards of quality and trust. In Spain, we have excellent renowned professionals, who either from a specialised boutique, betting on proximity and specialisation, or from a large firm´s Sports Law department, accompany all the actors of the Sports Legal scene in Spain and abroad.
Clifford Chance and Morais Leitão lead the top ten firms in Spain and Portugal, respectively, in the 2020 transactional ranking made by Iberian Lawyer with data provided by the TTR platform, recorded from January 1 to November 30. The main transaction to date is the merger between 02 (Telefónica) and Virgin Media (Liberty Global), which according to TTR was worth €22.6 billion. Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance, Garrigues and Linklaters lead the Best Dealmakers table in Spain while VdA, CS Associados, Morais Leitão and Cuatrecasas Portugal are the leaders in this category in Portugal.
Sunday, 20 December 2020 16:13

Special 2020 Lateral Hires

While caution drove Portuguese legal market moves, during this year, Iberian Lawyer registered more than 125 hirings at partner level by law firms in Spain. In this sense, according to our study, September was the month with the most activity (21%), followed by July with about twenty lateral hires. 21 per cent of the total number of transfers were women. Martínez-Echevarría & Rivera leads the number of new incorporations with 14 new partners, followed by Pérez-Llorca with eight. The firms that saw most departures this year were Baker McKenzie, DWF-RCD and EY Abogados, all of which had six leaving moves, followed by CMS and Ventura Garcés and Fieldfisher JAUSAS with five, and PwC Tax & Legal with four.
Sunday, 20 December 2020 14:18

One year of investment

There is no doubt that 2020 was an atypical year. A year marked mainly by caution and restraint, in which uncertainty has been the usual travelling companion. Probably these are not the best conditions for investments, which tend to avoid lack of certainty and unpredictability. Still, despite this, as a summary of the year, at Iberian Lawyer, we wanted to outline various types of spaces, products and investment sectors and also approach the players who carry them out.
Friday, 18 December 2020 20:36

Iberian talents

In June, Iberian Lawyer opened this section, through which we have been able to get to know better some names destined to be references in the legal profession in Spain and Portugal. They are so not only because of their expertise in their respective areas, but also and perhaps mainly because of the values they put into practice in their day-to-day work, demonstrating their commitment to the profession and their desire to continuously improve and evolve. They are also known for the charisma that characterises them. All of them are already beginning to be valued in the legal market, and at Iberian Lawyer we will closely follow them to applaud their -surely- future successes
Monday, 23 November 2020 13:00

A matter of trust

Gustavo Caiuby Guimarães is the director of Wealth Management at Dunas Capital, which operates in both Portugal and Spain and is responsible for, among other things, the administration of the investments of some wealthy clients. Beyond the intriguing or rumour-driven interest that this type of matter always arouses, we have approached him to get a description of the main tasks of this emerging sector, and, even more, to clarify some doubts about a universe that, because of its exclusivity, may seem more inaccessible than it is. An example of the opposite is the naturalness and closeness with which Caiuby Guimarães shows himself clarifying many of our doubts.
Tuesday, 10 November 2020 18:16

Top ten White-Collar Crime lawyers in Spain

We present for the first time in Iberian Lawyer the top ten White-Collar Crime lawyers in Spain. To elaborate this classification, we have carried out an investigation in which, apart from the positioning in the practice area, we have mainly taken into account the feedback from colleagues and the participation in the most mediatic White-Collar Crime cases in Spain. The absence of women in this Top Ten is striking. However, there are female names that are beginning to sound very strong, such as María Massó, partner at Baker McKenzie, Helena Prieto González, partner at Garrigues and ONTIER´s partner Berta Aguinaga.
The first of two meetings, organised by Iberian Lawyer, dedicated to Africa and the economic and legal market of the continent took place on October 1st. However, more focused on Lusophone territories, as it was mainly a group of professionals related to Portuguese companies or who have been working in those territories, although the intention was not to restrict ourselves to them and the conversation escaped those borders.
Wednesday, 14 October 2020 14:19

The pride of Labour practice

Iberian Lawyer presents the winners of the 2020 edition of the Iberian Lawyer Labour Awards in Spain: 24 selected in total, firms and lawyers, representing the best in the Labour sector for their expertise, activity and good practice. To all of them, the biggest applause from this publication in appreciation and recognition of their work.
Thursday, 08 October 2020 14:01

Iberian Top 50 lawyers in Business Law

We present the top 50 lawyers from some of the most relevant Business Law practice areas in the Iberian Peninsula. In order to make this selection we conducted an analysis of the leading lawyers working in private practice in Spain and Portugal, taking into account their positioning in the practice both at the national and international level, as well as their active participation in relevant operations and matters in the chosen areas. Likewise, in some cases, the special reputation of the lawyers as extraordinary dealmakers has been highlighted, as well as the recent progress made in their careers together with their performance reputation both from the clients ́ perspective and from that of their peers. Finally, on this occasion, the opinion of the firms, the first ones to know about the value of their main asset, has been heard, although, nevertheless, this is an acknowledgement to the lawyers, regardless of the relationship they have with their law firms.  As it is often the case with rankings, not all the best lawyers are here, but we can attest that the ones here are top lawyers.
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