Spain is experiencing a new wave of disputes driven by the economic crisis, says Pablo Bernad Ramoneda, Head of KPMG’s Europe Middle East and Africa Forensic Group, a clear trend from which is an increased demand to assess the economic viability of agreements and a relatively reduced emphasis on pure legal arguments.
Given the current economic context, the ongoing revision of Portugal’s Labour Code offers the potential to promote greater economic growth and business competitiveness, through its stated intention to increase productivity and employment levels.
On 21 December 2007, Law 47/2007 amending the Spanish Securities Market Law (LMV) implementing the Directive on Markets in Financial Instruments 2004/39/EC (MiFID) came into force.
The Portuguese Industrial Property Code regulates both private industrial property rights and the principle of unfair competition. The difference between these private rights and unfair competition has been strengthened and safeguarded consistently over the years.
With the paralysis of the debt markets and uncertainty about how long and deep the economic downturn will be, and with the certainty that all these factors will likely affect business performance, some experts question the ability of private equity houses (PEHs) to do new deals in the current environment. It is, some would suggest, […]
Spain's insolvency regime is proving itself inadequate for assisting businesses in financial difficulties, writes Antonio FernÃ¡ndez of Garrigues.
Speaking at the first Iberian Lawyer In-House Club meeting of 2009, Gonzalo Ferná¡ndez, Chief Administrative Officer at RBC Dexia Investor Services in Spain, sparked a hot debate by asking whether the economic crisis is likely to further increase the pressure on law firms to abandon billing by the hour.
The continuing health of a law firm depends on its ability to find and develop junior talent and despite the prevailing economic situation, now is not the time to turn off the supply, argues Bruce MacEwen of Adam Smith, esq.