A more focused approach to IP enforcement

The value of intellectual property (IP) rights may not at first glance be affected by an economic downturn, but the manner in which companies enforce them certainly is, says Alejandro Angulo, partner at Barcelona-based IP boutique Grau & Angulo.


Avoiding the wave of data protection fines

In April 2008, a new regulation developing Organic Law 15/1999 that implemented the EU´s Data Protection Directive, came into force, updating spain´s own existing data protection regulation (LOPD), and bringing stringent new rules affecting the way that businesses manage their data, says Marta Plana at Osborne Clarke in Barcelona, increasingly regarded as the technology capital […]


Company & Corporate Report 2009: Iberia on hold: surviving the

Iberia has clearly not proved immune to the global downturn in M&A, say lawyers, with transactional and private equity both significantly down. But while companies may not be expanding, many are restructuring and refinancing in order to survive the current challenging business climate.


A more versatile approach – Araoz & Rueda

The current economic and financial crisis is raising issues that many companies may have never before experienced, says Pedro Rueda, partner at Araoz & Rueda in Madrid. While legal advisers need of course to understand their clients business and to be versatile in their response, they also need to know when to bring in specialist […]


Adapting to the new deal reality – Cuatrecasas

Companies contemplating a sale or acquisition in the current business market need to understand that deal valuations and strategies that may have worked only a year ago are now totally outdated, says Fernando Torrente, cohead of corporate at Cuatrecasas.


Venture capital – a research and development short cut –

Despite the collapse of highly leveraged private equity activity, start-up and venture capital investment remains active says Isabel Dutilh, managing partner of Dutilh Abogados in Madrid. But while investments rely much less on bank financing this does not mean that the sector has emerged unharmed from the financial crisis.


The changing Iberian business rationale – Raposo Bernardo

The past few months may have seen Portuguese and Spanish investors freeze their international expansion, in line with uncertainty over company and asset values and finance availability, but the latter half of 2009 will likely see the beginning of a recovery in cross-border Iberian investment, believes Joana Andrade Correia, partner and co-leader of the company […]


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