Competitor challenges play a vital role in ensuring that the European Commission (EC) maintains a level playing field across Europe, says Javier Ruiz Calzado, Co-Chair of Latham & Watkins Global Antitrust and Competition Practice.
The State aid question is clearly now highly relevant to companies, believes José Luis Buendía, Head of Garrigues’ Brussels office.
Law firms must continue to listen to their clients, focus on creativity and invest in getting to know specific business sectors, an audience of senior law firm marketers and communications professionals heard at a recent Iberian Lawyer debate
The financial downturn has significantly affected public procurement procedures in Portugal, says José Luís Esquível of Lisbon public law boutique Esquível Advogados, with pressure on contractual and legislative frameworks and demand for greater flexibility in order to conclude projects.
The downturn is not lessening the impact or application of competition law principles
As the financial crisis shows signs of subsiding, companies are again looking to explore investment opportunities in Latin America. However, there is some concern that some political leaders in the region may seek to use the recent crisis to advance protectionist policies that could diminish the value of such investments. This article considers political risk […]
The crisis continues to be felt but questions remain around what substantive legislative changes will be its legacy, says S Todd Crider of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Businesses need to be aware of the need to protect their data from loss or ‘leakage’ and understand that most issues arise internally rather than externally
In the UK, the campaign against the current draft of the European Commission’s Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive has gained considerable momentum. Recently, Lord Myners, the British Government’s ‘City Minister’, said that the draft needed “major surgery”. The UK’s main regulator – the Financial Services Authority (FSA) – made its (many) concerns clear in a […]
Dos aÃ±os despuÃ©s del comienzo de la crisis financiera, los abogados son mucho mÃ¡s conscientes de la complejidad de la regulaciÃ³n de la reestructuraciÃ³n y la insolvencia y los principales actores financieros son mucho mÃ¡s sofisticados en sus estrategias, dice Alejandro FernÃ¡ndez de Araoz de Araoz & Rueda.