As Jazztel’s new Legal and Regulatory Director, and as the President of the Spanish telecoms industry association (ASTEL), Antonio García, is confident that his legal team can not only help progress the company’s ambitious new business plan, but also to help it to find new business opportunities in an increasingly competitive and regulated market.
At a time of high demand among both corporations and law firms for labour and employment expertise, IÃ±igo Sagardoy, managing partner of Sagardoy Abogados, remains confident that his firm will continue to remain at the forefront of issues in Spain.
The key issue facing law firms’ continued success is their ability to attract and retain a new generation of lawyers, and those that are most likely to succeed will be those most willing to embrace innovation, says Romana Sadurska of Uría Menéndez.
CSR is now a key measure of public companies’ emphasis on environmental, social and governance issues, and under-performance may impact on both a company’s reputation and value, say Emmanuel Drai and Olivier du Mottay at Latham & Watkins in Paris.
Lawyers new emphasis on projects and finance With concerns about the continuing dynamism of the world economy, in line with the prolonged fall-out of the global credit crunch, there is now more open comment among IberiaÂ´s lawyers about the potential for a regional economic slow down– a consequence of the liquidity issues that are still […]
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a business trend that no listed international company can ignore. A result of globalisation, it encompasses environmental, social and governance issues and goes beyond the relatively limited, and unharmonised, remits of national regulation. CSR should contribute to the acceptance by stakeholders of this new space and, by harmonising the conditions […]
Authorities placing increasing importance on business structures
The enactment in May 2008 of new antiabusive tax planning legislation establishes enhanced communication, information and clarification duties towards the Portuguese tax authorities, says Tiago Marreiros Moreira, tax partner at Vieira de Almeida & Associados.
The international growth of Spanish companies has brought for many an entirely new set of tax considerations, say Federico Linares and JosÃ© Luis Gonzalo at Ernst & Young Abogados.
A significant knock on effect of the economic crisis that has so deeply affected Spain´s real estate and construction business sectors is the continuing ability of the lending financial institutions to maintain liquidity and to ensure capital adequacy requirements, says Miguel Loran, tax partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.