October 2011

Welcome to the October Iberian Lawyer email alert,

bringing insight and analysis for lawyers who advise international business interests in Spain and Portugal as well as the increasingly global interests of Iberian businesses around the world.

Scott Appleton
Iberian Lawyer 



Portuguese privatisations finally nearing market

Law firms being appointed to complete sales as the Government continues to announce new austerity measures. Read more

Mergers and nationalisations continuing in banking sector

The restructuring of the Spanish financial sector is not yet complete while more casualties continue to emerge. Read more 

Garrigues’ restructuring places equity ownership in the spotlight

Firm’s opening up of its equity welcomes a new generation of leadership balanced by a rise in retirement age. Read more
In-House Club Breakfast, Miami

Structuring and managing the compliance function through changing times


Participants at this Breakfast Roundtable Debate will discuss the increasing challenges of organising and structuring a compliance function against the background of the latest research and court hearings.

They will share their experiences of the current challenges of managing compliance issues across jurisdictions and we will hear the preliminary findings of Michele DeStefano Beardslee’s groundbreaking new research on the organizational structure of the compliance departments of the biggest US companies, and examine the impact of recent US court decisions.

When: Tuesday November 8th, 2011

Where: Miami

Find out more


Lisbon Annual Report 2011:
Opportunity and strategy
Portugal’s law firms are experiencing challenging times. The downturn is forcing many to adjust their strategy, to align to a changed economy and client demand. But it is prompting new opportunities, notably derived from the Government’s privatisation and legislative reform programmes.
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Client View

Restructuring and innovating a way out of the crisis – ING Direct
ING Direct is one of Europe’s fastest-growing banks but its structure is changing in the face of continuing sector challenges, says Francisco Javier Ramírez Arbués.
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Social inclusion as a guiding principle – Google

As Google continues to expand its online presence, products and business reach it means confronting new areas of regulation, says María González Ordóñez  business sector, says the Head of Legal José Luis Barceló Blanco.
Read more

Legal updates LU
EU & Competition
By Gillian Sproul, Mayer Brown

Commission temporarily approves rescue aid for Spanish cajas: The European Commission has granted temporary approval, under EU state aid rules….
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Dispute ResolutionLU
By Miguel Loreno Brito
F Castelo Branco & Associados

Portugal’s New Arbitration Law:
Last September the Portuguese Government submitted to Parliament a proposal for a new Arbitration Law to replace….

Read more

Latest jobs
CORPORATE LAWYER – MADRID: Gómez-Acebo & Pombo is looking to recruit Spanish graduate in law and business administration or law and economics with 3 to 4 years´ experience in commercial  and corporate law. A high level of English and French or German is a must. Full details


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October 2011



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