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.
Portuguese privatisations finally nearing market
Mergers and nationalisations continuing in banking sector
Garrigues’ restructuring places equity ownership in the spotlight
|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
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.
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.
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.
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….
By Miguel Loreno Brito
F Castelo Branco & Associados
Portugal’s New Arbitration Law:
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