Energy & Renewables Report 2008: Filling the energy gap

Iberian Lawyer’s Annual Energy and Renewables Special Report 2008 reveals a legal market full of confidence. Although the wider economy may be slowing, energy clients continue to offer law firms opportunities, reflecting Iberia’s position as a leading development centre for renewable energy technologies, and prompting demand for deeper sector expertise.


Energy markets still in unrest – Garayar Asociados

Despite efforts to liberalise Spain’s energy markets since 1997, first through the enactment of the Electricity Act and a year later the Gas & Oil Bill, the situation nonetheless remains unsettled, says Emiliano Garayar at Garayar Asociados , Spain’s leading energy law boutique.


Solar power – still generating regulatory issues – Linklaters

Spain’s solar industry may be well established with a considerable body of best practice, but the sector remains one in which a solid understanding of the applicable regulatory regime is significant – particularly in the planning stage, says Miguel Riaño, energy and projects partner at Linklaters in Madrid.


Lighting up the transactional markets – Urí­a Menéndez

Spain’s solar power sector is a world leader and one in which there is continuing transactional activity as operators and investors seek to acquire assets, technology and expertise, says Juan Ignacio González Ruiz, energy and finance partner at Urí­a Menéndez


Projects that go with the flow – Abreu Advogados

Water and wave power is playing an increasing role in Portugala´s renewable energy strategy but it is also a development that floats new legal and operational issues, say Manuel Andrade Neves and José Eduardo Martins at Abreu Advogados.


Portugal Implements the IP Enforcement Directive

Portuguese Law 16/2008 (published on 1st April, 2008) enacted European Directive 2004/48/CE relating to the enforcement of IP rights and amended the Authorship and Neighbouring Rights Code (Authorship Code) and the Industrial Property Code (IP Code).


Portugal’s single insolvency regime

Expressions such as the 'sub-prime crisis' and 'credit crunch' have become all too familiar in the last 10 months, with many leading financial institutions collapsing, or having to significantly increase their capital to cover losses. Economists speculate that the worst is yet to come. The Bank of England recently said that fears of a financial […]

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