September 2013

Welcome to the Iberian Lawyer email alert, bringing insight and analysis for lawyers who advise on international business interests in Spain and Portugal, as well as the increasingly global interests of Iberian businesses around the world.


Joanna Pinto Bull Lee

Iberian Lawyer



The Winners of the 40 under Forty Awards 2013
Madrid’s Museo del Traje was the scene of the celebration the fourth Biannual Iberian Lawyer’s 40 under Forty Awards. The only Awards that bring together the global legal markets, the Ceremony honoured the leading 40 lawyers across Spain and Portugal under the age of 40.Read more

Volume outshines value for Spanish M&A
Spain remains the worst performing EU transactional centre in the first half-year, but the lack of premium M&A masks a robust flow of deals.Read more

Market set to break down barriers to competition
Although one step closer to achieving market unity across its 17 autonomous regions, serious questions remain over the implementation of new rules.Read more


Crystal clear: Transparency at the top of the agenda in arbitration
    A fine line between effective guidelines for arbitrators

        and parties’ tactical power

The globalisation of business interests over the last decade has brought important changes in international arbitration, with the major international disputes becoming increasingly concentrated among leading arbitrators and law firms.

Where:  Boston Marriott Copley Place, 110 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116
When:  October 8th, 2013
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More for less? Managing legal services in a global context

The Summit will bring together a selected group of leading Miami-based General Counsel with their external lawyers to address the challenges of better managing legal services within a changing world.

Where:  Miami
When:  November 4th, 2013
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LatAm report
Connecting the dots


Having been largely spared from the world’s financial crisis, Latin America’s economies are under construction, with lucrative deals and opportunities across all sectors. But foreign investors looking to capitalise face cross-regional competitors as well, so there is no time to waste in linking up with the region’s opportunities.
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Law Firm Profile
Trials and triumphs


For José Luis Huerta, Managing Partner of Hogan Lovells in Madrid and also Head of its Dispute Resolution Department, trials are his passion. “You need to feel passion for your profession,” he says, “otherwise it’s a very tough profession to be in”. Huerta has been with Hogan Lovells in Madrid ever since it began life as Lovells in 2004. Subsequently, he has survived the trials of building up a business, and adjusting to a merger and the ongoing crisis.
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Legal updates

Inmigration – Spain
New visa and residence permit for investors
By Alfonso Autuori,

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Energy – Portugal
Energy market undergoes drastic changes
By Bruno Azevedo Rodrigues,

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Latest jobs

Corporate Lawyer – JUNIOR, Madrid, Ref: 300913IB

Check all the latest job vacancies from some of the biggest law firms
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