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Going for growth

In Q4 2021, Grupo Visabeira announced that Constructel Visabeira had received a €200 million  investment from Goldman Sachs in growth equity. This was clearly a game changer for the business. At the heart of this deal was General Legal Counsel Isabel Fernandes. The lawyer shared with us the crucial role that her team played during […]

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Don’t Leave Home Without It

American Express first advised its consumers that they shouldn’t leave home without them, back in 1975, in what was one of the company’s most famous advertising campaigns. The world is a different place today and the Spanish office of AMEX has experienced this change first-hand. It first opened its doors to Spanish customers back in […]

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Bruno Caeiro: “I would say that the two biggest frustrations

Bruno Caeiro has been with Ageas Portugal since May 2016, assuming the responsibiity as head of Legal since September 2021. A former CMS lawyer, Caeiro shares with Iberian Lawyer how his appreciation and passion grew for all things insurance while working in private practice, and how this led to him working at the international group […]

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Maria João Faísca: “Clients need to understand what is being

Impresa is one of the largest Portuguese media groups and distributes the largest number of television channels broadcasting content. Furthermore, it owns the country’s largest newspaper, Expresso. Just over four months ago, the company hired Maria João Faísca from PLMJ as its new head of Legal. Iberian Lawyer interviewed Faísca who shared with us why […]

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Enrique Medina Malo: “If I were in the military, this

Since June 1st, Enrique Medina Malo is general counsel and head of Regulatory Affairs in the newly born joint venture between Telefónica and Liberty Global; Virgin Media O2. He was delighted to start this journey, which he defines as “a fantastic personal and professional challenge” and which, he tells us, brings together all the elements […]

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Introducing Álvaro Mena, Labour Relations director Of Globalvia

Álvaro Mena is a pure example of how stereotypes have been left far behind in the unfair sonography of Spain, the Spaniards and their typical clichés. This young 34-year-old lawyer from Seville came to Madrid of his own free will to expand the professional, cultural and academic opportunities offered by the capital. His approachable and […]

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Road to success

In April 2020, a consortium consisting of APG Asset Management, the National Pension Service of the Republic of Korea and Swiss Life Asset Managers, acquired an 81.1 per cent majority stake in the Portuguese toll road operator Brisa, for €3 billion. At the heart of this deal was Brisa’s corporate secretary Tiago Severim Melo. The […]

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Bárbara Sanjuán Pardo: “When the possibility of starting at Bitbase

Iberian Lawyer interviews Bárbara Sanjuán Pardo, a lawyer specialized in International and Corporate Law who didn’t hesitate when BitBase, a Spanish buy-and-sell bitcoins company, offered to have her in as its Legal director. Despite her youth, she is at 27 years old, the person in charge of thoroughly analyze the applicable regulations in order to […]