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25 April 2016

With clients more inclined to shop around for legal services, lawyers argue that law firms need to make a greater effort to communicate the benefits of the ‘trusted adviser’ relationship. As our report in this e-alert reveals, lawyers that embrace the role of trusted adviser will have a competitive advantage over their rivals. Also in […]

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15 April 2016

  Law firms are increasing the amount of ‘non-legal’ skills training they offer their lawyers due to concerns that law graduates are ill-prepared for life in a law firm. Consequently, many young lawyers are being offered training programmes that cover skills such as ‘client care’, negotiation, pricing, and management. As we report in this bulletin, […]

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1 April 2016

  Legal recruiters in Iberia have experienced a surge in activity over the last few months as law firms look to boost their ranks in order to deal with increased workflow. Our Legal Recruitment Special Focus in this bulletin reports on how the fight for the best finance and transactional lawyers, in particular, is intensifying. […]

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17 March 2016

  While banking and finance-related disputes are common in both Spain and Portugal at present, lawyers in the two countries are not reaping the same rewards for such work. As our Litigation and ADR & Annual Report in this e-alert shows, this type work is very lucrative for law firms in Portugal, but contentious banking […]

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9 March 2016

A major tax-related concern for clients at the moment is the base erosion and profit sharing (BEPS) initiative, which aims to eliminate instances of “double non-taxation” – the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has made clear its view that such double non-taxation “undermines the fairness and integrity of tax systems”. As our Tax Annual […]

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03 March 2016

Leading law firms in Spain and Portugal are increasing their intake of trainees due to growing workloads. As new Iberian Lawyer research shows, trainee intake grew by up to 86 per cent at major Spanish law firms in the last year, while some of Portugal’s biggest firms almost tripled their trainee intake during the last […]

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23 February 2016

The new issue of Iberian Lawyer is out now. The cover story reveals that trainee intake at Spain and Portugal’s biggest firms is on the increase, while we also report on how the legal arms of the ‘Big Four’ auditors have grown their share of the Iberian M&A market. In addition, the latest issue also […]

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19 January 2016

News Three in four partners in Spain expect profits to grow in 2016 Expansion will be the buzzword in the Spanish legal market next year, with the majority of firms anticipating an increase in profits, revenues and headcount. Clifford Chance advises JLIF on Barcelona metro deal Clifford Chance was instructed by John Laing Infrastructure Fund […]