With a focus on internationalisation and a determination to forge bonds with clients, European firms are finding their City bases increasingly important
Privatisations and real estate offer optimism, as Portugal sets off on the long, hard road to recovery
Spain’s big four law firms are serious players on the European scene, but tough times have called for tough coping strategies
Iberian Peninsula Analysis
The recession may have come late to Spain, but as James Swift reports, it has not escaped unscathed and nor has its lawyers
Traditionally known as a cautious market, Portugal is now awash with changes, with Spanish firm launches, major partner moves and new boutiques. James Swift reports
Spain has led the way in renewable energy, but the financial crisis coupled with regulatory change is having an impact. Will Spain’s ‘green’ commitment hold firm? asks Luke McLeod-Roberts
Iberian Peninsula News
Broseta is launching a Zurich office, in what is thought to be the first move by a Spanish firm into Switzerland.
Garrigues results show another fall, but not as great as in recent years
Turnover at Europe’s largest independent firm, Garrigues, has fallen by 1.7 per cent between 2011/12 and 2012/13, with revenues for the financial year ending on 31 August slipping to €331.9m (£284.5m).
Iberian Peninsula Briefings
Spain increasing pressure on criminal courts against IP rights infringements download subscription
The Criminal Court number 4 of Castellón has sentenced a peer-to-peer file sharing webmaster to 18 months’ imprisonment for a continued offence against IP rights.
Recent changes on the renewable energy sector introduced under Royal Decree-Law 9/2013 of 12 July download subscription
Royal Decree-Law 9/2013 adopting urgent measures in order to ensure financial stability of the electricity system was published in the Official Spanish Gazette in July.
Spanish court upholds a hybrid dispute resolution clause download subscription
The Provincial Court of Madrid has upheld a hybrid dispute resolution clause. The judgment is the first one in Spain that recognises the validity of hybrid arbitration clauses.
Spain modifies patent box regime — seven things to know download subscription
Spain’s modified ‘patent box’ regime is now in effect. The most important developments — which became effective on 29 September — are described here.
Global Payments Newsletter — 22 October 2013 download subscription
The 22 October 2013 issue of Hogan Lovells’ Global Payments Newsletter includes sections on regulatory developments, payment market developments and reports and surveys.
Competition law around the world: a close look at the latest in Brazil, Italy and Spain download subscription
Today’s update looks at the status of competition law in three countries: Brazil, Spain and Italy.
European Employment Law Update: Spain — October 2013 download subscription
Hogan Lovells has released its quarterly newsletter on European employment matters and trends for 2013. This section focuses on Spain.
Spanish competition authorities impose fines of €43m for price fixing on Valencia Port Authority and others download subscription
The Spanish Competition Commission has imposed fines of €43m on five business associations, three companies and the Valencia Port Authority for fixing prices.