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Portugal – Less pain, more gain

9-Mar-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Early repayment of its bailout and solid M&A interest from foreign investors have brought optimism to Portugal’s lawyers.

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The Lawyer Briefings Live: Latin America – The new, new world

7-Jul-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Brazil may be hogging the limelight right now, but its neighbours should not be ignored. The rest of Latin America deserves investors’ attention too


Lusophone Africa: Sweet talk

31-Mar-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Despite restrictions on foreign lawyers setting up shop in Mozambique, the region’s historical and linguistic links with Portugal offer a host of international benefits


Spain: Ghost villa busters

24-Mar-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

Forget the ‘pain in Spain’ and those deserted villa newsfeeds, say Spanish lawyers – reforms are paying off and investors are showing their faces again 

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Portugal's Miranda sees defection of six partners including chairman

16-Jun-2015 | By Joanne Harris

A team of six partners led by chairman Rui Amendoeira are quitting Portuguese firm Miranda Correia Amendoeira & Associados, the firm has announced.

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Pérez-Llorca to launch office in New York as US hub and gateway to Latin America

2-Jun-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Spanish firm Pérez-Llorca has confirmed plans to open a foreign office in New York in the fourth quarter of this year, in a bid to gain more US related work and expand its presence in Latin America.


Cleary and Slaughters advise as Santander Asset Management merges with Pioneer

29-Apr-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Slaughter and May have taken the lead roles on Santander Asset Management’s multi-billion euro merger with Pioneer Investments. 

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Eli Lilly succeeds in overturning award of DNIs regarding UK, FR, IT and ES designations of its European patent download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 1-Jul-2015

The Court of Appeal has delivered its long-awaited judgment in the Actavis v Eli Lillydispute, ruling that Actavis is not entitled to a declaration of noninfringement (DNI) of Eli Lilly’s European patent.

Spanish inquisition fails – unitary EU patent moves a step closer download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 8-May-2015

Court of Justice of the European Union dismisses Spain’s challenge to the legality of the regulations establishing the unitary patent.

Spanish insolvency law reform: the effect on investors in distressed debt download subscription

Dentons 24-Mar-2015

With its comprehensive review the Spanish legislator seeks to achieve three goals.

Dominant elements of trademarks – even the General Court must show its working download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 24-Mar-2015

The CJEU has handed down its decision on an appeal brought by MEGA Brands International regarding the refusal of its application for the Community trademark MAGNEXT.

Appeal Court to hear family law dispute download subscription

B P Collins 23-Mar-2015

An estranged father has won his battle to have his case heard in the Court of Appeal.  

Amendments to the common regulations to the Madrid system for the international registration of marks download subscription

GRATA Law Firm 20-Mar-2015

Since the entry into force of the amendments, the International Bureau at the request of applicants continues to consider applications for the international protection of trademarks filed with irregularities 

New greenfield project: Madrid’s City of Justice download subscription

Dentons 20-Mar-2015

The project foresees the construction of a new town district in the outskirts of Madrid where all the courts of justice of the capital will be gathered.

Global employment briefing: Spain, January 2015 download subscription

Eversheds 11-Feb-2015

Spain has some of the strictest data protection laws in Europe.

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