Iberian Peninsula


Special report: Portugal's M&A false starts

2-Nov-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Portugal’s lawyers have been busy this year on a number of big deals, but not all have succeeded. Why?

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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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Gide absorbs ally's Paris office while quartet of associates quit for boutique

5-Nov-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Gide Loyrette Nouel has absorbed the Paris office of Spanish ally Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira, picking up partner Nuria Bové and three other lawyers to create an Iberian desk.

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European quartet launch joint Frankfurt regulatory hub

2-Nov-2015 | By Joanne Harris

European allies Chiomenti, Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira, Gide Loyrette Nouel and Gleiss Lutz have teamed up to launch a joint group focusing on financial services regulation in Frankfurt.

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Garrigues eyes Chile and Argentina for LatAm expansion after Colombia merger

20-Oct-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Spanish firm Garrigues has merged with local player DLP in Colombia, and has named Argentina and Chile as its next targets for expansion.

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Travel time is working time – but not for most employees download subscription

Shepherd and Wedderburn 17-Sep-2015

For workers who do not have a fixed place of work, time spent travelling between their homes and their first and last appointments of the day constitutes ‘working time’.

Work in progress: a boost in pay for mobile workers? download subscription

Gateley Plc 11-Sep-2015

Travel to work can be part of the working day.

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 

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