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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

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Portugal's Vieira de Almeida picks up 20-strong team from rival Miranda

5-Aug-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Portuguese firm Vieira de Almeida (VdA) has hired around 20 lawyers, including six partners, from rival Miranda Correia Amendoeira & Associados, boosting its strength in oil and gas and African work.

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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.

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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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