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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 


Portugal: First rays of the new rising sun

10-Mar-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

A more confident economy is raising expectations among Portugal’s lawyers, who had turned their gaze overseas


European firms in London: City of dreams

4-Nov-2013 | By Joanne Harris

With a focus on internationalisation and a determination to forge bonds with clients, European firms are finding their City bases increasingly important

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A&O, Linklaters and VdA help secure rescue of Portugal's Banco Espirito Santo

8-Aug-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Allen & Overy (A&O), Linklaters and Portuguese firm Vieira de Almeida (VdA) have been instructed on the restructuring and rescue of Portuguese Banco Espírito Santo (BES).


Freshfields spins off Barcelona office into IP boutique

7-Aug-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has confirmed the closure of its Barcelona corporate practice and the spin-out of its IP/IT team in the city into new boutique, Intangibles Legal.

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Cuatrecasas sees change at the top as succession plan completes

31-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira name partner Emilio Cuatrecasas has stepped down as president of the firm, to be replaced by CEO Rafael Fontana.

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Oman — new treaty with Spain: social insurance update download subscription

KPMG 18-Aug-2014

Oman’s newly signed treaty with Spain reduces withholding tax rates and includes a new limitation on benefits clause to prevent treaty shopping.

The Google tornado: just how ground-breaking is the ‘right to be forgotten’ download subscription

DLA Piper 28-Jul-2014

In the midst of the gale-force winds of commentary whipped up by the Google case, we should pause and ask ourselves: just how ground-breaking is this decision?

Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence — further restriction and rationalisation of Belgium’s gaming industry; and more download subscription

DLA Piper 14-Jul-2014

Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence is the global monthly publication from DLA Piper’s sports, media and entertainment group.

CJEU hears the Spanish challenge to the European unitary patent download subscription

Allen & Overy 4-Jul-2014

Despite the progress that has been made towards launching the European unitary patent system and the Unified Patent Court, Spain continues to actively oppose the changes.

Can you combine a third party’s existing trademark with another distinctive mark? weblink subscription

Walker Morris 3-Jul-2014

In BIMBO SA v OHIM, BIMBO SA applied to register BIMBO DOUGHNUTS as a Community trademark. That application was opposed by Panrico SA.

Global VAT Guide: Cross Border Supplies of Intangible Services, Rights and Digital Content — June 2014 download subscription

DLA Piper 26-Jun-2014

As business grows more global, the challenge for in-house counsel and in-house VAT specialists is intensifying. This guide is intended to meet this challenge head on.

Spain: new AML regulations have been approved download subscription

DLA Piper 9-Jun-2014

The Spanish Official National Gazette has published a new regulation developing the Spanish AML legislation 

ECJ rules right-to-be-forgotten principle applicable to search engines download subscription

DLA Piper 9-Jun-2014

Search engines need to remove the link between search results and a webpage if it contains information the individual deems should be ‘forgotten’.

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