Garrigues named 2022 M&A Iberia Legal Adviser of the YearGarrigues has won the award for the leading M&A firm in Iberia in 2022. This accolade is given each year by Mergermarket, one of the top specialized global M&A publications, recognizing the work of legal and financial advisers on the biggest deals of the year in Europe. This is the fourth time Garrigues has won the award.
REITs or SIGIs: an alternative for investment in real estate assets in PortugalGarrigues Portugal offers a detailed analysis of the legal regime of Real Estate Investment and Management Companies (SIGI) in the latest edition of the EPRA Global REIT 2021 Study. The firm's experts explain the key factors to take into account when considering investing in the Portuguese market through this vehicle.
PERTEs stand out as a promising formula for public-private collaboration and project finance in SpainSpain’s Strategic Projects for Economic Transformation and Recovery (PERTEs) could bring a considerable wave of projects in Spain. They are a new public-private partnership device appearing in the recent legislation on the Spanish Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan and to be funded by subsidies and loans from the European Recovery Mechanism (Next Generation EU), which in Spain's case are estimated to amount to €140,0000 million. Professionals practicing in projects and in the particular area of project finance should keep track of how they are taken forward and evolve.
Cross-border bank mergers in Europe (II): The unique peculiar features of the law in each countryKeeping our legal sight on the obstacles or difficulties for cross-border mergers which we started looking at in the previous article in this series, we cannot overlook that the laws of every state retain their own peculiar characteristics, a few of which are deep rooted although little known beyond their borders, which may place boulders in the path that are hard or impossible to move round.
Garrigues hires partner Tomás Pessanha to head the Oporto M&A practiceGarrigues has strengthened its team in Portugal by bringing on board Tomás Pessanha as partner in charge of the Corporate and M&A practice at the Oporto office. Pessanha has had a lengthy professional career as adviser to domestic and foreign businesses and institutional investors on corporate law, commercial contracts, M&A, private equity, venture capital and restructuring processes.