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At the time of research Spain had finally elected a new government after a year of uncertainty and two general elections amid political fragmentation and much disagreement. This seems to herald the end of the gloomy period that followed the financial crisis as the country continued experiencing economic growth accompanied by a more optimistic attitude from local and international investors despite the apparent setbacks.

The country is one of the fastest-growing economies in Western Europe and forecasts suggest this will continue, setting the right conditions to attract the eyes of potential new investors and much-needed capital injection. Law firms reported that activity in the M&A sector continued its steady rise, a situation mirrored in the banking and finance area where operations of a distressed nature have gradually been replaced by work related to new credit lines in response to a more positive market expectations. Real estate also remained a strong economic motor with vigorous activity thanks to increased local and foreign investment funds’ interest in the sector following on from the successful development of SOCIMIs (the Spanish equivalent of REITs).

Robust competition remains the norm in the legal industry, with firms such as Uría Menéndez, Garrigues and Cuatrecasas having a leading presence, alongside prominent international firms such as Clifford Chance, Linklaters, Allen & Overy, Ashurst LLP, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and others. other important domestic names include Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados, Pérez-Llorca and RCD – Rousaud Costas Duran.

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