Portugal's predicament predicament
Portugal's law firms have some big decisions to make. Spanish investment in the market has forced many medium-sized practices to either seek a merger to go bigger or shed lawyers to go boutique. With the economy also at a vital stage in its development, Antony Collins talks to Lisbon's lawyers about the future
Confidence is on a knife-edge in Portugal. The Government is attempting to halve the country’s huge public deficit, part of the country’s obligations under the European Union (EU) Growth and Stability Pact. The resulting economic uncertainty matches the feeling in the country’s law firms, which are trying to find their feet in a rapidly-changing environment.
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