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When it comes to handling International Trade laws and Competition, our highly experienced network of lawyers work creatively to solve your complex issues. Our advice is practical and thorough. We make it our goal to help our businesses successfully enter new markets and take advantage of new opportunities as well as avoiding and managing their legal risks, all whilst ensuring the costs stay reduced.

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Marisa Martos

Marisa Martos

Marisa began her career as a lawyer in Criminal and Civil Law in 1994, co-founding the G&M Law Firm in Barcelona. She was also a Public Defender at the Illustrious Bar Association of Sabadell in Criminal Law and Juvenile Criminal Law. In 1999 she began her career in Commercial Law. After residing for a few years in London, where she specialized in International Commercial Law and Competition Law, she coordinated the Commercial Department of the M&S Law Firm in Barcelona and was Head of the Commercial Department of EMB Lawyers, both based in Barcelona.

In 2013 she founded the Firm VARIS ADVOCATS, in Barcelona. Marisa joined FLI in June 2013 and is responsible for the Spanish and LATAM market. Her role involves project management, communications, public relations, client and business development. Her role also covers international strategy and market research. She is a published author in Spanish Legal Mahazine, Abogacía & Empresa, where she bylined the article European Competition Law versus Non-Collusive Oligopolies.

Phone: +34 666 771 677

Email: mmartos@first-law.com

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Qualifications:

  • Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain, Bachelor in Law, 1994.
  • LLM International Commercial Law, King’s College, London, 2004

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Catalan
  • Italian

Orlando Casares

Orlando Casares

Orlando founded First Law International in 2001, with a vision to streamline legal service offerings for In-house counsels across the world. He has over 25 years of experience managing cross-border projects such as M&A, litigation management, restructurings, insolvencies, and global compliance policy roll-outs for NYSE and NASDAQ-listed Fortune companies and privately-owned mid-cap companies. Orlando’s relationship with General Counsel and Corporate Executives of the Board is an invaluable asset when a steady hand in needed in complex tasks involving several jurisdictions and a multi-disciplinary approach.

Phone: +32(0)295184936

Email: ocasares@first-law.com

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Qualifications

  • University of Houston, BBA in Business
  • Baylor University, Juris Doctorate (JD)
  • University of Deusto, Masters of Law (LL.M)

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian

Competition and Trade insights


The Omnibus Law and the Indonesian Economy
Competition and Trade

The Omnibus Law and the Indonesian Economy

The Omnibus Law on Job Creation (Undang-Undang Cipta Kerja) was approved by the Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR) earlier this month. This bill is one of the key priorities of the Jokowi administration. With the amendment of 76 existing laws, it is aimed at reducing bureaucracy and boosting investment in the country.

With the passing of the Omnibus Law, Indonesia is now awaiting the technical regulations to implement the momentous statute. The law introduces high-level changes to the country’s business regulatory framework, serving as a major step towards boosting the Indonesian economy and the recentralisation of government power. The amendment of thousands of articles within 76 existing laws will create a far-reaching effect throughout all industries in Indonesia.

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A Comparative Analysis on Foreign Direct Investment Trends in Global Economies
Competition and Trade

A Comparative Analysis on Foreign Direct Investment Trends in Global Economies

Recently published data by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development UNCTAD revealed that global foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows plummeted by 42%, reaching $859 billion in 2020. In addition, the trend showed different outcomes across economic and regional areas.

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