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The Economy in the Post-COVID-19 Era: A Legal Perspective on the Accelerated Digital Transformation
Garrigues, June 2020

  We analyze, from all areas of business law, the main digital and technological challenges that will face companies after the pandemic, and offer possible answers and legal solutions...

COVID-19 Special Newsletter - Spain June 1 to June 14
Garrigues, June 2020

Preparation of financial statements and corporate income tax, recommencement of time periods, remote trials, gradual return to workplaces, insolvency proceedings and compliance with criminal law In a new edition of our COVID-19 Special Newsletter, we examine the key new legislation approved over the past two weeks in all areas of business law...

New Guarantee Facility, Extension of ERTE Temporary Layoff Procedures, Effects of the Crisis on Transfer Pricing, Return to Judicial Activity and 'Shields' for Businesses
Garrigues, May 2020

Garrigues analyzes the most important new legislation that companies need to be aware of in the coming days in the various areas of business law...

Companies facing the COVID Crisis: Special Newsletter, Spain - May 11 - 17
Garrigues, May 2020

Phase 1 of the ‘scaling-down’ process, third tranche of guarantees, extension of ERTE temporary layoffs, potential delay in the application of VAT directives and of DAC6, and measures to support the cultural sector For another week running, Garrigues summarizes the key issues that companies need to be aware of over the coming days...

COVID-19: Publication of Royal Decree-Law Mapping Steps to be Followed in Justice System Procedures
Garrigues, May 2020

We analyze Royal Decree-Law 16/2020, of April 28, 2020, published in the April 29 edition of the Official State Gazette (BOE), adopting procedural and organizational measures to confront COVID-19 (RDL 16/2020). And entering into force on April 30, 2020 (the day after its publication in the Official State Gazette)...

COVID-19: These are the Additional Urgent Measures Introduced by Royal Decree-Law 15/2020 to Support the Economy and Employment
Garrigues, April 2020

We analyze from the standpoint of corporate law/commercial contracts, labor, tax, litigation and administrative law, the main new legislation introduced by Royal Decree-Law 15/2020, of April 21, 2020, adopting additional urgent measures to support the economy and employment (RDL 15/2020), published in the Official State Gazette -BOE- on April 22, 2020...

COVID-19: Key New Legislation Introduced in Royal Decree-Law 11/2020
Garrigues, April 2020

Garrigues analyzes the measures introduced by Royal Decree-Law 11/2020, from every angle of business law: corporate/commercial contracts, tax, labor and employment, restructuring and insolvency, procedures and administrative law...

COVID-19: What Should Companies be Aware of in the Next Few Days?
Garrigues, March 2020

The global health alert triggered by the spread of the new coronavirus known as SARS-CoV-2, which causes the disease COVID-19, is creating great challenges for companies. Governments around the world are tackling the situation by approving drastic measures to try to mitigate the effects of the health crisis first and the economic crisis second...

Royal Decree-Law 8/2020 of March 17, 2020 Launches Urgent and Extraordinary Measures to Confront the Impact and Social Impact of COVID-19
Garrigues, March 2020

The March 18, 2020 edition of the Official State Gazette has published Royal Decree-Law 8/2020 of March 17, 2020 on urgent and extraordinary measures to confront the economic and social impact of COVID-19. The decree-law comes into force on its publication date, for a one-month term, and allows this term to be extended. The adopted measures cover many different fields of business activity. Below is a summary of the main measures classified by area...

COVID-19: Spanish and European Union Intellectual Property Offices Announce Extension of Deadlines
Garrigues, March 2020

Royal Decree No. 463/2020 declaring a state of alert in Spain to manage the COVID-19 public health crisis was published on March 14, 2020. Among other measures designed to respond to the outbreak and alleviate its consequences, all court and administrative time limits have been suspended for fifteen natural days (i.e. until March 29, 2020). This period, however, may be extended if necessary...

The Government Approves Labor Measures to Respond to the Impact of COVID-19, While Employers and Unions Agree on their Proposals
Garrigues, March 2020

  The Government has approved Royal Decree-Law 7/2020, of March 12, which adopts urgent measures to respond to the economic impact of COVID-19, including measures in the workplace for officials and a bonus for companies. tourism that prolongs the employment of discontinuous permanent workers. Likewise, employers and unions have agreed on a joint proposal document for the coronavirus crisis...

Trends in Medium- and Long-Term Incentive Plans for Senior Executives in Spain
Garrigues, February 2020

There is a growing concern among the general public about issues surrounding companies’ boards of directors and executives. Any aspect relating to board members and executives, particularly their compensation, can therefore come under public scrutiny...

Disconnecting from Work: A New Reality
Garrigues, January 2019

Employers must develop in-house policies laying down the right of employees to disconnect from work, with special emphasis on remote working using digital tools. Recent legislation — Organic Law 3/2018, of December 5, 2018 — not only brings Spanish law on the protection of personal data up-to-date, but also includes a section regulating the protection of citizens’ digital rights...

EU Publishes Amendments to VAT Legislation Affecting Intra-Community Trade
Garrigues, December 2018

Call-off stock or consignment stock is specifically regulated, changes are introduced into chain sales, and requirements are laid down for applying the exemption to intra-Community supplies of goods...

Major News Concerning Arrival or Departure of Yachts From EU Customs Territory
Garrigues, October 2018

The Spanish Tax Agency published on their webpage an information notice by the Customs and Special Taxes Department with the intention of “enabling interested parties to comply with their tax and customs obligations” as it regards the arrival and departure of recreational craft from the customs territory of the Union...

The Ministry of Energy Publishes Social Impact Assessment Rules for Projects in the Energy Sector
Garrigues, August 2018

The Ministry of Energy published the General Administrative Rules on Social Impact Assessment of Projects in the Energy Sector (“Rules”). The Rules set forth requirements for drafting and filing an Assessment report, as well as the procedure for the issuance of a Resolution and Recommendations. After a 3-year public consultation process, on June 1st, 2018, the Rules were finally published on the Official Gazette of the Federation, entering into force on June 2nd...

What's Hotel Management and What's Not (Despite Appearances)?
Garrigues, July 2018

Much has been written about hotel management contracts, their legal nature and their place within the different contractual arrangements available under Spanish law. Nevertheless, in our professional lives we too often encounter contracts that include clauses or use descriptions or definitions that collide head-on with how those contracts should actually be framed...

Distribution-Delivery Vs. Distribution-Sale
Garrigues, June 2016

The recent First Chamber Supreme Court’s (SC) case law has been consistent when determining that the granting of clientele compensation in case of unilateral termination of the distribution agreement by the manufacturer could not be made automatically by analogous application of the Agency Contract Act, but by taking into account the particular casuistry...

The Impact of the New Trademark Law of China in the Fashion Industry
Garrigues, March 2014

The rapid expansion of brands in the Chinese foreign market has problems relating to the protection of these arise and hence of their owners. The last amendment to the Trademark Law of China reflects one of the main problems that foreign companies often face in China which is "brand hijacking." The records of "bad faith" requested by the opportunists of fashion brands block applications for registration of trademarks by their rightful owners...

A Step Closer to the Reform of the Intellectual Property Law: Key Features of the Debate
Garrigues, March 2014

As we indicated a few months ago, the partial reform of the intellectual property law continues its journey towards the Lower House of the Spanish Parliament. On Friday, February 14, the Cabinet approved the text of the preliminary bill, which must now get the green light from the consultative bodies and be debated in Parliament as a bill before its definitive approval. The main lines of the approved text are those we advanced in our previous post: 1...

Start-Ups I: The Shareholders’ Agreement, the Key to Successful Organization
Garrigues, February 2014

We are seeing a definite upswing in the number of entrepreneurs and start-ups for myriad reasons (including, as one example, the recent enactment of Law 14/2013, of September 27, 2013, to support entrepreneurs and their internationalization). As a result, we have decided to launch a series of posts on the subject of start-ups and the world of the entrepreneur. This first post discusses the shareholders’ agreement because from a legal angle it is one of the cornerstones of any start-up...

Progress in Prequalification Processes for New Road Concessions in Colombia
Garrigues, November 2013

The Colombian government, aware of the need to improveinfrastructure in order to reduce logistical costs and thereby promote the country’s growth and development, is currently in the process of selecting contractors for the fourth generation road concessionprogram, which envisages the award of approximately 25 concession contracts, with total investment of close to  €18,300 million...

Law on the Protection and Sustainable Use of the Coastline: Adjustments and Refinements for the Management of the Spanish Shoreline
Garrigues, November 2013

The European Parliament’s Auken Report made it clear that Spain is coming up short as far as protecting its coastline is concerned. Application of Coastal Law 22/1988, of July 28, 1988, fast-tracked in recent years, not only brought with it no little confusion for all concerned, it also failed to contribute to the protection of the coastline, which clearly leaves a great deal to be desired along certain stretches of the Spanish coast...

“Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD): Pros and Cons
Garrigues, July 2013

In the last few years, many multinationals are implementing in their organizations so-called “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) policies.  What is “BYOD”? It is a new trend in the management of technological infrastructure within companies where employees bring their own devices to the workplace, thereby reducing the number of devices that companies have to provide to employees, with the consequent reduction in costs...

Cloud Computing and Enterprise Risk Management
Garrigues, May 2013

Although we observed a increasingly widespread use of computer-based solutions in the cloud ( cloud computing ) in the information systems of companies and administrations, sometimes the obvious advantages it brings to the customer do not pay the necessary attention to the assessment of corporate risks that can generate its adoption...

 

 

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