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Distance voting: casting of votes through electronic means

The resolution of the General Directorate of Registries and Notaries dated 25 April 2017, issued in relation to the appeal filed against the refusal of the Registrar of Palma de...

Written on 26 Jul 2017


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Conflicts of interest. Duty to abstain from voting

Judgment 68/2017 of 2 February issued by the Supreme Court deals with the potential existence of an indirect conflict of interest when voting at a general shareholders’ meeting. The Supreme...

Written on 26 Jul 2017


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More EU countries complete implementation of the Damages Directive

As we reported in March, most major EU countries have now implemented the EU Damages Directive which establishes common EU rights for cartel victims seeking damages.  This month, more have...

Written on 11 Jul 2017


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Legal effectiveness in Spain of Powers of Attorney granted abroad

Despite the high number of judgments and rulings of the General Directorate of Registries and Notaries (“Dirección General de Registros y del Notariado”) in this regard, the effects and validity...

Written on 30 Jun 2017


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The Supreme Court has declared as null and void the third paragraph of article 25 of Royal Decree 1048/2013 on the understanding that a competitive advantage was given to electricity suppliers to the detriment of installation companies

On 12 June 2017 the Supreme Court rendered a judgement declaring that the legal prevision by virtue of which electricity suppliers were bound to submit the first economic tender for...

Written on 30 Jun 2017


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The Spanish regulations on posting of workers have been updated according to the European Union Law

A new law has incorporated into the Spanish regulations the criteria of the Directive 2014/67/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 May 2014 on the posting...

Written on 29 Jun 2017


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The use of social networks in the business sector

The digital marketing strategies aimed to strengthen companies’ presence, brands, products and services in social networks can have serious legal consequences if internal policies are not articulated regulating their use...

Written on 29 Jun 2017


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Judgment of the Supreme Court dated 14 March 2017 on fraudulent acts related to objective dismissals carried out during a transfer of undertakings as per article 44 of the Workers Statute.

The judgment dated 14 March 2017 declares as unfair the objective dismissal of an employee five months after his employer entered into an asset sale and purchase agreement by which...

Written on 30 May 2017


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The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes obliges the Spanish State to pay 128 million euros in compensation to the Eiser Infrastructure fund for damages suffered because of cuts to renewables.

The investment arbitration tribunal under the authority of the World Bank, sentences the Spanish State to pay 128 million euros plus interest in compensation for damages caused by the cuts...

Written on 30 May 2017


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