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Change of the registered address of companies within Spanish national territory

The latest amendment to article 285.2 of the Companies Act (“CA”) by means of Royal Decree Act 15/2017, of 6 October, on urgent measures concerning the mobility of economic operators...

Written on 23 Nov 2017

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Start of the limitation period to bring an action for annulment in complex bank contracts

From a superficial and layman’s reading of article 1,301 of the Spanish Civil Code coupled with the ambiguous terminology used therein, it can be inferred that this article regulates the...

Written on 20 Nov 2017

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The Spanish “Impatriate” tax regime: recent tax rulings allow for a flexible interpretation

As a very broad statement, the special tax regime applicable to workers relocated to Spanish territory or the “Impatriate” tax regime, created in 2004, would allow taxpayers to be taxed...

Written on 20 Nov 2017

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The security breach notification and the adoption of automated individual decision-making within the framework of the General Data Protection Regulation

In an effort to help those controllers and processors in the application of certain obligations from the General Data Protection Regulation, the Article 29 Working Party has published some guidelines...

Written on 20 Nov 2017

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Workers entitlement to time off to vote in the elections of the Parliament of Catalonia on 21 December 2017

On 3 November 2017, Royal Decree 953/2017 of 31 October came into force, by which complementary rules are established for the 2017 elections of the Parliament of Catalonia, including workers...

Written on 8 Nov 2017

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IP@OC | November 2017

Welcome to the latest edition of Osborne Clarke’s international Intellectual Property update. In this edition we focus on trade marks. With cross-border commerce and international expansion increasingly causing international brands...

Written on 3 Nov 2017

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The High Court has reaffirmed the unconstitutionality of the principle of national effectiveness of the Law on the Guarantee of Market Unity

The Constitutional Court has declared articles 6 and 21.2.c) of the Law on the Guarantee of Market Unity unconstitutional in two Judgments both dated 5 October 2017. These precepts were...

Written on 31 Oct 2017

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Publication and entry into force of Law 6/2017 of 24 October on urgent self-employment reforms

On 26 October 2017, a new Law on urgent self-employment reforms enters into force, with the exception of some articles and provisions whose entry into force has been postponed until...

Written on 26 Oct 2017

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A new Spanish Public Procurement Law has been approved

On 19 October 2017 the Spanish Congress approved a reform of Public Procurement Law (“PPL”) aiming to modernize it and adapt it to the European Directives on public procurement. The...

Written on 25 Oct 2017

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