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International Competition Update | January 2018

  As we welcome in 2018, we look back on a year gone by that was dominated by discussions on selective distribution prompted by the growing body of case law...

Written on: 29 Jan 2018


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New obligations for entities of public interest to disclose non-financial information

Royal Decree-law 18/2017 of 24 November requires certain entities of public interest to disclose non-financial and diversity information. Entities of public interest (among others, companies whose transferable securities are admitted...

Written on: 23 Jan 2018


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Current situation regarding the Municipal Tax on the Increase in Value of Urban Land. Latest court rulings

The Spanish Constitutional Court, in its ruling 59/2017, dated 11 May 2017, declared that articles 107.1, 2.a) and 110.4 of the Law on the Financing of Local Entities (as enacted...

Written on: 23 Jan 2018


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The definitive regulation with regard to drones

Flying over inhabited areas, carrying out nocturnal flights with remotely piloted aircraft systems, operating flights in controlled airspaces or carrying out flight operations within the extended visual line of sight...

Written on: 22 Jan 2018


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What will 2018 bring Spain in terms of employment matters?

In contrast to 2017, which has been characterised for its lack of legislative changes in employment and Social Security matters, important regulatory changes are envisaged in 2018 in employment matters in...

Written on: 19 Jan 2018


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The CJEU has declared that Uber is a transport intermediation service and not a mere provider of information society services

In its Judgment of 20 December 2017, the Court of Justice of the European Union has declared that Uber is inextricably linked to a transport service and, therefore, its activity...

Written on: 19 Jan 2018


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Conversion of a floating mortgage into an ordinary mortgage or a maximum mortgage

The issue raised is the transformation of a floating mortgage into an ordinary mortgage through the determination of the debt effectively secured without the need to cancel the original (floating)...

Written on: 19 Jan 2018


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Housing rental agreement entered into by a company for a property to be used as a dwelling by an employee

The conclusions reached by the Directorate-General for Taxation in its response of 20 April 2017 to a binding consultation are relevant when negotiating and drawing up housing rental agreements where...

Written on: 20 Dec 2017


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MAC clauses in M&A agreements

In the current economic, political and social situation, material adverse change clauses may help counterparties to preserve contractual certainty of transactions as complex as those regarding company acquisitions. In the...

Written on: 20 Dec 2017


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