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Complementary rules on employees’ entitlement to time off to vote in the elections of the Parliament of Catalonia

On 1 December, Order ESS/1169/2017 dated 28 November was published in the Official State Bulletin, which complements the rules regarding employees’ entitlement to time off on 21 December 2017 to...

Written on 4 Dec 2017


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The Ministry of Public Works will invest 50 million euros for innovation in transport and infrastructure.

The Ministry of Public Works has submitted the Innovation Plan for Transport and Infrastructures in order to strengthen investment in knowledge and innovation and encourage the development of new sustainable...

Written on 24 Nov 2017


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The possibility to group in a single year all the working hours together in partial retirement cases

The National Social Security Institute (INSS) has issued a consultation which approves the possibility for partial retirees of concentrating in a single uninterrupted period all of the remaining working hours...

Written on 24 Nov 2017


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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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