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Employment News 2019

On 1 January a great many of the measures included in the Royal Decree Law 28/2018, of 28 December, came into force. These revaluate public pensions along with other urgent...

Written on: 17 Jan 2019


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The application of the rebus sic stantibus clause to the lease of land of a photovoltaic solar plant installed under the regulation of Royal Decree 661/2007

The serious international crisis of the last decade has led to an increase in the number of cases in which the rebus sic stantibus clause has once again been applied....

Written on: 21 Dec 2018


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Sharing economy and competition law: another chapter in the ride-hailing wars

In another of the battles that taxi drivers are fighting against ride-hailing services all over Europe, the Spanish CNMC has dismissed a legal complaint presented by the mobility branch of...

Written on: 20 Dec 2018


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Spain: Developments in competition damages claims: Take II

Now we know Barcelona is the place to go… As promised in our previous article, we will now look at another judgement of the Mercantile Courts of Barcelona in the...

Written on: 20 Dec 2018


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The Organic Law on Data Protection and Guarantee of Digital Rights enters into force

After passing through the Senate, where 32 amendments were submitted and rejected in the plenary vote, the Organic Law on the protection of personal data and digital rights (known in...

Written on: 19 Dec 2018


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News concerning market abuse

Distinction between the concepts of inside information and relevant information Until the implementation of the RLD (25 November 2018), there were two different definitions –but very similar– of "inside information"...

Written on: 19 Dec 2018


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An employee’s permanent disability as a cause for termination or suspension of the employment contract

The situation of temporary disablement of an employee has an initial duration of 365 days, extendable, for a maximum of a further 180 days. Once this maximum duration of 545...

Written on: 18 Dec 2018


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The Netherlands Commercial Court: Opening soon!

Features Jurisdiction of the NCC requires explicit agreement between parties. Parties will generally include a choice of forum clause in their agreements for this purpose, similar to how parties agree...

Written on: 14 Dec 2018


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Modern payment methods and their VAT treatment: the European Union Court of Justice rules on the VAT financial services exemption in relation to transactions concerning payments and transfers (Case C-5/17, 25 July 2018)

The ECJ started by analysing the facts that gave rise to the questions referred for a preliminary ruling by the Upper Tribunal of the United Kingdom. Specifically, in the case...

Written on: 14 Dec 2018


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