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Press releases and law firm thought leadership

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July 2012 - Finance. Legal Developments by PEREZ-LLORCA.

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Spain has recently been referred to as one of the "hottest" European countries in terms of debt sales, specifically of non-performing loans. This should not come as a surprise in a scenario in which independent audits as of June 2012 revealed a EUR 62 billion capital shortfall in Spanish banks and in which the Spanish rate of non-performing loans stayed above eight per cent of all loans.

Law 38/2011 of October 10 on the reform of Law 22/2003 of July 9 on bankruptcy law 38/2011

On October 11, the Official State Gazette published Law 38/2011 on the reform of Law 22/2003 of July 9 on Bankruptcy that entails a broad and ambitious procedure to modify bankruptcy legislation.

Newsletter by Sol Muntañola Abogados



Spanish Bankruptcy Act reform

December 2011 - Finance. Legal Developments by Adarve Corporación Jurídica .

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Chapter IV, Title III of the Bankruptcy Act (hereinafter, the "BA") regulates the filing of actions against the activity of debtors declared bankrupt in order to return to the bankrupt estate certain assets which the legislator considers should never have been taken away.

Contesting the candidates is only possible during the social elections procedure

The employer has the possibility to contest the candidate lists in the event that a candidate does not comply with the conditions for eligibility. The Supreme Court recently confirmed that this is only possible within the strict terms provided in the social elections procedure.


Urgent Measures for the reform of collective bargaining. 



Medidas urgentes para la reforma de la negociación colectiva.

Newsletter May 2011

Commercial ………………………….
Strengthening Financial
Law on a Sustainable

Litigation …………………………...
Nullity of bank contracts
known as CLIPS, SWAPS
or Financial Swaps

Labor ……………………………..
Urgent measures to
encourage employment
Law on Economic
Sustainability: reform of
the financial system,
company reform,
modification of the law on
personal data protec

Newsletter January 2011

(1) Mercantile: Liberalizing actions in the tax and labor areas in order to encourage investment and create employment. (2) Litigation: Reform of the Penal Code (Organic Law 5/2010 of June 22). (3) Labor: Paternity Leave. Maintenance of employment and professional training. IPREM and SMI for 2011. Self Employed Workers. Pensions. Placement Agencies. (4) Tax: Changes: personal income tax, company tax, income tax for non residents, tax on patrimony transfers and documented legal acts, VAT.

The evidence of foreign law: The Spanish Supreme Court’s Judgment of 24 June 2010

We live in a globalized world where people, goods and money can move freely between national borders. It is perfectly possibly to buy a computer manufactured in Tokyo from a sales company established in Bangladesh, while sitting outdoors on a terrace in Rome. In this context, with transnational commerce and business relations constantly expanding, it is logical that international litigation is becoming increasingly commonplace. 

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