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State of alarm and consequences of the obligation of commercial tenants under a lease: What to do with the rent of a business that must remain close?
1.- Last 15 March, Royal Decree 463/2020 declaring the state of alarm in order to handle the health crisis caused by COVID-19 was enacted, following the provisions approved by the Organic Law 4/1981 that enables the implementation of extraordinary states of emergency. 2.- Among the measures approved by Royal Decree, is the temporary suspension of several economic activities as established in article 10. Specifically, commercial, retail and leisure activities,...
EXPRESS DIVORCE IN SPAIN FOR FOREIGNERS
Since the approval of the Spanish Law 15/2016, of the 2nd of July, of Non Adversarial Proceedings, it is possible for the spouses to get divorce in Spain very fast before a Spanish Notary Public in certain cases. The above means and important step, as it is faster and cheaper for the parties to carry out the divorce proceeding before a Spanish Notary Public, reducing the process from approximately half...
Brussels refers Spain to the Court of Justice of the European Union for its disproportionate tax penalties
The European Commission has referred Spain to the Court of Justice of the European Union for considering its sanctions for failing to submit the obligatory tax information or its late filing as disproportionate and discriminatory. (more…)
Property regimes for International Couples: New rules to apply as of January 2019
Nowadays, more and more people cross national borders to settle in another Member State, either for work, study, etc. Therefore, it is more common to find couples formed by members of different nationalities or couples who reside away of their countries. These international couples must manage the assets they own in common. However, until now, there was no legal framework that provided some security in this area. On January 29,...
Brexit Conference- Intervention summary Mr. Ignacio Pérez de Vargas.
Summary of the intervention of the Director of our Office, Ignacio Pérez de Vargas López, in the Conference with the title “The consequences of Brexit on tourism. Special reference to Andalusia “, organized by the University of Almería, in collaboration with Unicaja Banco and the Hon. City Council of Marbella, which was held on September 14, 2017, at the Marbella Conference Center.