Entries by Alberto Álvarez

The Legal framework on Consumer Credit Agreements in Spain

In Spain, Law 16/2011 derogated the previous legal regime (dating back to 1995) and transposed Directive 2008/48 of 23 April 2008 on credit agreements for consumers (the “Directive”) into Spanish law. Law 16/2011 reproduces the provisions of the Directive. Furthermore, where the Directive has failed to include specific provisions, the old regime has been maintained or even extended to new scenarios, with the aim of increasing the protection granted to Spanish consumers.

Merry-Go-Round of Amendments to the Spanish Insolvency Law

Three partial reforms of the Spanish Insolvency Law have already been approved by means of Royal Decree-Laws dated on March 2014, September 2014 and February 2015. The three main purposes sought are: enhancement of prepetition restructuring deals; extension of pre-insolvency refinancing agreements to composition agreements and offer a second chance for individual creditors.