Entries by José María Mesa

Listing Obligations for Spanish REIT (SOCIMI)

The requirements for admission to trading and maintenance of a Spanish REIT (SOCIMI) in the MAB (Alternative Stock Exchange Market) establishes, amongst others, the obligation of a SOCIMI to sign a contract with a liquidity provider, in order to boost liquidity and reduce price variations not resulting from actual market trends.

Is investing in SOCIMIs (REIT) profitable?

SOCIMIs (Sociedades Anónimas Cotizadas de Inversión Inmobiliaria or Real Estate Investment Trust) are public limited companies whose main activity is the acquisition, promotion, and rehabilitation of real estate for lease. The evolution of this type of investment over the last year has become key in the real estate sector given its stable profitability and liquidity.

Out-of-Court Restructuring in Spain

In 2014, the Spanish government implemented the out-of-court restructuring procedure through the Royal Decree Law. Its objective is to help debtors avoid bankruptcy by negotiating with their creditors. Given the time and effort it takes, an out-of-court restructuring can be very favourable to both parties.

The new 2015 Spanish Corporate Governance Code for listed companies

The new Spanish Corporate Governance Code for listed companies aims to improve the corporate governance framework. This improvement can be done by boosting competitiveness and building transparency. In practice, one of the main principles presented by the Code is the “comply or explain” principle which distinguishes between binding rules and recommendations.