Entries by Mariscal & Abogados

Spanish law against late payments in commercial transactions

The Law establishing measures to fight against late payments in commercial transactions (3/2004 Law of December 29th) represents the culmination of a legislative process developed with the purpose of adapting the Spanish legislation to the content of  the 2000/35/EC Directive and drastically reducing the payment terms in the commercial field. This communitarian Directive, approved by the […]

Melanie Glover, June – September 2009

PDF- M.-Cooley-Law-School-Magazine-Winter-2009 Mariscal Abogados provides law students with the opportunity to expand on  his/her substantive and practical legal education by practcing alongside an experienced team of attorneys. Melanie gained experience in a  number of areas working for a five-attorney law firm in Spain during the summer of 2009. In addition to writing contracts and translating legislation, articles […]

The regulation in defence of competition in Spain

The regulation in deface of competition in Spain is formed in light of the Law 15/2007, of July 3, of the Defence of Competition, which promotes a substantial reformation of the Spanish system of the defence of competition, and by which the National Commission of Competition is created. The development of this regulation was necessary […]

Amendments to the Unfair Competiton Act in Spain and its influence on other legislation

The Act No. 29/2009 of 30 December modifies the legal system of unfair competition and advertising to enhance consumer and user protection in Spain. Act No 29/09 incorporates the Community Directive 2005/29/EC dealing with unfair company commercial practice in their relations with consumers on the domestic market into the Spanish law, along with Directive 2006/114/EC […]

Prevention and resolution of disputes in international trade

We are currently in an economic stage of globalization and the internationalization of trade relations. Within this period, the increasing complexity of transactions and the current economic crisis are contributing factors to a greater proliferation of international commercial disputes. At the same time, the presence of international organizations has increased and been legitimized by the […]

Seizure or attachment of assets in Spain

Asset seizure, or attachment, is a process that enables creditors to collect from delinquent debtors by looking to their assets, including property, goods, and/or earnings. There are two principal types of attachment: attachment in aid of execution and preventive (or precautionary or future) attachment. The first occurs when a judgment declaring pecuniary debt has already […]

Hollographic Wills under Spanish Law

There are two categories of wills under Spanish law: common and special. Special wills are military, maritime, and ones executed in a foreign country, while common wills are open, closed, or holographic. This last type is the basis for this article, yet before expounding on it, a brief sketch of the other two types of common […]

Mariscal & Abogados advises Gehrlicher Solar España

Gehrlicher Solar España, the fully owned Spanish subsidiary of the German solar technology group Gehrlicher, is planning to buy licences and projects in the solar energy sector, managing director Guillermo Barea said in an interview. According to the executive, Gehrlicher Solar España has signed an agreement with a German investment fund, which will finance the […]