In order to boost the real estate market in Spain, the figure of the SOCIMI (real estate investment company) emerged in 2009. These are listed companies that principally carry out the acquisition, promotion, and restoration of leasehold urban assets.
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Having graduated with a Law degree, Nicolás Melchior specialises in real estate, commercial contracts and ICT law in Spain. Working languages: Spanish, German, English and French. For any query Contact Nicolás Melchior
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Article 17.1 in the Law of Construction Planning, “Responsibilities and guarantees,” regulates the civil responsibility of the agents involved in the construction process as well as the deadlines for dealing with them.
The figure of the construction developer was not defined uniformly in Spanish legislation until the entry into force of the LOE. Article 9 establishes that a construction developer is understood as a promoter and what his obligations are, while Article 17 determines his civil liability regime.
The Building Regulation Act (BRA) in Spain establishes in article 8 that all people involved in a building process are to be considered building agents. It is worth considering who is classified under this condition as well as the different types of building agents in Spain.
Arbitration, as an alternative to judicial procedures for conflict resolution, has certain characteristics that make it highly recommended. Its advantages are, on the one hand, the quickness of the procedure, and on the other, the freedom that it offers in choosing the way in which procedures are conducted, such as the language, the place or the regulations applicable to them.
Distribution contracts are one of the most commonly used trade contracts in business. Hence it is necessary to have a proper knowledge of their functioning in order to avoid conflicts arising from their breach.
The latest Supreme Court’s sentences validate video surveillance evidence under certain circumstances and after fulfilling specific formal requirements, such as proportionality and notification to the employee, as a fair cause for disciplinary dismissal.
Recent judgments on abusive clauses oblige institutions and professionals who offer personal loans to consumers residing in Spain to review and adapt the clauses to legal constraints. Find here practical advice to implement.
Penalty clauses in commercial contracts are extra obligations provided in the commercial contract. Their increasing use aims to ensure compliance with the primary obligation in that incompliance allows for reimbursement.
Business succession in Spain must be achieved with a certain degree of care in order to respect all the legal aspects of the acquired company and ensure a peaceful future for the acquiring company. In this way, the social guarantees that are enumerated in Article 44 of the Workers’ Statute should not be forgotten.