Commercial contracts in Spain are governed by the Code of Commerce. Knowing its legislation is fundamental to carry out any operation in a secure way such as acquisitions and sales of companies, joint ventures, OPAs, OPVs, commercial sales as well as any kind of contract (representation, commercial distribution, national sale of merchandise, intra and extra EU, etc.).

New regulation affecting solar thermoelectric and wind power installations in Spain

The new Royal Decree (RD 1614/2010) which governs and modifies certain aspects of electricity generation activities in Spain which use solar thermoelectric and wind power technologies, dated December 7th and published in the Official State Gazette (BOE) on December 8th, 2010, is the response of the Government to try to contribute to the economic sustainability […]

The Spanish LLC: advantages, disadvantages, and differences with a regular corporation

In addition to being one of the most common business organizations, the LLC corporate form is highly suggested for starting a small- to medium-sized business because of its more relaxed reporting or publication requirements, its relatively minimal initial capital requirement (about 3,006 Euros), and its limited liability for its members.  According to Mr. Lincke, a […]

How to start an SME in Spain

Developing a company in Spain requires not only knowledge of the Spanish legal system and traditions, but also awareness of those applicable existing European directives and international conventions.  Such a complex, two-tiered legal system calls for a thorough examination of how both Spanish and international laws will affect the beginning of a new business venture […]

International Purchases. The questions of which law applies?

An important question which often arises during an international transaction is what law applies to a contract of sale between parties from different countries. Much too frequently, the parties to an international agreement fail to include what is known as a choice of law provision. The failure to include such a clause may result in unexpected […]

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International Contracts: Examining and Claiming Defective Products

This article will provide a practical analysis regarding the possibilities to claim defects in goods acquired through international sales contracts. Before developing these issues, first is an examination of the legal mechanisms applicable to international sales and to the issues at hand. Contracts are governed by the provisions of the parties; however, where the parties […]

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Types of trade agreements in Spain

Trade agreements in general In Spain, like in many other countries of the European Union, the party autonomy, which ensures the contractual freedom of the parties is one of the most basic principles in respect to trade agreements. Aside of this principle exist several other mandatory legislations, which can not be modified by the contractual […]

Legal Guide to Invest in Spain

President of Eurojuris España Spain, member of the European Union since the 1st January 1986, is a very dynamic country located in Southern Europe. Our strong economic, historic and cultural ties with North Africa —where Spain still maintains three exclaves- and Latin America —where the language will remain an indisputable sign of our brotherhood- have […]