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.).

The use of drones in Spain: applicable regulations

Practical analysis on remotely piloted aircrafts, also known as drones or RPAS: the existing legal framework in Spain and requirements necessary to qualify as an operator of drones.

Flight restrictions of drones in Spain

The new law regarding the use of drones in Spain regulates commercial, non-commercial and recreational use of drones. This regulation includes aerial works which can be performed with drones, as well as the restrictions that every user of drones must take into account when handling such devices. The fines for not complying with the restrictions can reach a height of €225.000.

The nature of penalty clauses in contracts

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.


Terms and choice of jurisdiction in Spain

The terms and conditions must be transferred demonstrably. Central provisions such as the choice of law or jurisdiction are contained only in the terms and conditions. Therefore rightful inclusion of terms and conditions (best by brief confirmation in a slim framework agreement) guarantees these central provisions.

Modernization of corporate governance in Spanish corporations

According to corporate regulations in Spanish corporations, the remuneration of the members of the Board of Directors must be approved during the annual general meeting, at least once every three years.

Court fees applicable to legal entities in Spain

In their ruling 140/2016 of 21 July 2016, the Plenum of the Spanish Constitutional Court resolved the appeal brought by the Parliamentary Socialist Group of the Congress of Deputies against Law 10/2012, of 20 November 2012, regulating fixed fees in the context of the administration of justice and the National Institute of Toxicology and Forensic Science.

The right to information of shareholders in Spain

Article 93 of the Law on Corporations (LSC) recognizes the right to information of shareholders and regulates separately limited liability companies (article 196) and public limited companies (article 197).

The impact of Brexit in Spain

The fall in the price of Spanish companies with a greater presence in the UK, the uncertainty in the banking sector, the reconfiguration of power in the European Union or the need for new trade agreements, are just some of the consequences resulting from the departure of the UK from Europe

Special Legislation for Particular Goods in Spain

At times, the standard or regular laws on advertisements are not sufficient with regard to several types of products. This is usually because these products relate to health or they are products that are used frequently and therefore need more regulation. This is usually the case with products such as alcohol, tobacco, pharmaceuticals, etc. The laws on advertisement concerning pharmaceuticals are especially strict and detailed to ensure that no misleading advertisements are published.

Spain combats Money Laundering

The fight against money laundering focuses on eliminating the laundering of funds or assets obtained through illegal activities. Not only are credit institutions and investment service companies obliged to comply with national and international legislation, but so are notaries, lawyers, and prosecutors.