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.).


Progress of the legal framework on a future European Patent

Problems associated with obtaining a European patent have led to the series of agreements reached by the EU Justice Ministers. The meeting proposed specialised jurisdiction for patents with an aim to make the procedure faster and reduce its costs. Such progress in legislation would grant patent protection in all European Union Member States.

Must Land Titles Be Included in the Registry of Business Owners?

This short article discusses land titles in the context of the provisions of Article 104 of the Law on Corporations,specifically the text, The private limited company shall maintain company records in Registry Books, which will include the record of first ownership, the successive, voluntary, or compulsory transfers of the corporate holdings, and the constitution of […]

The Law to Support the Entrepreneur and Internationalization grants residence to foreign investors

This article was published in the ABA Journal, Section Inmigration & Naturalization, click here to see the pdf On September 19, 2013, the Spanish Government finally approved the Law to Support the Entrepreneur and Internationalization (the Law). Those foreign nationals who invest in Spain by complying with certain established legal requirements can now achieve residence in […]

Business Project in Spain: Conditions for Obtaining Residence Permits

The Law to Support Entrepreneurs and Internationalization in Spain establishes various opportunities that may entitle investors and entrepreneurs from non-EU countries to obtain a visa or a residence permit. The Law outlines easy-to-accredit objective criteria for residence through investment.  These options include investment in Spanish public debt, corporate shares, and real estate.  The investment options […]

Introduction of the Law to Support Entrepreneurs in Spain

The Spanish Congress of Deputies (Government) approved the Law to Support Entrepreneurs and Internationalization on September 19, 2013, which became effective shortly after its publication in the BOE (Official Spanish Journal). Certain fiscal aspects of the Law, such as the corporation tax, personal income tax or value-added tax changes will not be effective until January […]

Rules and regulatins

Law 4/2013 against delinquency in business transactions in Spain

Royal Decree Law 4/2013 adopts measures against delinquency in business transactions in Spain. The article enumerates some of the modifications of the new Law.

Entrepreneur’s Law: General requirements to reside in Spain

The article discusses the general requirements for a foreign national to receive a residence permit in Spain. There are a couple of positive and negative prerequisites that must be met which are listed in detail in the article.

Spain Will soon Approve the Law to Support Entrepreneurs

The Draft on the Law to Support Entrepreneurs will be adopted on September 11, 2013 in the plenary session.

Ley de emprendedores en España

New Modification in the Entrepreneur Draft Law

According to the latest modification to the draft of the new Law of Entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs must provide certification of Ownership and Encumbrance attestating to their investment. The certification must contain an electronic verification code for online consultation.

Support to Foreign Entrepreneurs in Spain

With the draft of the new ¨Law of Entrepreneurs¨, foreign investors from non-EU countries will be able to obtain an entry visa and a residential status with ease, as long as their entrepreneurial activity is of innovative character and special economic interest for Spain. Other general requirements for residency authorizations must also be met.