Company law and corporate governance refer to the appropriate company management and control structures as well as the rules which regulate the power relation between owner, administration board, etc. Its function is to protect the interests of the company and its shareholders and to eliminate, mitigate or resolve any conflict.

oficina

Set up a business in Spain: representative office, branch or subsidiary?

Choosing between a representative office, a branch or a subsidiary in order to set up your company in Spain will depend on the activity you wish to expand. Understanding all main differences between these options will help you decide which is the most beneficial for you to invest in.

registro mercantil

The Deposit of Annual Accounts in Spain

The Law of Capital Companies in Spain establishes that administrators are responsible for depositing the annual accounts. Failing to do this may result in the imposition of sanctions on the company and the closing of its registry, which would prevent registration of the company’s acts and documents.

autonomous

Conversion from an Autonomous worker to a Limited Company

Among the advantages of converting from an autonomous worker to a limited company includes professional commercial image, limited liability, easy access to banking finances and lower taxes when the benefits are high.

stock options

The increase of the “Stock Options” as a variable payment system in Spain

This article addresses the concept of the so-called ‘stock options’ -or action plans for employees in its Spanish translation- as it represents an additional compensation that has spread very quickly in Spain.

ventajas

Advantages of the phantom shares contract

The phantom shares contract constitutes an alternative form of remuneration of key executives and managers. Among its various advantages, a company can retain and motivate staff or convert fixed costs into variables.

fantasma

What are phantom shares?

Phantom shares constitute a mechanism widely used by start-ups to reward talent. Unlike what happens with stock options, phantom shares are not an offering of the company’s real shares but are rather fictitious.

terms-and-conditions

The modification of bylaws and the administrators’ report

The modification of the bylaws is a regular situation in the life of any commercial business that consists of adapting its basic model of organization and operation to the changes experienced by the company.

de facto

The representative of body corporate director cannot be a de facto director

A director is any natural or legal person, who, directly or through representation, exercises the management or administration functions of a company.

corporate bodies

How to prevent the paralysis of corporate bodies in Spain

The dissolution of capital companies based on the paralysis of corporate bodies is a question to be answered on a case-by-case basis, since the legal requirement to apply this measure is different according to the state in which the body finds itself.

cargos

Duties and functions of members of the Board of Directors in capital companies

Within the Board of Administration of the capital companies exist distinct responsibilities to which are attributed a series of particular functions. Regarding the distribution of positions within a Board of Directors, it is important to have clear distributions to the President, the Secretary and the rest of the members of the Board of Directors (members).