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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.

Brexit & Passporting Rights

Will the loss of passporting rights affect London’s status as the financial hub of the world ? 

Passporting rights allow banks, companies and financial services firms to operate their business in any EU or European Economic Area country. Brexit would imply the loss of these rights, forcing these companies to leave the UK.

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The commercial agent’s right to information and its exercise in legal proceedings

The provincial courts in Spain have divide views on the issue of the commercial agent’s right to information in legal proceedings. In this sense, the adequacy of the type of procedure depends on the province in which the lawsuit is filed.

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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.

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Construction Developer’s Duties and Responsibilities in Spain

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.

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Comparing the collective agreement negotiations in Spain

Articles 41 and 51 of the Labour Law in Spain establish the procedure to be followed in the negotiating of the conditions of an employee’s work contract, as well as in the case of its expiry, when said contract affects all workers.

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New Business Secrets Law in Spain

Law 1/2019 of 20 February refers to business and trade secrets and establishes a clear and unequivocal definition of the unlawful actions and exclusions it contemplates. This law transposes Directive (EU) 2016/943 of 8 June 2016 into Spanish law.

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The profession of Procurador in Spain

The procurador profession is specific to Spain and remains essential for the development and simplification of the judicial procedures in the country. Despite this character has been continuously questioned, their role is fundamental to facilitates the communication between the clients and the court.

Registro de Jornada

Working Time Record becomes compulsory in Spain

The modification of Article 34 of the Workers’ Statute through Royal Decree-Law 8/2019 introduces new regulations for companies to comply with. Maintenance of the daily record of working hours (start and end times) is one of the new measures.

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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.