62 2022 Illegal transfer workers

Illegal Transfer of Workers in Spain: Know the Risks?

The transfer of workers is prohibited in Spain; temporary employment agencies (TEAs or ETTs in Spain) are the only entities authorized to hire temporary staff and place them at the disposal of another company. Companies must comply with this regulation, as the legal and economic consequences of committing irregularities in this matter can be drastic.

61 2022 Adaptation of the working day

Adaptation of working day, a measure to reconcile work and family life

Reconciling work and family life involves balancing work and family responsibilities. Among the measures included in work-life balance are the adaptation of working hours and paid or unpaid leave.

02 2023 The Workers' Statute in Spain

What is the Workers’ Statute?

The Workers’ Statute is the legislation that aims to protect the worker’s labour rights, establishes rules for collective bargaining, and defines the responsibilities of employers and employees in Spain.

30 2022 Legal regime for foreign investment in Spain

Legal regime for foreign investment in Spain

Investments by foreign investors in Spain generally require compliance with some administrative requirements and, in some cases, prior authorisation.

56 2022 Alternatives to energy commercialisation in Spain

Alternatives to energy commercialisation in Spain

In Spain, the trading status is necessary to sell or resell energy on the market, a lucrative activity, although burdensome in practice for some market players. Collective self-consumption, and the approach of a specific contractual structure, stand out as alternatives to energy commercialisation.

05 2023 Rental property investment in Spain

Real estate investment models in Spain, the rental boom

Although ownership has traditionally been the predominant form of housing tenure in Spain, the demand for rental accommodation is rapidly growing, giving rise to new models of rental property investment. Build to rent, rent to rent, coliving, and senior living are clear examples.

16 2023 Spain speeds up environmental permits

Spain speeds up environmental permits for renewables

The approval of temporary regulations by the EU and the Spanish Government to speed up the processing of EIS (environmental impact statements) provides an incentive to boost the development of renewable energy projects in Spain.

15 2023 Spain speeds up environmental permits

The European Commission sets the requirements for green hydrogen in the EU

In line with the European strategy to increase the production and use of renewable energy, the European Commission has promoted renewable electricity to produce renewable liquid and gaseous fuels of non-biological origins, such as hydrogen. To this end, it has defined the requirements that hydrogen and other hydrogen-based fuels must meet to be “green”, reducing some of the legal uncertainty.

58 2022 Commercial leases in Spain

Commercial leases regulation in Spain

In Spain, commercial leases are not subject to strict regulations like residential leases, and it leaves a central role to the parties’ will when formalizing the corresponding contracts. However, the LAU contemplates some specific provisions worth considering.

23 2023 The New Spanish Housing Law

Highlights of the New Spanish Housing Law

On 25 May, Law 12/2023 was published in the Official State Gazette (BOE), introducing significant changes to the housing sector in Spain. Highlights include the removal of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for annual rent reviews, rent control in stressed areas and modifications to eviction and foreclosure procedures, among others.