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Arbitration in Spain

Arbitration in Spain in times of COVID

During the COVID-19 pandemic, arbitration stands out as an advantageous alternative to settle legal disputes between companies. The ordinary jurisdiction has suffered a slowdown in its processes and does not provide the fast and effective response demanded by current market operators.

Equality plans in companies

Equality plans in companies come into force in Spain

Royal Decree 901/2020 of 13 October regulates equality plans and their registration in Spain, and amends Royal Decree 713/2010, of 28 May, on registration and filing of contracts and collective bargaining agreements. This measure aims to reduce the wage disparity in Spain and achieve equality between men and women in the workplace.

Extension of the insolvency moratorium until 14 March 2021

Extension of the insolvency moratorium in Spain until 14 March 2021

Royal Decree Law 34/2020, published on 18 November 2020, establishes an extension of the insolvency moratorium (previously established until 31 December 2020) until 14 March 2021.

Obligations of companies in Spain before the Equal Pay law

Royal Decree 902/2020 on equal pay incorporates the obligation for all companies in Spain, regardless of the number of employees, to establish a pay register disaggregated by sex and professional categories.

Christmas hamper right

Christmas hamper in Spain, a vested right? Dismantling myths

Christmas hampers are not regarded, per se, as a vested right of workers. However, the specific circumstances of its regulation in each company need to be analysed case by case.

new business models energy sector

Promotion of new business models in the energy sector in Spain

The Royal Decree-law 23/2020 regulates new business models for participating in the electricity system in Spain so far not sufficiently ruled: storage, hybridization, aggregation, and renewable energy communities.

pre-insolvency proceedings

Objectives and advantages of pre-insolvency proceedings in Spain

The crisis may drive companies into insolvency. In these cases, the management body must adopt the fairest solution for all creditors, with the purpose to resolve the critical situation of the company. Pre-insolvency may be an alternative.

e-money institutions

What is an E-Money Institution?

Electronic money institutions are companies authorized by The Bank of Spain. Their main activity is to transform customers’ money into electronic money on a commercial basis.

energy reform Spain

Promotion of the energy reform in Spain: the Royal Decree-law 23/2020

Royal Decree-Law 23/2020 approves energy measures for economic recovery after the COVID-19 crisis and represents a boost for renewable energies (RES-E) and the energy transition in Spain.

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Temporary Layoff Procedure (ERTE) in Spain: Royal Decree-law 30/2020

The Royal Decree-law 30/2020 on social measures in defense of employment addresses extensions for force majeure Temporary Redundancy Plans, as well as Temporary Redundancy Plans due to economic, technical, organizational, or production reasons linked to COVID-19. It also introduces Temporary Redundancy Plans for impeded or limited activities.