November 5

ECHR Curtails Freedom of Speech on the Internet

The European Court of human rights (ECHR) ruled on October 10 that an Estonian court was correct when it condemned Delphi, a news web site featuring anonymous comments, as a result of the offensive nature of some of the comments that could be found there. Delphi had published a story about a ferry company that.

October 24

Entrepreneur Support Act: Frequently Asked Questions

  In response to the many doubts caused by the new Entrepreneur Support Act (Ley de Emprendedores), we offer the following answers to frequently asked questions about the fifty euro flat rate to be paid to Social Security under the new legislation, along with practical examples of it´s application.   1) Who can benefit from.

October 22

Latest Judgement about Preferential Shares

Again the highly controversial “Preferential shares” (or preferentes), are a subject of debate in all public forums, this time as a consequence of a judgement of the Provincial Audience of Vizcaya with regard to the bank “Santander”. For those who are not aware of the evolution of these shares, perhaps it is convenient to sum.

October 15

New “Entrepreneur Support Act”. Law 14/2013

Businessmen and the self-employed who undertake a business venture in Spain have reason to rejoice. The highly anticipated “Entrepreneur Support Act” has finally arrived, a legislative reform that promises to revitalize those sectors of the Spanish economy most affected by the economic crisis and facilitate both the day to day existence of entrepreneurs who are.

October 3

Divorce in Spain – New EU Regulation 1259/2010

It is no secret that the unfortunate reality of divorce is on the rise and, while modern marriages are significantly more stable than other sentimental arrangements, such as cohabitation, our legislators have made a great effort in recent years to reduce the angst and confusion surrounding divorce procedure. A little known fact, however, is just.

September 9

Innovations in Residence Permits for Foreign Businessmen

In order to encourage both national and international investment, the Government has passed a draft of the new “law of entrepreneurs”. Although the draft is still awaiting final approval, the basic guidelines of the future law have been set, which include the development of business projects in Spain, as well job creation. However, one of.

September 5

New EU Regulation on Inheritance

NEW EU REGULATION ON INHERITANCE   Foreign residents in Spain should know that a new EU Regulation on inheritance has been approved as of the 4 of July 2012. The regulation will apply from the 17 of August 2015 and although, for the moment, the United Kingdom, Irland and Denmark have chosen not to take.

September 5

Reform of Tenancy Laws

REFORM OF THE TENANCY LAWS   A much needed reform of the tenency laws has already entered into force. Given the fact that many Spaniards and ex-pats have chosen to invest their savings in real estate, while others do not have the means to buy their own housing in Sapin, the reform is a step.

August 20

“Register” of users of pornographic websites in the UK

David Cameron seeks to restrict access to websites with adult content by default, blocking these web sites from computers, tablets or smartphones and beginning in 2014. The Prime Minister proposes a general block on pornographic web pages, a measure which in Spain would clearly be against free competition, as well as the right to privacy.

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