February 26

Changing Panorama of Gay Surrogacy

The little-regulated situation of marriages between persons of the same sex in Spain has already been debated in this blog. Already emphasized has been the relevance of the decision of the Spanish Supreme Court of the 5th of December 2013, which recognized the possibility of registering in the Civil Registry two women as parents of.

February 3

QROPS: Pension Scheme for Expats

In previous posts, we have already commented on the increase in the cost of living in Spain for the average expatriate, focusing especially on tax issues and the poor exchange rate. However, many British residents in Spain may be unaware of some of the ways in which they can maximize the value of their pensions..

December 26

New Law on Abortion

Five days ago the Rajoy Government approved the preliminary draft of the Law for the Protection of the Life of the Conceived and of Pregnant Women’s Rights. It is a controversial project, in as much as it collides with the socialist reform of 2010, which regarded abortion as a “woman’s right”, and that did little.

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.

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.

June 9

Overwhelming judgment against bank activity

Sevilla Appeal Court (Civil Division) handed out an overwhelming judgment against abusive bank activity. The judgment contains a declaration of nullity of a contract “swap” (called “Clip Bankinter”) and condemn the bank to refund the client in 52.000,00 € and pay all the costs. The AC judgment includes many interesting pronouncements as we summarize below:.