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FINANCIAL COMPENSATION DUE TO NON-COMPETITION COVENANT

In accordance with the provisions set forth in the Article 21.2 on the Workers’ Statute (Estatuto de trabajadores) [ET], the employers and workers may agree on a non-competition covenant for after the expiry of the work contract. Nonetheless, as involving freedom of work stated in the Article 35 of the Spanish Constitution, this covenant must comply with the following requirements…

THE NEW EXEQUATUR OF FOREIGN ARBITRAL AWARDS IN SPAIN

Arbitrators exercise quasi-jurisdictional functions, meaning that they have the authority to make the final decision on the controversies arising between the parties that have agreed on submitting their disputes to arbitration. Nonetheless, their mandate concludes with the issuance of the arbitral award (a decision equivalent to a court ruling), thus if the parties do not comply with it voluntarily, it…

CONSEQUENCES OF THE NOTIFICATION OF THE GROUNDS FOR DISMISSAL BY THE COMPANY

Article 3.a of the Organic Law on the Protection of Personal Data (“LOPD”) defines data of a personal nature as “any information pertaining to individual persons identified or identifiable.” In light of the above, we proceed to comment on the recent judgment 4686/2015 by the Supreme Court, of November 12th, in which a subcontractor company of Telefónica was sentenced to…

OUR TEAM IS EXPANDING

We are pleased to announce the incorporation of two new members to our firm: Carla Villavicencio (Ms.), lawyer with professional experience in the field of litigation and arbitration. She graduated in Law at ESADE and gained a Masters degree in International Dispute Resolution at the Queen Mary University of London. Languages: Spanish, Catalan, English and French. E-mail: cvg@vila.es Octàvia Camps…