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THE DATA PROTECTION PROJECT IN SPAIN

On 10th November 2017, the Council of Ministers approved the sending of the draft law on Data Protection to the General Courts (Spanish Parliament) in order to adapt Spanish legislation to the provisions of Regulation 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council, dated 27th April 2016. This European Regulation shall be applied as from 25th May 2018. Our…

LEI CODE: NEW OBLIGATION FOR COMPANIES ON A GLOBAL LEVEL.

On January 3rd, the Mifid II directive on financial instruments markets will enter into force in Europe. Among other regulatory changes, this new EU regulation will oblige all legal entities (companies, associations, foundations…) that wish to operate in financial markets (through the issue or purchase of shares, fixed-income or equity transactions, OTC derivatives, structured financial liabilities,…) to have an LEI…

CONSUMER ARBITRATION: TRANSPOSITIN OF THE DIRECTIVE 2013/11/EU

Legal protection for consumers at European level has come a long way through 2 differentiated stages: The recognition of various principles and rights for consumers. The establishment of appropriate channels so that consumers can assert their rights as recognized in the earlier stage above. At present, we are at that second stage, for the European Parliament and the European Council…

CATALONIA: PRACTICAL ASPECTS OF THE APPLICATION OF ARTICLE 155 OF THE SPANISH CONSTITUTION.

On 27th October 2017 the Senate approved, by an absolute majority, the authorisation of the Spanish Government to carry out a series of measures in Catalonia, under article 155 of the Spanish Constitution, in order to fulfil constitutional obligations. Said measures had been proposed to the Senate by the Government a few days earlier, on 21st October, following the failed…