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COPYRIGHT IN THE EUROPEAN DIGITAL MARKET

The proposal of the Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council regarding copyright in the European digital market was finally approved just last week on 12th September 2018, having been initially rejected in July of this year. As the very name indicates, this new directive shall regulate the use of copyright in internet, establishing a system of licences and…

THE ECONOMIC AND STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENTS BETWEEN THE EUROPEAN UNION AND JAPAN

On 24th August 2018 the Official Journal of the European Union published the decision of the Council of the European Union 2018/1197 on the signing of the Strategic Partnership Agreement between the European Union and Japan. According to Article 1 of the agreement, the objective of the agreement is to promote political and sectoral cooperation, to strengthen bilateral cooperation and…

The digital single market, online incorporation of companies and the new Regulation of the Commercial Registry

One of the priorities of the European Commission’s Work Programme for 2018 is the establishment of a connected digital single market. According to said programme, the Commission “shall centre its efforts … on the revision of Company law in the European Union in order to support companies with clear, modern and efficient rules”. Pursuant to a communication dated 25th April…

The Law on Business Secrets

On February 8, 2018, the Ministry of Justice of Spain published the Draft Law on Business Secrets, a law included in the 2018 Annual Regulatory Plan. This law will transpose EU Directive 2016/943 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2016 on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information. According to the explanatory memorandum of…

The remuneration of directors and statutory requirements.

The provincial high courts and the General Directorate of Registries and Notaries (Dirección General de los Registros y el Notariado – DGRN), in a number of decisions to date, have assumed the position that two different systems exist regarding the remuneration of company directors, with the following interpretation: Article 217 of the Capital Companies Act (Ley de Sociedades de Capital…