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POWER CONSUMPTION AUDITS

On 13 February 2016 the Spanish Official Gazette (BOE) published the Royal Decree 56/2016 transposing Directive 2012/27/UE of the European Parliament and the Council, of 25 October 2012, on energy efficiency as regards energy audits, the accreditation of service suppliers and energy auditors, and the promotion of efficiency in the supply of energy (hereinafter, “Royal Decree 56/2016). Said regulation should…

NEW TRADE MARK DIRECTIVE

Almost unperceived, right before the holiday season, the new Directive (EU) 2015/2436 of the European Parliament and of the Council, to approximate the laws of the Member States relating to trade marks (“New Directive on Trade Marks”), was published on 23rd December 2015. It is a recasting exercise, bringing in some modifications of the previous Directive (2008/95/EC), which has been…

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…

THE GOVERNMENT IMPROVES MECHANISMS FOR THE ELECTRONIC CREATION OR EXTINCTION OF A COMPANY

1. Introduction: Single Electronic Document (Documento Único Electrónico – DUE) In 2003, the company type known as the New Enterprise Limited Liability Company was created in Spain. In conjunction with said new legal form, the Single Electronic Document (DUE) emerged in the field of business law (Royal Decree 682/2003, of 7th June). Said DUE was originally destined to allow new entrepreneurs…

ADAPTING OUR COMPANY TO THE NEW CRIMINAL CODE: ¿OBLIGATION OR OPPORTUNITY?

Which legal entities face legal responsibilities in Spain? Until the enactment of the Organic Law 5/2010, the reform of the Spanish Criminal Code (SCC) of 22nd June 2010, the principle of “societas delinquere non potest” ruled. The update of said “Law” has established those circumstances, including extenuating and mitigating circumstances, under which legal persons subject to private law (mercantile companies)…