GDPR – 2 days left

Although multiple EU Member States are apparently not ready to enforce the GDPR. There are 2 days left though… Therefore many watchdogs lack powers because their governments have yet to update their laws to include the Europe-wide rules, a process that could take several months after GDPR takes effect on May 25. If you have … More GDPR – 2 days left

Update on Catalonia: More than 1,400 companies changed corporate seats. Car maker SEAT might follow suit

In the last couple of weeks more than 1,400 companies have changed their corporate addresses, leaving Catalonia and registered somewhere else (in Spain). The main driver behind these moves is the fear of future (legal and political) instability that the independence crisis might bring and already brought about. Although economic consequences are not to be … More Update on Catalonia: More than 1,400 companies changed corporate seats. Car maker SEAT might follow suit

International contracting is often complicated: let logic prevail

International contracting is often complicated by the fact that one of the parties, or sometimes both parties want to incorporate by all means standard conditions that might not at all be relevant. Almost always parties lose out of sight the balance between the value of the contract, the effort to get something on paper and … More International contracting is often complicated: let logic prevail

Independence, (legal) insecurity: Oryzon Genomics to leave Catalonia and move corporate HQ to Madrid

On the 3rd of October 2017 Oryzon announced it would relocate its management and administrative staff to Madrid (Statement). The reasons given are the optimisation of its operations and relations with investors. Although it does not mention the recent occurrences as a reason for the move, it does come straight after the referendum and the … More Independence, (legal) insecurity: Oryzon Genomics to leave Catalonia and move corporate HQ to Madrid

Catalan independence – the uncertainty is the most worrying for companies

Time to move company address? The route Catalonia is about to take will lead to further uncertainty in the coming years. will Spain let this occur, if not what can it do? Will the European Union let Catalonia in whilst Spain has a veto? There are many, many questions unanswered and lots of possible scenarios … More Catalan independence – the uncertainty is the most worrying for companies

The added value of understanding multiple languages with legal services

The fact that our lawyers understand various languages has shown once again its value in a transaction where Flemish and Spanish lawyers were seeking for a efficient solution. The mere fact that their correspondence had to be translated every time, brought much delay into the case and took out the momentum. B.A.S. is able to … More The added value of understanding multiple languages with legal services

In need of a Spanish or international contract?

A wide variety of contracts, including franchising, distribution, agency, lease, sale, employment, executive, free lance, real estate, rental, shareholder and consultancy agreements have been drafted and reviewed by our lawyers over time.   B.A.S. adds value in your contractual stages as it quickly grasps your needs, understands perfectly your language and works efficiently to getting … More In need of a Spanish or international contract?

“Independent” Catalonia – moving your company to Madrid or elsewhere.

Now that the Spanish Constitutional Court has prohibited the referendum of October 1st, 2017, many companies in Catalonia are planning to move elsewhere in Spain in order to prevent getting mixed up in legal limbo. That the Catalonian government is serious on breaking with Spain can easily be deducted from the actual question subject of … More “Independent” Catalonia – moving your company to Madrid or elsewhere.

New (European) data protection legislation – GDPR

Do you have any doubts about the Spanish data protection regime and or the GDPR? Do you need your company to be compliant? We can help, we have experience in data protection for health care, insurance and other international industries. Do contact us if you would like more information on the subject. Business Advice Spain … More New (European) data protection legislation – GDPR