A branch office in Spain is set up through the granting of a notarial deed and its inscription in the Spanish mercantile registry (for example in Madrid). The European Union has enacted legislation with respect to the setting up of a branch in order to make it easier for companies to expand and to have … More Your branch office in Spain
GDPR Email Tsunami The wave of emails we have seen just before and after the coming into force of GDPR was exaggerated and not necessary. Consent for email marketing is already a requirement under European e-privacy law, which allows this type of marketing on an opt-out basis for existing customers. ePrivacy Directive Nowadays everybody seems … More Not even an email to ask consent…
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
This is not one of them. ‘I’m going via the wing’: Contact us if you had any troubles with your airline on Spanish soil. We can help you with the legal issues even if you would have left the aircraft this way.
Temporary job surge over epiphany and advice on employment contracts … More Epiphany or Three Kings Day celebrations sparks surge in jobs
what will the elections bring and will it bring back the companies that left? … More 21 December 2017 – Regional Elections Catalonia
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 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
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
Applicable law and jurisdiction in Spanish contracts … More Choosing the applicable law international (Spanish) contracts
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 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
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?
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.
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
B.A.S. introduces the Apostille service for foreigners Spain. If you need an apostille on your Spanish document, we will be happy to arrange it for you. The Apostille An apostille is placed on a document in order to certify the document´s validity. it therefor removes the need for double-certification, by the originating country and then by … More Apostille service for foreigners in Spain