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Posting foreign workers in Spain

Posting foreign workers in Spain

Companies are obliged to notify the posting of foreign workers in Spain. In fact it is mandatory throughout the European Union. Although there are a few exceptions. We help you with the Spanish procedures of such notification of posting of foreign workers in Spain. We explain what the rules are around short term posting and long(er) term postings. Which employment legislation applies, that of the “home member state” of that of the “host member state”, and which social security system.


This EU legislation ensures the protection of posted workers. In relation to the freedom to provide cross-border services the EU helps by laying down mandatory provisions regarding working conditions and the protection of workers’ health and safety that must be respected. It helps ensuring fair labour mobility on the internal market.

This guide can also help you answering your questions.

Our services

We help you collecting and filling out the papers for the notification. We communicate with the Spanish authorities and will keep you up to date on the progress. Once the posting is notified we will send you the receipts for your files. Almost all the time the posting comes with the obligation to register in the Registry of Accredited Companies, the REA (Registro de Empresas Acreditadas) in Spanish. If that is so, we can also help you with that. If you need more information on REA registry in Spain, you can find it here.

Our soft landing services (click here to find out more) are designed to provide you peace of mind woth respect to your Spanish operations. You can contact us for all your Spanish queries.


If you need assitance or more information on this topic of posting of foreign workers in Spain, please do not hesitate to contact us. Or call Jochem Schoevers directly 0034 610 739 364. We would be happy to help you.

Posting foreign workers in Spain
Posting foreign workers in Spain
COVID19 Limitations on foreign investment in Spain

COVID19 Limitations on foreign investment in Spain

The Covid19 crisis has provoked various countries, amongst which Spain, to put in place limitations on foreign investments in Spain. In other words the liberalization of the foreign investment regime is suspended until further notice.


The Spanish government requires to previously authorise the following investments that are: 1) foreign and 2) direct investments in Spain and in 3) strategic sectors.

Under “foreign” is understood coming from residents outside the European Union or European Free Trade Association (EFTA) region.

Under direct investments is understood: 1) acquire more than 10% of the shareholding and or 2) obtain the right to partcipate in management.

Affected Sectors

The strategic sectors are: Continue reading “COVID19 Limitations on foreign investment in Spain”

Germany and The Netherlands, leaders in data protection in Europe

Germany and The Netherlands, leaders in data protection in Europe

The Netherlands leads with reporting requirements on data leaks

Germany and The Netherlands are the leaders in data protection in Europe. It means they are the front-runners in terms of reporting requirements on data leaks, Privacy Impact Assessments (an instrument for determining privacy risks of data processing in advance – PIA), the societal debate and information campaigns. The budgets, staffing levels and powers of the supervisory authority (the Personal Data Authority) to impose fines are in line with European norms. The supervisory authority is a familiar institution among Dutch people. If you would like further information on Data Protection in Spain or throughout Europe, we can help. Leiden University, the oldest in The Netherlands, investigated 8 European countries on these topics.

Contact us if you would like us to review your data protection policies and make them compliant with the GDPR. We have vast experience in data protection matters. When it comes to American companies we have more than 15 years of experience in helping them establishing in Europe.