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Liabilities in the acquisition of a company in Spain

A matter to be considered in the purchase of a business in Spain is the responsibility of the acquired company, since the mere acquisition, change of name, or reorganization of  the company, does not release the liability to the acquired company. In this regard, the Spanish Supreme Court in its Ruling of 16th December 2015,
  • Wim Lamers
  • Accountant in Spain, Accountant Marbella, Lawyers in Marbella, Start a company in Spain,
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Regulation of the contracts at the Spanish Civil Code

The Spanish Civil Code, in its articles 1254 et seq., states that the contract exists since one or more persons agree to force, to any service or to give something. The parties may agree on the conditions that they consider applicable, always when they are not contrary to the law, morality or public order. In
  • Wim Lamers
  • Abogado en España, Abogado en Marbella, Abogados Españoles, Jurídico España,
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How to settle bills at international trade

The manner to settle bills at international transactions are practically the same as in domestic trade, although they have some differentiating factors. The way of settling bills can be classified according to whether or not are subject to both, financial and commercial management of documentation: Simple alternatives of payments.
  • Wim Lamers
  • Lawyers in Marbella, Legal Advice Costa del Sol, Spanish law firm, Start a company in Spain,
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The minimum interest rate charged on a mortgage in Spain  (Cláusula suelo)

Below we briefly and simply explain everything concerning the minimum interest rate charge on a mortgage in Spain. The so known “Cláusula suelo” The so known “Cláusula suelo”, in relation with the mortgage loan and the property purchase by mortgage, is a contractual clause stipulating a minimum payable to the bank although the ordinary interest
  • Wim Lamers
  • Lawyer in Spain, Lawyers in Marbella, Property Lawyer in Marbella, Spanish law firm,
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Change of Spanish tax inspections timings

The new version of paragraph 1, article 150 of the Spanish General Tax Law determines a general term of 18 months and an extraordinary term of 27 months for specific and more complex cases: 1.º That the yearly turnover of the taxpayer is higher of equivalent to the turnover required for audits of the annual
  • Wim Lamers
  • Accountant in Spain, Fiscal advisers Marbella, Spanish Inland Revenue, Spanish tax,
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Down Payment or Deposit (arras) in the Spanish purchase agreement

Nowadays most people that grant a purchase contract in Spain, know or have a general concept of the DOWN PAYMENT, but few people know that there are three different types of deposit which have each one different legal considerations according to whether we sign one or the other, so it’s important to know what you
  • Wim Lamers
  • Lawyer in Spain, Lawyers in Marbella, Property Lawyer in Marbella, Spanish law firm,
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New capacities of the Notary with the Law of Voluntary Jurisdiction

With the approval of the new Spanish Law 15/2015 of July 2 of the Voluntary Jurisdiction, is increased the capacity in favor of the Notaries, Land Registers and Mercantile Registers, with a consequent decrease in workload at Spanish Courts and Tribunals.   Notaries in Spain may attend and resolve different queries in civil, inheritance, marriage,
  • Wim Lamers
  • Lawyers in Marbella, Legal Advice Costa del Sol, Spanish law firm, Spanish lawyers,
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Spanish Law 24/2015, of July 24, on Patents

Following general guide of the main points approved in relation with this law in Spain: – Given the number of affected provisions and the nature of the changes since the previous  Law 11/1986 on Patents, not just enough a simple partial reform as to date. – In 1986 all patents were granted by national route. Today we are
  • Wim Lamers
  • Law in Spain, Lawyer in Spain, Lawyers in Marbella, Legal Advice Costa del Sol,
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Changes in the law which rules the guarantees for payments on account of the price during the construction of a property in Spain

(Please check our blog “Insurance for payments on account at the time of the purchase of a property in Spain”) Law 20/2015, of July 14, management, supervision and solvency of insurers and reinsurers, has amended the Law Construction Planning in relation to the rights of individuals in the anticipated amounts paid on account during the
  • Wim Lamers
  • Law in Spain, Lawyer in Spain, Lawyers in Marbella, Property Lawyer in Marbella,
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All you need to know about  the President and Administrator at the Community of Owners in Spain

The Spanish community of owners in Spain is governed by the Owners General Assembly, the President and where applicable, the Vice-Presidents, the Secretary and the Administrator. The President is appointed among the owners by community vote or, when not achieved, by drawing lots. The acceptance of the charge is compulsory, although the designated owner may
  • Wim Lamers
  • Law in Spain, Lawyers in Marbella, Property Lawyer in Marbella, Spanish law firm,
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