Spain

The sovereign country of Spain is situated on the Iberian Peninsula. Spain is the second largest country in the European Union and fourth largest on the continent of Europe. Madrid is both the largest city and capital city in the country.

Spain is a member of many international organizations and has strong foreign relations ties with many countries around the world. It is a member of the European Union, United Nations, Council of Europe, Eurozone, NATO, and other organizations.

The EIU’s Democracy Index notes that Spain is one of only 19 countries in the world which is a full democracy. The Spanish Constitution of 1978 resulted from the transition to democracy. As a result of the Constitution, today Spain is comprised of 17 autonomous communities and two autonomous cities, and the Constitution states the country has no primary state religion and citizens are free to practice the religion of choice in the country. The Constitution also protects all citizens to exercise their human rights; and individual cultural and traditional beliefs.

The Spanish Constitution is the main source of law, and it is interpreted by the TheTribunal constitucional analyzes the constitution, and protects the rights of individuals as well as making sure both the legislative and executive branch act in a constitutional way.

The Spanish judiciary is governed by the Consejo General del Poder Judicial, comprised of 21 members chosen by Parliament.

Spain has one of the world’s greatest economies. Since being introduced into the Eurozone in 1999, many companies from Spain have gained multinational status. Spain is the second largest foreign investor in the world, only behind the US. Companies in technology, energy, petroleum, and renewable resources from Spain, thrive in regions around the world today. Tourism is also a major contributing industry to the country’s economy; in 2017, Spain was the second most visited country in the world, recording a total of 82 million visitors.

The National Law Review includes news, stories, and legislative updates from Spain. International relations, European Union updates, international shipping/trade, employment and labor news, immigration, environmental and energy news, and financial news topics, are among the areas covered on the site. Visitors can read about how these, and other areas of Spanish government and international relations, affect citizens in the country, the EU, and Spain’s relations with countries around the world.

Date Title Organization
22
Feb
Spain | Monthly Minimum Wage Rises to €1,134 Berry Appleman & Leiden
17
Jan
The Spanish Antitrust Authority (CNMC) Follows the Spanish Data Protection Authority (AEPD) and Joins Forces with Other National and International Institutions to Protect Minors on the Internet and in Social Networks Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
17
Jan
AEPD’s Position Regarding Transparency (AIA vs. GDPR) Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
12
Jan
2023 Privacy Compliance Year in Review Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
26
Dec
China | Visa-free Entry Scheme Expanded to Six Additional Countries Berry Appleman & Leiden
14
Dec
The Spanish DPA’s Restrictive Approach to Processing Biometric Data for Access and Attendance Control Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
8
Dec
Visa-Free Entry Scheme Expanded to Six Additional Countries Berry Appleman & Leiden
6
Dec
China Expands Visa-Free Access for Six Countries: France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and Malaysia Greenberg Traurig, LLP
2
Nov
Sportswashing: The New Money Laundering and Sanctions Avoidance Mechanism Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
19
Oct
The Enforcement of Non-Consensual Restructuring Plans in Spain on the Shareholders of Limited Liability Companies Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
13
Sep
Unwanted World Cup Kiss—Incident Involving Spain Soccer President Highlights Workplace Harassment Risks Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
17
Aug
Spain Introduces New Obligation to Notify Unions Six Months in Advance of Workplace Closures Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
31
Jul
Don’t Sleep on it! Domestic Mattress Producers Seek Antidumping and Countervailing Duties on Imports from 13 Countries ArentFox Schiff LLP
20
Jul
Nazi-Looted Art: One Painting, Two Owners, and Two Laws in Conflict: Cassirer v. Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection Foundation Greenberg Traurig, LLP
25
May
Changes to Spanish Data Protection Laws Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
19
May
Competition and Employment – a Marriage that does not Allow for a Prenup … Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
29
Sep
European Commission Greenlights Second Important Project of Common European Interest in The Hydrogen Value Chain K&L Gates
5
Aug
Tribunal’s Rules on MFN Clause: Juxtaposed with CBDT’s Circular Nishith Desai Associates
18
Jul
Commission Approves State Aid For IPCEI In Hydrogen K&L Gates
16
Jun
Implementation of the EU Whistleblowing Directive in Spain: latest position Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
28
Feb
New Procedural Developments in the Field Of Industrial Law in Spain Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
28
Jan
The Reform Of The Spanish Insolvency Act – Positive News For Spanish Companies Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
22
Dec
Important Reminder for M&A transactions (including Internal Corporate Restructurings!) from 4 January 2022, when the UK’s National Security and Investment Act enters into force Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
25
Oct
Transatlantic Trade | US and Europe – Week of October 18, 2021 Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
24
Sep
Investing in European Healthcare: What’s on the Horizon for 2022? McDermott Will & Emery
23
Aug
LNG In Europe 2021: Current Trends, The European LNG Landscape And Country Focus Bracewell LLP
30
Jul
Spanish DPA Fines Supermarket Chain 2,520,000 EUR for Unlawful Use of Facial Recognition System Hunton Andrews Kurth
13
Jul
Right To Hide The Truth: How Much Should Be Deleted? Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
30
Jun
Upcoming/New CFIUS Filing: GIC Pte. Ltd. and Biomat USA Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
15
Jun
Brussels Rail Transport Brief: April–june 2021 K&L Gates
10
Jun
Canada Easing COVID-19 Border Restrictions: How to Prepare & Adapt to Changing Travel Rules The National Law Review / The National Law Forum LLC
9
Jun
Global Employment Law Update - Part 7: Spain to Vietnam McDermott Will & Emery
8
Jun
Brussels Regulatory Brief: May 2021 K&L Gates
28
May
The Energizer – Volume 90 K&L Gates
21
Apr
Duties Imposed on Imports of Wind Towers Greenberg Traurig, LLP
5
Apr
USTR Proposes Retaliatory Tariffs on Digital Services Taxes: Austria, India, Italy, Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom Greenberg Traurig, LLP
11
Feb
Brussels Rail Transport Brief: January 2021 K&L Gates
12
Nov
The Energizer – Volume 78 K&L Gates
20
Oct
New Developments in Spanish Equal Pay and Equality Plans Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
12
Oct
Gambling Sponsorship and Advertising Shakeup in Spanish Football Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
9
Oct
The Energizer – Volume 76 K&L Gates
8
Oct
New Antidumping Duty Petitions on Thermal Paper From Germany, Japan, Korea and Spain Faegre Drinker
24
Sep
Spain’s new decree on remote working Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
19
Sep
Who Will Reign Supreme in the Battle for the Trade Marks? Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
25
Aug
Courageous Spanish Whistleblower Roberto Macías Becomes the First to Test the EU’s Pledge to Protect Whistleblowers Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto
29
Jul
New Antidumping Petitions on Methionine From France, Japan and Spain Faegre Drinker
27
Jul
Transatlantic Trade: US and European Trade Talk Update – July 27, 2020 Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
20
Jul
Paris Dealer Who Sold Golden Sarcophagus to the Met Charged with Money Laundering & Other Stories Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
15
Jul
U.S. Embassies and Consulates in the Schengen Area Expand the National Interest Exemption Beginning on July 15 Greenberg Traurig, LLP
6
Jul
The European Union Reopens its Borders, but Bars Travelers from the United States Foley & Lardner LLP
 

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