General Law Articles

Buying a Car in Spain to Export

25/02/2016
Buying a Car in Spain to Export

Buying a Car in Spain to Export Nowadays, buying a vehicle in Spain, second hand or classic (defined as a car  at least 25 years old) , in order to transfer it abroad can be a great option. Especially classic cars, whose prices are very accessible in the international market due to the delicate Spanish […]

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Breathalyser Tests in Spain

29/01/2016
Breathalyser Tests in Spain

There are two types of breathalyser used by the police in Spain – one is a mobile design, used by the Police when out on patrol. It is more rudimentary and less precise than the larger version that is used in Police Stations.

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Supreme Court Decides What Makes a Loan Unfair

29/01/2016
Supreme Court Decides What Makes a Loan Unfair

A judgment by the Spanish Supreme Court, of the 25th of November, 2015, has invalidated as ‘usurious’ a contract for ‘revolving credit’ offered by a finance company that provided access to ‘Fast Loans’ with interest rates up to 24.6% APR (Annual Percentage Rate).

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Making Consumer Complaints in Spain – what are your options?

30/11/2015
Making Consumer Complaints in Spain – what are your options?

If an amicable agreement cannot be reached or if the solution offered by the company or professional is not satisfactory, then the customer can then submit a formal complaint via an Official Complaints Form

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Why Send Legal Notifications by Certified SMS Text?

29/11/2015
Why Send Legal Notifications by Certified SMS Text?

Compared with the traditional means of reliable notification, the BuroSMS is ecological, much faster, safer and easier to use. Besides not having to leave their workplace, the cost is considerably lower than Burofax or registered letter.

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Guidelines for Sephardic Jews to apply for Spanish Nationality under 2015 Legislation

22/10/2015

Law 12/2015 establishes a new process by which all those who can prove that they are descendants of Sephardic Jews and who have a special connection with Spain may obtain Spanish nationality.

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New Spanish Criminal Code comes into force from July 1st 2015

29/06/2015
New Spanish Criminal Code comes into force from July 1st 2015

Article 33 of the new Spanish criminal code sets forth the 6 elements to be met by a Compliance Program established by a national or foreign company which would exempt legal entities from being held criminally liable.

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Changes to Rules on Driving Licences in Spain

26/05/2015
Changes to Rules on Driving Licences in Spain

…as of January 2015, non-Spanish EU citizens resident in Spain ought to obtain a Spanish driving licence if their current licence corresponds to any of the following descriptions:

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Legal Considerations when buying a second-hand car in Spain

13/04/2015
Legal Considerations when buying a second-hand car in Spain

These transactions can be problematic, and even financially disastrous, because the necessary procedures were not followed. Below we provide some advice if you are planning to acquire a car in this way.

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Interim Orders in Spain

10/04/2015
Interim Orders in Spain

At times, the likely duration of legal proceedings in Spain can discourage us from even initiating those judicial proceedings against any unfair decisions by the Government administration, simply because, by the time any appeal is heard, it will be rendered useless as the damage has already been done. So, for example, in situations such as […]

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Right to Receive Compensation after a fall in a Commercial Establisment

08/04/2015
Right to Receive Compensation after a fall in a Commercial Establisment

If you suffer an injury as a result of a fall in a shop or other commercial venue, you may be entitled to receive compensation. What are the rules that govern such awards? Read on…

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