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Litigation and Arbitration Commentary 3- 2015

Law 19/2015 on Administrative Reform Measures concerning the Justice System and the Civil Registry

07/30/2015
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Law 19/2015, of July 13, 2015, on Administrative Reform Measures concerning the Justice System and the Civil Registry was published in the Official State Gazette on July 14, 2015. This Law sets out the new legislative measures needed to implement the e-auction system through a single auction portal at the State Agency for the Official State Gazette, used for court and notarial auctions alike, and electronic registration procedures for births and deaths at healthcare institutions.

The Law comprises two parts: (i) the first part concerns e-auctions and the reform mainly affects Civil Procedure Law 1/2000, particularly – in respect of almost the entire auction process, for both movable property and immovable property, whether mortgaged or not – in order to adapt auctions to the electronic system, with the principles of publicity, certainty and availability underpinning the amendments; (ii) the second part amends Civil Registry Law 20/2011, of July 21, 2011, the Civil Code and Law 14/2006, of May 26, 2006, on assisted human reproduction techniques, so that newborns can be registered directly at healthcare institutions, thereby obviating the need to appear in person at a Civil Registry Office, and to put in place e-medical certificates so that births and deaths occurring in normal circumstances can be registered at healthcare institutions.

1.E-auctions and the amendments to Civil Procedure Law 1/2000, of January 7, 2000 (Article 1)

  • 1.1 Auctions of movable property
  • 1.2 Auctions of immovable property
  • 1.3 Enforcement of mortgaged or pledged property
3.On the amendments to Civil Registry Law 20/2011, of July 21, 2011, concerning, principally, the electronic registration procedures for births and deaths
 
4. Other amendments made by Law 19/2015
 
5. Entry into force and transitional provisions
 

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