Administrative Law

The Ministry of Energy published the General Administrative Rules on Social Impact Assessment of Projects in the Energy Sector (“Rules”). The Rules set forth requirements for drafting and filing an Assessment report, as well as the procedure for the issuance of a Resolution and Recommendations.
March 9 will see the entry into force of the new Public Sector Contracts Act transposing to the Spanish legal system the directives with which the European Union aims to establish a more efficient and transparent framework for public contracting, and improved economic conditions  for governments.
Lino Torgal has joined Garrigues as partner in charge of the Department of Administrative, Energy and Environment Law in Portugal. His incorporation and that of his team will strengthen the team of professionals working for the firm in the area.