Corporate Law



  • China: Highlights of Envisaged Amendments to PRC Company Law

    A few months ago, China released the Company Law (Second Draft Amendment). The envisaged amendments include company's organizational structure, shareholder capital contribution and other aspects. This article briefs some highlights in light of the relevant amendments to the current effective Company Law of People’s Republic of China.
  • The key elements of the new Spanish Securities Markets Law

    The new Law approved systematizes and reorganizes the Spanish securities market regulation, adapts it to the recent provisions in several European directives, particularly in the area of crypto-assets and distributed ledger technologies, and simplifies and makes certain procedures more flexible in order to increase the competitiveness of the Spanish securities market. It also introduces new provisions in the field of tender offers, investment services firms and collective investment vehicles, and regulates for the first time the SPACs.
  • Transactional elements to be considered in relation to notifications to the competition authorities in Latin America

    In an earlier edition of our Latin American Viewpoints newsletter (see here), we analyzed the main provisions applicable to notification of mergers and acquisitions in Chile, Peru, Colombia and Mexico.  In this second part, we examine a few transactional and strategic elements that might be useful in these jurisdictions, in light of the competition legislation in each of them.
  • Garrigues leads in Spain in terms of value and number of merger and acquisition deals in 2021

    With a total of 181 deals amounting to 26,618 million euros, the firm leads the TTR ranking
  • A digital euro: what is it and what consequences could it have?

    The European Central Bank (ECB) plans to announce shortly whether it will launch a design and creation project for a digital euro, something which, as the institution itself has said, would have an immense impact. We need to know therefore what the digital euro would be legally and what implications it could have for many parties in the financial system and in particular for banks and other financial institutions.
  • COVID-19: New deadline extension and exceptional measures affecting portuguese companies

    In the context of the measures that have been adopted by the Portuguese Government to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the Decree-Law no. 22-A/2021 was published on 17 March 2021.
  • PERTEs stand out as a promising formula for public-private collaboration and project finance in Spain

    Spain’s Strategic Projects for Economic Transformation and Recovery (PERTEs) could bring a considerable wave of projects in Spain. They are a new public-private partnership device appearing in the recent legislation on the Spanish Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan and to be funded by subsidies and loans from the European Recovery Mechanism (Next Generation EU), which in Spain's case are estimated to amount to €140,0000 million. Professionals practicing in projects and in the particular area of project finance should keep track of how they are taken forward and evolve.
  • COVID-19: How the lifting of the state of emergency will affect rules governing commercial companies

    The various pieces of legislation published during the state of emergency, together with the statements by registrars and by the CNMV, have created a new exceptional regime governing numerous aspects of commercial companies. With the end of the state of emergency it becomes necessary to analyze the impact that the lifting of the declaration will have on the validity period of the various rules that have been approved.
  • New regulation on hotels in Andalucía: changes are coming to the classification system and ‘Grand Luxe’ establishments, among others

    Andalucía has introduced a new legal regime for tourist accommodation in order to boost a sector  that has suffered from the consequences of the pandemic Among the measures adopted, it is worth to highlight  the new classification system; recovery of the ‘Grand Luxe’ rating; the possibility to use certain types of establishments, including student residences, temporarily as tourist accommodation; a new definition of tourist accommodation contract; or the inclusion of hostels as hotel establishments.
  • COVID-19 Special Newsletter - Spain | June 1 to June 14

    Preparation of financial statements and corporate income tax, recommencement of time periods, remote trials, gradual return to workplaces, insolvency proceedings and compliance with criminal law