• COVID-19: Real estate tax (IBI) and tax on economic activities (IAE) reductions in Madrid

    Madrid City Council plenary meeting approved on May 29, 2020 an amendment to the local tax laws on real estate tax and the tax on economic activities, to provide new reductions to both.
  • Garrigues and the AELR present the book 'El Régimen Fiscal de las Operaciones de Arrendamiento Financiero’ on the tax regime applicable to finance lease operations

    Garrigues and the Asociación Española de Leasing y Renting (AELR) (Spanish association of finance and operating lease entities) presented the work entitled “El Régimen Fiscal de las Operaciones de Arrendamiento Financiero” at an event held at the firm's main offices in Madrid. The participants at this event included the chairman of the AELR, José Coronel de Palma y Martínez-Agulló; the chairman of the Spanish Accounting and Audit Institute (ICAC), Enrique Rubio; and Eduardo Abad, the partner in charge of Garrigues’ tax department, who coordinated the work of the group of experts from the firm by which this book was produced.
  • Sound legal planning is a must for influencer marketing

    Experts in intellectual property, tax law, labor law and data protection sat down with professionals in influencer marketing to analyze the keys to this growing sector.
  • Garrigues 1st Digital Forum: The digital revolution demands a cross- cutting legal response

    Regulations have not managed to effectively keep up with the rapid development of technology. This disparity in the rate at which both have changed, has given rise to a number of legal questions that require a global approach to their new realities, and a response that cuts across all areas of law (corporate and commercial, labor, tax, administrative, data protection or intellectual property law). This fact was made abundantly clear in the 1st Garrigues Digital Forum, held at the firm's Madrid offices on 14 June.
  • Chambers recognizes Fernando Vives, executive chairman of Garrigues, for his leadership and contribution to the legal profession in Europe

    Fernando Vives, executive chairman of Garrigues, has received the Chambers Europe Award for his outstanding contribution to the legal profession. The international directory Chambers and Partners bestows the exclusive Outstanding Contribution Award on the most influential lawyers in the profession who are also leaders in their respective practice areas. This year, for the first time in the history of the awards, the ceremony was held in Madrid, bringing together lawyers from the most prestigious firms in 20 European countries.
  • The need to comply with best practices recommended by proxy advisors and the CNMV good governance code in the design and implementation of incentive plans

    The design and implementation of a share-based incentive plan involves three steps: an analysis of market trends; the need to comply with best practices recommended by proxy advisors and the CNMV good governance code; and preparation of all necessary legal documentation for approval by the company’s governing bodies and the shareholders’ meeting.
  • The “Reserved Jobs Quota and Alternative Measures” Guide, encouragement for the hiring of disabled persons

    There are multiple social challenges to which companies can contribute and for which they can provide solutions within the scope of their activity. The employment of disabled persons is one of them.
  • The new Public Sector Contracts Law will mean greater efficiency and transparency

    The analysis of the most relevant characteristics of the text in relation to these new developments and their impact were the central theme of the conference which Garrigues organized in the auditorium of the corporate headquarters in Madrid .
  • The new Public Sector Contracts Act will bring more efficiency and transparency

    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.
  • 'Novel foods': working towards increased protection for innovation in foods