On November 11, 2020, the Mexican President laid before parliament an initiative to reform a number of federal laws to ban labor subcontracting, so as to protect workers’ rights and prevent tax evasion.
Royal Decree-Law 34/2020, of November 17, 2020, on urgent measures to support business solvency and the energy sector, and on tax matters (RDL 34/2020), published in the Official State Gazette (BOE) on 18 November 2020, further extends the term for the granting of ICO guarantee facilities relating to commercial paper notes traded on the Spanish Alternative Fixed Income Market (MARF) and introduces amendments to the Spanish Securities Market Law.
Royal Decree-Law 34/2020, of November 17, 2020, on urgent measures to support the solvency of businesses and support the energy sector, and in the tax field (“RDL 34/2020”) published in the Official State Gazette (BOE) on November 18, 2020, broadens the suspension regime to include investments from the European Union or European Free Trade Association countries and amends certain components of the suspension of the deregulation regime for other direct foreign investments. The new legislation will come into force on November 19, 2010.
The November 18, 2020 edition of the Official State Gazette (BOE) published Royal Decree-Law 34/2020, of November 17, 2020, on urgent measures to support the solvency of businesses and support the energy sector, as well as in the tax field. Approved measures include an extension until December 31, 2021 of remote attendance at meetings of the corporate bodies of capital companies (defined as all those governed by Legislative Royal Decree 1/2010, of July 2, 2010), civil-law partnerships (sociedad civil), cooperative companies, associations and foundations.
On November 13, the Portuguese Data Protection Authority (Comissão Nacional de Proteção de Dados or CNPD) issued guidelines on the processing of health data regulated under Decree no. 8/2020, dated November 8, in particular, on the processing of health data carried out within the scope of (i) body temperature measurements in controlling access to workplaces, services or public institutions, education and commercial establishments, cultural or sports spaces, means of transport, residential buildings, healthcare establishments, prison establishments or centers of education and (ii) the performance of SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic tests to the data subjects listed in the aforementioned decree.
Following the declaration of state of emergency, decreed on November 6, 2020, the Decree No. 8/2020, of November 8, was published in the Official Gazette, regulating the implementation of the state of emergency declared by the President:
In the previous five articles in this series (see here) we saw the reasons and setbacks associated with startups’ exclusive dependence on equity, and the advantages of debt, in what is also a favorable scenario for debt. We saw the difficulty to provide general recipes for getting debt and a few not very promising routes for startups. And looked at venture debt as a suitable mechanism for startups. Together with discussing the importance of security interests and of thinking up ways of using new intangibles, and in the latest article we suggested pledges of future revenues.
We are pleased to share our first issue of Latin American Viewpoints. We provide a complete-picture insight on key new legislation, covering analysis of new developments, trends and viewpoints across the region, from every angle of business law.