The Spanish National Securities Market Commission (CNMV) informed on January 13, 2020 of its decision to render ineffective the criteria addressed to issuers of securities for their discretionary treasury stock transactions, published in 2013. These criteria consisted of a number of recommendations on trading conditions and transparency when carrying out discretionary treasury stock transactions (not performed within buy-back programs or under liquidity contracts).
Undoubtedly, 2019 was a busy year in the area of privacy. In Portugal, the GDPR Enforcement Law was approved and the Portuguese Authority (CNPD) took the controversial decision of “disregarding” some of the respective rules. The EDPB and the TJUE were also active, issuing several decisions and opinions, some very interesting. At the end of the year, the Advocate General in case Schrems II gave us excellent news by confirming the validity of standard contractual clauses for transferring data outside the EU. Finally, both the CNPD and the other European supervisory authorities have issued the first fines under GDPR.
On December 27, 2019 the Official Galicia Gazette published Law 7/2019, of December 23, 2019, on tax and administrative measures for the autonomous community of Galicia, introducing measures related to devolved taxes and coming into force on January 1, 2020.
On December 27 the council of ministers approved Royal Decree-Law 18/2019 (published in the Official State Gazette on December 28 and in force a day later) adopting tax and cadastral measures along the same lines as in previous years.