Publications - Administrative and Constitutional Law

  • Garrigues Sustainable Newsletter - April 2024

    In this newsletter we compile the most relevant legal news on ESG matters in Spain, published by Garrigues.

  • Portugal implements EU medical device regulation

    Portugal enforces Regulation (EU) 2017/745 on medical devices with Decree-Law no. 29/2024. This legislation covers rules for economic operators, healthcare institutions, and activities related to medical devices, ensuring compliance and public…

  • The drinks packaging industry and a tsunami of ESG rules and regulations

    In a new edition of our Garrigues Sustainable Dialogs we look at the changing and hugely complex context that the industry is having to face, following the recently approved waste measures, to be able to continue on its path towards a more…

  • Final approval for the European directive on greenwashing, requiring greater information to consumers

    The European Council has approved the directive on greenwashing, which will ban commercial practices such as greenwashing and early obsolescence, together with increasing the information that will have to be given to consumers. The new law has yet…

  • The European Parliament approves the Directive on Greenwashing

    The new European regulation, which aims to prevent unfair commercial practices, will have to continue its process before the Council of the EU for its final approval and its subsequent publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

  • Portugal launches international public tender for the first phase of the Lisbon to Oporto High-Speed Railway Line

    The Government of Portugal has authorized the opening of a public tender for the concession. This project, part of the National Railway Plan and the National Investment Program 2030, aims to promote decarbonization and improve the capacity of…

  • Portugal has approved the Voluntary Carbon Market regime

    We analyse the new Voluntary Carbon Market regime and the rules for its functioning in 10 questions.

  • Spain: The processing of the Draft Law on the Prevention of Food Loss and Waste is resumed

    The law, which proposes new requirements for all actors in the food chain, aims to encourage the efficient use of food and promote good practices.

  • Spain: The update of the National Air Pollution Control Programme 2023-2030 is approved

    The document, which affects various economic sectors, sets a series of emission reduction targets for 2030.

  • 2024: main new legislation needing to be considered by companies in Spain

    Professionals in the various practice areas at Garrigues take a look, from all angles of business law, at the main new legislation that companies will face in the coming year.

  • Spain: New measures for the electricity sector in Royal Decree-Law 8/2023

    The royal decree-law includes several new provisions that directly affect the electricity system, notably influencing the development of renewable energy plants and self-supply plants.

  • Peru: New opportunity to submit the Detailed Environmental Plan for the development of hydrocarbon activities

    A draft amendment to the Regulations for Environmental Protection in Hydrocarbon Activities incorporates new elements for the regularization of activities in this field that have been carried out without an approved environmental management…