Administrative Law

The proposed amendment includes important changes to the systems regarding notification of administrative acts, time barring of administrative disciplinary proceedings, ex officio nullity of acts and validity of enabling instruments, among other highly relevant aspects of Public Administration/citizen dealings.
The Ministry of Energy published the General Administrative Rules on Social Impact Assessment of Projects in the Energy Sector (“Rules”). The Rules set forth requirements for drafting and filing an Assessment report, as well as the procedure for the issuance of a Resolution and Recommendations.
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.