On September 23, 2021, Supreme Decree No. 6 of 2021 of the Ministry of Economy, Development and Tourism was published in the Official Gazette approving the Electronic Commerce Regulation. The purpose of this regulation is to strengthen the transparency and quality of the information provided to consumers on e-commerce platforms in order to encourage informed decision-making, and thus strengthen consumers' right to free choice.
Con fecha 20 de abril de 2021 fue publicada en el Diario Oficial la Ley 21.320 que establece una modificación a la Ley 19.496 sobre protección de los derechos de los consumidores. El objetivo de dicha modificación es establecer límites a las empresas que realizan llamadas o comunicaciones a consumidores por deudas contraídas con proveedores de bienes y servicios, en especial considerando el contexto de la pandemia producida por el COVID-19.
2020 has been a year like no other. The world health emergency caused by the spread of COVID-19 and the resulting declaration of a state of emergency (lockdown) in Spain in March 2020 brought an unprecedented whirl of legislative activity. Companies have now been placed in an uncertain scenario where decision-making is the key to the future survival of their businesses. Over these months the Garrigues Special COVID-19 team have tried to provide answers to many of the questions that have arisen in the new context. Now that this traumatic 2020 is drawing to an end, we review and look back on the main legal matters of the year, from every angle of business law, while looking towards 2021 and picking out the most important trends to watch in the new year.