Restructuring & Insolvency
The Council of Ministers approved on July 21, 2020 the decision on the functioning of the solvency support fund for strategic companies (FASEs, after its initials in Spanish), requirements to be eligible for the support, restrictions regarding beneficiary companies and reporting obligations on received support.
As the European Commission did with its solvency support instrument launched at the end of May having the general features described here, the Spanish government has created (in Royal Decree-Law 25/2020) a new fund designed to try to prevent insolvencies at economically viable companies.
Garrigues has been publishing this newsletter since March 23 in an effort to bring you all the regulatory matters that week in week out required particular attention by companies in every area of business law. Since the state of emergency is about to finish, this will be the last edition of a publication that we hope has served its purpose. From now on, we will continue to keep you informed in our usual formats (Alerts, Commentaries, Viewpoints or Newsletters).
On June 4, 2020, through Resolution nº 41/2020, the Council of Ministers approved the Program for Economic and Social Stabilization (Programa de Estabilização Económica e Social) (“PEES”), with a time horizon up to the end of 2020.
Preparation of financial statements and corporate income tax, recommencement of time periods, remote trials, gradual return to workplaces, insolvency proceedings and compliance with criminal law
New guarantee facility, extension of ERTE temporary layoff procedures, effects of the crisis on transfer pricing, return to judicial activity and ‘shields’ for businesses.
Phase 1 of the ‘scaling-down’ process, third tranche of guarantees, extension of ERTE temporary layoffs, potential delay in the application of VAT directives and of DAC6, and measures to support the cultural sector