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In September 2013, the Spanish parliament approved a new law allowing non-EU investors to apply for a Spanish residence permit and by extension for a Schengen visa. The objective of the law is to attract entrepreneurs to Spain and to stimulate foreign investment in Spanish real estate, public debt, and job creation.  What this all […]

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Earlier this year, trade secrets became explicitly protected under Spanish national law when EU Directive (2016/943/EU) became part of Spain law. Before Spain incorporated this EU Directive on trade secrets, it did not have a consistent definition of the term “trade secrets.” In addition to this new Spain law providing a consistent definition for trade […]

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Spain has enacted various laws to bring in wealthy and talented people who want to start a business or invest in Spain. Spain now allows foreign investors and skilled individuals to apply for extended visas. Most importantly for our firm’s clients, Spain now has very liberal visa policies for foreign entrepreneurs who plan to start […]

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Our Barcelona office continues to keep tabs on Spain’s vibrant cannabis industry, which is different than anything going on in the United States, or anywhere else in the world for that matter. Last week, the 15th annual Spannabis conference showed that the country’s enthusiasm for marijuana has not diminished in the least, and that Spaniards continue to […]

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The Parliament of Catalonia just approved by a 118 to 9 vote a new law that (Ley de asociaciones de consumidoras de cannabis) that establishes legal standards for cannabis clubs. Up until now, cannabis clubs in Catalonia were protected solely by municipal regulations and they have to a large extent been operating in legal limbo. This new law gives […]

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As we have written previously (See Marijuana in Spain: Our on the Ground Report), the Catalonia region of Spain — particularly its flagship city of Barcelona, home of our Spanish outpost — is a major European cannabis hub. Despite this, the laws in Spain and in Catalonia and in Barcelona are complicated and their enforcement […]

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Als das Land mit der größten Volkswirtschaft der Welt bieten die Vereinigten Staaten einige der weltweit besten Geschäftsmöglichkeiten. Der folgende Abriss über das US-Rechtssystem und einige der für den Handel mit und in den USA relevanten Gesetze soll Unternehmen dabei unterstützen, diese Chancen zu ihrem Vorteil zu nutzen.  I. Rechtssystem der Vereinigten Staaten Die Vereinigten […]