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Coronavirus Crisis · Spain Royal Decree-Law – Measures Applicable to Companies

On March 18, 2020, The Official State Gazette published Royal Decree-Law 8/2020, of March 17, 2020, on urgent, extraordinary measures to deal with the economic and social impact of COVID-19 was published. Below we briefly explain the extraordinary measures applicable to companies and other legal persons in private law (associations, cooperatives and foundations). These measures

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How to Set Up a Company in Spain as Fast as Possible

We talked here about the pros and cons of setting up a Spanish subsidiary instead of just opening a branch office. Once you have made up your mind to form a subsidiary in Spain to run your local activities, you might find you need to get that project started faster than you predicted. Your new

A Primer on Doing Business in the United States

A Primer on Doing Business in the United States

As the country with the world’s largest economy, the United States offers some of the best business opportunities in the world.  To assist businesses in taking advantage of those opportunities, this guide provides an overview of the US legal system and some of the laws relevant to doing business in the US United States Legal

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Spanish branch or subsidiary: which is the better choice for foreign companies?

You’ve taken the first steps in expanding your business into Spain, perhaps by forming distributorship relations. Now, you’re ready to put down deeper roots by renting office space and hiring staff. With these pieces in place you will be considered a “permanent establishment,” and it’s time to go beyond simply registering your foreign business. Foreign

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Spain’s Golden Visas

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

Spain Trade Secrets

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 As New Shangri-La for U.S. Tech Entrepreneurs

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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Recognition of Foreign Judgments in US Courts

Successful litigation turns not just on winning a judgment, but also on enforcing it. This often requires assistance from a court, and sometimes law enforcement within the court’s jurisdiction, to ensure compliance with the court’s decision. Before a US court will enforce a judgment issued by a foreign court, the US court must first recognize

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What To Do Upon Learning You Have An Inheritance From Germany

You just learned you have an inheritance in Germany. Perhaps a German Court has notified you that you are an heir under a will or you have received notice that you may be an heir under Germany’s intestate succession laws. What should you do? Under Germany’s inheritance laws a decedent’s property passes directly to his

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United States Foreign Direct Investment: It’s All Good Now

Late last year, the United States Congress passed the most comprehensive revision of the US tax system in more than three decades, and President Trump signed that reform into law. The new tax law significantly changes the US tax system and foreign companies looking to do business in the United States are going to benefit.