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16-11-2015

Creation of Register for Stable Couples in Catalonia (DOGC 08/10/2015)

Catalan decree law, October 6 2015, for modifying Law 25/2010, July 29 2010 codifying the 2nd book of the Catalan Civil Code regarding a register for stable couples (DOGC 10/08/2015).
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14-10-2015

Reform of the law 1/2000, January 7 2000, concerning civil procedure

Law 42/2015, October 5 2015 (BOE 6. October)
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01-10-2015

Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements

The Hague Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements (“Choice of Court Convention”) aims at ensuring the effectiveness of choice of court agreements (also known as “forum selection clauses” or “jurisdiction clauses”) between parties to international commercial transactions.
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08-09-2015

Regulation (EU) No 655/2014 of 15 May 2014: Establishment of a European Account Preservation Order procedure

Regulation (EU) No 655/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 May 2014 establishing a European Account Preservation Order procedure to facilitate cross-border debt recovery in civil and commercial matters.
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18-08-2015

The creation of a European Certificate of Succession

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1329/2014 of 9 December 2014 establishing the Forms referred to in Regulation (EU) No 650/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council on jurisdiction, applicable law, recognition and enforcement of decisions and acceptance and enforcement of authentic instruments in matters of succession and on the creation of a European Certificate of Succession.
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17-08-2015

New EU rules to ease cross-border successions

Regulation (EU) No 650/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 July 2012 on jurisdiction, applicable law, recognition and enforcement of decisions and acceptance and enforcement of authentic instruments in matters of succession and on the creation of a European Certificate of Succession.
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31-07-2015

Law 29/2015 of July 30 2015 on international cooperation in civil and mercantile matters (Ley 29/2015 de 30 de julio, de cooperación jurídica internacional en materia civil)

Law 29/2015 of July 30 2015 on international cooperation in civil and mercantile matters (Ley 29/2015 de 30 de julio, de cooperación jurídica internacional en materia civil).
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28-07-2015

Novelties concerning Spanish inheritance and gift tax

Up until 2015 non-residents had to pay a higher tax rate concerning inheritance and gift tax than residents. This difference in treatment was found to be unlawfully discriminatory by the European Court of Justice in its ruling of September 3 2014.
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21-07-2015

Law 7/2015 of July 21 on modifications of the organisation of the Judiciary (Ley Orgánica 7/2015, de 21 de julio, de modificación de la Ley Orgánica del Poder Judicial)

Published in the Spanish Official Journal (BOE) Nr. 174 on July 22 2015. The law will enter into force on October 1 2015.
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03-07-2015

Law 15/2015, of July 2, of the Voluntary Jurisdiction

On July 3, 2015 was published in the BOE the Law of Voluntary Jurisdiction, applicable to the processes that need the intervention of a jurisdictional organ for the guardianship of rights and interests as for civil and mercantile law, without there exists controversy that should be held in a contentious procedure.
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30-03-2015

Criminal Law Reform 2015

Criminal liability of businesses and enterprises; Compliance
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10-01-2015

Regulation (EU) No 1215/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2012 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters

The regulation No 1215/2012 updates a previous EU law on the jurisdiction, the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil as well as commercial matters (known as ‘Brussels I regulation’). Its goal is to make the circulation of judgments in civil and commercial cases easier and faster within the EU.
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