impuesto especial

New excise tax on single-use plastic packaging

Posted on 22 June, 2020
On June 2, the Council of Ministers published the Waste and Contaminated Soils Draft Bill, aiming to transpose Directive (EU) 2018/851 of May 30, 2018 amending Directive 2008/98/EC on waste, and Directive (EU) 2019/904 of June 5, 2019 on reducing the impact of certain plastic products on the environment.
Servicios de Confianza

New Trust Services for Electronic Transactions Act passed, repealing the Electronic Signature Act 59/2003

Posted on 16 November, 2020
On Wednesday November 11, 2020, the Spanish Parliament passed Spanish Act 6/2020 regulating certain aspects of electronic trust services (the “Trust Services Act”), thus concluding a protracted parliamentary process that lasted more than two years.
Inteligencia artificial

The Spanish Markets and Competition Commission and the Catalan Competition Authority claim the use of artificial intelligence tools to detect anticompetitive practices

Posted on 12 November, 2020
On February 19, 2020, the European Commission published the White Paper on Artificial Intelligence (“AI”), as we explained in this blog post. The Commission subsequently launched a public consultation to receive stakeholders’ opinions and public positions. The preliminary results published by the European Commission are available here.
igualdad

What do remote working and equality have in common? A sustainability viewpoint

Posted on 16 October, 2020
Two new regulations have been published detailing and enhancing companies’ obligations both on equal treatment for men and women and equal pay plans. They develop the regulations introduced in this area in March 2019 (Royal Decree Law 6/2019) (Legal Flash). As you will remember, on September 22, the new remote working regulations were revealed (Royal
Régimen fiscal

The tax regime for the Women’s Champions League final

Posted on 7 October, 2020
Two weeks ago, Royal Decree Law 28/2020, of September 22, on remote working was published in the Official Gazette of the Spanish State (BOE) and, in its additional provision six, included the tax regime for the “2020 UEFA Women’s Champions League” final, whose quarter-finals, semi-finals and final were held in San Sebastián and Bilbao in
Retribución de Consejeros

Directors’ remuneration in listed companies in light of the new Bill on the Board of Shareholders

Posted on 15 October, 2020
Most of the provisions in Directive (EU) 2017/828 on shareholder rights (“SRD II”) on remuneration were already covered by the Spanish Companies Act (Ley de Sociedades de Capital) of 2014. However, the Bill published on September 7 (the “Bill”) includes some significant changes.