European entrepreneurs: please head East!

Global trade volumes suffered a sharp plunge in 2020, in spite of a late-year bounce. Put in perspective, some of the leading Asian economies did pretty well in this pandemic year with Taiwan, China, and Vietnam GDP expanding over 2% while…

Eastern Asia Markets: A sensible choice for European entrepreneurs

What do mega-regional free trade pacts, container routes volumes, and patent registration data have in common? The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) signed in 2020 by China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand…

EU Investments Treaty with China: Making Headway?

The EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI) was signed on December 30, 2020 under the energetic push of Berlin, determined to take advantage of Beijing’s sudden flexibility on the terms of the bilateral investment agreement. Whether…

The proof of foreign law in Spanish court proceedings

In judicial practice it is increasingly common to find that a court has to apply a national law different from the law of the State where the procedure is taking place, either because the parties have agreed to it – usually because of the…

News: UK-EU Trade and Co-operation Agreement N° 1

  On 24 December 2020, with a certain political theatricality, agreement on a UK-EU Trade and Co-operation (the “TCA”) was announced. In the opening paragraph of his foreword to the Summary Explainer of the TCA (the “Summary…

Limited companies regulations in Spain

Limited Companies (Sociedades Limitadas) in Spain are mainly regulated by the Commercial Code approved by Royal Decree August 28th 1885 and the Companies Law Act approved by Royal Legislative Decree 1/2010 of July 2nd. The Incorporation Notary…

EMERENCIANO, BAGGIO E ASSOCIADOS CELEBRATES 31 YEARS AND ITS RECOGNITION AS “MOST ADMIRABLE LAW FIRM” BY ANÁLISE 500

In November, the Brazilian member of Lawrope, Emerenciano, Baggio e Associados - Attorneys at Law celebrated 31 years of success. The firm has, over the years, consistently provided exceptional legal services to its more than three thousand…

The new EU Directive for the European class action

On December 4th 2020, the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) published the long-awaited Directive 2020/1828 of the European Parliament and of the Council of November 25th on representative actions for the protection of the collective…

What happens to the Spanish residence of British citizens post Brexit?

Following the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union and, just a few weeks before the end of the transition period agreed until December 31, 2020 for the effective withdrawal, many of its citizens, both residents and non-residents…