BRAZILIAN POSTAL SERVICE ENTERS THE PRIVATIZATION ROUTE

Brazil has seen a wave of privatization in the past month of April: a series of auctions held by the Ministry of Infrastructure – an event named Infra Week – brought in R$ 10 billion in new investments (approximately 1.8 billion USD) during…

News 2: “Data Adequacy” process for the UK

  The Trade and Cooperation Agreement (“TCA”) agreed on 24 December 2020 (and still to be ratified by the European Parliament), includes interim provisions for continuing unrestricted transmission of personal data from the European…

Step by step to selling a business in Spain!

Selling a business is not only selling a group of tangible assets but also includes goodwill and, therefore, a group of assets are sold which have been organised for producing or exchanging goods or services in the market. The possibility of…

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…