Monthly archive for October 2014

New Advances in Foreign Investments

NOTICE ON THE RULING (EU) No. 912/2014 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND COUNCIL of the 23rd of July 2014, which lays out a framework for the management of financial responsibility relating to the Courts that settle disputes between investors and States, established by international agreements to which

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Golden Parachutes for Senior Executives in Times of Crisis

The existence of redundancy payment clauses known in Anglo-Saxon Law as “golden parachutes” stems from the wide margin accorded by regulatory standards of the contract of Senior Management regarding the wishes of the parties involved, as is apparent in the nature of the Royal Decree 1382/1985 of

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Elections for the Future of Administrative Concessions

The recently announced waiver of Castor’s concessionary authorization to explode underground stocks of natural gas brings various matters of importance to the table, with regards to legal regulations on concessions, the responsibility of the State to create concessions without sufficiently evaluating the technical (and economic) risks associated

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The ICAM Elections: Direct, Personal, Secret…and Free!

The upstanding dismissal of the appeal filed by the ex-Dean of the Illustrious College of Lawyers of Madrid (ICAM) against two agreements of the Electoral Commission of the ICAM which validate the candidacy and subsequent announcement of Sonia Gumpert as Dean denotes, within the theory and practice

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Cassation Appeal

On Wednesday the 10th of April 2013, the Secretary of State for the European Union, Iñigo Méndez de Vigo, accompanied by Mr. Ignacio Samper, director for Spain in the European Parliament and Mr. Francisco Fonseca, director of the Commission in Spain, presented the work led by José

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The EU Sanctions on Russia are Inconsistent

On the 17th March, Brussels adopted two measures: the Decision 2014/145/PESC relating to restrictive measures with respect to the actions that undermined or threatened the territorial integrity, sovereignty or independence of Ukraine; and the Regulation (EU) 269/2014, of the Council, which serves under the same title. Through

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