Miscellaneous

Spanish Real Estate investments are back!

Back from a six years' gap, we, Spanish lawyers are watching a substantial increase on real estate transactions in Q1 2015. The international tourism influx has substantially increased the queries and interest in Spanish properties, but also the interest in the #goldenvisa. As reported in Konsilia blog, the Spanish golden visa requires...

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The Spanish Financial crisis and its source, the Spanish Saving Banks

The Spanish savings banks (SSBs) built-up excess capacity and risk concentration influenced by many stakeholders’ interests, including politicians in their decision-making bodies. SSBs were not subject to typical market discipline mechanisms, and blurred competences between the central government and the autonomous provoked the crisis of the Spanish financial system. Read...

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Balancing the Books

£2.9bn, the cumulative worth of the 92 league clubs in England and Wales for 2010/11, up 9% on the previous season. Deloitte’s Annual Review of Football Finance showed that despite the challenging economic conditions, football clubs are continuing to increase revenues and with £1.2bn paid to the treasury in Tax, football’s...

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Is Marriage a Legal Contract?

In the Volokh conspiracy blog, the question about  marriage being a contract is asked. He responded "I thought I’d respond to this on-blog because it illustrates a considerably broader point: In law, as in life, concepts like “contract” aren’t unitary things, so that either something is a contract and has all...

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Multiplication Philanthropy

Leverage is the mantra of the times in philanthropy, and rightly so. People want to know that the charities they support are using donations as effectively as possible. Donors and institutional funders are more demanding, more discerning, and less detached. They're no longer content with writing a check and securing...

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Football Financial Future

As reported by FC Business, Football League clubs took a huge step to self sufficiency when they agreed to the implementation of Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations last week. Based on the UEFA model, Championship clubs will have until the 2014/15 season to get their house in order or face...

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Corporation Tax News in Spain

TheRDL 13/2010, de 3 de diciembre has introduced two tax incentives for Corporations which we support. First the increase of the taxable base for the 25% Corporation Tax rate from 120,000 Euros to 300,000 Euros; second the elimination of stamp duty for the majority of corporate operations. ...

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