COVID-19 The chaos of the legislation so far……

The Covid-19 crisis has underlined the fact that Spain does not have a single Government. It has 18, and that is the ignoring the 8.131 municipalities, which, thankfully, have limited powers to legislate. Apart from the Government of the Spanish State, Spain has 17 Autonomous Communities, some of which have ambitions to become separate countries. … Read more

The Covid-19 mortgage moratorium

This article focuses on the rules concerning the emergency measures to assist people  during the Covid-19 crisis, in particular the rules that enable people to benefit from the mortgage payment moratorium. This measure was incorporated into the Law 8/2020 of 17th March, which introduced urgent and extraordinary measures to support the economy to face the … Read more

Covid-19 Labour update 20/3/2020

In normal circumstances the temporary closure of a business or the substantial modification of employee working conditions is a slow, complex and expensive process. The Spanish system seems to be designed to catch out employers and an insignificant error in the formalities can undo the whole process, with very expensive consequences. In general terms, where … Read more