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    Commercial Law

    Expertise in Spanish Commercial Law and the business and legal environment in Spain.

    Our experience of the Spanish business and legal environment is invaluable when adapting to local business practices and enhances efficient risk management by foreign businesses trading in Spain.

    Our clients come to us not just for legal advice but for sound commercial judgement.

    Commercial services

    We provide practical, commercial advice and assistance in the following areas:

    • Distribution and supply agreements
    • Sale of goods and services
    • Agency and franchising
    • Standard terms and conditions of supply of goods and services
    • Joint ventures, co-operation agreements and strategic partnerships
    • Technology transfers and licensing
    • Outsourcing
    • R&D, collaboration, sponsorship and exploitation agreements
    • Consumer law
    • Product liability
    • Competition law, antitrust and unfair competition (both national and EC)
    • Intellectual property, data protection and privacy
    • Taxation

    International contracts for use in Spain

    Our Commercial Law team advises on international contracts for use in Spain. We advise on Spanish law where this is the governing law of the contact, or is invoked by mandatory provisions of local law, or where performance, security or enforcement is in Spain.

    Our expertise and experience of English and Spanish law and the interface between the two systems, is crucial in cross-border international commercial transactions.

    Examples of our experience

    Advising British gift card programme management company, Flex-e-card, on its service agreement with Spanish shopping centre operator.

    Advising Bakels Group, a Swiss-based bakery ingredients manufacturer, on drawing up its distribution agreement for use in Spain.

    Advising Italian industrial machinery manufacturer, ACMA/VOLPAK, on sales contracts of packaging machinery to Procter & Gamble, Robert McBride and others under IET MF1 contract and Terms, Conditions And Instructions For Major Capital Purchase contracts.

    Advising machinery foundation specialist, Alphatec Engineering, on supply and licensing agreements and a range of other commercial agreements including joint ventures, transfer of technology and plant construction and operation/manufacturing.

    Advising British manufacturer, Alumasc/Gatic, on its distribution agreement and joint venture (UTE) with Spanish partner for the supply of a surface water drainage system for Barcelona Airport, involving a range of commercial issues, including cross-company guarantees, contract terms and conditions and supply and installation agreements with main contractor, OHL.

    Advising New Zealand manufacturer of electric fence systems, Gallagher Group, on licensed manufacturing agreement with its Spanish channel partner, Cegasa, as well as other commercial agreements including settlement and payment of royalties.

    Advising British company Systems Engineering & Assessment Ltd on a commercial agreement to represent Indra Sistemas in the UK on a bid for ticketing equipment on the Glasgow Underground run by SPT and other projects.

    Advising New Zealand company, Magic Memories, a tourism photography company, on its services contract with Futbol Club Barcelona for the provision of souvenir photobooks and associated souvenir networking and communications products delivered via its MeTag technology platform.

    Advising round the world yacht racing company, Mike Golding Yacht Racing, owned by multi-millionaire Swiss owner Jørgen Philip-Sørensen, on sponsorship contract for Barcelona World Race with Spanish construction company, Acciona.

    Assist UK specialist telemarketing company, MFC Group, with marketing contracts for targeted telephone sales campaigns to increase gymnasium memberships including data protection issues.

    Advising UK subsidiary of Japanese company, Shima Seiki, on contracts for the sale of machinery in Spain including issues such as enforcement in Spain of reservation of title clause, payment by instalments and registration of standard terms and conditions in regional Movable Property Registers.

    Advise Spanish international fashion company, Victorio & Lucchino, on sales and marketing services agreements for sale of Pret-à-Porter collections and products in Italy and France, including promotional and IP arrangements.

    Advise UK manufacturer of pushchairs and baby travel systems on competition issues and vertical restraints restrictions on internet sales by Spanish retailer sellers.

    Advising Spanish company, Maadis, on its sales representative agreement with US electronic component designer/manufacturer Pulse Engineering.

    Assisting health products group, European Health Promotions, on master reseller agreement as well as other commercial agreements for procurement and distribution.

    Advising commercial intermediary in consultancy contracts for prospection for infrastructure projects in Latin America for Spanish construction companies, including corruption and anti-bribery legislation and other compliance issues.

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