May 21, 2015

British Spanish Lawyers’ Association Annual Conference

David’s talk highlighted the major differences between the two insolvency jurisdictions and the apparent flexibility of the English process compared to the more rigid approach taken by the Spanish courts. However it was apparent that changes afoot in Spanish law driven by draft EU legislation will soon bring it much closer to the position in the United Kingdom in the near future. David’s co-speaker this year was Amparo Arbáizar of Amoros Arbáizar’s Alicante office. Gemma’s talk focused on recent changes to Employment laws in United Kingdom and in particular proposed future restrictions to Zero Hour Contracts and the introduction of Shared Parental Leave. Gemma’s co-speaker was Jorge Caballero Alvarez of Ernest & Young’s Barcelona office.

David and Gemma found the conference highly educating and a wonderful opportunity to meet other brilliant legal professionals based in Spain. Royds LLP has a strong presence acting for businesses and individuals based in Spain. It has fee earners who are fluent in Spanish and are familiar with the endlessly surprising legal and cultural differences between the two countries.

For further information about Royds LLP’s offering to clients who are from, or are based in Spain, please contact David Bowman.

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