Tricky clauses in a contract

Signing a contract should be an exciting moment, whether you’re signing a new client, buying a house or purchasing a service. However, it may be devastating if you fail to carefully review all its clauses, in order to completely understand the legal consequences that will affect you.
To help you avoid getting scammed, Barcelona lawyers of Marin&Pasalodos advise you to be alert, read the document more times and pay attention to the following: [read more]

The new law regulating rentals in Spain

The law firm Marin&Pasalodos wants to inform you on the changes brought by the new decree of property renting, as many of our foreign clients have shown massive interest in moving to Barcelona. The appeal to live in Barcelona is as powerful as ever, not just because of its evident lifestyle advantages, but also thanks to its expanding reputation as a major nerve center for tech industries and innovative start-ups. Let’s take a look at the rental scene, as it tries to meet demand from growing numbers of businesspersons choosing to settle in the Catalan capital, Barcelona, or from individuals that simply decide to relocate and live in the city of Gaudi.In March 2019, the new law concerning property renting came into force in Spain. We will point out the key aspects of Real-Decreto 7/2019. [read more]

About Habeas Corpus and Illegal Detention

Habeas Corpus is a procedure that has the purpose to quickly verify if the detention of a citizen was illegal. In the Spanish Constitution, this form is regulated in the 4th paragraph of article 17: Habeas Corpus is configured as a right of the detainee, who may request to the Court, from the moment of his detention, to determine within a maximum period of 24 hours whether his detention has been carried out under the legally established conditions or not.It is really important to know that being taken into detention without any cause is not the only reason to invoke this procedure. [read more]

Illegal actions that Security Guards perform

There are quite many situations in which private security agents exceed their powers. Barcelona law office Marin&Pasalodos invites you to read this article and keep yourself informed about what are the actual tasks of security guards, what are they allowed to do and what they cannot. This way, you will know whether you have the right to refuse to comply with their instructions, or you must indeed do as they indicate; the Spanish Law 5/2014 establishes the regulations concerning private security. [read more]

Replacing prison penalty with expulsion

The Spanish Criminal Code regulates the situation in which a foreign citizen has been convicted to a penalty behind bars in Spain, but, under certain conditions, this imprisonment can be replaced with the expulsion from the Spanish territory.
Article 89 of the Criminal Code states that prison sentences of more than one year applied to a foreign citizen will be replaced with the expulsion of the citizen from the Spanish territory. [read more]

The establishment of Limited Liability Companies (LLC) in Spain

Given the fact that many of our clients have contacted the Barcelona law office Marin&Pasalodos regarding legal consultations on the procedure of establishing a Limited Liability Company (LLC) on the territory of Spain, we have decided to highlight the main implications of this process, as it would be useful for those interested to start a business in Spain. In addition to this, more and more persons that own businesses in The United Kingdom have contacted us lately, taking into consideration the current political situation of the Brexit, and the consequences that this will have on their commercial operations. [read more]