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22.01.2019 - New partner Axel Roth

With the German and Spanish the firm strengthens its international team of professionals and its presence in Barcelona.

07.12.2018 - Organic Law on Data Protection and Guarantee of Digital Rights Approved

Adaptation according to the GDPR.

22.11.2018 - Permanent establishments 2.0

The tax regulations governing the establishment of permanent establishments are amended

22.11.2018 - Lecture at the Euroclub Denia

Lecture by Lotta Hilgers and Dr. Moritz Tauschwitz with legal and tax information for real estate owners on the Costa Blanca

17.09.2018 - New partner Daniel Anwander

With the German tax consultant, our law firm strengthens its tax department and is now able to offer advice on both Spanish and German tax law.

28.06.2018 - New obligations to identify the beneficial owner of a legal entity

The Fourth Directive (EU) on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering and terrorist financing (2015/849) requires Member States to keep a register containing the information provided by the beneficial owners of companies registered in their territory.

28.06.2018 - Belgium: Fairness and transparency in online trading

Online platforms and search engines dominate Internet trading. Unilateral business conditions, non-transparent algorithms and rankings are unfortunately not uncommon.

28.06.2018 - Bulgaria: new requirements for company sale and insolvency

As in the past, in the case of company sales, the seller has repeatedly neither paid salaries due nor paid social security contributions due for employees, the Bulgarian Commercial Code was amended accordingly by three successive amendments in December 2017, February and March 2018.

28.06.2018 - Germany: first experiences with the new transparency register introduced in October 2017

In July 2017, the Money Laundering Act (Geldwäschegesetz, GWG) was completely revised in Germany in the implementation of the Fourth Directive (EU) on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering and terrorist financing (2015/849).

28.06.2018 - Germany: ECJ on the technical conditionality of designs

Technical solutions can be protected by patents and utility models under certain conditions. By reserving commercial exploitation exclusively to the inventor for a limited period of time, technological progress should be promoted.

28.06.2018 - Europe: European court of justice declares restrictions on the transfer of the registered office as unlawful

Until today, the legislation of some Member States of the European Union is very restrictive with regard to the transfer of the company headquarters in other Member States. It is often required that the company in the country of origin must be completely liquidated before the change of domicile.

28.06.2018 - Italy: End of the improper insolvency settlements?

In Italy, insolvencies can be settled through composition proceedings between the insolvency debtor and its creditors, the so-called Concordato Preventivo. So far, the assessment of economic feasibility has been the sole responsibility of the creditors concerned.

28.06.2018 - Austria: E-allocation and safe linking by means of hash value

The electronic transmission of tenders in the award procedure is nothing new and was already standardised in the Federal Procurement Act 2006 both for the classical area and for the area of sector contractors.

28.06.2018 - Poland: Effects of the GDPR on the employer's obligations

The EU GDPR came into force on 25/05/2018. The Polish draft law implementing the Regulation leads, among other things, to changes in the area of labour law.

28.06.2018 - Poland: Changes in the special economic zones

In Poland, a law to promote new investments is to enter into force in June 2018. The law is intended to create new framework conditions for companies operating in special economic zones (“SEZ”).

28.06.2018 - Romania: Legal changes to the regulations for the payment of social and health insurance contributions for employees

The Romanian government has substantially changed the obligation to bear the costs of social security and health insurance contributions.

28.06.2018 - Slovakia: Amendments to the law on the prevention of money laundering

The Fourth Directive (EU) on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering and terrorist financing (2015/849) has been implemented in Slovakia by the amendment to the Act No. 297/2008 of the ECR on the prevention of the legalisation of the proceeds of crime and terrorist financing.

28.06.2018 - The Czech Republic: evidence of the actual owners

In the Czech Republic, the Fourth Directive (EU) on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering and terrorist financing (2015/849) has been implemented by Act No. 368/2016 of the ECR.

28.06.2018 - Hungary: Fintech Regulation – Implementation of the PSD2 Directive

The PSD2 Directive (EU) 2015/2366), an EU directive on the regulation of payment services, was implemented in Hungarian law in October 2017. Law No. 145/2017 entered into force on 13/01/2018 in accordance with the Directive.

07.05.2018 - Posting of employees to Spain

Posting in the framework of transnational provision of services

25.04.2018 - New EU data protection law: Data breaches

As of 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) introduces harsh sanctions for data breaches with extended scope of applicability.Companies and other data processing entities become potential subjects not only to the data subjects’ claims for damages, the enforceability of which has been enhanced, but also to increased administrative fines to be imposed by supervisory authorities.

04.04.2018 - Start of the 2017 Personal Income Tax Campaign

Today starts the 2017 Income Tax Campaign. In this regard, taxpayers of the Personal Income Tax can summit, from this day on, their income tax return. The deadline for its presentation has been extended until July 2, 2017. However, when paid through direct debit, the term ends on June 27.

12.03.2018 - New EU data protection law: Data Protection Officer

The General Regulation on Data Protection (GDPR) which will apply from 25th May 2018, introduces the position of the Data Protection Officer (DPO).The DPO shall be the contact person for and shall be involved in all data protection related issues of the given entity. The DPO is an organ within the company which liaises with the authority, the company and the data subjects.

22.02.2018 - Register of tourist acommodation guests

Obligation of the holders of tourist establishments to inform the Police about the travellers they are hosting

13.02.2018 - New stage on Majorca

New office and amplification of our team

13.02.2018 - New EU data protection law: Sanctions and liability

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) adopted by the EU Parliament in 2016 provides a higher standard of protection of personal data for EU citizens. The GDPR will have direct effect in all member states as of May 25, 2018 and it will affect businesses all around the world that are engaged in activities with individuals in the EU.

30.01.2018 - New colleague Sonja Willner

She joins as new partner and head of the office in Palma de Mallorca.

22.01.2018 - New EU data protection law: Principles on the processing of personal data

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) adopted by the EU Parliament in 2016 provides a higher standard of protection of personal data for EU citizens. The GDPR will have direct effect in all member states as of May 25, 2018 and it will affect businesses all around the world that are engaged in activities with individuals in the EU.

11.12.2017 - New EU data protection law: compliance check

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the EU will come into force on 25 May 2018 and it will affect organisations worldwide working with or within the EU. The GDPR promotes accountability and governance. Organisations are required to put into place comprehensive governance measures to ensure compliance. Non-compliance can lead to heavy fines up to EUR 20 million or 4 % of the global annual turnover, whichever is higher.

11.12.2017 - Lozano Schindhelm wins the first trial against the Plusvalía of Calpe

The town hall must prove an increase in value

24.11.2017 - New Newsletter online

The current issue of the Schindhelm Allianz Newsletter International is available online

23.11.2017 - Public debate „The future of cars in Spain” at the Spanish House of Representatives

Organized by Dr. Isabell Büschel, Of Counsel at Lozano Schindhelm

21.11.2017 - Seminar on compliance

Fernando Lozano and Unai Mieza gave a seminar in Bilbao

17.11.2017 - New EU data protection law: Fines up to EUR 20 million

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) adopted by the EU Parliament in 2016 provides a higher standard of protection of personal data for EU citizens. The GDPR will have direct effect in all member states as of May 25, 2018 and it will affect businesses all around the world that are engaged in activities with individuals in the EU.

08.11.2017 - ECJ: restrictions on the international transfer of corporate headquarters unlawful

New sentence strengthens freedom of establishment

06.11.2017 - Incorporation of Mourad Benadda

He supports the office in Valencia.

30.10.2017 - Incorporation of Andrea Quiles

She supports the office in Valencia.

05.10.2017 - Incorporation of Dr. Isabell Büschel as Of Counsel

She supports the office in Madrid.

26.07.2017 - Rectification of model 720 without paying the fine of 150% of the unpaid tax (copy)

Binding statement from the tax administration

13.02.2017 - New office in Madrid

Lozano Schindhelm opens a new office in Madrid

03.02.2017 - Lozano Schindhelm official partner of Atlético Baleares

Presentation in the stadium Son Malferit

16.01.2017 - Incorporation of Mercedes Aguado as Of Counsel

She supports the new office in Madrid.

27.12.2016 - New article on the deadlines for the execution of foreign titles in Spain

Contribution of the colleagues Carlos Fernández, Dr. Moritz Tauschwitz and José Tornero in the current issue of the journal IWRZ

22.12.2016 - Possible interest refund for borrowers

The ECJ strengthens consumer protection - banks have to pay back billions

20.12.2016 - Sponsor of the 100th anniversary of the German-Spanish Chamber of Commerce

Lozano Schindhelm is in 2017 proud sponsor of the 100th anniversary of the German-Spanish Chamber of Commerce.

03.12.2016 - Lecture of Lotta Hilgers in Denia

Guest speaker at the presentation of a guidebook for Germans in Spain

21.10.2016 - Lecture about tax law of Fernando Lozano in Wroclaw (Poland)

Measures against tax evasion in Spain

05.10.2016 - Workshop and Spanish evening in Hannover

Spanish theme evening, Hannover, 20.10.2016 17:00 h

27.09.2016 - Gift tax- Deletions of family allowances announced in the Comunidad Valenciana

The new government plans to reform the gift tax

14.07.2016 - Fernando Lozano gives a lecture in Wroclaw (Poland)

Real estate investments in Spain

10.06.2016 - Schindhelm redoubles its commitment to China

Opening of a second office in Taicang

16.05.2016 - Short profile of Dr. Moritz Tauschwitz in the magazine of the AHK

Introduction of the director of our office in Palma de Majorca

03.05.2016 - Boat Show Palma

We informed about our consulting services on Yachting Law

09.03.2016 - Loeber & Lozano is now called Lozano Schindhelm

Since spring 2016 we appear on an international scale as “Lozano Schindhelm”.

29.01.2016 - Lozano Schindhelm: Best Tax Firm Spain 2016

Lozano Schindhelm has been elected Best Tax Firm Spain 2016 by the Acquisition International (AI) Magazine.

09.11.2015 - New colleague: Carlos Fernández

We are glad to introduce you our new colleague, Carlos Fernández, as a member of L&L Schindhelm, who will be integrated in the Valencia office in the litigation, tax law and commercial law departments.

02.11.2015 - Lozano Schindhelm opens a new office in Vinaròs (Castellón)

In order to get closer to our clients from the province of Castellón and the south of Tarragona and provide them a better service, we have set up a new office in the main northernmost town of the Valencian Community. Thus, we complete our presence in all provinces within this Community.

04.10.2015 - Austria Connect Iberian Peninsula 2015

Fernando Lozano and Dr. Moritz Tauschwitz have participated in the Austria Connect Iberian Peninsula 2015, which took place the 1st and 2nd of Octobre 2015 in Madrid.

21.09.2015 - Preclusive period of 5 years for the enforcement of foreign judgements in Spain

The new Law on international judicial cooperation on civil matters sets the preclusive period for the enforcement of foreign judgements in Spain at five years

17.09.2015 - Lozano Schindhelm opens office in Palma de Majorca

After an increasing number of clients in Majorca have turned to our offices on the Spanish mainland wishing to be represented by us, we are now opening an office in the heart of Palma. Like that we are present directly at your disposal on the Germans’ favourite island and can better offer our services to all our clientes on the Balearic Islands, form Ibiza and Formentera to Menorca.

24.06.2015 - José Tornero gives a lecture within the annual congress of the Spanish-Austrian Lawyers Association

José Tornero gives a lecture within the IV. annual congress of the Spanish-Austrian Lawyers Association in Graz, the 10th of July 2015, about compliance.

08.06.2015 - Dr Burckhardt Löber honorary member of the German-Spanish Lawyers Association

Dr Burckhardt Löber, founding partner of our law-firm, has been elected the 6th of june 2015 honorary member of the the German-Spanish Lawyers Association.

02.06.2015 - Loeber & Lozano is now called L&L Schindhelm

We are a member of the Schindhelm alliance since 01.06.2015.