26.07.2021 - Changes introduced by Law 11/2021 with respect to foreign companies: tax representatives and responsible persons

Until now, foreign companies operating in Spain through a permanent establishment were obliged to appoint a tax representative resident in Spanish territory for the purposes of Non-Resident Income Tax (NRIT). Law 11/2021, of 9 July, on measures to prevent and combat tax fraud, which came into force on 11th July 2021, has removed this obligation for companies resident in the European Union or in a European Economic Area country with which mutual assistance regulations exist.

14.06.2021 - Award of the 4rd scholarship Lozano Schindhelm

The student Lucía García Crespo from the German School of Valencia has received the scholarship Lozano Schindhelm 2021.

13.05.2021 - Partial amendment of the Spanish Law on Capital Companies

On 3 May 2021, Law 5/2021 of 12 April, which partially amends the Spanish Law on Capital Companies (LSC), came into force. With it, Spain transposes the Second Shareholder Rights Directive (SRD II), passed by the European Union on 17 May 2017, with the aim of strengthening investor rights and improving communication between the company and its investors.

28.04.2021 - End of tax discrimination against foreign pensioners: deduction of health insurance and dependency expenses in Spanish personal income tax allowed

The Central Economic-Administrative Court upholds the deductibility of compulsory health insurance and long-term care insurance for German pensions as a deductible expense in personal income tax (IRPF).

12.04.2021 - Working from home from Spain: Legal and tax basics.

The corona pandemic has accelerated the trend towards working from home, the digitalisation of the work environment is advancing. In this process, Spain has become more attractive due to its excellent quality of life, which is why many are toying with the idea of relocating to warmer climes without giving up their jobs or activity.


07.04.2021 - Start of the 2020 Personal Income Tax Campaign

The income tax campaign for the 2020 tax year starts today, and Personal Income Tax (IRPF) taxpayers can now file their tax returns. The deadline for its presentation ends on June 30, although in the case of direct debit, the deadline ends on June 25.

05.03.2021 - Is the Value Added Tax on Electric Energy Production (el Impuesto sobre el Valor de la Producción de Energía Eléctrica-IVPEE) contrary to European Union Law?

Until the Court of Justice of the European Union (TJEU) has resolved the preliminary question raised by the High Court of Justice of the Valencian Community, it is advisable to request the correction of tax returns and the refund of undue income by the IVPEE, in order to avoid the prescription of the right to claim its refund.

04.03.2021 - UK travellers: new ways to prove residency

On 1 January 2021, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (hereinafter "United Kingdom") definitively separated from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community (hereinafter "EU"), the transitional period set out in the Withdrawal Agreement between the EU and the United Kingdom having ended. In which situations may UK nationals in Spain find themselves from the date?

01.03.2021 - Insolvency settlement

The new version of the Insolvency Law strengthens the alternatives to insolvency proceedings provided for. The focus is on the insolvency settlement, which allows the insolvency debtor to reach individual agreements with his creditors.

01.02.2021 - Fact Sheet - Spanish Labour Law and Social Security Regulations

What types of employment agreements are there in Spain? What is the official minimum wage? What special features must be taken into account in the event of termination of an employment agreement? Which Social Security contributions must be paid? We examine these questions for you hereinafter.

29.01.2021 - Classification of claims in insolvency proceedings

Within insolvency proceedings, the classification of claims phase is among the most important, as creditors can more or less easily claim the amounts owed to them depending on their rank.

30.11.2020 - The whistleblowing channel: A brief introduction

Part of a functioning compliance system is the so-called whistleblowing channel. Article 31.2. 4 of the Criminal Code requires companies to report possible risks and non-compliance to the competent oversight body.

17.11.2020 - Tax discrimination of non-resident inheritors: Is it possible to claim overpayment?

The recent jurisprudence of the Supreme Court opens the way for the review procedure of acts that are null and void in their own right for the self-settlements and settlements of Inheritance and Gift Tax in administrative proceedings that are contrary to the STJUE of September 3, 2014, which declared the discrimination in ISD of taxpayers who are not tax residents in Spain to be contrary to Community law.

02.11.2020 - New office location of the Schindhelm Alliance in Paris

We are pleased to announce that SCWP Schindhelm Services SE, alliance of European business law firms, has opened a new office in Paris. Our 230 lawyers at 29 locations in 14 countries will thus support you with international  competence, commitment and valuable local experience in every one of your projects.

30.10.2020 - Way out of the insolvency crisis: The sale of the production unit

The new Insolvency Act came into force on September 1, 2020. This clarifies, harmonizes and systematizes a matter that was the subject of countless and unsystematic partial reforms under its predecessor law.

26.10.2020 - Salary regitster and equal treatment

The fight against the gender pay gap has been stepped up in recent years. On 14 October, two key Royal Legislative Decrees (RDL) were published which further develop the principle of wage transparency introduced by RDL 6/2019.

02.10.2020 - New rules for homeoffice

On 22 September 2020 the Royal Decree-Law 28/2020 (RDL) was passed, which for the first time regulates the legal framework of working in homeoffice.

01.10.2020 - Gliwice - The new office of SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM

The Schindhelm Alliance opens a new office in Gliwice.

30.09.2020 - Corporate criminal liability and how to avoid it

The criminal liability of companies in Spain was introduced in broad outline as early as 2010, but the issue has only become more present in everyday business life since the introduction of Art. 31bis in the Criminal Code.

28.05.2020 - Award of the 3rd scholarship Lozano Schindhelm

The student Clara Montero from the German School of Valencia has received the scholarship Lozano Schindhelm 2020.

28.05.2020 - Award of the 3rd scholarship Lozano Schindhelm

The student Clara Montero from the German School of Valencia has received the scholarship Lozano Schindhelm 2020.


The Royal Decree-Law 244/2019 brought about a radical change in the regulation of domestic consumption of electronic energy in Spain. This regulation abolished the so-called "solar tax", introduced a simplified compensation system for surpluses, lifted the power limitation and made it easier to manage the own consumption. This leads to a promotion of the development of photovoltaic systems in many areas.

01.04.2020 - Start of the 2019 Personal Income Tax submission deadline

On April 1, the submission deadline for the 2019 fiscal year began, and taxpayers of Personal Income Tax can now file their tax returns. Despite the current state of alarm, the deadline for filing has not been modified, ending on 30 June 2020, although in the case of direct debit the deadline is 25 June.


23.03.2020 - LOZANO Schindhelm COVID-19-Unit

Many legal questions arise in relation to the current events surrounding the outbreak and spread of the corona virus. We have edited a newsletter with the most important information and created a Lozano Schindhelm COVID-19-Unit consisting of our experts on the most affected legal areas.

16.03.2020 - COVID-19: Statement

Our activity will continue via home office until further notice

27.01.2020 - The reasonable rate of return applicable from 2020 to renewable energy facilities is approved

In November 2019, the Spanish Council of Ministers approved a new decree that lowers the value of the return applicable to facilities producing electricity from renewable sources, cogeneration and waste.

22.11.2019 - Austria: Even more transparency for transparent companies

State and corporate compliance obligations to combat money laundering and terrorist financing remain an utmost priority for EU member states. Companies (“legal entities”) have therefore been obliged to disclose their “beneficial owners”, among other things, for quite some time. In Austria, a separate database - the “Beneficial Owners Register” - was set up for this purpose. In course of the implementation of the 5th EU Money Laundering Directive, further tightening measures have now been adopted.

22.11.2019 - Austria: On the termination of the lease due to considerably detrimental use

According to Sec. 1118 ABGB (Austrian Civil Code), the lessor can terminate a lease unilaterally prematurely if the lessee makes a “considerably detrimental use” of the leased object. The scope and content of these legal provisions is a constant source of discussion. The mere performance of structural alterations by the lessee without the consent of the lessor does not in itself justify a good cause for the termination of the lease.

22.11.2019 - Europe: Implementation of the EU trade secrets directive

The new “Law on Trade Secrets” now implements the so-called “EU Trade Secrets Directive”. This adopts the European legal requirements for the protection of confidential know-how and secret business information. Moreover, the new legal provisions contain limitation periods and important procedural provisions for the protection of trade secrets in court proceedings.

22.11.2019 - Europe: Liability of the operator of a website for the Facebook “Like Button”

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) recently ruled on the long-discussed question of whether and how website operators can integrate the Facebook Like button (so-called “social plug-in”) in accordance with data protection requirements.Th ECJ’s investigation results from a legal dispute between the Consumer Association of North Rhine-Westphalia and a subsidiary of Peek & Cloppenburg KG.

22.11.2019 - Italy: The new law on corporate crises as a “work in progress”

A new law on company crises has significantly changed the rules applicable to limited liability companies in this respect Among other things, the liability of the company’s management was tightened. Furthermore, the tasks of the supervisory body were expanded. The reform’s true impact remains to be seen: Will there be a change in corporate culture or will there be an increase in corporate crises?

22.11.2019 - Slovakia: New law on whistleblowing

“Whistleblower” - people who point out violations of the law - will be protected even more in the future. This is the aim of a new law that came into force a few months ago. The new regulation adds to already existing provisions on the protection of whistleblowers in the employment relationship.

22.11.2019 - Turkey: Changes in subsidy law

State aid is granted on the basis of various criteria. The region or the economic sector in which the investment is made is decisive, but also the strategic importance of the investment and the level of the investment volume. Investments in structurally weak regions receive higher subsidies than investments in industrial areas. For the award of grants, a distinction is made between six different regions.

02.07.2019 - New Alliance Partner in Turkey

Schindhelm expands the network and presents Turkey as the newest member of a total of 13 countries.

25.06.2019 - Simplification of establishing a company

The law 11/2018 dated 28 December has been in force since the beginning of the year. This selectively modifies the Commercial Code, the Stock Corporation Act and the Law on Auditing.

25.06.2019 - Turkey: The mandatory mediation procedure in Turkish law - labour law and commercial law suits

Justified by the goal of solving legal disputes in a fast and economical manner without filing lawsuits and thus relieving the overloaded Turkish courts, a mediation procedure is implemented as a mandatory pre-condition for filing a lawsuit according to Turkish labour and commercial law.

03.06.2019 - Award of the 2nd scholarship Lozano Schindhelm

10.04.2019 - Insolvency and restructuring

25.03.2019 - Validity of the exploitation clause ("pactum marcianum") in the enforcement of physical collateral

The Directorate General for Registrars and Notaries, in a brief decision, has recognised the validity of the so-called “pactum marcianum”, an exploitation clause, on the basis of which the creditor can directly exploit the object himself/herself and/or can assign it to himself/herself.

27.02.2019 - 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

01.02.2019 - Europe: New EU property regulations for marriages and registered civil partnerships

According to information from the Commission, there are currently approx. 16 million “cross-border” marriages and registered civil partnerships in the EU. With the so-called EU Property Regime Regulations (Regulations (EU) 2016/1103 and 2016/1104) that became effective on 29 January 2019 in the context of the so-called strengthened collaboration among the current 19 member states, the EU has set the goal for the creation of a uniform legal framework.

25.01.2019 - Permanent establishments 2.0

The tax regulations governing the establishment of permanent establishments are amended

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.

09.01.2019 - Austria: New protection of business secrets - entrepreneurs must act.

Companies invest in know-how, from which there are important competitive advantages. Valuable information is the currency of the knowledge-based company. Maintaining confidentiality of business secrets is therefore a management instrument for competitiveness and research innovations. The loss of secrets can result in serious consequences, in particular, and generally can no longer be reversed.

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

Adaptation according to the GDPR.

22.11.2018 - Residual debt discharge for natural persons

The residual debt discharge (RDD) was introduced in 2015 as an exception from the princip-le of general asset liability of the debtor in the insolvency code.

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 - 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.

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

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.