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COVID 19 – Spain

Please note below the official link from the Spanish Health Ministery to check the latest news regarding the pandemic situation in Spain: https://www.mscbs.gob.es Feel free to contact us to check whether what you are intended to do is permitted while Spain is in lockdown, or it is required to wait longer (i.e. travel, business, work, […]

Keep calm and check the deadline now!

Due to the UK leaving the EU, there is now a transition period until the 31st of December 2020 while the new regulations and agreements are been negotiated. The current european binding rules remain valid (i.e. migration, residency, employment, free trade and competition, driving, etc). New rules for living, working, travelling and doing business are to […]

Multilateral Exchange of Lawyers 2 (LAWYEREX)

We are proud to announce that Pena Fraga Law Firm has been selected to participate in the Second Edition of the Multilateral Exchange of Lawyers (LAWYEREX), project driven by the European Lawyers Foundation and supported by the Justice Programme of the European Union.   Check out more: https://elf-fae.eu/lawyerex/

Immigration Law: Family Reunification in Spain

The Spanish Immigration Law grants the right to foreign citizens to reunite their relatives in Spain. Those who have been living in Spain for at least one year or hold a long-term residence permission are eligible to apply. Please note that European residents can apply without a minimum term of stay. Alongside the submission of […]

Primary & Secondary EU Law

Every action taken by the European Union (EU) is legally founded on its treaties. Those are binding agreements reached amongst all EU Member Countries which determine the EU objectives and the duties allocated for every EU body, as well as decide how decisions are to be made and the binding relationship between the EU and […]

The jurisdiction in Spain

The Spanish jurisdiction is divided in four fields: civil courts, criminal courts, courts for contentious administrative proceedings, and social courts. The cornerstone of the civil courts is the Court of First Instance (Juzgado de Primera Instancia), which hears civil disputes at first instance and proceedings not expressly assigned to another court. The civil division includes the […]

Universal Legalisation: Hague Apostille

The apostille procedure consists of certifying a public document (e.g. judicial or admin docs) by the country who has issued it and is part of the XII Hague Convention of 5th October 1961. Every country shall legalise the document by attaching a stamped official certificate (an ‘apostille’) to confirm that the signature, stamp, or seal […]

Understanding GDPR

The GDPR is a compilation of EU laws that have come into effect on May 25th 2018. Those regulate the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data. Data protection is about ensuring people can trust you to use their data fairly and […]

Getting ready for BREXIT

You can check online the latest information regarding Brexit on the official website of the Spanish Government: https://www.lamoncloa.gob.es/lang/en/brexit/howtoprepare/Paginas/index.aspx You can also sign up for the latest updates on Brexit from the UK Government: https://www.gov.uk/government/brexit   Please contact PENA FRAGA LAW FIRM for further information in relation to your individual case, by clicking on our GET IN […]