Friday, 3 July, 2020

Spanish Government approves extension of ERTEs until 30 September 2020

Legal memos

The Spanish Government approved last Friday, June 26, the Royal Decree-Law 24/2020 extending the  temporary layoff procedures “ERTE”. After a long and difficult negotiation with social and economic parties, the Government finally agreed to extend the validity of ERTEs of force majeure until September 30, without any exclusion concerning the activity or industrial sector of […]

Friday, 5 June, 2020

Chile: Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Chile and the Government of the People’s Republic of China

Legal memos

Chile has signed various agreements to avoid double international taxation, among them is the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Chile and the Government of the People’s Republic of China to Eliminate Double Taxation and to Prevent Tax Evasion and Avoidance in Relation to Income Taxes, which has been in force since January […]

Wednesday, 20 May, 2020

Mexico: Restart of Economic Activities

Legal memos

Despite the fact that Mexico is currently facing the height and most critical moment of the Covid-19 pandemic, on May 14, 2020 it was published in the Federal Official Gazette the “Decree establishing the strategy for the reopening of the social, educational and economic activities, as well as a “stoplight” system by regions to weekly […]

Monday, 4 May, 2020

COVID-19: New measures concerning commercial leases

Legal memos

Royal Decree-Law 15/2020, of April 21st, has added complementary measures concerning economy and employment. Below you will find the most relevant FAQs for commercial tenancy agreements.   To what lease agreements do the new measures apply to? The measures adopted apply exclusively to commercial leases, except for  those cases where the parties have already reached […]

Thursday, 30 April, 2020

FTA Mexico – European Union

Legal memos

On April 28, 2020, the Ministry of Economy reported that Mexico and the European Union had concluded the negotiations for the modernization of the Agreement of Economic Partnership, Political Coordination and Cooperation between the United Mexican States and the European Community and its members (“TLCUEM”). The following stages will be: the signing of the same […]

Friday, 24 April, 2020

Puerto Rico Secretary of Labor issues guidance regarding employers obligations to notify available unemployment services

Legal memos

On April 16, 2020, the Secretary of the Puerto Rico Department of Labor and Human Resources issued Circular Letter 2020-02 (the “Letter”). In general terms, the letter discusses the obligation of private employers to notify laid off personnel and employees with reduced work hours of all unemployment insurance services available. Please find below a brief […]