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New obligation for Spanish companies to disclose their ultimate beneficial owners

Spain, European Union - April 18 2018 On 21 March 2018, the Spanish Ministry of Justice issued Ministerial Order 3192018 which requires Spanish non-listed companies to disclose their...

Aleksandra Czajka.

Spanish Supreme Court admits employee e-mails obtained in the course of an internal investigation as evidence

Spain - April 4 2018 A judicial decision, issued by the employment division of the Spanish Supreme Court (judgement No. 1192018 of February 8, 2018), has confirmed the...

Gemma Marce.

First Spanish conviction for corruption of foreign public officials

Spain - February 28 2017 On February 20, 2016 , the Spanish Anti-Corruption Public Prosecutor set forth the findings against two executives of a Spanish company within the...

Rafael Jiménez-Gusi.

Spain’s State Prosecutor issues guidelines to evaluate Compliance Programs

Spain - January 28 2016 On July 2015, the Spanish Criminal Code introduced compliance programs as a valid defence for legal entities to avoid or mitigate criminal liability...

Rafael Jiménez-Gusi.

Spain's draft Penal Code requires companies to have a compliance program

Spain - August 19 2013 In April the Ministry of Justice submitted a draft amending the Spanish Penal Code to the Council of State (an advisory council). The reasons behind...