The enforceability of non-binding administrative sanctions: special consideration for publicity in a digital society.

The latest edition of the 2019 Administrative Law Yearbook, which is on sale now, includes the article, “The enforceability of non-binding administrative sanctions: special consideration for advertising in a digital society,” published by Carlos Rubio and Isabel Vizcaíno, a partner and lawyer, respectively, at CORTÉS, ABOGADOS.

The article is a reflection on the different treatments of administrative sanctions, which are enforceable, even when non-binding for having been appealed via Judicial Review, against the sentence, the enforcement of which is postponed until the final ruling is handed down. Based on the foregoing, the article analyses the consequences that arise from publicising the (non-binding) sanction and its affect on other rights, such as the right to honor..


Daniel Campos, a partner at CORTÉS, ABOGADOS and in charge of the firm’s Criminal Department is the author of Chapter 21 (Intellectual Property Offences) of the Treatise on White-Collar Crime recently published by Editorial  Tirant Lo Blanch.

Daniel contributes his knowledge and practical experience in Prosecution Offices including those of Audiencia Nacional (Central Criminal and Administrative Court) or the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office, where he spearheaded intellectual property investigations and convictions like the emblematic case of

According to the publisher “this treatise is a serious, rigorous and thorough study into an area of Criminal Law that, unfortunately, has gained increasing prevalence in recent times. The book combines an important theoretical contribution to this discipline, thanks to the presence of Professors and Chairs of Criminal Law from the most important Spanish universities, combined with practical input from some of the main legal stakeholders: judges and justices from all levels, including the Supreme Court and the Constitutional Court, Prosecutors, especially the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor and Audiencia Nacional Prosecutor, State Prosecutors, Tax Agency officials and lawyers specialised in this area of law. With this book, we aim to provide a simple yet comprehensive approach to an area of Criminal Law that often presents a certain degree of technical complexity. Not forgetting that a major proportion of the offences that fall under this discipline require an in-depth knowledge of other legal disciplines”.



On 3, 4 and 5 July 2019, a summer course, organised by the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Department of Judicial Administration and Receivership (Madrid), will be held with the aim of promoting and updating the knowledge of professionals working in fields related to judicial administration.

José Machado Plazas, a partner at CORTÉS, ABOGADOS, will moderate a session in which he will discuss “The disposal of assets at SMEs.”

Study conference “La protezione del credito: esecuzione forzata, misure conservative e autotutela”

Belén Mora Capitán, an associate at CORTÉS, ABOGADOS, will participate in the study conference, “La protezione del credito: esecuzione forzata, misure conservative e autotutela” (“Credit Protection: enforcement, conservative measures and self defence”), organised by the Department of Italian and Supranational Public Law at the UNIVERSITÁ DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO, which will take place on 21 June 2019.

Her presentation will address the issue of “La ricerca dei beni da pignorare nella legge processuale spagnola” (“The investigation of assets for the purposes of attachment under Spanish procedural law”).

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CORTÉS, ABOGADOS, in association with the Insolvency Law Section of the Bar Association of Barcelona (ICAB), is organising a Seminar regarding “FINANCING AGREEMENTS AND THEIR JUDICIAL RECOGNITION”.

The Seminar will be held at the Bar Association’s headquarters next Tuesday, 18 June, from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. and will be opened by Ms. Eugenia Gay Rosell, President of the Bar Association, and by Ms. Yvonne Pavía Lalauze, Member of the Bar Association’s Board of Governors. Participants and attendees will include leading jurists, judges, university professors, lawyers, auditors, and economists practicing in the field.

The speakers include Mr. Ignacio Sancho Gargallo, Supreme Court Magistrate; Ms. Yolanda López Ríos, Mr. Carlos Nieto, and Mr. Alberto Mata, Commercial Court Judges; Dr. Daniel Vázquez Albert, Dr. Belén Campuzano, and Dr. José Machado Plazas (Partner in CORTÉS, ABOGADOS), Chaired Professors in Commercial Law; University Professors, Mr. Francisco Mercadal Vidal and Ms. Belén Mora Capitán (associate lawyer with CORTÉS, ABOGADOS); and Mr. Jaime Cano Ruiz, lawyer, Partner and Head of the Commercial Law area at CORTÉS, ABOGADOS, among others, who will address the current state of the field from a theoretical and practical point of view.