Last Thursday, on 21 September, José Luis Barrera Llorca, an associate lawyer at CORTÉS ABOGADOS obtained his PhD in Law from Ramon Llull University (ESADE Law School, Barcelona), Deusto University (Bilbao) and Pontificia de Comillas University (Madrid) with the maximum rating of Outstanding “Cum Laude”. The thesis he defended: “The preventive waiver as a decisional remedy in Spanish Civil Law” deals with the intended nature of the resolutory faculty as well as the limits to a possible waiver of the resolution as a solution. The study is of particular interest in the field of negotiation of the Share Purchase Agreements and business transfers (Business Sale and Purchase Agreements), where it is common for the parties to design a system of remediation against non-compliance that goes beyond, and even singularly derogates, that which is set forth under the law.
In the coming days, on 16 and 17 of November 2017 the “III Congress on Corporate Governance: Current Issues on Company Directors and the General Meeting” will be held, as organised by the University of Barcelona Research Group and the Commercial Law section of the ICAB, under the guidance of Daniel Vázquez Albert, Professor of Commercial Law at the University of Barcelona.
The Congress will analyse current issues regarding the right to challenge company agreements, the sale of essential assets, the transfer of corporate domicile, the remuneration of company directors and the responsibility of corporate directors.
Among the participants is the Professor of Commercial Law, José Machado Plazas, partner of CORTÉS, ABOGADOS who will participate in the round table on the responsibility of company directors.
On June 13, Salvador Díaz La Chica, partner of CORTÉS ABOGADOS, achieved his law doctorate from the CEU San Pablo University with the highest score of Distinction “Cum Laude”. His thesis is entitled “Resolution for breach of contracts with reciprocal obligations in bankruptcy proceedings” and studies an essential institution in the General Theory of Obligations and Contracts, the faculty to resolve, in a scenario in which not only the individual interests of the parties are at stake, but also the collective interest of the creditors. The importance of the issue goes beyond the analysis of the specialities provided for in the Insolvency Act against the common system of the Civil Code for the exercise of the power to resolve, and consists of the application of fundamental concepts of Civil Law in the integration and resolution of those issues of greater complexity of the bankruptcy regulation itself.
The “Seminar on business financing refinancing and corporate restructuring. Current problems and new perspectives”, directed by Dr. Ana Belén Campuzano, Professor of Commercial Law at the Universidad San Pablo CEU and Dr. Adoración Pérez Troya, Professor of Commercial Law at the University of Alcalá, will take place on 18 September 2017.
The seminar will address the current problems relating to the financing, viability, refinancing and restructuring of corporations and credit institutions.
Among the speakers, who are legal experts on this subject, are the Partners of CORTÉS, ABOGADOS: Dr. José Machado Plazas, Dr. Anna Sala i Andrés, and Dr. Salvador Díaz la Chica.
Drs. Pérez Troya and Sánchez Paredes, as well as the Managing Partner of CORTÉS, ABOGADOS, Dr. Luis Javier Cortés Domínguez, will act as moderators
Daniel Campos, who used to be part of the legal team at CORTÉS, ABOGADOS from 2006 to 2008, has joined the Firm as a partner in charge of the area of Economic and Financial Criminal Law.
A practicing attorney on leave of absence, Daniel Campos has worked at the Public Ministry for twenty-five years. Among other positions, he has worked at the Department of Financial Crimes of the Prosecutor’s Office of the High Court of Justice of Madrid, the Office of the Special Prosecutor for Narcotics, the Office of the Special Prosecutor for Corruption, or, during the last eight years, at the Prosecutor’s Office of the Spanish National High Court where he held the position of Financial Crime Coordinator.
Daniel Campos has been a Prosecutor in highly notorious financial-related cases such as the “Roldán” case, the “Operación Crucero” (Viajes Marsans) case, the “Finanzas Forex” case, the “Ramsonware” case, the “Youkioske” case and the “Ausbanc-Manos Limpias” case, among others. He has also partipated in criminal procedures related to money laundering and terrorism.
Daniel has been a member of the Commission for the Prevention of Money Laundering and Monetary Infractions, liaison for the European Network of Joint Investigation Teams and spokesperson for the Monitoring Committee of the ORGA (Bureau of Recovery and Management of Assets/FGE (Public Prosecutor’s Office) Agreement. He has also participated as an expert in various strengthening programs for national institutions on issues related to financial crime, organized crime and money laundering in several Latin American countries (Colombia, Venezuela, Guatemala, Uruguay, etc.) and Eastern European countries (Romania, Poland, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Albania, Macedonia, etc.).