The Procedural and Criminal Forum was held on 9th February 2018, organised by the Department of Procedural and Criminal Law at the School of Law of the UCM and Grant Thornton, that analysed problematic issues related to judicial procedures, especially in the criminal jurisdiction, to seek solutions, alternatives or different interpretations or focuses through experts with different profiles involved in the matter.
The speakers at the Forum included, among others, Daniel Campos, Partner in charge of the Criminal Law Department at CORTÉS, ABOGADOS, public prosecutor on voluntary leave.
On 23rd January 2018, Antonio Cortés Domínguez, Managing Partner of Cortés, Abogados, was appointed by the Trustees of the International University of Catalonia (UIC), Private Foundation, as a member of its Universiity Advisory Council.
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.