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.).
On 18 and 25 of April 2017, a course will be held at the Centre for Legal Studies and Continuing Education at the Generalitat de Catalunya on the remuneration directors of capital companies.
The aim of the course is to address the many controversial issues that this subject presents from the perspective of the different branches of the legal system: commercial law, employment law and tax law.
From a strictly commercial point of view, the legal and jurisprudential development of this matter will be analysed, with special attention to the specificities of the remuneration of managing directors, as well as the specificities of listed companies and financial institutions.
The presentations will be given by specialists in the field drawn from the academic, judicial and professional world. Together with Jaume Alonso-Cuevillas Sayrol (Professor of Procedural Law, UB) and Manuel Ruiz de Lara (Magistrate of Commercial Court No. 10 in Barcelona), Dr. Ana Sala Andrés, a Partner of Cortés, Abogados in Barcelona will also take part.