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THE SPANISH AUDIENCIA NACIONAL REJECTS THE EXTRADITION OF A SPANISH CITIZEN TO THE USA


Chamber Three of the Spanish Audiencia Nacional has rejected US demands to extradite a Spanish citizen and former director of a US investment Bank, on the grounds that the crimes he was charged with were committed in the United Kingdom.

APPROVAL OF THE NEW INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION ACT


The new Spanish Act 29/2015 of 30 July, on International Cooperation in matters of Civil Law introduces significant changes regarding aspects such as international notification, taking of evidence abroad and the system for recognising and executing foreign rulings, and in particular the elimination of the reciprocity requirement in recognising rulings regulated by the Spanish Civil Procedure Act and the option that allows judges to directly submit international cooperation requests.