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This article is concerned with one possible risk which arrives from outer space and can cause chaos in international maritime commerce: solar storms.
On 31 January 2020, the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Spain. Since then, the latest figures of the global pandemic are as much unbelievable as they are devastating.
We are pleased to confirm that we have installed a new leadership team in our Madrid office. Our Spanish office will now be led by partners Isidoro Ugena, Alfonso de Ramos and Olivia Delagrange, who will be supported by their existing team of 10 lawyers and support staff.
In Spain, the effects of climate change are noticeable in the higher temperatures being experienced leading to: a reduction of water resources, an increase of surface areas with a semi-arid climate, and rises in both temperature and levels of the Mediterranean Sea.
Directive (EU) 2018/2001 on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable resources. The Directive is arguably the most ambitious initiative of the European Union (EU) in an attempt to promote the production and use of energy from renewable resources, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
According to published definitions, bitcoin is an "electronic currency", "a cryptocurrency", "an innovative payment network and new class of money". In this article, we analyse the first judgement of the Spanish Supreme Court which considers the problem and denies bitcoins character as legal tender.
In ancient times, we bowed to oracles that interpreted the rustling of oak-leaves, the flights of birds or the murmuring of the waters from a sacred spring. Nowadays, corporations resort to the latest state-of-the-art techniques of ‘data science’.
The construction sector in Spain seems to have recovered well following the most difficult period of the economic crisis. The recovery of activity is good news for the insurance market, as it is providing new opportunities for underwriting latent defects, professional indemnity, and construction risks.
When a vessel is drifting without control and its crew abandons it after making a mayday call, there is an intuitive judicial presumption that the vessel is in danger. Nevertheless, this presumption is rebuttable, allowing for evidence to the contrary to be presented. For the contrary evidence to be accepted, it is necessary to evaluate the entire circumstances of the case to accurately assess the point at which the situation can be classified as “salvage” rather than “emergency towing”.
Transferring the control of a vessel to an artificial intelligence operating system or converting the vessel to operate via remote control gives rise to legal problems that can only be tackled from an international perspective.