GB Abogados offer a wide range of legal, trade and organisational services to client companies seeking to trade in Spain or with companies located in Spain.
Corporate clients can visit our dedicated corporate law site here.
Our expert team of fully trained solicitors who operate in all areas of Spanish law will ensure you have the best help and advice possible, from issues such as international trade contracts and commercial law to company formation and international debt collection.
GB Abogados has extensive experience in commercial services between the United Kingdom and Spain.
Our highly qualified multilingual team and can advise on your transactions and reduce commercial risk.
The United Kingdom is an international business, financial and commercial centre from which, with the support of our services, you can expand your business internationally.
Our Department of commerce offers a full range of services for your company including:
- Commercial contracts
- Framework contracts
- Joint venture
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Management by customs
- Export and import licenses
- Distributors abroad
- Intellectual property
- Strategies for entrance into and business development in the Spanish market
In addition, GB Abogados regularly advise manufacturing and producing companies based in Spain.
Our customers are constantly looking for new markets and GB Abogados can organize presentations with multinational companies that can fit into your business strategy.
GB Abogados is comprised of a dynamic team of experts in International Trade that will assist you in every aspect related to your company´s internationalisation process, developing strategies to promote your business in the Spanish market and other potential markets abroad.
We can assist you develop your business through market research, drafting country-reports, searching for prospective partners and broader legal assistance.
If your company already has global presence our experience on legal issues allows us to offer you a wide range of International Trade services.
GB Abogados coordinates these processes and exclusively selects partners, or business associates, with extensive and proven experience in the field.
International Contract Law
We advise you on the ideal distribution channel, such as Agents or Distributors, to increase sales while minimizing the risks.
We are experts in negotiation and tailor made services no matter what size your enterprise.
We are able to help you draft international contracts such as Buying and selling, Distribution and Agency, avoiding standard clauses and adhesion contracts.
The best way of negotiating and drafting them to fulfill the national legislation and that of the European Union; resolution of controversies derived from their cancellation (client compensation, damages, etc).
Applicable law and clauses of jurisdiction.
Timely direct sales to shops, points of sale or distributors can be optimized by signing distribution agreements.
The legal framework within which the commercial relationship is developed will mark a successful future.
We advise you on the need to include protection clauses of Brand image, samples, prices etc.
The commercial arbitration has turned into a rapid and effective instrument to solve commercial controversies.
We advise on the inclusion of the best “clause of arbitration” in the international contract, the election of the Court of Arbitration and the language for the most effective outcome in the event of litigation.
International commercial operations
Advice and evaluation of the different types of ICC Incoterms 2012 depending on the goods and the means of transport.
The election of the Incoterms between the parts, which it does not affect the transmission of property regulated in contract, will be relevant at the time of clarifying determinant points of the operation: the delivery of the goods, the transmission of risks, the division of the expenses between buyer and seller, and obligation of submission of customs documents.
We help you to solve possible conflicts with clients or providers when the goods do not fulfill the specifications of the contract of sale, or that show complete or partial damages from origin or destination.
Financing, means of payment and insurance
The main cause for litigation in the international commercial world stem from the absence of entire or partial payment of the goods.
At GB Abogados we are aware that the management of the risks and to assure payment is the main concern of companies.
For that reason, we inform you of the safe payment means for your sales or purchases, as well as the best mode of finance for the operations.
Our team is up to date of the main financial products and lines of financing, public or private.
Operative of the credit Letters, in their different forms – irrevocable, revolving, confirmed, Standby – and possible disputes that stem from the absence of fulfillment of the parts.
Factoring, forfeiting, as well as the financing management with official support, like the Credits FAD (Fund of Development aid).
Credit lines to the import, Factoring, Leasing, Confirming. Documentary Credits, emission of cheques, guarantees and bails.
Credit insurances for the exportation and import of products, in ideal conditions in accordance with the insured operation, analysing coverage and election of the best option of insurance for your commercial operations.
Legal advice in procedure and submission of documentation and tariffs. We can assist with the procedural performance in order to minimize controversies before customs authorities.
We will appeal Customs Resolutions in both, previous administrative claim and contentious-administrative procedures.
We deal with the most common actions such as the contesting of customs fees, discrepancies of over-quota tariff and claims against resolutions of the PIF.
Other areas of coverage include; International Tax, International Contracts, VAT, Companies Tax, Double Taxation Agreement.
International Transport and Logistics
Maritime transport is to a great extent the most used method of transportation for international trade.
We advise our clients on the operations and steps to be taken.
We also have experts in the road freight transport sector, to which the convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road (CMR) applies, along with transport by rail and by air.
We advise our clients to solve and to avoid disputes between freight forwarded, consignees and other logistic operators.
In extrajudicial stage we make contact with all the agents involved with the aim to solve the claim as amicably as possible while avoiding claims of long duration and doubtful result.
We help our clients to carry out the steps and necessary documents in the international trade.
From advising on Customs tariffs, international VAT, exportation licenses and other negotiations of commercial transit within the EC or with third countries.
We act on behalf of clients before authorized consignees (bonded houses) and intervene for the tariffs payment (excise duties) and any other payment of taxes or public valuations for exportation movements, inside the European Union.
Corporate clients can visit our dedicated corporate law site here.
If you would like a no-obligation consultation, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.