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Royal Decree-law 11/2014, of September the 5th, on urgent reform measures of Bankruptcy Procedure.

On September the 7th, the Royal Decree-law 11/2014, of September the 5th, on urgent reform measures of Bankruptcy Procedure, entered into effect. Its main objective is, to transfer to the Regulation of Settlement with Creditors, the clear idea that the economically viable Business continuity enhances the global economy and helps maintaining employment.


The enforcement of this new regulation is of paramount importance for the flexibilization of the procedure to transfer, either the bankrupt business as a whole, or to transfer one of its fields of activity.



A broad transitional law allows the application of this new bankruptcy regulation to currently ongoing Insolvency procedures.

Real Decreto-ley 11/2014, de 5 de septiembre de medidas urgentes en materia concursal.

El pasado 7 de septiembre entró en vigor el Real Decreto-ley 11/2014, de 5 de septiembre (publicación BOE de 6 de septiembre), de medidas urgentes en materia concursal, que tiene como objeto principal trasladar a la regulación del convenio concursal la premisa de que la continuidad de las empresas económicamente viables es beneficiosa para la economía en general y para el mantenimiento del empleo.


De enorme importancia es la nueva regulación que se aplicará para flexibilizar la transmisión del negocio del concursado o de alguna de sus ramas de actividad. Una amplia disposición transitoria permite aplicar a los concursos en trámite las diferentes modificaciones realizadas en la ley concursal.

Law 3/2014, of March the 27th , for which is modified the restated text of the General Law for the Protection of Consumers and Users, and other complementary laws, approved by the Royal Decree-law 1/2007, of November the 16th

The underlying aim of this legal norm is to transpose the European Directive 2011/83/UEto the National Law.


Among its most important modifications, we highlight the definition of “Consumer” and “User”, having both concepts been constantly used as case law objectives.  With this new law, the definition includes natural persons acting with a purpose different than its commercial or, business activity, office or profession, together with Legal Persons acting on a non-profit basis in areas different than the commercial or business framework.


The new regulation governs in detail the distance contracts and the off-premises contracts; this is, a huge number of contracts increased day by day due to new technologies.