Regulatory Spain

Overview

Constitution

Bird & Bird (International) LLP (formerly Bird & Bird (Spain) LLP) is an affiliated business of Bird & Bird LLP. Bird & Bird (International) LLP is a limited liability partnership, registered in England and Wales with registered number OC340726 and operates in Spain through its Permanent Establishment with NIE: N-0068301-A. Its registered office and principal place of business in the United Kingdom is at 12 New Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1JP. In relation to Bird & Bird (International) LLP, the word “partner” is used to refer to a member or to an employee or consultant who has equivalent standing and qualifications.

Professional titles and jurisdiction

All the members of Bird & Bird (International) LLP are solicitors in England and Wales regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales (see United Kingdom).

Spanish lawyers practising in Spain with Bird & Bird (International) LLP are Abogados and are entitled to act in any Spanish court.

Regulatory authority

Bird & Bird (International) LLP is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority in England and Wales.

Abogados practising in Spain with Bird & Bird, Spain are regulated in their professional practice by the Estatuto General de la Abogacía Española (General Rules for Lawyers) and the Código Deontológico de la Abogacía Española (Spanish Lawyers Code of Conduct) which is based on the Código Deontológico Europeo (European Code Of Conduct). They are also members of the relevant Spanish Bar Association, namely the Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid (Madrid Bar Association) at www.icam.es and the Il.lustre Collegi d'Advocats de Barcelona (Barcelona Bar Association) at www.icab.es.

Professional regulations

The SRA’s applicable professional  rules and code of conduct may be found at http://www.sra.org.uk/handbook/ in the English language.

The professional regulations in Spain are available from the Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid (Madrid Bar Association) at www.icam.es and the Il.lustre Collegi d'Advocats de Barcelona (Barcelona Bar Association) at www.icab.es.

Value Added Tax

Spain W-0068301-A.