Last Updated June 17, 2019

Law and Practice

Contributed By Pérez-Llorca

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Pérez-Llorca Pérez-Llorca has a Litigation & Arbitration practice in both its Madrid and Barcelona offices. The team is composed of eight partners, two counsel and 35 other qualified lawyers. Lawyers act for clients before all legal forums throughout Spain, and focus on both commercial litigation and international and domestic arbitration. The firm has extensive experience in defending clients’ interests before the Public Administrations, and before the CJEU (Court of Justice of the European Union). The lawyers have broad experience in complex cases relating to corporate issues, shareholders’ disputes, directors’ liability, contractual disputes, unfair competition, intellectual property, energy, construction, engineering, insurance, banking, tort liability, privacy and personal image, and restructuring and insolvency.

For evidence to be admissible it must be relevant and relate to the subject of the proceedings. Therefore the criteria the court uses is whether the evidence submitted contributes to clarifying the facts that are deemed as controversial.

Evidence shall be presented within the time period granted by the SCPA. In this sense, the SCPA distinguish between documents and other forms of evidence.

For instance, to ensure that evidence is admissible, all documents used by the parties to support their claim or defence shall be provided together with the claim or the statement of defence. In the pre-trial hearing, new documents can be submitted as long as the parties became aware of its existence after filing the claim and the response to the claim or the documents are dated subsequent to such filing.

On the other hand, any evidence regarding witness or expert testimonies can be introduced at the pre-trial hearing.

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Pérez-Llorca Pérez-Llorca has a Litigation & Arbitration practice in both its Madrid and Barcelona offices. The team is composed of eight partners, two counsel and 35 other qualified lawyers. Lawyers act for clients before all legal forums throughout Spain, and focus on both commercial litigation and international and domestic arbitration. The firm has extensive experience in defending clients’ interests before the Public Administrations, and before the CJEU (Court of Justice of the European Union). The lawyers have broad experience in complex cases relating to corporate issues, shareholders’ disputes, directors’ liability, contractual disputes, unfair competition, intellectual property, energy, construction, engineering, insurance, banking, tort liability, privacy and personal image, and restructuring and insolvency.

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