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Research and Working Groups

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What we do?

More than 40 expert groups meet regularly in Fide to analyse, debate and make concrete proposals on legal, economic and scientific issues that we consider deserve a contribution from a legal perspective.

We invite you to visit the different Working Groups and their conclusions, to send us your opinion and if you share the conclusions, send them to those people, institutions, companies, etc. that you consider that they may be interested in knowing them.

Independent professionals of recognized prestige

varied knowledge, training and experiences

collaboration and commitment

effective and serious solutions to regulatory problems or deficiencies

We investigate about

Research Areas

Climate Change / Energy / Sustainability

  • Climate emergency and water management See
  • Climate change and energy transition See

Labor / Pensions / Entrepreneurship

  • Promoting entrepreneurship in Spain See
  • Business representativeness See
  • The future of work See
  • Towards a regulation of disability See
  • Pensions NEW See
  • Labor law See

Fiscal

  • Tax Law See
  • Tax incentives for the use of the Empty House NEW See

Data

  • Data Protection: RGPD / LOPDGDD See

Digital money

  • Digital money and payment systems NEW See
  • Digital currencies See

Science, Law and Technology

  • Surrogacy See
  • DNA: The Value of Forensic Evidence and the Limits of Its Use See
  • Neuroscience and Law See
  • Gender self-determination NEW See
  • The end of life NEW See

Youngsters

  • Current Affairs Talks See
  • A generational perspective See
  • Young people with opinion See

Spain 2050

  • Spain 2050 NEW See

Constitutional / Public

  • Criminal administrative sanctions: Double degree of jurisdiction See
  • Constitutional reform See
  • Administration at the service of citizens See
  • Improving governance in public companies in Spain See
  • Regulatory law See
  • The review of the public spending model in Spain See

Commercial / Civil / Procedural / Criminal

  • Company Law See
  • Telematic holding of views NEW See
  • Criminal justice reform See
  • Refinancing See
  • Timeshare See
  • Article 13 of the Copyright Directive See
  • Draft Bill for the Reform of the Consolidated Text of the Bankruptcy Law NEW See

European Union

  • Convention on the future of Europe See
  • Consultation on the "Digital Services Act" of the European Commission See
  • Promotion of the Spanish Court of Trademark and Design of the EU NEW See

  • Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan and application of European funds NEW See

  • Conference on the future of Europe-Mediation NEW See

Professional law firms: good practices

  • Cultural change for gender equality NEW See
  • The key role of mediation NEW See
  • Di-Capacity! See
  • Ethnic, socioeconomic and cultural diversity NEW See

Work groups

Incentives (Fiscal) for the use of the Empty House
Analysis of legal, social and environmental issues
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Given the detection of the problem of empty homes (which could be a solution for homeless people) and the need for a fiscal framework that facilitates it, FIDE wants to propose a value proposition, which can provide tax solutions for the putting into use of empty homes. According to data from Eurostat Census Hub 2011, there are currently 31 million empty homes in the EU (second homes are excluded in most countries) and there are 700.000 homeless people, according to data from the European Parliament's Housing Report of January 2021. In addition, there are many people at risk of residential exclusion, and there is a major housing crisis at the European Union level.
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Spain 2050
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Fide participates with its proposals, ideas and solutions to the different issues raised in the wide variety of topics on which the Spain 2050 Report focuses. The Group Fide has developed its work of analysis, reflection and concrete proposals during the month of August 2021. To do this, Fide has created 6 working subgroups, each of which has focused on contributing to one of the challenges posed
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The end of life
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Fide and the Garrigues Foundation have created the "End of Life" Working Group. This group is part of the activities of the Science and Law area. The objective of this group is to reflect on this matter and, where appropriate, reach consensus conclusions that can provide, to the professionals who participate and to society in general, rigorous and plural information on this matter.
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Promotion of the Spanish Court of Trademark and Design of the EU
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This working group will analyze the current situation of the Spanish trademark and design courts in the EU and strengthen them.
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Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan and application of European funds
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The objective of the group is to monitor the actions that have been carried out and that are being planned to apply European funds, especially the Next Generation (EU), for the implementation of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan that seeks to reverse the situation economic crisis caused by COVID-19.
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Gender self-determination and Law
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Fide and the Garrigues Foundation have created the Working Group on “Gender Self-Determination and Law”. This group is part of the activities of the Science and Law area. The objective of this group is to reflect on this matter and, where appropriate, reach consensus conclusions that can provide, to the professionals who participate and to society in general, rigorous and plural information on this matter.
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Telematic Celebration of Views
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In the past academic year, a working group was set up, comprising a group of renowned professionals to reflect on the telematic holding of hearings and substitution by written procedure, analyzing the procedural requirements and guarantees to be considered in the civil jurisdictional order. with special attention to the ordinary trial and the precautionary process.
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Future Europe-Mediation Conference
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Faced with the prospect of the Conference on the Future of Europe (2020-2022) promoted by the European Union, a group of professionals and intellectuals linked to the Foundation for Research on Law and Business (Fide), motivated by the "fruitful celebration of dialogue with citizens" and as members of organized civil society, have decided to collaborate in the Citizens' Agora.
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Ethnic, socioeconomic and cultural diversity
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This group aims to analyze the management of diversity in offices from the triple ethnic, socioeconomic and cultural perspective. We understand that these are aspects that go hand in hand in the social reality of a country, and that this must be reflected in the composition of human teams in general and managers in particular.
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Criminal administrative sanctions: Double degree of jurisdiction
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From Fide The Working Group "Criminal administrative sanctions: Double degree of jurisdiction" was launched to verify the relevance of the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights of June 30, 2020, Saquetti Iglesias case against the Kingdom of Spain and its incidence in the organization of the system of jurisdictional resources established by our Law 29/1998 of July 13 regulating the Contentious-administrative Jurisdiction.
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Climate emergency and water management
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The increase in increasingly extreme meteorological phenomena has led in many areas to talk about a true "climate emergency". Of all the sectors affected by this emergency, possibly the water sector is the most evident: highly destructive torrential episodes, coupled with prolonged drought situations, increased desertification combined with an evident increase in climate variability, etc.
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Digital Money and Payment Systems
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The announcement of Libra may mark the arrival of digital money on a large scale, from Central Bank Digital Currencies (CDBC) or different backed digital currencies (stablecloins) joining digital currencies such as Bitcoin. In short, there is a panorama with various alternatives in an area of ​​extreme sensitivity.
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We are pleased to introduce a new working group aimed at promoting a cultural shift towards gender equality in the business law sector.
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Science, Economics and Law
COVID-19
Collaboration Fundación Garrigues and Fundación Fide
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When in April 2020 the consequences of Covid-19 began to unfold all its effects in Spain, the foundations Fide and Garrigues brought together a group of experts who, from their recognized fields of experience and knowledge, would contribute to the analysis of the main challenges, the data and information that should be taken into account and would facilitate understanding of all the dimensions of the reality we were experiencing.
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DIGITAL CURRENCIES
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The global pandemic caused by the coronavirus has forced governments to adopt a series of extraordinary measures to manage the serious health crisis that countries are facing. These measures have generally consisted of confining the population to try to reduce the rate of infections and not collapse the health infrastructure, as well as drastically restricting all those activities considered non-essential.
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The key role of mediation
International Group
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The global pandemic caused by the coronavirus has forced governments to adopt a series of extraordinary measures to manage the serious health crisis that countries are facing. These measures have generally consisted of confining the population to try to reduce the rate of infections and not collapse the health infrastructure, as well as drastically restricting all those activities considered non-essential.
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Pensions
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A sustainable reform of the pension system has become an irreplaceable objective of the Spanish Society given the proximity, in 2022, of the beginning of the retirement of the extensive generation of babyboomers, together with the expected and continuous increase in life expectancy , and also with the new ways of working and producing that will affect us all.
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Tax II: Strategies to reduce tax conflict
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This working group continues to meet in its new stage with the aim of trying to define a strategy that helps reduce conflict in tax matters, with a very broad approach, starting from the regulatory aspects until reaching the applications and ending with the mechanisms review. Amplitude that must also be transferred to the subjective scope of the study, which must be extended to taxpayers, tax administration and tax intermediaries.
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Di-Capacity!
Good practices in professional offices on disability matters
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This working group is made up of a series of professionals who agreed on the need to develop adequate lines of action for the incorporation, integration and development of people with disabilities in law firms.
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Convention on the future of Europe
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Fide begins this WG whose fundamental axis will be to analyze why it is necessary to convoke, during this European legislature that is beginning, a new European Convention. An innovative body to work and do politics that defines and gives content to the work from the European institutions and reflects it in European policy, in specific policies and in European legislation.
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Company Law I & II
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Although the group's work continues to advance in this second stage, in recent days the group's approach has undergone a hiatus in order to discuss the corporate matters that could be affected by the current pandemic situation and by the regulation arising from the declaration of a state of alarm.
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Constitutional Reform I, II & III
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In this new stage that we are beginning, the Group will focus on the possible reform of the Constitution in matters of Fundamental Rights.
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Business representativeness
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Analyze the notion of business representativeness, and greater representativeness, its regulatory framework and its adaptation to the associative reality.
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Criminal Justice Reform
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The objective of the WG will be to advance the regulatory framework for disability and assess the appropriate measures to promote compliance.
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A generational perspective
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A group of young people, of different nationalities, academic backgrounds, professional dedications, perspectives and ultimately very diverse profiles, but between the ages of 17 and 27, make up this project
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The Future of Work
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During the years 2018 and 2019, on the occasion of the ILO's centenary and in the context of the initiative "the future of work we want" FIDE, created a Working Group with the aim of reflecting and discussing the future of work in Spain, with a prospective perspective, to anticipate trends and define strategies that contribute to creating more and better jobs.
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Climate change and energy transition
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The Climate Change and Energy Transition Law is a key instrument to guarantee the achievement of Spain's commitments to the EU on energy and climate in the framework of the Paris Agreement against global warming. The main objective of this WG was to actively collaborate in the debate of one of the few legislative initiatives that can prosper in the next two years.
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Improving the governance of public companies in Spain
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The Working Group Fide has reached 25 proposals for the reform of the Institutional Public Sector, structured in 5 axes of action: Autonomy, Market, Forms of Appointment, Good Governance and Transparency, and Boards of Directors. This group has held various analysis and debate meetings from November 2018 to May 2019.
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Neuroscience and Law
Collaboration Fundación Garrigues and Fundación Fide
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Fide and the Garrigues Foundation, have convened a group of professionals from the scientific and legal fields to this Working Group to advance in the analysis of this matter from both approaches and establish a Neuroscience and Law Committee
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Labor law
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The group of reflection and debate of Fide proposes a consensual management of labor relations with the objective of employment, quality work, productivity and competitiveness.
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Data Protection: RGPD / LOPDGDD
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The Data Protection Working Group held its first meeting in November 2016 after the publication of the General Data Protection Regulation (“RGPD”) and focused its work on the analysis of the Regulation that would enter into force on May 25, 2018 and to the analysis and contribution in the public consultation of the Draft Spanish Law for the development or complement of the RGPD that concluded with the publication in the BOE on December 6, 2018 of the new LO 3/2018, of December 5, of Protection of Personal Data and guarantee of digital rights ("LOPDGDD").
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Consultation on the "Digital Services Act" of the European Commission
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From FIDE and Alastria set up a Working Group to respond to the European Commission's Public Consultation on the "Digital Services Act" with the aim of addressing the different issues raised in the consultation, as well as proposing alternatives, options or new elements to consider in the future regulation that the Digital Services Act intends to undertake.
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Towards a regulation of disability
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The objective of the WG will be to advance the regulatory framework for disability and assess the appropriate measures to promote compliance.
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young people with opinion
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The Working Group of young people with an opinion of FIDE was created in order to analyze the implications of digital transformation in various areas of our society
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Digital Society
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Group created in order to advance a proposal that contributes to the definition of principles of action and that serve as the basis for making regulation an instrument that strengthens competitiveness.
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Regulatory Law
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Due to its own novelty, Regulatory Law is a Law that is not yet well defined and systematized. Studies in this area are generally sectoral. That is why five sessions have been held in which they have reflected on the basic and constitutive aspects of Regulatory Law
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Refinancing Agreements
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Three sessions have been held on different issues regarding refinancing, in order to open an open and relaxed discussion between professionals who from one institution or another are linked to these matters.
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Timeshare
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Timeshare is a vacation and tourist product, while Spanish regulations regulate it as if it were a real estate product and with a clear registration focus, when the reality is that neither the clients nor the promoters feel comfortable with it.
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Current Affairs Talks
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Group of young people that brings together experts from various subjects to hold informal colloquia and discuss issues that concern youth today.
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Article 13 Copyright Directive
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The proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on copyright in the digital single market includes an Article 13 that is causing significant controversy.
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Promoting entrepreneurship in Spain
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Define the Spanish entrepreneurship model, Compare the Spanish entrepreneurship model with that of our European neighbors and Conclude whether entrepreneurship is promoted in Spain
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The review of the public spending model in Spain
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The group has published 6 proposals whose objective is to take steps towards a budget model that makes explicit what are the policy objectives that are intended to be met and that, through evaluation, makes it possible to know if they are achieved and to what extent.
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DNA: the value of forensic evidence and the limits of its use
Collaboration Fundación Garrigues and Fundación Fide.
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Fide and the Garrigues Foundation, have convened a group of professionals, with the aim of reflecting on this matter and preparing an informed document to contribute to society and the scientific and legal community.
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Surrogacy
Collaboration Fundación Garrigues and Fundación Fide.
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Fide and the Garrigues Foundation, have convened a group of professionals, with the aim of reflecting on this matter and preparing an informed document to contribute to society and the scientific and legal community.
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