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What is the Schengen Agreement?
When preparing for a trip to another European country, you’ve undoubtedly found some reference to the Schengen Agreement, or more specifically to what is known as the Schengen Area, formed by the countries adhering to the agreement. It is a well-known concept, but its implications often aren’t entirely clear [...]
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According to the law, do I need a reason or cause to divorce?
Our experience as former judges and jurists has allowed us to identify various issues that frequently lead to questions from the people who come to us seeking the services of the best family lawyers in Barcelona. Not all of these questions have the same complexity, and some are somewhat simpler to answer than others. [...]
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They’re selling the home I’ve rented: What can I do? The preemptive right to purchase in urban leases
Although it may seem strange, law firms are often consulted regarding such matters, especially since the acquisition of properties with tenants at low prices by investment funds has become increasingly common, which have come to dominate “vulture funds” [...]  
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When can an international divorce be processed in Spain?
The international aspect of our services allows us to provide quality legal assistance when it is necessary to process a divorce involving foreigners in Spain. On the one hand, there is the international jurisdiction, which we’ve discussed in several legal articles published in our media section. On the other hand, there is the law applicable to the divorce, regardless of where it is processed [...]
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The state of surrogacy in the world
One of the most heated legislative debates in Spain in recent months has been the debate over surrogacy, popularly known as “wombs for rent”. At the moment, this practice is still not permitted in Spain [...]
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Differences between a TIE, a NIE and a residence card
Foreigners who are preparing to reside in Spain encounter several different forms of official identification, which can cause some confusion. As specialists in everything related to immigration and international law, we at ICN LEGAL will try to clearly explain the various concepts foreign citizens living in Spain need to understand.
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ICN LEGAL gets an important legal victory in an appellate court ruling on an exequatur request
Professor José Carlos Fernández Rozas has recently discussed the favorable ruling obtained by our firm, under the legal direction of founding partner Celsa Núñez, on his blog. On this occasion [...]
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Westphalian principles (II): applicable law in the online infringement of...
I started my previous article by quoting a phrase from Muñoz Machado, “the internet does not acknowledge Westphalian principles,” and tried to explain that the absence of an international regulation for the internet has left us with no choice [...]
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Who can authorize the renewal of a minor's passport?
In the context of divorce proceedings, matters relating to the custody of children are often those that present the greatest complications, especially when it is a contested divorce. Even after the divorce is finalized, conflicts may continue to arise [...]  

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