We draft and review all types of commercial contracts, in both Spanish and English as well as French. We advise and represent clients in both national and international negotiations for the extrajudicial resolution of conflicts. In addition, we manage the incorporation of companies in Spain and abroad, carrying out any subsequent structural or statutory modifications that the client may require. We also participate in shareholders’ meetings and Boards of Directors, comprehensively managing the legal area of large corporate groups in all matters related to internal regulations, group processes, corporate agreements, etc.
Mercantile & Corporate
We provide services to automotive companies in their projects and supplies to the main OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) in Spain and Europe, being accustomed to the agility and speed that this sector requires. Waterwhale is one of the most specialized firms in this sector in Spain, being experts in drafting all types of contracts (nomination letters, general terms, supply contracts, bonus contracts, confidentiality agreements, etc.) Among many tasks, we monitor the general purchasing conditions of the main OEMs and legally ensure that the supply chain is aligned with these terms.
Our Compliance Department assists in the implementation of corporate crime prevention systems, customized for the client, and aligned with UNE 19601 standards. We support our clients during the complex phase of policy implementation. We have Internal Auditors certified in UNE 19601 and ISO 37001, and manage the whistleblower channel, ‘TARGATIS,’ which is already trusted by top-level companies both in Spain and Europe.
We develop data protection programs for companies from numerous countries within the European Union, implementing their data protection policies and processes in a real and effective manner. We are specialists in International Data Transfers, being the first firm in Europe to develop Binding Corporate Rules (‘BCR’) under the GDPR.
We provide immigration advisory services to foreign companies and investors, managing and applying for residence permits such as the so-called Golden Visa, authorizations for highly skilled workers, managerial staff, and family members. We assist in the applications for declarations of projects of general interest and of strategic sectors.
Immigration services for businesses
We accompany foreign investors in their establishment in Spain from the first minute, offering both legal services and comprehensive strategic services. Company formation, declarations of foreign investments, joint ventures, and international taxation are our specialties.
We assist our clients in their internationalization operations. We have extensive export experience and are familiar with the actual operations of international activities, including the negotiation of sales contracts, supply agreements, international agency contracts, issues with maritime and air transport, advice on INCOTERMs, export documentation, customs management, payment guarantees, and unpaid claims.
The Waterwhale Regulatory Radar Identifies, Analyzes, and Summarizes the main regulatory developments in Criminal Compliance, Data Protection, and Competition Law, classifying these developments according to their level of impact and priority for businesses.
We constantly review new regulations to identify any developments in these areas that may be of strategic interest to our clients, analyzing them in depth to present them in a visual and conceptual manner.
We are corporate lawyers who seek the best solutions for our clients’ interests through the negotiation of beneficial agreements for their businesses. That is why we are whales, accompanying the client, not sharks. However, should the situation require it and all amicable avenues have been exhausted, we have a Litigation and Arbitration Department that will defend your interests, in any court in Spain or any international arbitration forum.