1. Ámbito de aplicación

1.1. Ámbito de aplicación objetivo.

Las presentes Condiciones Generales constituyen el marco básico de regulación de las relaciones establecidas entre LeQuid y sus clientes, y conjuntamente con las condiciones particulares que se acuerden en cada caso, formarán el cuerpo que rige cada una de las relaciones establecidas entre el Despacho y cada cliente, debiendo aplicarse e interpretarse éstas y aquellas (condiciones particulares y condiciones generales) conjunta y sistemáticamente.

Las presentes condiciones generales se aplicarán a todos los servicios profesionales prestados por Le Quid.

Las presentes condiciones generales tendrán carácter de marco básico y adicional a las condiciones particulares o “Propuesta de Servicios” que se acuerden en cada caso concreto entre Le Quid y el Cliente prevaleciendo, siempre, la particular o la que Lequid estime más oportuna en cada caso, sobre las condiciones generales en caso de discrepancia.

A estos efectos, se entenderá por “Servicios” las tareas profesionales a realizar por Le Quid y objeto de la Propuesta de Servicios.

Asimismo, se entenderá por Le Quid, ‘Despacho’o  la “Firma” a “LeQuid Abogados Economistas y Administradores Concursales, SLP”, con domicilio en Madrid, calle Capitán Haya, número 1, planta 15 y C.I.F. nº B-83772731. La Sociedad está inscrita en el Registro Mercantil de Madrid el 18/11/2003, al Tomo: 19380, Folio: 139, Sección: 8, Hoja: M -339870, Inscripción 1ª.

Los Usuarios pueden contactar con Le Quid a través de la dirección de correo electrónico info@lequid.eu o en el teléfono +34 91 418 43 52.

Finalmente, se entenderá por “Cliente” al destinatario de la Propuesta de Servicios y de la prestación de los servicios.

En las presentes Condiciones Generales “Le Quid” y el “Cliente” podrán denominarse conjuntamente como las “Partes”.

1.2 Ámbito de aplicación subjetivo.

En el ámbito de la prestación de servicios, los sujetos intervinientes son Le Quid y el Cliente. Salvo autorización escrita y expresa de Le Quid, el Cliente no podrá ceder a ningún tercero la prestación de los Servicios contratados.

2. Servicios.

2.1 Los Servicios a prestar por Le Quid al Cliente serán únicamente los señalados en la Propuesta de Servicios o condiciones particulares acordadas para cada trabajo o asunto concreto confiado a la Firma. Cualquier modificación en dichos documentos deberá acordarse, en todo caso, por escrito entre las partes.

Cualquier modificación que estime llevar a cabo el cliente con respecto a los servicios contratados con LeQuid deberá hacerla de manera expresa y nunca entendiéndose tácita, por un lado,  con el tiempo suficiente para su plena efectividad a la hora de llevarlo a cabo, y por otro lado, por medio de una comunicación efectiva. Se debe entender como comunicación efectiva: la telefónica, el correo electrónico y el concierto de una reunión en las dependencias del despacho (siendo este último medio el más aconsejable por ser el más efectivo).

2.2 El Cliente decidirá sobre la ejecución, el seguimiento o la aplicación de las recomendaciones u opiniones profesionales realizadas por Le Quid dentro del ámbito de los Servicios acordados en la Propuesta de Servicios, asumiendo éste la exclusiva responsabilidad derivada de tales decisiones.

3. Equipo

3.1. Le Quid cuenta con un equipo de profesionales y empleados especializados para cada área de servicios profesionales bajo diversas modalidades contractuales.

En cada Propuesta de Servicios se indicará al Cliente el equipo asignado a su caso, sin perjuicio de que Le Quid, cuando así lo considere oportuno o sea necesario en atención a las necesidades del Cliente o del asunto, sustituya o modifique el equipo asignado inicialmente.

4. Colaboradores externos

4.1. En caso de que se requiera la colaboración de asesores externos a la Firma (“Colaboradores”), tras informar de ello al Cliente y salvo que las Partes acuerden expresamente y por escrito lo contrario: (i) Le Quid coordinará los trabajos a realizar y será el enlace entre el Cliente y los Colaboradores; (ii) la relación de prestación de servicios se establecerá entre el Cliente y Le Quid; (iii) los honorarios de Le Quid serán independientes de los propios de los Colaboradores y (iv) Le Quid no asumirá responsabilidad alguna por el asesoramiento prestado al Cliente por los Colaboradores.

5. Honorarios y gastos

5.1 Los honorarios por los servicios profesionales contratados se calcularán generalmente en atención al tiempo empleado por cada uno de los profesionales intervinientes en la prestación de los servicios y a la tarifa establecida por el Despacho, que varía según la categoría en la que se encuadre cada profesional.

Los honorarios, así como los plazos de pago que, en ningún caso podrán superar los 60 días desde la fecha de prestación de los servicios, serán los establecidos en la Propuesta de Servicios con arreglo a los criterios que en ella se establezcan. Los importes facturados por el despacho que no fuesen satisfechos dentro del plazo máximo establecido en este párrafo, devengarán intereses desde el día siguiente a esta fecha, en los términos establecidos en los artículos 5 y siguientes de la Ley 3/2004, por la que se establecen medidas de lucha contra la morosidad en las operaciones comerciales de 29 de Diciembre.

5.2 El Despacho cuida especialmente la cualificación de sus profesionales y la asignación de las tareas a los profesionales, atendiendo a criterios de especialización y eficacia, tratando de optimizar el tiempo dedicado a la resolución de los asuntos.

El Despacho, en base a su experiencia, podrá facilitar al cliente un presupuesto orientativo, considerando el equipo que esté previsto que intervenga en la realización de los trabajos y el tiempo que estime que cada uno de los profesionales intervinientes haya de dedicar a los mismos.

Si durante la ejecución del trabajo se apreciase que se fuesen a producir desviaciones significativas entre el presupuesto orientativo y la realidad lo comunicará al cliente a efectos de establecer un nuevo presupuesto que se acomode a la realidad.

Podrán utilizarse criterios diferentes a los estrictamente horarios cuando así se acuerde, pactándose presupuestos cerrados, presupuestos establecidos total o parcialmente a éxito, contemplando primas adicionales vinculadas a la consecución de objetivos determinados, presupuestos con tarifas bonificadas, incrementadas o planas. En cualquier caso, en las condiciones particulares de las propuestas se detallará la modalidad que corresponda en cada supuesto.

5.3 Cada factura reflejará los honorarios devengados conforme a lo previsto en la Propuesta de Servicios u otras condiciones acordadas expresamente entre las Partes. Asimismo, reflejará otros gastos y suplidos en los que Le Quid razonablemente pudiera haber incurrido y que deberán ser reembolsados por el Cliente. A cada importe facturado les serán de aplicación los impuestos que correspondan conforme a la legislación vigente.

Cualesquiera otros servicios distintos de los servicios y complementarios de los mismos (tales como notarios, registros, gestión de anuncios en prensa, entre otros) serán contratados y abonados directamente por el Cliente.

Salvo acuerdo expreso recogido en la Propuesta de Servicios, Le Quid no tendrá obligación de anticipar o facilitar fondos al Cliente ni de realizar por cuenta de éste pagos de gastos, servicios o suplidos.

5.4 Las provisiones de fondos o depósitos que, en su caso, realice el Cliente se destinarán al pago de cantidades por cuenta del mismo. El Cliente autoriza expresamente a Le Quid, previa comunicación remitida al Cliente, a destinar la provisión de fondos o depósito realizado por el mismo al pago de cualquier cantidad que adeude a Le Quid en concepto de honorarios o gastos, en tanto dicha cantidad sea líquida, vencida y exigible.

5.5 Los honorarios y gastos deberán abonarse a la(s) fecha(s) de vencimiento y en las condiciones reflejadas y aceptadas en la Propuesta de Servicios u otras condiciones acordadas expresamente entre las Partes.

5.6 La obligación del Cliente de pagar los honorarios y gastos a Le Quid es independiente de cualquier derecho que pueda corresponder al Cliente frente a terceros por razón de los Servicios prestados. Por ello, y entre otros posibles supuestos, en asuntos litigiosos o judiciales la condena en costas de la contraparte no exime ni libera al Cliente de satisfacer a Le Quid los honorarios y gastos que correspondan.

5.7 Los honorarios y gastos deberán satisfacerse, en todo caso, aun cuando se frustre la operación o asunto al que se refieran los Servicios.

5.8 En caso de que LeQuid, aun no teniendo obligación ninguna de hacerse cargo de ellos, incurriese en gastos suplidos para la ejecución de los encargos de los clientes, estos gastos serán repercutidos al cliente, quedando los mismos siempre obligados a resarcir al Despacho por este concepto. Dentro de esta categoría de gastos suplidos, el Despacho aportará justificación de los que consistan en impuestos, tasas, honorarios de otros profesionales, gastos de notaría o registro, traducciones, peritajes, gastos de emisión de certificaciones, desplazamientos de largo recorrido, estancia en hoteles y otros establecimientos, mensajeros de larga distancia o con recargos de urgencia, servicio de teleconferencias, manutención vinculada a trabajos nocturnos o reuniones y cualquier otro, siempre que, individualmente considerados estos gastos, tengan un importe superior a 100 euros. Si el gasto en concreto no llegase a dicho importe, el Despacho no tiene obligación ninguna de entregar documentación acreditativa, sin perjuicio de exigir su desembolso.

5.9 Los acuerdos que se refieran a servicios de prestación continuada se renovarán automáticamente a su vencimiento sin necesidad de comunicación de esta circunstancia entre las partes.

Al inicio del año natural se actualizará el importe de las contraprestaciones por estos servicios continuados en la variación que hubiera experimentado el índice general de precios al consumo en el año natural anterior, publicado por el Instituto Nacional de Estadística

5.10 En las condiciones particulares de las propuestas se podrá establecer la modalidad de determinación de los honorarios acordada y el plazo estimado de ejecución del servicio, salvo que entre otros motivos, el mismo tuviese carácter continuado.

6. PROVISION DE FONDOS.

6.1. El Despacho podrá pedir una provisión de fondos antes de comenzar la prestación del servicio. Esta provisión de fondos se aplicará al pago de honorarios.

La provisión de fondos se calculará en un porcentaje de la cuantía de los honorarios estimados o acordados en la propuesta. El porcentaje será el que se establezca en las condiciones particulares de la propuesta.

6.2 El cliente autoriza expresamente a LeQuid a destinar la provisión de fondos o depósito realizado por el mismo al pago de cualquier cantidad que adeude a LeQuid en concepto de honorarios o gastos.

6.3 Las facturas por provisiones de fondos deberán hacerse efectivas a su recepción. El despacho se reserva el derecho a no iniciar la prestación del servicio alguna en tanto en cuanto no hayan sido abonadas las indicadas facturas.

7. Facturación y pago

7.1 Salvo que Le Quid y el Cliente dispongan lo contrario, las facturas emitidas por la Firma serán pagaderas a la vista y en las condiciones especificadas en las mismas. En ningún caso el plazo de pago superará el de 30 ó 60 días naturales a computar desde la fecha de prestación del servicio o, excepcionalmente, el fijado por la Ley 3/2004, de 29 de diciembre, por la que se establecen medidas de lucha contra la morosidad en las operaciones comerciales. Le Quid podrá reclamar al Cliente los intereses de demora previstos legalmente en caso de retraso en el pago de las facturas desde la fecha de su vencimiento.

7.2 Cualquier discrepancia por parte del Cliente en relación con una factura deberá comunicarse con celeridad al departamento de Administración de Le Quid, debiendo procederse, en su caso, al pago de la total o parte de la factura que no ha sido cuestionada.

7.3 La devolución, si hubiera de realizarse, de cantidades que el Cliente entregó a Le Quid en concepto de pago anticipado o a cuenta, tendrá lugar en las condiciones acordadas entre las partes.

7.4 En caso de impago por parte del Cliente, Le Quid podrá, previo aviso por escrito y con arreglo a la normativa profesional o deontológica reguladora de su actividad, suspender toda prestación de Servicios al Cliente, sin que por parte de éste pueda plantearse ninguna reclamación o queja por dicha suspensión o por los daños que de la misma pudieran derivarse, siendo de exclusiva responsabilidad del cliente los daños y perjuicios que por dicha suspensión pudiera producirse, sin poder repetir los mismos contra el despacho. En tanto se mantenga la situación de impago y salvo disposición contraria recogida en la normativa profesional o deontológica de su actividad, Le Quid no entregará al Cliente ninguno de los trabajos realizados total o parcialmente. Así mismo si fuera preciso realizar un requerimiento de pago posterior a la factura por impago de ésta, deberán abonarse también los costes de cobro, que en ningún caso serán inferiores al 5% del importe de la factura.

7.5 Si el Cliente solicita la prestación de Servicios para compañías bajo su control o para cualesquiera otros terceros, o en otros supuestos en los que los costes legales sean asumidos por terceros, Le Quid facturará directamente a la entidad indicada, si bien el Cliente responderá del pago de cualquier cantidad que no se satisfaga a su vencimiento.

8. Información y documentación

8.1 Le Quid solicitará al Cliente toda la información y documentación que a su juicio resulten necesarias para la adecuada y eficaz prestación de los Servicios. La información y documentación serán remitidas por el Cliente a Le Quid por el medio que se considere más idóneo para salvaguardar la confidencialidad al tiempo que resulte ágil. El Cliente manifiesta y garantiza que está debidamente legitimado y facultado para la remisión de la documentación e información que facilite a Le Quid, y mantendrá indemne a Le Quid de cualquier reclamación de tercero por razón del acceso a la información o documentación remitidas por el Cliente o a sus instancias.

8.2  El cliente autoriza al Despacho a conservar copia de los documentos que le sean entregados para la prestación de los servicios contratados, incluso tras la terminación de la relación contractual. Una vez concluida la ejecución del servicio encargado o la relación con el cliente, el Despacho se reserva el derecho a destruir en cualquier momento la indicada documentación.

8.3 El almacenamiento de la información y de la documentación vinculada a los servicios prestados por el Despacho a sus clientes podrá realizarse en las instalaciones del Despacho, en sus servidores o en instalaciones de terceros o medios de almacenamiento electrónico contratados por el Despacho.

8.4 El despacho no asume ninguna obligación en relación con la verificación de la suficiencia y autenticidad de la información que se le proporcione por el cliente, siendo de exclusiva responsabilidad del cliente los daños y perjuicios que por dicha situación pudiera producirse, sin poder repetir dichos daños (ni el cliente ni terceros afectados) contra el despacho.

9. Secreto profesional y protección de datos

9.1 Toda relación ente Le Quid y el Cliente estará regida por la normativa vigente y aplicable en  cada momento sobre el secreto profesional y la protección de datos, lo cual se mantendrá incluso después de finalizar la prestación del Servicio. Como consecuencia de ello, Le Quid observará estrictamente la legislación vigente en materia de protección de datos, obligándose además a salvaguardar la confidencialidad de toda la información y documentación recibidas del Cliente que no sean de dominio público, y únicamente podrá desvelarla con autorización del Cliente o por orden de cualquier autoridad administrativa, judicial o legalmente autorizada para ello.

9.2 Salvo que Le Quid y el Cliente acuerden lo contrario, la Firma no custodiará documentos originales que no sean estrictamente necesarios para la correcta prestación de los Servicios. Finalizada la prestación de los Servicios, Le Quid devolverá al Cliente cuanta documentación original obre en su poder con relación al mismo o al asunto en particular al que se hayan referido los Servicios, previa indicación por el Cliente de los términos en que ha de realizarse dicha devolución.

9.3 Salvo petición expresa por parte del Cliente, Le Quid conservará en sus archivos copias de la información y documentación relativa al asunto objeto de la prestación de los Servicios que haya sido facilitada por él. Le Quid no asume obligación alguna de mantener dichas copias durante un período de tiempo concreto, pudiendo destruir sus ficheros sin requerir autorización alguna.

9.4 Salvo que el Cliente indique expresamente su oposición, éste autoriza a Le Quid a incluirle en sus listas públicas de clientes, manteniendo Le Quid en todo las obligaciones de confidencialidad y protección de datos.

10. Comunicaciones

10.1 El Cliente podrá comunicar e intercambiar información y documentación con Le Quid a las direcciones y por los medios que le indique el responsable asignado a su caso.

10.2 Salvo acuerdo expreso en contrario, el Cliente acepta el correo electrónico no encriptado como canal de comunicación habitual con Le Quid para el intercambio de información y documentación que las partes consideren oportuno. El Cliente exime a Le Quid de cualquier responsabilidad por la interceptación o acceso a los correos electrónicos por personas no autorizadas, así como de cualquier daño o perjuicio que pueda producirse al Cliente como consecuencia de virus informáticos, fallos en la red o supuestos análogos, salvo que fuera por causa imputable a Le Quid.

No obstante lo anterior, la naturaleza de la prestación de servicios jurídicos inherentes a la profesión e ineludibles implica, por un lado restricciones temporales y espaciales (numerosas salidas del despacho, reuniones, conferencias, juicios, visitas etc.) y por otro lado, las  aunque debido a las mismas causas, limitaciones en la de comunicación mediante el correo electrónico (extensión, dificultades para transmitir matices, omisión de datos relevantes, falta de simultaneidad en la comunicación etc.).Todo ello obliga, por razones de prudencia y eficacia, a recordar poner en conocimiento del cliente las siguientes medidas:

  • Se establecerá contacto directo (vía teléfono o reunión personal) si se trata de un nuevo asunto o de un cambio sustancial de cierta entidad en un asunto en curso, no entendiéndose aceptado ni producido, en ningún caso, el cambio si Le Quid no lo hubiese indicado expresamente en la respuesta al cliente.
  • En cada comunicación individual, se acompañará siempre una explicación del contenido y significado en el caso de envío de archivos adjuntos o similar, supeditándose siempre dicha lectura a la explicación.
  • De no llevarse a cabo por el cliente las comunicaciones mediante estas indicaciones, el Despacho no se responsabiliza de los daños y perjuicios que pudiesen derivarse (de hecho o de derecho), tales como la no lectura o la omisión de respuesta al cliente. En consecuencia, siendo de exclusiva responsabilidad del cliente los daños y perjuicios que por dicha situación pudiera producirse, sin poder repetir dichos daños (ni el cliente ni terceros afectados) contra el despacho.

10.3 De común acuerdo, y para aquellos documentos o información de especial relevancia o sensibilidad que así lo requieran, las Partes establecerán los procedimientos de intercambio que consideren más oportunos al efecto.

11. Conflictos de intereses

11.1 Le Quid presta servicios a clientes tanto españoles como extranjeros por lo que, con carácter previo a la emisión de la Propuesta de Servicios, las Partes verificarán la ausencia de conflictos de intereses que pudieran obstaculizar la correcta prestación de los servicios. Si en el transcurso de la prestación de los servicios el Cliente tuviera conocimiento de alguna circunstancia que pudiera dar lugar a una situación de conflicto de intereses, deberá comunicarlo inmediatamente a Le Quid. Asimismo, Le Quid informará inmediatamente al Cliente cuando tenga conocimiento de situaciones de conflictos de intereses que se produzcan por cualquier circunstancia sobrevenida.

11.2 Le Quid podrá intervenir por cuenta de cualquier tercero (aún en el caso de que los intereses de este tercero sean contrarios a los intereses del Cliente y tanto en juicio como fuera de él), siempre que se refieran a asuntos o cuestiones distintos y sin relación con los asuntos encomendados por el Cliente a Le Quid (y aún cuando ello pudiera suponer actuar frente al propio Cliente o frente a alguna otra entidad participada por él), sin que en tales situaciones exista conflicto de intereses que impida a Le Quid la aceptación y realización de tales encargos a favor de terceros, salvo en aquellos casos en los que, con arreglo a la normativa profesional o deontológica reguladora de la actividad de Le Quid, ello no fuera posible.

12 Verificación de datos  / Cumplimiento de la Ley 1072010 de Blanqueo de capitales.

12.1 En cumplimiento de la Ley 10/2010, de 28 de abril, de prevención del blanqueo de capitales y de la financiación del terrorismo, Le Quid procederá a la verificación de la identidad del Cliente y de sus operaciones y actividades con carácter previo a la admisión de cualquier encargo profesional . El Cliente se obliga a facilitar a Le Quid, de forma completa y veraz, cuanta información sea necesaria y le sea requerida a estos efectos. En caso de no obtener la información solicitada, Le Quid se verá imposibilitado para prestar Servicios al Cliente, sin que ello pueda comportar ningún tipo de responsabilidad para Le Quid.

12.2 Le Quid está sujeta, asimismo y en los términos legalmente establecidos, a la obligación de comunicar al Servicio Ejecutivo de Prevención del Blanqueo de Capitales (SEPBLAC) cualquier hecho u operación, incluso la mera tentativa, respecto de los cuáles exista indicio o certeza de que está relacionado con el blanqueo de capitales o la financiación del terrorismo, debiendo abstenerse de ejecutar cualquier operación respecto de la que se pongan de manifiesto tales circunstancias.

12.3 El pago de los honorarios del Despacho se realizará desde una cuenta a nombre del Cliente abierta en una entidad de crédito domiciliada en la Unión Europea o en países terceros equivalentes de acuerdo con la normativa sobre prevención del blanqueo de capitales están en vigor a día de hoy.

12.4 Le Quid no será responsable ante el Cliente de los daños y perjuicios que este pueda sufrir como consecuencia del cumplimiento, por parte de Le Quid, de dichas obligaciones legales.

13. Terminación

13.1 El Cliente podrá dar por terminada la prestación de los Servicios en cualquier momento, sin necesidad de aducir motivo alguno para ello.

13.2 Sujeto al cumplimiento de la normativa profesional o deontológica reguladora de su actividad, Le Quid podrá dar por terminada la prestación de los Servicios en curso (o bien rechazar la dirección de uno o varios asuntos concretos) en cualquier momento, con un plazo de preaviso razonable, por razones de pérdida de confianza, éticas, deontológicas o de cualquier otra naturaleza.

13.3 En todo caso, el Cliente tendrá obligación de abonar los honorarios y gastos de Le Quid devengados hasta la fecha de terminación de los Servicios.

13.4 Salvo acuerdo de las partes en contrario, las posterioresactualizaciones de la información, opiniones, recomendaciones, consejos o asesoramientos derivados de cambios normativos u otros hechos posteriores a la fecha de terminación de prestación de los servicios será objeto de una nueva Propuesta de Servicios.

14. Responsabilidad

14.1 La responsabilidad del despacho, de los socios, Abogados, empleados y colaboradores que hayan intervenido en un asunto se limita, por motivos de mantenimiento de costes y eficiencia de medios profesionales entre otros, a un máximo del importe de los honorarios profesionales abonados por el mismo cliente por razón de dicho asunto durante los doce meses inmediatamente anteriores a la reclamación, salvo que quedase acreditada, de forma clara y evidente, la concurrencia de dolo.

En cualquier caso, el cliente acepta circunscribir la exigencia de responsabilidad exclusivamente a los supuestos claros y probados de dolo y negligencia profesional grave. Todo esto se entenderá como elemento esencial del contrato y por ello necesario para la validez del mismo.

El cliente renuncia a exigir responsabilidad directa a los Socios, Abogados, empleados y colaboradores del Despacho, y limitará su reclamación al Despacho.

14.2 No podrá reclamarse al Despacho ni a sus Socios, Abogados y empleados responsabilidad alguna por actos u omisiones de terceros aunque fuesen colaboradores externos del Despacho (otros despachos u otros profesionales independientes, entre otros) o hubiesen intervenido a su petición del Despacho, pero con conocimiento del cliente, sin perjuicio de las acciones directas que pudiera éste ejercitar contra los mismos.

14.3 En ningún caso Le Quid será responsable de los daños derivados o causados, en todo o en parte, como consecuencia de la falsedad, el ocultamiento, el retraso en el envío de información, el incumplimiento de las presentes condiciones generales, o cualquier otra conducta del Cliente que fuera dolosa o negligente, o no realizada conforme a los principios de la buena fe, o de incumplimientos que se produzcan por causas que están fuera de su control razonable.

14.4 La responsabilidad de Le Quid se limitará a los daños directos (con exclusión, por tanto, del lucro cesante, de la pérdida de negocio o del daño reputacional) efectivamente causados al Cliente.

14.5 La responsabilidad de Le Quid frente al Cliente en relación con los Servicios está condicionada a que el Cliente remita reclamación por escrito, determinando con suficiente detalle la naturaleza de la reclamación y el importe reclamado, en un plazo preclusivo no superior a un año a contar desde la finalización de la prestación de los Servicios, salvo en caso de dolo en que será de aplicación el plazo de prescripción legalmente establecido.

14.6 La eventual responsabilidad de Le Quid tendrá lugar únicamente frente al Cliente. Le Quid no será responsable de los daños que puedan ocasionarse a terceros como consecuencia del uso que el Cliente pueda hacer de los Servicios fuera del destino propio de los mismos, a menos que dicho uso haya sido expresamente autorizado por Le Quid, en cuyo caso la responsabilidad de Le Quid se ajustará a las condiciones acordadas a tal efecto.

14.7 El Cliente se obliga a no instigar a que un tercero demande a otras entidades del Grupo Le Quid o a profesionales o empleados del Grupo Le Quid en relación con los Servicios.

14.8 En caso de reclamación por un Cliente contra Le Quid por cualquier causa, si en el asunto objeto de los Servicios interviniesen Profesionales Externos u otras personas o entidades ajenas al Grupo Le Quid que puedan ser responsables, la responsabilidad proporcional y mancomunada de Le Quid ante el Cliente no podrá verse incrementada por razón: (i) de que se pacte con otra persona responsable la limitación o la exclusión de su responsabilidad; o (ii) de la imposibilidad de obtener indemnización de otra persona responsable.

14.9 En ningún caso se entenderá excluida la responsabilidad de Le Quid por acciones u omisiones cuya responsabilidad no pueda excluirse en virtud de leyes o reglamentos aplicables ni reducirse por debajo de la cantidad mínima por reclamación (respecto a la que exista responsabilidad) que corresponda según la normativa aplicable.

15. Tratamiento de datos de carácter personal

15.1 En cumplimiento de lo dispuesto en la Ley Orgánica 15/1999, de 13 de diciembre, de Protección de Datos de Carácter Personal, y el Real Decreto 1720/2007, de 21 de diciembre, por el que se aprueba el Reglamento de desarrollo de la misma, por la presente cláusula el firmante queda informado de que los datos de carácter personal que facilite a Le Quid mediante la aceptación de las presentes Condiciones Generales y la firma de la Propuesta de Servicios, así como todos aquellos que facilite en el futuro como consecuencia de su vinculación con Le Quid se incorporarán a un fichero titularidad de esta Firma.

La finalidad del tratamiento de los Datos será el mantenimiento, desarrollo, control y ejecución de la relación profesional que, en el marco de la prestación de los Servicios, mantenga con Le Quid.

15.2 El firmante podrá ejercer sus derechos ARCO mediante solicitud por escrito a C/Capitán Haya, número 1, planta 15, 28020 (Madrid) o a la dirección de correo electrónico info@lequid.eu, indicando en ambos casos su nombre y apellidos y acompañando una fotocopia de su DNI.

15.3 En el marco de la prestación de los Servicios objeto de la Propuesta de Servicios puede resultar necesario que Le Quid acceda a datos de carácter personal titularidad del Cliente (los “Datos”), actuando en dicho supuesto como encargado del tratamiento. A tal efecto, Le Quid se compromete y obliga a tratar los Datos con la diligencia debida, acuerdo con las instrucciones que en cada momento le indique el Cliente, destinándolos exclusivamente a la prestación de los Servicios y cumpliendo las medidas que resulten de aplicación de conformidad con lo estipulado en los artículos 81 y 82 del Reglamento.

Asimismo, Le Quid destruirá o devolverá al Cliente, o a quien éste designe expresamente, los Datos a los que haya tenido acceso o los que resulten de cualquier tratamiento realizado con los mismos, así como los soportes o documentos en que dichos Datos consten.

16. Propiedad intelectual

16.1 Los derechos de propiedad intelectual sobre la documentación generada y sobre el desarrollo de los planteamientos jurídicos corresponden a Le Quid.

16.2 El Cliente podrá utilizar, exclusivamente para su uso, toda la documentación generada por Le Quid con ocasión de la prestación de los Servicios, no pudiendo distribuir la misma ni facilitar su acceso a otras personas distintas del Cliente, salvo previa autorización expresa y escrita de Le Quid.

17. Responsabilidad Social

17.1. La prestación de los servicios por parte de Le Quid, se realizará en base a los principios de respeto a la legalidad vigente, los Derechos Humanos, derechos laborales y el medio ambiente, así como la transparencia, la gestión preventiva de riesgos, la ausencia de prácticas corruptas y la creación de valor.

18 Acuerdo íntegro

18.1 Las presentes Condiciones Generales complementan las condiciones particulares recogidas en la Propuesta de Servicios y sustituyen y anulan cualquier acuerdo anterior entre el Cliente y Le Quid.

Salvo acuerdo en contrario entre el Cliente y Le Quid, las presentes condiciones generales constituyen la totalidad de lo acordado entre ambas partes en relación con el encargo de servicios profesionales y normalmente se complementarán mediante una o más Propuesta de Servicios que, entre otros extremos, incluirán los servicios específicos que se prestarán, el equipo responsable de hacerlo y los honorarios correspondientes.

18.2 Salvo acuerdo en contrario, estas Condiciones Generales serán de aplicación a cualquier encargo que el Cliente haga a Le Quid en el futuro.

18.3 Le Quid no estará obligado a iniciar la prestación de los Servicios en tanto no reciba para sus archivos un ejemplar la Propuesta de Servicios y de estas Condiciones Generales firmados por el Cliente y no se efectúe el pago de los honorarios vinculados a la aceptación de la Propuesta de Servicios en los términos convenidos en la misma. La remisión de instrucciones a Le Quid por parte del Cliente se interpretará como aceptación tácita de las presentes Condiciones Generales.

18.4 En el supuesto de que se determinara la nulidad de cualquiera de los presentes términos y condiciones, ello no afectará al resto de los términos y condiciones, que permanecerán en pleno vigor.

19 Modificaciones

19.1 Le Quid podrá modificar las presentes Condiciones Generales, en cualquier momento, siendo aplicables las modificaciones conforme se detalla a continuación:

(i) Las Condiciones Generales aplicables en el caso de servicios recurrentes serán las que consten en la página web www.Le Quid.com en el momento de prestación de los servicios.

(ii) En caso de servicios no recurrentes, las Condiciones Generales aplicables serán las que consten referenciadas en la Propuesta de Servicios. No obstante, podrán ser de aplicación las modificaciones posteriores de tales Condiciones Generales siempre que las mismas hayan sido comunicadas al Cliente y haya transcurrido un plazo de 21 días naturales desde que se comuniquen al Cliente sin que en dicho plazo haya oposición escrita por el Cliente. A efectos aclaratorios se entenderá que el Cliente acepta los cambios si durante dicho plazo no planteara por escrito ninguna objeción a los mismos.

20. Legislación y jurisdicción aplicable. Fuero

20.1 La relación entre el Cliente y Le Quid se somete expresamente a la legislación española.

20.2 Las Partes, con renuncia a cualquier otro fuero que pudiera corresponderles, acuerdan expresamente que serán competentes para la resolución de toda controversia derivada de estas Condiciones Generales o que guarde relación con ellas -incluida cualquier cuestión relativa a su existencia, validez, terminación, interpretación o ejecución- los Juzgados y Tribunales de la Villa de Madrid.

(LeQuid Abogados SLP)

Le QUID

(LeQuid Abogados SLP)

1 Scope of application

1.1. Objective scope of application. 

These general conditions constitute a basic regulatory framework for the relationships established between LeQuid and its clients. These, in conjunction with the specific conditions agreed in each case, will form the body that governs each individual relationship established between the Firm and each client, and both these and others (particular conditions and general terms and conditions) should be applied and interpreted jointly and systematically.

These general conditions shall be applicable to all the professional services provided by LeQuid,

These terms and conditions will be considered as a basic and additional framework to the particular conditions or “Proposal of Services” that are agreed in each specific case, between LeQuid and the Client, the particular conditions or those considered more appropriate by LeQuid in each case, prevailing over the general conditions in the event of discrepancy.

For such purposes, “Services” shall be deemed to mean the professional tasks to be carried out by LeQuid and as described in the Proposal of Services.

Furthermore, LeQuid or the “Firm” shall be deemed to mean “LeQuid Abogados Economistas y Administradores Concursales SLP”, domiciled in Madrid, Calle Capitán Haya, número 1, planta 15 and Company Tax Identification Code No. B-83772731. The company is registered at the Company Register of Madrid as of 18/11/2003, under Volume: 19380, page: 139, section: 8, sheet: M -339870, registration 1.

Users can contact LeQuid via the e-mail address info@lequid.eu or via telephone number +34 91 418 43 52.

Finally, “Client” shall be deemed to mean “the recipient of the Proposal of Services and of the services provided”.

In these General Conditions, “LeQuid” and the “Client” may be jointly named as the “Parties”

1.2 Subjective scope of application. 

Within the scope of providing services, the intervening parties are LeQuid and the Client. Except by written, express authorisation from LeQuid, the Client may not grant the services contracted to any third party.

2 Services

2.1 The Services to be provided to the Client by LeQuid shall be limited to those listed under the Proposal of Services or particular conditions agreed for each specific task or matter entrusted to the Firm. Any modification to such documents must be agreed in writing between the parties in all cases.

Any modification the client wishes to make with respect to the services contracted with LeQuid should be done expressly, and never implicitly; on one hand within a sufficient timeframe to ensure that it can be implemented, and on the other, through effective communication. Effective communication shall be understood as: telephone, email and an arranged meeting on the Firm´s premises (the latter option being recommended as it is the most effective).

2.2 The Client shall decide on the execution, monitoring or application of the professional recommendations or opinions made by LeQuid within the scope of the Services agreed in the Proposal of Services, assuming sole liability arising from such decisions.

3 Team

3.1. LeQuid has a team of professionals and specialised employees for every area of professional service, under a variety of contractual modalities.

Each Proposal of Services shall inform the Client of the team assigned to their case, notwithstanding the fact that LeQuid, when it deems advisable or necessary in attending the needs of the Client or of the matter, may replace or modify the team initially assigned.

4 External collaborators

4.1. In the event of requiring the collaboration of advisors from outside the Firm (“Collaborators“), after informing the Client of this and unless the Parties expressly agree otherwise in writing: (i) LeQuid shall coordinate the works to be carried out and shall liaise between the Client and the Collaborators; (ii) the breakdown of services provided shall be established between the Client and LeQuid; (iii) LeQuid’s fees shall be independent of the Collaborators’ fees and (iv) LeQuid shall assume no liability for the advice provided to the Client by the Collaborators.

Fees and expenses

5.1 Calculation of fees for the contracted professional services will be based on the time spent by each of the professionals involved in providing the services, and the rate established by the Firm which varies according to each professional´s category.

Fees, and the terms payment, which under no circumstances may exceed 60 days as from the date of providing the services, shall be as established in the Proposal of Services in accordance with the criteria stipulated therein. The amounts invoiced by the Firm that are not settled within the maximum term established in this paragraph, will accrue interest from the day following this date, under the terms of articles 5 and onwards of Law 3/2004, 29 December, which set out of measures to combat default in commercial operations.

5.2 The Firm is particularly attentive towards the qualifications held by each of its professionals and to whom each task is assigned, based on specialisation and efficiency criteria with a view to optimising the time spent on resolving the matters at hand.

Based on its experience, the Firm can provide an indicative quotation, considering the team that will be assigned to the job and the estimated time that the professionals involved will need to spend resolving them.

Should it come to light during the execution of the project that significant deviations between the indicative quotation and the realistic total may develop, the client will be informed with a view to establishing a new, more realistic quotation.

Alternative criteria to those strictly hour-based fee calculations could be used upon agreement, establishing closed quotations, quotations partially or entirely based on outcomes, taking into account additional bonuses linked to specific objectives, quotations with discounted, increased or flat rates. In any case, the corresponding method will be detailed in the particular conditions of each individual quotation,

5.3 Each invoice shall show the fees accrued according to the provisions made under the Proposal of Services or other conditions expressly agreed between the Parties. It shall also show other expenses and costs in which LeQuid could reasonably have incurred and which shall be reimbursed by the Client. Each amount invoiced shall be subject to the taxes corresponding in accordance with the effective legislation.

Whatever other, complementary services to those provided (such as notaries, registries, administration of press announcements, among others) shall be contracted and paid for by the Client directly.

Except by express agreement set forth in the Proposal of Services, LeQuid shall not be obliged to advance or provide funds to the Client nor make, on its own account, payments of expenses, services or costs.

5.4 Provisions of funds or deposits which, as the case may be, the Client makes, shall be used for paying amounts on their own account. The Client expressly authorizes LeQuid, following notification served by the Client, to allocate the provision of funds or deposit made by the Client to paying any amount owed to LeQuid as fees or expenses, provided such amount is liquid, payable and due.

5.5 The fees and expenses shall be paid on the date(s) due and under the conditions stipulated and accepted under the Proposal of Services or other conditions expressly agreed between the Parties.

5.6 The Client’s obligation to pay the fees and expenses to LeQuid is independent from any right that may correspond to the Client with respect to third parties as a result of the Services provided. Accordingly, and among other possible suppositions, in litigious or judicial matters, the counterparty’s liability to support costs does not exempt nor free the Client from covering LeQuid’s corresponding fees and expenses.

5.7 Fees and expenses shall be settled in all cases, even in the event when the operation or matter for which the services were provided is impeded.

5.8 Should LeQuid incur supplementary expenses in the process of carrying out the Client’s orders without having any obligation to cover them, these costs will be passed onto the Client who will always be responsible for their reimbursement to the Firm. The Firm will provide proof of such supplementary expenses with reference to taxes, charges, other professionals’ fees, notary and registry expenses, translations, inspections, charges for issuing certificates, long-distance journeys, accommodation in hotels or other similar establishments, long-distance messengers or urgency surcharges, teleconference services, subsistence related to night shifts or meetings or similar instances, as long they individually amount to more than 100 euros. If an expense does not exceed the said amount, the Firm has no obligation to present documental proof, without prejudice to requesting its reimbursement.

5.9 Ongoing service agreements will be automatically renewed on the corresponding renewal date, without the need for communication between the parties.

The amounts to be paid for these ongoing services will be adjusted at the beginning of each calendar year, in accordance with the consumer price index recorded in the previous calendar year, as published by the National Institute of Statistics.

5.10 The fee calculation method and the estimated timeframe for completion of the services contracted can be established in the particular conditions of each quotation, except if, among other factors, the agreement is of an ongoing nature.

6 Provision of Funds

6.1 The Firm may request the provision of funds before commencing the service provision. The funds provided will be deducted from the final fee payment,

The calculation of fund provisions will be based on a percentage of the estimated fees or those previously agreed in the quotation. The percentage will be that already established in the particular conditions of the quotation.

6.2 The client authorises LeQuid to allocate the prevision of funds or deposit made by themselves to cover any amount owed to LeQuid in relation to fees and expenses.

6.3 Invoices for provision of funds must be settled upon receipt. The Firm reserves the right to suspend the commencement of any service provision while such pending invoices have not been paid.

7 Invoicing and payment

7.1 Unless LeQuid and the Client agree otherwise, invoices issued by the Firm shall be payable at sight and under the special conditions stipulated therein. The term of payment may under no circumstances exceed 30 or 60 calendar days calculated as from the date of providing the service or, exceptionally, as provided by Act 3/2004, of 29 December, laying down measures to prevent late payment in commercial operations.

LeQuid may claim from the Client the interest on arrears provided by law in the event of delay in payment of the invoices as from the date of their expiry.

7.2 Any discrepancy by the Client as regards an invoice must be rapidly notified to LeQuid’s administration department, and, as the case may be, payment of the total or part of the invoice that has not been questioned must be paid.

7.3 Reimbursement, were it to be necessary, of amounts that the Client had paid to LeQuid by way of payment in advance or on account, shall be made under the conditions agreed between the parties.

7.4 In the event of non-payment by the Client, LeQuid may, after notification in writing and in accordance with the professional or ethical regulations governing its activity, cease to provide any Services to the Client, without the Client being entitled to bring a claim or complaint for such suspension or for damages that may arise therefrom, the Client will henceforth assume full responsibility for all damages or losses resulting from this suspension of services, without being able to revert these back to the Firm. Insofar as the situation of non-payment remains and unless there are provisions otherwise in the professional or ethical regulations for its activity, LeQuid shall not provide the Client with any of the works carried out, fully or partially. Similarly, even if a payment becomes necessary following non-payment of an invoice, recovery costs shall also be reimbursed which will never, in any case, be less than 5% of the total invoice amount.

6.5 If the Client requests Services to be provided for companies under its control or for any other third party, or in other circumstances in which legal costs are assumed by third parties, LeQuid shall directly invoice the entity stipulated, although the Client shall be liable for any amount not paid upon expiry.

8 Information and documentation

8.1 LeQuid shall request from the Client all the information and documentation necessary, in its opinion, for properly and effectively providing the Services. The information and documentation shall be sent by the Client to LeQuid by the means considered most suitable to safeguard confidentiality, whilst offering diligence. The Client declares and guarantees that it is properly entitled and authorised to send the documentation and information that it provides to LeQuid, and shall hold LeQuid harmless from any claim from third parties as a result of access to the information or documentation sent by the Client or at its behest.

8.2  The client authorizes the Firm to keep copies of documents provided for the provision of the contracted services, even after the contractual relationship has ended, Once the contracted services or the Client relationship has ended, the Firm reserves the right to destroy  such documentation whenever it deems appropriate.

8.3  Information or documentation linked to the services provided to its Clients can be stored on the Firm’s premises, on its servers or on third party premises, or via other electronic methods contracted by the Firm.

8.4  The Firm shall not be held responsible for verifying the adequacy or authenticity of information provided by the Client, who assumes total responsibility for any damages incurred resulting from the consequences of such a situation, without being able to recover the said damages (neither the client nor any third-parties involved), from the Firm.

9 Professional secrecy and data protection

9.1 All relations between LeQuid and the Client shall be governed by the current and applicable legislation at and give time relating to professional secrecy and data protection, which shall remain applicable even after Services cease to be provided. Accordingly, LeQuid shall strictly comply with the effective legislation regarding data protection, also undertaking to safeguard the confidentiality of all information and documentation received from the Client which is not public domain, and may only disclose it with the Client’s authorisation or by order of any administrative or judicial authority or body legally authorised to do so.

9.2 Except when LeQuid and the Client agree otherwise, the Firm shall not keep original documents unless strictly necessary for properly providing the Services. Once the Services are no longer provided, LeQuid shall return to the Client all original documentation it has as regards the Client or the particular matter to which the services refer, following stipulation by the Client of the terms in which such return must be carried out.

9.3 Except by express request by the Client, LeQuid shall keep in its files copies of the information and documentation provided by it and which relate to the matter for which Services are provided. LeQuid assumes no obligation whatsoever to keep such copies for a specific period of time, and may destroy such files without requiring any authorisation.

9.4 Unless the Client expressly states its opposition, it authorises LeQuid to include it in its public lists of clients, LeQuid safeguarding at all times its obligations regarding confidentiality and data protection.

10 Notifications

10.1 The Client may communicate and exchange information and documentation with LeQuid via the addresses and by the means notified by the person responsible for such matters.

10.2 Except when expressly agreed otherwise, the Client accepts unencrypted e-mail as a standard channel of communication with LeQuid for exchanging the information and documentation that the parties consider necessary. The Client exempts LeQuid from any liability for interception or access to the e-mail by unauthorised persons, and from any damages that may be caused to the Client as a consequence of computer viruses, failures in the network or similar events, unless it were by causes attributable to LeQuid.

Notwithstanding the above, the nature of providing the inherent and unavoidable legal services of this profession, on one hand involve time and space constraints (a large number of office departures; meetings, trials, visits, etc.) and on the other, although due the same reasons, limitations of communication by e-mail (extent, difficulties to transmit nuances, omission of relevant data, lack of simultaneity in communication). It is therefore our obligation for reasons of prudence and effectiveness, to ensure that the Client is aware of the following measures:

  1. Establishing direct contact (telephone or personal meeting) if it is a new matter or an important change to a matter in progress, which would under no circumstances be interpreted as either accepted or produced, unless otherwise expressly indicated by Le Quid in its answer to the Client.
  2. With each individual communication, an explanation of the content and meaning, in the event of sending attached files, or similar, will always be included along with proof that the Client has read the explanation provided.
  3.  Should the Client not follow these guidelines relating to communication, the Firm shall not be responsible for any resulting damages or losses (in law or in fact), such as omission or failure to read the answer to the Client. Should such a situation arise, it shall therefore be the Clients exclusive responsibility to cover any damages or losses, without being able to revert these damages (neither the client or third parties involved), back to the Firm.

10.3 By mutual agreement, and for any especially relevant or sensitive documents or information that so requires, the Parties shall establish the procedures they consider most appropriate in order to exchange them.

11 Conflicts of interests

11.1 LeQuid provides services to both Spanish and foreign clients, so prior to issuing the Proposal of Services, the Parties shall verify there are no conflicts of interests that could hamper the proper provision of services. If in the course of providing the services, the Client were to become aware of any circumstance that could give rise to a situation of conflict of interests, it shall immediately notify this to LeQuid. Furthermore, LeQuid shall immediately inform the Client when it becomes aware of situations of conflicts of interests that arise due to any unforeseen circumstance.

11.2 LeQuid may intervene on behalf of any third party (even in cases where the interests of such third party are contrary to the Client’s interests, both in and out of court), provided they refer to matters or questions other than and with no relation to the matters entrusted by the Client to LeQuid (and even when this could mean acting against the Client itself or against any other entity in which it has a stake), without such situations involving a conflict of interests that prevents LeQuid from accepting and carrying out such responsibilities for third parties, except in cases where, in accordance with the professional or ethical regulations governing LeQuid’s activity, this were not possible.

12 Verification of data

12.1 In compliance with Act 10/2010, of 28 April, regarding the prevention of money-laundering and the financing of terrorism, LeQuid shall verify the Client’s identity and its operations and activities, prior to accepting any professional assignment. The Client undertakes to provide LeQuid, fully and truthfully, with any and all information necessary and required for such purposes. In the event the requested information is not obtained, LeQuid shall not be able to provide Services to the Client, and LeQuid assumes no liability as a result.

12.2 LeQuid is also obliged, in the terms legally provided, to notify the Executive Money-Laundering Prevention Service (SEPBLAC) of any fact or operation, even attempted, with respect to which there exists any indication or certainty that it is related to money-laundering or the financing of terrorism, and must abstain from carrying out any operation with respect to which such circumstances arise.

LeQuid shall not be liable to the Client for damages that this may cause as a consequence of LeQuid complying with such legal obligations. (Eliminar)

12.3 Payment of fees to the Firm shall be done via a bank account in the Client’s name, in a financial institution registered within the European Union, or in equivalent third countries that are in agreement with money-laundering prevention legislation in force on the present day.

12.4 LeQuid shall not be liable to the Client for damages that this may cause as a consequence of LeQuid complying with such legal obligations.

13 Termination

13.1 The Client may terminate the provision of Services at any time, with a reasonable term of notice, without the need to provide any reason.

13.2 Subject to compliance with the professional or ethical regulations governing its activity, LeQuid may cease to provide the Services in progress (or to refuse to manage one or several specific matters) at any time, with a reasonable term of notice, due to loss of confidence, for ethical reasons or reasons of any other nature.

13.3 In any event, the Client shall be obliged to pay LeQuid’s fees and expenses accrued up to the date of terminating the Services.

13.4 Except by agreement of the parties otherwise, subsequent updates of information, opinions, recommendations, advice or consultancy arising from regulatory changes or other information following the date of terminating provision of services shall be subject to a new Proposal of Services.

14 Liability

14.1 For reasons of costs and the efficiency of professional circles, among other things, the liability of the Firm, its partners, lawyers, staff and collaborators involved is limited to the maximum amount of the fees paid by the same client in relation to this area, in the twelve months preceding the claim, unless fraud is clearly and demonstrably proven.

In any case, the Client agrees to circumscribe to the demand of exclusive responsibility for clear and proven cases of fraud or serious professional negligence. This is all understood as an essential part of this contract and necessary for its validity.

The Client renounces any efforts to place direct responsibility on partners, lawyers, staff and collaborators, limiting any claims to the Firm itself.

14.2  No claims can be made against the Firm nor its partners, lawyers and staff for the responsibility of acts or omissions made by third parties, even though they may be external collaborators with the Firm (other firms or independent professionals, among others) who may have intervened at the Firm´s request but with the Client’s knowledge, without prejudice to an direct actions that the client could take against such parties.

14.3. In any event, LeQuid shall be liable for damages arising or caused, wholly or partly, as a consequence of the deceit, concealment, delay in providing information, non-compliance with these general conditions, or other behaviour by the Client that were deceitful or negligent, or not carried out in accordance with the principles of the good faith, or non-compliance that may occur for reasons beyond its reasonable control.

14.4 LeQuid’s liability shall be limited to direct damages (therefore excluding loss of profit, loss of business, or damage to reputation) effectively caused to the Client..

14.5 LeQuid’s liability to the Client as regards the Services is conditioned to the fact that the Client brings a claim in writing, specifying with sufficient detail the nature of the claim and its amount, within a mandatory term no greater than one (1) year as from when the Services cease to be provided, except in the event of deceit, in which case the legally established term of prescription shall apply.

14.6 LeQuid’s shall only be liable to the Client. LeQuid shall not be liable for damages that may be caused to third parties as a consequence of the use that the Client may make of the Services outside of their proper destination, unless such use has been specifically authorised by LeQuid, in which case LeQuid’s liability shall be limited to the conditions agreed for such purpose.

14.7 The Client undertakes not to instigate third parties to bring claims against other entities of the LeQuid Group or professionals or employees of the LeQuid Group as regards the Services.

14.8 In the event of a claim by a Client against LeQuid for any reason, if the provision of Services included External Professionals or other persons or entities from outside the LeQuid Group who may be liable, LeQuid’s proportional and joint liability to the Client may not be increased by: (i) agreement with another liable person to limit or exclude their liability; or (ii) the impossibility to obtain another liable person’s compensation.

14.9 Under no circumstances may LeQuid’s liability be excluded due to actions or omissions whose liability may not be excluded by virtue of applicable laws or regulations, nor reduced below the minimum amount per claim (with respect to which liability exists), pursuant to the applicable regulations.

15 Processing of personal data

15.1 In compliance with the provisions of Organic Act 15/1999, of 13 December, regarding Personal Data Protection, and Royal Decree 1720/2007, of 21 December, implementing the regulation of such data processing, this clause informs the undersigned that personal data provided to LeQuid by accepting these General Conditions and signing the Proposal of Services, and any provided in the future as a consequence of your association with LeQuid added to a file owned by this Firm.

The purpose of processing the data will to maintain, develop, control and execute the professional relationship that, in the framework of providing the Services, you have with LeQuid.

15.2 The undersigned may exercise his/her ARCO rights by sending a request in writing to C/ Capitán Haya, número 1, planta 15, 28020 (Madrid) or to the e-mail address info@lequid.eu, in both cases stating your name and surnames and attaching a photocopy of your national identity document.

15.3 In the framework of providing the Services as described in the Proposal of Services, it may be necessary for LeQuid to access personal data owned by the Client (the “Data“), acting in such a case as data processor. For such purposes, LeQuid undertakes and is obliged to process the Data with due diligence, in accordance with the instructions that the Client gives it at all times, dedicating such data exclusively to providing the Services and complying with the measures applicable pursuant to the provisions of articles 81 and 82 of the Regulations.

Furthermore, LeQuid shall destroy or return to the Client, or to who the Client expressly designates, the Data which LeQuid has had access to or any process for which it has been used, as well as the media or documents which include such Data.

16 Intellectual property

16.1 Intellectual property rights over the documentation generated and over the development of legal proposals correspond to LeQuid.

16.2 The Client may use, exclusively for its own purposes, all the documentation generated by LeQuid in providing the Services, and may not distribute it nor provide persons other than the Client with access to it, except by prior, express authorisation in writing from LeQuid.

17 Social responsibility.

17.1. The services provided by LeQuid shall be carried out on the basis of the principles of respect for effective legality, human rights, labour rights and the environment, as well as transparency, risk preventive management, the absence of corrupt practices and value creation.

18 Full agreement

18.1 These General Conditions supplement the particular conditions set forth in the Proposal of Services and they substitute and cancel any previous agreement between the Client and LeQuid.

Except by agreement otherwise between the Client and LeQuid, these conditions constitute everything agreed between both parties as regards the provision of professional services and they shall usually be supplemented by means of one or more Proposals of Services which, inter alia, shall include the specific services to be provided, the team responsible for doing so and the corresponding fees.

18.2 Except by agreement otherwise, these General Conditions shall be applicable to any assignment that the Client entrusts to LeQuid in the future.

18.3 LeQuid shall not be obliged to start providing the Services if it has not received for its files a copy of the Proposal of Services and of these General Conditions signed by the Client and payment has not been made for the fees associated with accepting the Proposal of Services in the terms stipulated therein. The delivery of instructions to LeQuid by the Client shall be interpreted as tacit acceptance of these General Conditions.

18.4 In the event that any of these terms and conditions were deemed null and void, this shall not affect the rest of the terms and conditions, which shall remain in full effect.

19 Modifications

19.1 LeQuid may modify these General Conditions, at any time, such modifications being applicable in accordance with the following:

(i) The General Conditions applicable in the case of recurring services shall be those set forth on the web page www.LeQuid.com at the time of providing such services.

(ii) In the case of non-recurring services, the General Conditions applicable shall be those set forth in the Proposal of Services. Nevertheless, subsequent modifications of such General Conditions may be applicable provided they have been notified to the Client and a term of 21 calendar days have elapsed since they were notified to the Client, and in this term no written opposition has been made by the Client. For explanatory purposes, the Client will be deemed to have accepted the changes if during this term it had not presented any objection in writing thereto.

20 Applicable legislation and jurisdiction. Forum

20.1 The relationship between the Client and LeQuid is expressly subject to Spanish legislation.

20.2 The Parties, waiving any other jurisdiction that may correspond to them, expressly agree that for resolving any dispute arising from these General Conditions or in relationship to them – including any matter relating to their existence, validity, termination, interpretation or execution – the Courts and Tribunals of the city of Madrid shall be competent.

(LeQuid Abogados SLP)

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1 Scope of application

1.1. Objective scope of application. 

These general conditions constitute a basic regulatory framework for the relationships established between LeQuid and its clients. These, in conjunction with the specific conditions agreed in each case, will form the body that governs each individual relationship established between the Firm and each client, and both these and others (particular conditions and general terms and conditions) should be applied and interpreted jointly and systematically.

These general conditions shall be applicable to all the professional services provided by LeQuid,

These terms and conditions will be considered as a basic and additional framework to the particular conditions or “Proposal of Services” that are agreed in each specific case, between LeQuid and the Client, the particular conditions or those considered more appropriate by LeQuid in each case, prevailing over the general conditions in the event of discrepancy.

For such purposes, “Services” shall be deemed to mean the professional tasks to be carried out by LeQuid and as described in the Proposal of Services.

Furthermore, LeQuid or the “Firm” shall be deemed to mean “LeQuid Abogados Economistas y Administradores Concursales SLP”, domiciled in Madrid, Calle Capitán Haya, número 1, planta 15 and Company Tax Identification Code No. B-83772731. The company is registered at the Company Register of Madrid as of 18/11/2003, under Volume: 19380, page: 139, section: 8, sheet: M -339870, registration 1.

Users can contact LeQuid via the e-mail address info@lequid.eu or via telephone number +34 91 418 43 52.

Finally, “Client” shall be deemed to mean “the recipient of the Proposal of Services and of the services provided”.

In these General Conditions, “LeQuid” and the “Client” may be jointly named as the “Parties”

1.2 Subjective scope of application. 

Within the scope of providing services, the intervening parties are LeQuid and the Client. Except by written, express authorisation from LeQuid, the Client may not grant the services contracted to any third party.

2 Services

2.1 The Services to be provided to the Client by LeQuid shall be limited to those listed under the Proposal of Services or particular conditions agreed for each specific task or matter entrusted to the Firm. Any modification to such documents must be agreed in writing between the parties in all cases.

Any modification the client wishes to make with respect to the services contracted with LeQuid should be done expressly, and never implicitly; on one hand within a sufficient timeframe to ensure that it can be implemented, and on the other, through effective communication. Effective communication shall be understood as: telephone, email and an arranged meeting on the Firm´s premises (the latter option being recommended as it is the most effective).

2.2 The Client shall decide on the execution, monitoring or application of the professional recommendations or opinions made by LeQuid within the scope of the Services agreed in the Proposal of Services, assuming sole liability arising from such decisions.

3 Team

3.1. LeQuid has a team of professionals and specialised employees for every area of professional service, under a variety of contractual modalities.

Each Proposal of Services shall inform the Client of the team assigned to their case, notwithstanding the fact that LeQuid, when it deems advisable or necessary in attending the needs of the Client or of the matter, may replace or modify the team initially assigned.

4 External collaborators

4.1. In the event of requiring the collaboration of advisors from outside the Firm (“Collaborators“), after informing the Client of this and unless the Parties expressly agree otherwise in writing: (i) LeQuid shall coordinate the works to be carried out and shall liaise between the Client and the Collaborators; (ii) the breakdown of services provided shall be established between the Client and LeQuid; (iii) LeQuid’s fees shall be independent of the Collaborators’ fees and (iv) LeQuid shall assume no liability for the advice provided to the Client by the Collaborators.

Fees and expenses

5.1 Calculation of fees for the contracted professional services will be based on the time spent by each of the professionals involved in providing the services, and the rate established by the Firm which varies according to each professional´s category.

Fees, and the terms payment, which under no circumstances may exceed 60 days as from the date of providing the services, shall be as established in the Proposal of Services in accordance with the criteria stipulated therein. The amounts invoiced by the Firm that are not settled within the maximum term established in this paragraph, will accrue interest from the day following this date, under the terms of articles 5 and onwards of Law 3/2004, 29 December, which set out of measures to combat default in commercial operations.

5.2 The Firm is particularly attentive towards the qualifications held by each of its professionals and to whom each task is assigned, based on specialisation and efficiency criteria with a view to optimising the time spent on resolving the matters at hand.

Based on its experience, the Firm can provide an indicative quotation, considering the team that will be assigned to the job and the estimated time that the professionals involved will need to spend resolving them.

Should it come to light during the execution of the project that significant deviations between the indicative quotation and the realistic total may develop, the client will be informed with a view to establishing a new, more realistic quotation.

Alternative criteria to those strictly hour-based fee calculations could be used upon agreement, establishing closed quotations, quotations partially or entirely based on outcomes, taking into account additional bonuses linked to specific objectives, quotations with discounted, increased or flat rates. In any case, the corresponding method will be detailed in the particular conditions of each individual quotation,

5.3 Each invoice shall show the fees accrued according to the provisions made under the Proposal of Services or other conditions expressly agreed between the Parties. It shall also show other expenses and costs in which LeQuid could reasonably have incurred and which shall be reimbursed by the Client. Each amount invoiced shall be subject to the taxes corresponding in accordance with the effective legislation.

Whatever other, complementary services to those provided (such as notaries, registries, administration of press announcements, among others) shall be contracted and paid for by the Client directly.

Except by express agreement set forth in the Proposal of Services, LeQuid shall not be obliged to advance or provide funds to the Client nor make, on its own account, payments of expenses, services or costs.

5.4 Provisions of funds or deposits which, as the case may be, the Client makes, shall be used for paying amounts on their own account. The Client expressly authorizes LeQuid, following notification served by the Client, to allocate the provision of funds or deposit made by the Client to paying any amount owed to LeQuid as fees or expenses, provided such amount is liquid, payable and due.

5.5 The fees and expenses shall be paid on the date(s) due and under the conditions stipulated and accepted under the Proposal of Services or other conditions expressly agreed between the Parties.

5.6 The Client’s obligation to pay the fees and expenses to LeQuid is independent from any right that may correspond to the Client with respect to third parties as a result of the Services provided. Accordingly, and among other possible suppositions, in litigious or judicial matters, the counterparty’s liability to support costs does not exempt nor free the Client from covering LeQuid’s corresponding fees and expenses.

5.7 Fees and expenses shall be settled in all cases, even in the event when the operation or matter for which the services were provided is impeded.

5.8 Should LeQuid incur supplementary expenses in the process of carrying out the Client’s orders without having any obligation to cover them, these costs will be passed onto the Client who will always be responsible for their reimbursement to the Firm. The Firm will provide proof of such supplementary expenses with reference to taxes, charges, other professionals’ fees, notary and registry expenses, translations, inspections, charges for issuing certificates, long-distance journeys, accommodation in hotels or other similar establishments, long-distance messengers or urgency surcharges, teleconference services, subsistence related to night shifts or meetings or similar instances, as long they individually amount to more than 100 euros. If an expense does not exceed the said amount, the Firm has no obligation to present documental proof, without prejudice to requesting its reimbursement.

5.9 Ongoing service agreements will be automatically renewed on the corresponding renewal date, without the need for communication between the parties.

The amounts to be paid for these ongoing services will be adjusted at the beginning of each calendar year, in accordance with the consumer price index recorded in the previous calendar year, as published by the National Institute of Statistics.

5.10 The fee calculation method and the estimated timeframe for completion of the services contracted can be established in the particular conditions of each quotation, except if, among other factors, the agreement is of an ongoing nature.

6 Provision of Funds

6.1 The Firm may request the provision of funds before commencing the service provision. The funds provided will be deducted from the final fee payment,

The calculation of fund provisions will be based on a percentage of the estimated fees or those previously agreed in the quotation. The percentage will be that already established in the particular conditions of the quotation.

6.2 The client authorises LeQuid to allocate the prevision of funds or deposit made by themselves to cover any amount owed to LeQuid in relation to fees and expenses.

6.3 Invoices for provision of funds must be settled upon receipt. The Firm reserves the right to suspend the commencement of any service provision while such pending invoices have not been paid.

7 Invoicing and payment

7.1 Unless LeQuid and the Client agree otherwise, invoices issued by the Firm shall be payable at sight and under the special conditions stipulated therein. The term of payment may under no circumstances exceed 30 or 60 calendar days calculated as from the date of providing the service or, exceptionally, as provided by Act 3/2004, of 29 December, laying down measures to prevent late payment in commercial operations.

LeQuid may claim from the Client the interest on arrears provided by law in the event of delay in payment of the invoices as from the date of their expiry.

7.2 Any discrepancy by the Client as regards an invoice must be rapidly notified to LeQuid’s administration department, and, as the case may be, payment of the total or part of the invoice that has not been questioned must be paid.

7.3 Reimbursement, were it to be necessary, of amounts that the Client had paid to LeQuid by way of payment in advance or on account, shall be made under the conditions agreed between the parties.

7.4 In the event of non-payment by the Client, LeQuid may, after notification in writing and in accordance with the professional or ethical regulations governing its activity, cease to provide any Services to the Client, without the Client being entitled to bring a claim or complaint for such suspension or for damages that may arise therefrom, the Client will henceforth assume full responsibility for all damages or losses resulting from this suspension of services, without being able to revert these back to the Firm. Insofar as the situation of non-payment remains and unless there are provisions otherwise in the professional or ethical regulations for its activity, LeQuid shall not provide the Client with any of the works carried out, fully or partially. Similarly, even if a payment becomes necessary following non-payment of an invoice, recovery costs shall also be reimbursed which will never, in any case, be less than 5% of the total invoice amount.

6.5 If the Client requests Services to be provided for companies under its control or for any other third party, or in other circumstances in which legal costs are assumed by third parties, LeQuid shall directly invoice the entity stipulated, although the Client shall be liable for any amount not paid upon expiry.

8 Information and documentation

8.1 LeQuid shall request from the Client all the information and documentation necessary, in its opinion, for properly and effectively providing the Services. The information and documentation shall be sent by the Client to LeQuid by the means considered most suitable to safeguard confidentiality, whilst offering diligence. The Client declares and guarantees that it is properly entitled and authorised to send the documentation and information that it provides to LeQuid, and shall hold LeQuid harmless from any claim from third parties as a result of access to the information or documentation sent by the Client or at its behest.

8.2  The client authorizes the Firm to keep copies of documents provided for the provision of the contracted services, even after the contractual relationship has ended, Once the contracted services or the Client relationship has ended, the Firm reserves the right to destroy  such documentation whenever it deems appropriate.

8.3  Information or documentation linked to the services provided to its Clients can be stored on the Firm’s premises, on its servers or on third party premises, or via other electronic methods contracted by the Firm.

8.4  The Firm shall not be held responsible for verifying the adequacy or authenticity of information provided by the Client, who assumes total responsibility for any damages incurred resulting from the consequences of such a situation, without being able to recover the said damages (neither the client nor any third-parties involved), from the Firm.

9 Professional secrecy and data protection

9.1 All relations between LeQuid and the Client shall be governed by the current and applicable legislation at and give time relating to professional secrecy and data protection, which shall remain applicable even after Services cease to be provided. Accordingly, LeQuid shall strictly comply with the effective legislation regarding data protection, also undertaking to safeguard the confidentiality of all information and documentation received from the Client which is not public domain, and may only disclose it with the Client’s authorisation or by order of any administrative or judicial authority or body legally authorised to do so.

9.2 Except when LeQuid and the Client agree otherwise, the Firm shall not keep original documents unless strictly necessary for properly providing the Services. Once the Services are no longer provided, LeQuid shall return to the Client all original documentation it has as regards the Client or the particular matter to which the services refer, following stipulation by the Client of the terms in which such return must be carried out.

9.3 Except by express request by the Client, LeQuid shall keep in its files copies of the information and documentation provided by it and which relate to the matter for which Services are provided. LeQuid assumes no obligation whatsoever to keep such copies for a specific period of time, and may destroy such files without requiring any authorisation.

9.4 Unless the Client expressly states its opposition, it authorises LeQuid to include it in its public lists of clients, LeQuid safeguarding at all times its obligations regarding confidentiality and data protection.

10 Notifications

10.1 The Client may communicate and exchange information and documentation with LeQuid via the addresses and by the means notified by the person responsible for such matters.

10.2 Except when expressly agreed otherwise, the Client accepts unencrypted e-mail as a standard channel of communication with LeQuid for exchanging the information and documentation that the parties consider necessary. The Client exempts LeQuid from any liability for interception or access to the e-mail by unauthorised persons, and from any damages that may be caused to the Client as a consequence of computer viruses, failures in the network or similar events, unless it were by causes attributable to LeQuid.

Notwithstanding the above, the nature of providing the inherent and unavoidable legal services of this profession, on one hand involve time and space constraints (a large number of office departures; meetings, trials, visits, etc.) and on the other, although due the same reasons, limitations of communication by e-mail (extent, difficulties to transmit nuances, omission of relevant data, lack of simultaneity in communication). It is therefore our obligation for reasons of prudence and effectiveness, to ensure that the Client is aware of the following measures:

  1. Establishing direct contact (telephone or personal meeting) if it is a new matter or an important change to a matter in progress, which would under no circumstances be interpreted as either accepted or produced, unless otherwise expressly indicated by Le Quid in its answer to the Client.
  2. With each individual communication, an explanation of the content and meaning, in the event of sending attached files, or similar, will always be included along with proof that the Client has read the explanation provided.
  3.  Should the Client not follow these guidelines relating to communication, the Firm shall not be responsible for any resulting damages or losses (in law or in fact), such as omission or failure to read the answer to the Client. Should such a situation arise, it shall therefore be the Clients exclusive responsibility to cover any damages or losses, without being able to revert these damages (neither the client or third parties involved), back to the Firm.

10.3 By mutual agreement, and for any especially relevant or sensitive documents or information that so requires, the Parties shall establish the procedures they consider most appropriate in order to exchange them.

11 Conflicts of interests

11.1 LeQuid provides services to both Spanish and foreign clients, so prior to issuing the Proposal of Services, the Parties shall verify there are no conflicts of interests that could hamper the proper provision of services. If in the course of providing the services, the Client were to become aware of any circumstance that could give rise to a situation of conflict of interests, it shall immediately notify this to LeQuid. Furthermore, LeQuid shall immediately inform the Client when it becomes aware of situations of conflicts of interests that arise due to any unforeseen circumstance.

11.2 LeQuid may intervene on behalf of any third party (even in cases where the interests of such third party are contrary to the Client’s interests, both in and out of court), provided they refer to matters or questions other than and with no relation to the matters entrusted by the Client to LeQuid (and even when this could mean acting against the Client itself or against any other entity in which it has a stake), without such situations involving a conflict of interests that prevents LeQuid from accepting and carrying out such responsibilities for third parties, except in cases where, in accordance with the professional or ethical regulations governing LeQuid’s activity, this were not possible.

12 Verification of data

12.1 In compliance with Act 10/2010, of 28 April, regarding the prevention of money-laundering and the financing of terrorism, LeQuid shall verify the Client’s identity and its operations and activities, prior to accepting any professional assignment. The Client undertakes to provide LeQuid, fully and truthfully, with any and all information necessary and required for such purposes. In the event the requested information is not obtained, LeQuid shall not be able to provide Services to the Client, and LeQuid assumes no liability as a result.

12.2 LeQuid is also obliged, in the terms legally provided, to notify the Executive Money-Laundering Prevention Service (SEPBLAC) of any fact or operation, even attempted, with respect to which there exists any indication or certainty that it is related to money-laundering or the financing of terrorism, and must abstain from carrying out any operation with respect to which such circumstances arise.

LeQuid shall not be liable to the Client for damages that this may cause as a consequence of LeQuid complying with such legal obligations. (Eliminar)

12.3 Payment of fees to the Firm shall be done via a bank account in the Client’s name, in a financial institution registered within the European Union, or in equivalent third countries that are in agreement with money-laundering prevention legislation in force on the present day.

12.4 LeQuid shall not be liable to the Client for damages that this may cause as a consequence of LeQuid complying with such legal obligations.

13 Termination

13.1 The Client may terminate the provision of Services at any time, with a reasonable term of notice, without the need to provide any reason.

13.2 Subject to compliance with the professional or ethical regulations governing its activity, LeQuid may cease to provide the Services in progress (or to refuse to manage one or several specific matters) at any time, with a reasonable term of notice, due to loss of confidence, for ethical reasons or reasons of any other nature.

13.3 In any event, the Client shall be obliged to pay LeQuid’s fees and expenses accrued up to the date of terminating the Services.

13.4 Except by agreement of the parties otherwise, subsequent updates of information, opinions, recommendations, advice or consultancy arising from regulatory changes or other information following the date of terminating provision of services shall be subject to a new Proposal of Services.

14 Liability

14.1 For reasons of costs and the efficiency of professional circles, among other things, the liability of the Firm, its partners, lawyers, staff and collaborators involved is limited to the maximum amount of the fees paid by the same client in relation to this area, in the twelve months preceding the claim, unless fraud is clearly and demonstrably proven.

In any case, the Client agrees to circumscribe to the demand of exclusive responsibility for clear and proven cases of fraud or serious professional negligence. This is all understood as an essential part of this contract and necessary for its validity.

The Client renounces any efforts to place direct responsibility on partners, lawyers, staff and collaborators, limiting any claims to the Firm itself.

14.2  No claims can be made against the Firm nor its partners, lawyers and staff for the responsibility of acts or omissions made by third parties, even though they may be external collaborators with the Firm (other firms or independent professionals, among others) who may have intervened at the Firm´s request but with the Client’s knowledge, without prejudice to an direct actions that the client could take against such parties.

14.3. In any event, LeQuid shall be liable for damages arising or caused, wholly or partly, as a consequence of the deceit, concealment, delay in providing information, non-compliance with these general conditions, or other behaviour by the Client that were deceitful or negligent, or not carried out in accordance with the principles of the good faith, or non-compliance that may occur for reasons beyond its reasonable control.

14.4 LeQuid’s liability shall be limited to direct damages (therefore excluding loss of profit, loss of business, or damage to reputation) effectively caused to the Client..

14.5 LeQuid’s liability to the Client as regards the Services is conditioned to the fact that the Client brings a claim in writing, specifying with sufficient detail the nature of the claim and its amount, within a mandatory term no greater than one (1) year as from when the Services cease to be provided, except in the event of deceit, in which case the legally established term of prescription shall apply.

14.6 LeQuid’s shall only be liable to the Client. LeQuid shall not be liable for damages that may be caused to third parties as a consequence of the use that the Client may make of the Services outside of their proper destination, unless such use has been specifically authorised by LeQuid, in which case LeQuid’s liability shall be limited to the conditions agreed for such purpose.

14.7 The Client undertakes not to instigate third parties to bring claims against other entities of the LeQuid Group or professionals or employees of the LeQuid Group as regards the Services.

14.8 In the event of a claim by a Client against LeQuid for any reason, if the provision of Services included External Professionals or other persons or entities from outside the LeQuid Group who may be liable, LeQuid’s proportional and joint liability to the Client may not be increased by: (i) agreement with another liable person to limit or exclude their liability; or (ii) the impossibility to obtain another liable person’s compensation.

14.9 Under no circumstances may LeQuid’s liability be excluded due to actions or omissions whose liability may not be excluded by virtue of applicable laws or regulations, nor reduced below the minimum amount per claim (with respect to which liability exists), pursuant to the applicable regulations.

15 Processing of personal data

15.1 In compliance with the provisions of Organic Act 15/1999, of 13 December, regarding Personal Data Protection, and Royal Decree 1720/2007, of 21 December, implementing the regulation of such data processing, this clause informs the undersigned that personal data provided to LeQuid by accepting these General Conditions and signing the Proposal of Services, and any provided in the future as a consequence of your association with LeQuid added to a file owned by this Firm.

The purpose of processing the data will to maintain, develop, control and execute the professional relationship that, in the framework of providing the Services, you have with LeQuid.

15.2 The undersigned may exercise his/her ARCO rights by sending a request in writing to C/ Capitán Haya, número 1, planta 15, 28020 (Madrid) or to the e-mail address info@lequid.eu, in both cases stating your name and surnames and attaching a photocopy of your national identity document.

15.3 In the framework of providing the Services as described in the Proposal of Services, it may be necessary for LeQuid to access personal data owned by the Client (the “Data“), acting in such a case as data processor. For such purposes, LeQuid undertakes and is obliged to process the Data with due diligence, in accordance with the instructions that the Client gives it at all times, dedicating such data exclusively to providing the Services and complying with the measures applicable pursuant to the provisions of articles 81 and 82 of the Regulations.

Furthermore, LeQuid shall destroy or return to the Client, or to who the Client expressly designates, the Data which LeQuid has had access to or any process for which it has been used, as well as the media or documents which include such Data.

16 Intellectual property

16.1 Intellectual property rights over the documentation generated and over the development of legal proposals correspond to LeQuid.

16.2 The Client may use, exclusively for its own purposes, all the documentation generated by LeQuid in providing the Services, and may not distribute it nor provide persons other than the Client with access to it, except by prior, express authorisation in writing from LeQuid.

17 Social responsibility.

17.1. The services provided by LeQuid shall be carried out on the basis of the principles of respect for effective legality, human rights, labour rights and the environment, as well as transparency, risk preventive management, the absence of corrupt practices and value creation.

18 Full agreement

18.1 These General Conditions supplement the particular conditions set forth in the Proposal of Services and they substitute and cancel any previous agreement between the Client and LeQuid.

Except by agreement otherwise between the Client and LeQuid, these conditions constitute everything agreed between both parties as regards the provision of professional services and they shall usually be supplemented by means of one or more Proposals of Services which, inter alia, shall include the specific services to be provided, the team responsible for doing so and the corresponding fees.

18.2 Except by agreement otherwise, these General Conditions shall be applicable to any assignment that the Client entrusts to LeQuid in the future.

18.3 LeQuid shall not be obliged to start providing the Services if it has not received for its files a copy of the Proposal of Services and of these General Conditions signed by the Client and payment has not been made for the fees associated with accepting the Proposal of Services in the terms stipulated therein. The delivery of instructions to LeQuid by the Client shall be interpreted as tacit acceptance of these General Conditions.

18.4 In the event that any of these terms and conditions were deemed null and void, this shall not affect the rest of the terms and conditions, which shall remain in full effect.

19 Modifications

19.1 LeQuid may modify these General Conditions, at any time, such modifications being applicable in accordance with the following:

(i) The General Conditions applicable in the case of recurring services shall be those set forth on the web page www.LeQuid.com at the time of providing such services.

(ii) In the case of non-recurring services, the General Conditions applicable shall be those set forth in the Proposal of Services. Nevertheless, subsequent modifications of such General Conditions may be applicable provided they have been notified to the Client and a term of 21 calendar days have elapsed since they were notified to the Client, and in this term no written opposition has been made by the Client. For explanatory purposes, the Client will be deemed to have accepted the changes if during this term it had not presented any objection in writing thereto.

20 Applicable legislation and jurisdiction. Forum

20.1 The relationship between the Client and LeQuid is expressly subject to Spanish legislation.

20.2 The Parties, waiving any other jurisdiction that may correspond to them, expressly agree that for resolving any dispute arising from these General Conditions or in relationship to them – including any matter relating to their existence, validity, termination, interpretation or execution – the Courts and Tribunals of the city of Madrid shall be competent.

(LeQuid Abogados SLP)

LeQuid