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Linklaters, S.L.P. is a professional limited liability company, having its registered office at Almagro 40, 28010 Madrid and with VAT Reg. No. B83985820, registered with the Madrid Companies Registry in volume 20039, book 0, folio 40, section 8, sheet M353474. Linklaters, S.L.P. is affiliated with Linklaters LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC326345. Linklaters LLP is a law firm authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales. The term partner in relation to Linklaters LLP is used to refer to a member of Linklaters LLP or an employee or consultant of Linklaters LLP or any of its affiliated firms or entities with equivalent standing and qualifications. A list of the names of the members of Linklaters LLP together with a list of those non-members who are designated as partners and their professional qualifications is open to inspection at its registered office, One Silk Street, London EC2Y 8HQ, England or on www.linklaters.com and such persons are either solicitors, registered foreign lawyers or European lawyers.

Spanish Lawyers (abogados) are regulated in their professional practice by the General Rules for Lawyers (Estatuto General de la Abogacía Española) and the Spanish Lawyers Code of Conduct (Código Deontológico de la Abogacía Española) which is based on the European Code Of Conduct (Código Deontológico Europeo). Apart from the above, Spanish Lawyers (abogados) are subject to other provisions like the Organic Law of the Judicial Power (Ley Orgánica del Poder Judicial), the Code Governing Publicity of Lawyers of the Madrid Bar Association (Código Regulador de la Publicidad de los Abogados del Colegio de Madrid), and the Disciplinary Regulation (Reglamento del Procedimiento Disciplinario). The General Rules, Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Rules referred to above also apply to other European lawyers practising in Spain in accordance with European Directive 98/5/EC.

In order to be allowed to practise law, Spanish lawyers (abogados) must be registered with the Bar Association of their local jurisdiction in Spain. All Spanish lawyers (abogados) in Linklaters’ Madrid office are members of the Madrid Bar Association.

The regulatory provisions referred to above are available through any of the Spanish Bar Associations, including the Madrid Bar Association.