Corporate legal personality


Corporate legal personality – key to corporate structure and success

What is corporate legal personality?

In the legal context, corporate legal personality is the recognition that a corporation has a distinct legal existence separate from its owners or shareholders. It can own property, enter into contracts, sue, and be sued just like an individual. The concept is central to commercial law and forms the backbone of a well-defined corporate structure.

The role of a corporate lawyer in defining corporate legal personality

A corporate lawyer helps in setting up the legal framework within which a business operates. Their expertise in corporate law enables them to provide counsel on various aspects such as:

Defining the Legal Structure: Choosing between sole proprietorship, partnership, LLC, PLC, etc.

Creating and Filing Necessary Documents: Drafting agreements, articles of incorporation, by-laws, and more.

Ensuring Regulatory Compliance: Staying up-to-date with the laws and regulations that govern corporate operations.

Types of corporate legal personality

Different corporate structures embody various forms of legal personality:

Sole Proprietorship: There is no separate legal entity.

Partnerships: Varying levels of legal separation depending on the type of partnership.

Limited Liability Companies: Separate legal entity, limiting personal liability.

Public Limited Companies: Separate legal entity, often listed on stock exchanges.

Corporate legal personality in spanish legislation

Spain’s laws and regulations provide a robust framework for recognizing and regulating corporate legal personality. Understanding these intricacies is vital for foreign businesses operating in Spain:


Company Law in Spain: Governing the formation, operation, and dissolution of companies.

Tax Considerations: Various tax implications depending on the chosen corporate structure.

Intellectual Property Rights: Protecting business assets and intellectual property.

Corporate lawyer services in Spain for english residents

The unique combination of Spanish law and the specific needs of English residents in Spain can present complexities. Specialized services include:

Legal Consultation: Initial assessment and planning.

Ongoing Compliance: Regular monitoring and updates to stay compliant.

Dispute Resolution: Handling any legal conflicts or issues.

Fenus Legal – your trusted corporate lawyers in Spain

Fenus Legal offers a comprehensive suite of services designed to assist businesses in understanding and leveraging their corporate legal personality. With a team of experienced corporate lawyers, we provide expert guidance, personalized service, and a commitment to your success.

Get in touch for expert corporate law guidance in Spain

Understanding corporate legal personality and how it impacts your business structure is vital for any company. With Fenus Legal, you have access to a team of dedicated corporate lawyers ready to guide you through every step of your corporate journey.


Whether you are just starting or looking to expand and grow, get in touch with us today, and let our corporate law expertise pave the way for your business success in Spain.