Corporate and Economic Culture
5 Don'ts to Avoid Faux Pas in Spanish Business Meetings
Although people of Spain show a lot of gestures, do not start hugging or patting until you have formed a strong bond with your business partners.
Don't feel offended if people ask you personal questions in a business meeting. Spaniards like to know people better before starting a business.
Don't feel insulted if someone interrupts you when you are talking. It is totally acceptable in Spanish business culture.
Never schedule any appointments between 12-4pm when you're in Spain, as these are lunch hours and you would not like to disturb people when they are taking a break.
Don't start smoking until you seek permission from your Spanish associate. Although a lot of people smoke in Spain, doing so without taking permission from others is impolite there too.