International judicial assistance

The increasing internationalization of economic activity and therefore of our society is causing a widespread outbreak of international issues in daily life and therefore also in the life of the local court proceedings.

How to acquire Real Estate in Spain

There are different rules which apply depending on whether you are considering acquiring a property for personal or business use, or whether the property is old or new or is a listed building, or whether you are buying on your own or in joint ownership or even as a time share.

This article deals with the purchase of a residential property.

Judicial Division of assets in Spain

We are sometimes faced with situations where we have a shared heritage with others for various reasons, for example, because of buying in common and undivided, because they inherited a property in common with others, because they were married under the matrimonial property regime and purchased goods during  the marriage.

How to validate documents in Spain for recognition in foreign countries

Whether a foreign country recognizes a Spanish public document is an international legal issue.  The international community addressed the issue of recognition of public documents in foreign countries with the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents (“Hague Convention of 1961”).

The order for payment and the Monitorio procedures in Spain

Nowadays, many companies are facing unpleasant situations where clients do not pay their services. First thing to do is to try to solve the conflict by sending a formal requirement: the ideal would be the so-called Burofax, a type of service provided by the Spanish post that certifies not only the dispatch, but also the content. As many other jurisdictions, Spanish judges appreciate if you try to solve the dispute out of court.

International Contracts

Lawyers working in international law oftentimes interpret, review, and advise their clients on contracts written by other international lawyers in foreign countries.  Considering the great possibility for legal, linguistic, and cultural misinterpretations, it is important for international lawyers to become familiar with the types of contractual clauses that they see in such diverse contexts.