JLCA & AS.- Lawyers is a Spanish legal firm which provides professional services both nationally and internationally, with offices abroad (UK, FRANCE, BELGIUM, USA and RUSSIA). We have a wide range of lawyers, allowing us to offer a multidisciplinary service with a high level of expertise.
Currently we have offices in Alicante-Gran Alacant, Barcelona, Madrid, Marbella, London, Paris, Brussels, Miami and Moscow.
We cover every type of judicial claim that can arise in Spanish territory, including the Canary and Balearic Islands.
Whether you reside in Spain as owner of a property, or are just here on holidays, you may encounter reason for a claim at any level. Read more.....
Our firm of lawyers can advise in all circumstances and legal matters, from civil, criminal, commercial and administrative procedures, to international issues involving various countries and jurisdictions; because we specialise in international clients; both private (individuals), and companies; from the first instance through to the Supreme Court or European Courts, should it be required in the process.
The process of Acquiring a Property in Spain is a very important decision because it involves not just the purchase and payment of taxes, but in that offers a change in lifestyle for buyers, whether deciding to finally reside in Spain, or just to enjoy the holidays with family. Read more.....
We know that buyers in their home countries are accustomed to the conveyancing practice applied there, whether using solicitors or notaries to advise them in the purchase, so for this reason we advise you to do the same in Spain. Both the law and culture are different, and it does not makes sense to risk what in many cases are savings over a lifetime, to have future problems by not having received legal advice in a timely manner.
It is a common situation in our country, where certain real estate agents, developers, banks, "Freelancers" or independent agents who speak your language, or who have been living in Spain, that want to convince you not to use the services of an independent lawyer in Spain; this can be a serious mistake, because for reasonable fees, fixed in advance, you can avoid any potential nightmares. From our experience of over 15 years advising clients in purchasing, it is important to provide advice from the beginning, before signing any documents or paying deposits that could leave you compromised in the long term.
You can view a specific guide provided by our offices, which explains the purchase process and taxes in Spain: http://spanishpropertylawyers-realestateinspain.com/
The Process of Purchase of Buildings, Real Estate Assets, Commercial Units, Housing Portfolios, etc. as investment is similar to that described for the process of buying homes for private clients, however, the investor profile is different from private client; the formula and legal structure, as well as financial and taxation aspects are completely distinct to that which would be for a private client. Read more.....
We offer optimal legal structures for Investors so as to maximize your capital.
We provide “tailor made” solutions for every type of operation.
When a client decide to sell their property, we ensure that they get not only the maximum economic benefit, but also advice on capital gains taxes which may apply after several years of owning the property in Spain; in addition offering advice pertaining to the repatriation of funds to their country of origin or wherever they may indicate.
It is important to raise the importance in the preparation of a Will in Spain, so that your families can be resolve the inheritance without major problems or headaches. This requires legal and tax planning, which can only be achieved with good advice that is then reflected through the corresponding Will. Read more.....
It is vital to formalise a Spanish Will when involving any type of asset (housing, money, deposits, shares, etc.); especially following European regulations, European Regulation on Successions, No. 650/2012, which allows the testators to choose between the laws of their countries of residence or to uphold the law in force in their countries of origin, in determining the applicable law of succession.
From August 2015 it was established as applicable law for the whole of the succession law, that it would be the country in which a person maintained habitual residence at the time of death; i.e., if a European citizen residing in Spain at the time of their death, then Spain would be the country of applicable law of succession. Therefore it is essential that a previously prepared Will has the appointed heirs, to thereby comply with the person’s last wishes.
The new regulation, which is applicable in all EU countries except UK, Ireland and Denmark (they have not subscribed to the change), also allows the testator to expressly designated as applicable law, the law of the country of their nationality, either at the time of the will preparation, or at the moment of death; but by default the rules on successions applied would be the country in which they pass away.
In the case of countries like the United Kingdom, Ireland and Denmark, we also advise that although national law applies, by having a Will Spain, the heirs can resolve and release their inheritance within 3-4 weeks, without having to wait for a Certificate of Law from the country, translations, etc. which would imply a duplication of expenses and unnecessary delays for the heirs.
In the time of loss of a loved one, the last thing a family needs is to have a nightmare in resolving the inheritance process; especially when there is a deadline to carry out the Deed of Adjudication of Inheritance, and also payment of inheritance taxes in Spain, which is 6 months from the date of death. Read more.....
We have extensive experience in the resolution of this type of process, and if there is a Spanish Will in place, or from another country, we can complete the process in 3-4 weeks, releasing the property, funds and money for the heirs.
You can view a specific explanation provided by our office to our clients about the inheritance process in Spain:
Frauds and illegalities involving sales and contracts for Time Share products in various holiday resorts in Spain are very common.
Following the recent Decision from the Supreme Court in Spain, dated 15/01/2015, it was stated that Timeshare Contracts would be Null and Void i under the following conditions: Read more.....
Our firm has extensive experience to both extra-judicially and judicially claiming against promoters and builders who have committed some kind of irregularity in the construction process; either for visual or hidden defects in the property, or simply because the property was built without appropriate permits or licenses. Read more.....
We have excellent external partners such as architects and experts that can produce professional and objective reports to demonstrate and achieve the best compensation for our clients.
Such claims often implicate not only Developers and Builders, but also their Banks and Insurance Companies.
We can advise our clients in any type of contract, whether commercial contract between foreign and Spanish companies, as well as contracts for lease, purchase, banking, etc.
We are specialised in the area of Commercial Law, offering comprehensive Corporate and Legal advice to companies in all matters that arise in their day to day activity. Read more.....
Our experience in the international arena has encouraged many companies, especially from the European Union who want to operate in Spain, to request our services to initiate their company and begin their activity in our country.
We assist with the company in its formation, as well as its growth by providing legal and full fiscal advice.
At JLCA & AS.–Lawyers, we have a highly qualified team in complex matters of banking law :
- Banks contracts.
- Credit operations ( mortgages, "floor / ceiling rates" ).
- Operations in which they render a service.
- Operations in the insurance and security markets.
- All types of fraudulent products.
Unfortunately traffic accidents are frequent abroad. We have much experience in these kinds of matters, and we manage cases from clients who have an accident with a rental car whilst on holiday, through to owners and title holders of vehicles covered by leasing companies, etc. Read more.....
We recommend even that if the collision is minor, to visit a doctor immediately to avoid later issues, and then you can leave the claim against the insurance company in our hands to obtain the best possible compensation.
Lawyers' fees are paid by your own insurance company, being thus protected by your vehicle policy; so it is entirely favorable and in your interest to pursue such claims.
This is a complicated issue, due to the continual legislative changes, the criteria for the Administration, the obvious social changes, and the migratory movements that are occurring throughout Europe. We can advise you of the best options forward, "and in accordance to specific personal circumstances" of our clients, for Residence Permits, Lucrative and Non Lucrative Residence, as well as Visas for Investment, etc.
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Main Office Alicante ( Spain )
Avda. Escandinavia 72 C.C. Altomar II L6,7,8 Gran Alacant-Alicante. Postcode: 03130
0034-966 699 570
whatsapp: 0034-653 933 468
Our opening hours are :
- Monday to Thursday from 9am to 6.30pm
- Fridays from 9am to 2pm
JLCA & AS.-Lawyers collaborates with several prestigious law firms, public and private bodies and associations, on a national, European and worldwide level.
International Bar Association.
British Spanish Society.
The British Spanish Law Association.
G7 (Easy Spain London Group Seven).
Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain.
Spanish Chamber of Commerce in France.
Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Belgium and Luxemburg.
US Spanish Chamber of Commerce.
Bernardo de Galvez Business Club.
The British Consulate in Alicante.
The American Consulate in Madrid.
The France Consulate in Madrid.
The Irish Embassy in Madrid.
The Belgium consulate in Alicante.
The Switzerland Consulate in Madrid.
Bar Association of Madrid.
Bar Association of Alicante.
Bar Association of Elche.
Bar Association of Orihuela.
An association of Spanish law firms.
Young Professionals Association.
JLCA & As.-Lawyers, with its philosophy and commitment to sport, has been sponsoring different sports for many years, particularly in the world of tennis, with professionals like Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, with an ATP Ranking Top 30-40; and also Silvia Soler Espinosa WTA TOP 100.
As a result of the experience gained through sponsorship by our law firm in Sport in general, with professionals and for events and tournaments in particular, not only in tennis but in other disciplines, JLCA & As.-Lawyers has been able to represent diverse companies, athletes and private clients involved in the world of sport, which has been a fantastic experience and leaves a feeling of pride at JLCA & As.-Lawyers.