Antonio is a dual qualified Spanish lawyer and English solicitor specialised in Spanish civil law, in particular property and probate matters in connection to assets in Spain. He gives regular lectures on Spanish law to UK solicitors, STEP practitioners and Notary Publics and is known as a point of reference for cross border probate matters between UK and Spain. His clients range from private clients investing in property in Spain to Spanish companies requiring legal advice in connection to their investments and transactions in the UK. Antonio is the former Honorary Consul for Spain in Manchester. A role that he held from 2013 to 2017 assisting the Spanish Consulate General and Spanish Embassy in connection to the affairs and needs of Spanish Citizens who lived in Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire and North Yorkshire.

  • Private clients
  • Solicitors and legal counsels
  • Chartered accountants
  • Banks
  • Notary Publics
  • Consulates and Embassies
  • Businesses
  • Acting for a UK Bank in the registration of a UK loan agreement worth £1m over three Spanish properties and adapting the terms of the UK loan to Spanish law.
  • Acting for a group of 30 investors who lost their deposits when buying a property off-plan in Spain and recovering their deposits through legal proceedings in Spain against the bank that should have protected those deposits.
  • Registration of a caution against the Spanish assets of a person made bankrupt in the UK. A matter that had to be dealt before a court of appeal and that was won creating case law for this type of cases.
  • Acting for a law firm that was dealing with a worldwide estate where the deceased was an English national who died intestate while living in Spain and issuing the necessary certificate of law that allowed the client to administer both estates in a very complicated cross-border estate.
  • Purchase of a €3.5m villa in Majorca, Spain for lottery winners

Previous Law Firms:

  • DWF LLP
  • Max Gold Partnership
  • The Beaumont Partnership
  • Vilades Abogados (Barcelona, Spain)

 

Education:

  • University of Law of Barcelona
  • Qualified as a Spanish lawyer (Abogado) since January 2001

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