Spanish Desk

Giambrone is an award-winning law firm with multi-lingual, multi-jurisdictional lawyers in our offices in Spain, throughout Italy, Tunisia, Scotland and England. Giambrone's Spanish lawyers in Barcelona can provide assistance and support in all your legal matters.

Giambrone’s English-speaking Spanish lawyers not only have legal expertise but also have comprehensive knowledge of the day-to-day way of life, meaning the advice they provide and the actions they take always consider the Spanish culture and reflect, where necessary, the most appropriate response. 

Regardless of whether you are in the UK and facing a legal issue that arose whilst you were in Spain, or you are still on the Spanish mainland or any of the Spanish islands, you will find Giambrone's experienced bilingual Spanish Abogados (equivalent to solicitor) readily equipped to provide you with the expert advice you need.

One of the major strengths of Giambrone is our wide-ranging cross-border capacity; our highly regarded teams of English-speaking Spanish lawyers offer specialised knowledge in a variety of areas of law, including:

Spanish Immigration and Visa Applications

Spanish immigration and visa applications have come into sharp focus since Britain left the European Market leaving many British citizens who own property in Spain. The new limitations on British owners of property in Spain wishing to reside in their own properties in Spain in that they can only visit for 90 days in any 180-day period without obtaining a visa. The ability to enjoy residency in your Spanish home without restriction can be achieved by means of a Non-lucrative Residency Visa. Another highly popular visa option is Spain's Golden Visa.

Non-lucrative Residency Visa

This Visa can be requested by third-country nationals who wish to reside in Spain without engaging in any work or professional activity. This is an ideal option for individuals who own property in Spain, wish to reside longer than 90 days, or are looking into retirement options.

The first permit is for ONE year period, renewals after this are for a period of TWO years until you meet the 5-years-residency requirement to apply for Permanent Residency. 

Renewals are easily undertaken directly in Spain and can be converted into a Working Visa upon completion of its first-year validity, and upon completion of the renewal authorization process.

Golden Visa

In 2013 Spain launched its golden visa programme as an investment programme aimed at investors and entrepreneurs. An investment of €500,000 in real estate will enable an individual to gain family residency. There must be no financial encumbrances, such as a mortgage. 

Alternative types of investment are, one million euros in company shares or stock of Spanish capital companies with actual viable business activity, one million euros in investment funds, closed-end investment funds or venture capital funds constituted in Spain or one million euros in bank deposits in Spanish financial institutions

This type of visa can be renewed every two years can be renewed every two years. After five years it is possible to gain permanent residency and after ten years citizenship. It is not necessary to live in Spain in order to retain and renew the residency visa permit

There are a number of alternative types of Visas appropriate to employment, such as, a highly qualified professional visa and a residency permit with work permit exemption (for more than 90 days).

Buying or Selling Real Estate in Spain

Real estate is always regarded as a good investment and there is a high level of British investment in Spain, for those who wish to invest in commercial or residential property, there is a wealth of opportunity in Spain. Giambrone's Spanish abogado's can assist in a wide range of property transactions, if you are planning on buying a holiday home or investment property or whether you wish to sell a property you have inherited, Giambrone’s Spanish Abogados will guide you through the entire process. All Giambrone’s Spanish lawyers are fluent in English. 

Making a Spanish Will and Probate matters

If you own property or other fixed assets in Spain, it is strongly recommended that you make a Spanish will, and our English Spanish Abogados will be able to assist and guide you through drafting a Spanish will. Drafting a Spanish will can considerably assist in making the disposal of your estate more straightforward for your beneficiaries and avoids the possibility that the Spanish laws of succession are invoked. Giambrone has specialist Spanish will and inheritance lawyers both in Spain and in the UK.

Our expert Spanish lawyers can provide clarity on the differences regarding probate law in England & Wales and Spain Guiding you through the entire process. Our lawyers will be able to handle a significant part of the process on your behalf, should you require assistance, whilst keeping you fully informed at every step

Personal Injury

If you have been involved in an accident in Spain, whether on the road or in a public place, Giambrone’s Spanish lawyers specialising in personal injury claims have a track record of success in obtaining compensation resulting from injuries that were caused by third parties and will be able to assist you through the process of pursuing a claim for compensation. Giambrone has Spanish lawyers based in the UK and can bring the advantage of being able to provide continuous advice and assistance through our UK offices in conjunction with our Spanish offices. This level of service is often only found in the far larger UK law firms.

Debt Collection

If you have outstanding invoices owed by a debtor based in Spain, our specialist international debt recovery lawyers will be able to assist you in recovering the money owed. Giambrone's expert Spanish debt recovery lawyers have a proven track record of success in settling the majority of cases without court action or a need for judicial intervention. Giambrone’s lawyers prefer to guide our clients to reach negotiated settlements rather than immediately taking such matters to court in order to limit legal costs and assist in preserving relations between the creditor and the debtor.

Employment Law

If you are working in Spain and facing difficulties in your job, perhaps because of a dispute with your employer, or you are facing the possibility of redundancy; the prospect of managing an employment issue in Spain may seem daunting as employment law varies from country to country and you will need guidance on employment law in Spain. We have English-speaking Spanish Abogados who will be able to provide you with advice.

Spanish Inheritance Tax

The Spanish inheritance tax system is often regarded as complex and varies from the UK system.

The rules on Spanish inheritance matters can vary from region to region in Spain, so localised knowledge is vital. The English-speaking Spanish Abogados at Giambrone will be able to advise you on tax matters with regard to an inheritance from locality to locality, as well as on resident and non-resident payment processes. The in-depth advice you need can be provided on a bespoke basis.

To speak in English to one of our Spanish Abogados (equivalent to solicitor) about any of the issues discussed above, please contact us.

Contact Us

Should you need assistance from an experienced Spanish solicitor, please do not hesitate to contact our offices in Spain or Gonzalo Butori, Partner in the Spanish Desk in London, for help and advice on your situation. Alternatively, please call (+44) 207 183 9482 or fill out our online enquiry form and we will be in touch at a time that is suitable for you.