Strong Abogados was founded as a corporate and real estate law firm in Sevilla in 2000 by Pura Strong. In 2004, recognizing the language barriers that many of our corporate clients faced in other aspects of their business, Strong Abogados began offering accounting and payroll services. In 2005, Strong Abogados moved to Barcelona, the city most frequently chosen by foreigners establishing a business in Spain. In 2010, Strong Abogados branched out, establishing an office in Santa Cruz, Tenerife, and forming close alliances with offices in Madrid and New York.
We are committed to taking advantage of the Spanish government's latest extranet initiatives -- online services, electronic signatures, and electronic file transfer -- thereby passing on faster turnaround and reduced costs to you.
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Strong Abogados is a member of the following organizations:
|Pura Strong||Helena Maillo|
|Wigbolt van der Munnik|
|Pedro da Cruz|
Pura is managing partner of Strong Abogados. She practices primarily in the areas of international commercial law and taxation. Her focus is on establishing multinational companies in Spain, as well as tax and estate planning.
Pura graduated with honors in 1988 at the Law School of San Pablo CEU. Pura holds a Master's in corporate taxation at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, and four years of post-graduate studies in civil and commercial law. In 1996, Pura completed her studies at Harvard University with courses in business law and taxation.
Pura's professional experience began in Madrid as an attorney specializing in securities, financial institutions, banking law, and taxation. In New York, Pura joined Prudential to provide financial planning to individuals and corporations. Pura then worked at Yi, Tuan and Brunstein, a New York law firm focusing on corporate law and estate planning. Pura holds Series 6 and Series 63 NASDAQ licenses.
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Wigbolt van der Munnik
Wig is senior corporate lawyer at our Barcelona office. Native of The Netherlands, he lives in Barcelona since 2002. Wig's professional background includes 12 years at a top service provider, both in Amsterdam and in Barcelona, in the field of corporate law, accounting, and tax compliance for international clients. Wig has broad experience in coordinating legal transactions, with a focus on cross-border operations. His attention to detail and deep understanding of the latest European regulations make him an outstanding member of our team.
Wig is fluent in English, Spanish and Dutch, and also speaks German, French and Italian. He received his Master's in Law from the Universiteit van Amsterdam in 1993. He won an Erasmus in 1992 for Spanish law in the Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona.
Teresa heads our Tenerife office. She is a native of the Canary Islands with extensive overseas experience, practicing in the field of immigration in the USA and running a corporate law firm in Venezuela. Most recently, she has worked in Tenerife in financial mediation and assessment.
Teresa received her law degree in 1993 from the Universidad Santa Maria in Caracas, Venezuela, and a Master's degree in International Commerce and Maritime Law in 1997 from the Escuela de Estudios Superiores de la Marina Mercante.
Lina is the director of our Barcelona office, and our real estate and land classification expert. Lina has over 20 years of experience in real estate and urban planning in Madrid, Sevilla, and Barcelona. Her work in international relations for the World Bank sent her to Chile, Colombia, Bolivia, Argentina, and other countries in Latin America during 17 years as Director of Architecture, Rehabilitation, and Urban Planning.
Lina graduated from the Universidad PolitÚcnica de Madrid in 1996 with a degree in Architecture. She is a member of the Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Sevilla since 2000, and La Sociedad de Tasaciones Arquitasa since 2005. She is currently teaching a course in the Universidad PolitÚcnica de Catalunya.
Pedro da Cruz
Pedro is senior associate in our Barcelona office. Besides native English, Pedro also speaks Portuguese and Spanish. Pedro was born in Luanda (Angola), raised in London, then made his move to Spain in 2007. Pedro has been working at Strong Abogados since 2008 focusing on corporate, tax and compliance issues for international clients only, giving him a very special line of work and knowledge. Pedro is a lecturer in ESADE.
Pedro graduated from the University of Southampton, England with a Bachelors in Law.
Daniela is an associate at Strong Abogados. Daniela has experience in accounting, tax compliance, and real estate services in Barcelona. Daniela grew up in Mexico and moved to Barcelona in 2007. Her current focus is on the wealth visa -- it helps that she went through the immigration process herself. She graduated in 2003 from the Instituto Tecnolˇgico de Chihuahua with a degree in business administration. Daniela also has a Master's degree from the INSA Business, Marketing and Communications School.
Victor is our lawyer specializing in litigation and alternative dispute resolution in business and real estate areas. Victor graduated in law from the Universidad de Oviedo. He received the Certificate of Professional Competence of the legal profession through the School of Legal Practice in the Principality of Asturias. He completed his training with a diploma of specialization in Civil Litigation from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona and an International Legal English Certificate (ILEC) from the Cambridge Institute. He currently focuses his practice in business law, always seeking strategies that can solve the client's problem, either through negotiation or litigation. He has worked and collaborated with renowned law firms, advising and advocating before the courts to leading companies in their respective sectors and financial institutions.
VÝctor is fluent in Spanish and English and has musical training, having been part of bands of jazz, blues and rock as singer and bassist.
Binkai is a junior associate at Strong Abogados. Binkai is fluent in Chinese, English, and Spanish. Binkai was born in China, and moved to Barcelona with his family when he was 11 years old. He assists our Barcelona director in providing support and translation in real estate and wealth visa services for our Chinese-speaking clients.
Bego˝a is our head accountant and Strong Abogados' controller. Bego˝a has an extensive experience in the accounting departments of multinational companies such as Rahn Japan, banks such as Banesto, and as controller of construction companies. She loves detail and refuses to leave any loose ends. She actually enjoys reading the latest tax news and testing out our in-house software. Bego˝a graduated in 2002 with a degree in Economics at Universidad de la Laguna. Bego˝a is fluent in Spanish and English.
Daniel is accountant at Strong Abogados. Daniel has a Master's in Tax Planning in the Universidad de La Laguna in 2009, and a degree in Business Administration in the same university in 2008. Previous experience includes accounting at the Ministry of Economy and Taxes of the Canary Islands.
Corina is a junior associate, and the first person clients will meet. Among other tasks, she fields the enquiries from clients. She is a bright, young professional. Her focus is corporate law and immigration. She was born in Venezuela and has lived in Miami, moving at age 10 with her family to Tenerife, where she went to Universidad de La Laguna law school. Corina is fluent in English and Spanish.
Herman is our software engineer, making our data flow as efficient as possible. Herman brought with him a high level of accounting knowledge that has been crucial in developing our custom software. He has over 15 years experience in software development.
Herman graduated from the Universidad Nueva Esparta in Caracas, Venezuela in 1992.
Tom performs the roles of marketing and finance for Strong Abogados. He worked as a software engineer for twenty years before assuming this role in Strong Abogados. Companies he has worked for include John Hancock Insurance (Boston), Lumen Systems (Silicon Valley), Boston Treasury Systems (Boston), Ecteon (New York), and Banco Santander (Madrid).
Tom graduated from Haverford College (USA) in 1985 with a degree in mathematics.
Helena works of-counsel with Strong Abogados as a labour lawyer. Helena received her law degree from the University of Salamanca in 1992. She worked in the firm Garrigues Andersen before starting her own firm, Consilience.